Ufologist Michael Salla presented an interview with “JP,” who allegedly serves in the United States military, about the discovery of a dimensional portal to an ancient temple housing the slumbering body of a dead-but-dreaming red-haired, presumably white-skinned, Giant. Here’s how Salla describes JP’s claims:
JP, who continues to serve in the US Army, was part of a ten-man multinational mission to an underground temple, which was accessed through a portal doorway located under a military installation. He described the Temple he visited as inside a large underground cavern, and it consisted of four white marble pillars, beyond which was a large sarcophagus. Inside was an approximate 12-foot red-haired giant who appeared to be dead and in a state of decomposition. He was surrounded by beautiful jewelry consistent with his status as a noble or king.
Aside from the horror movie clichés and the rather obvious influence from H. P. Lovecraft’s weird fiction, particularly “The Call of Cthulhu,” The Shadow Out of Time, and “The Horror in the Museum,” the story has a ring of familiarity to it for other reasons. That’s because it echoes claims from many years ago alleging that a secret tomb had been discovered in Iran containing the gigantic incorruptible bodies of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. That hoax involved a crudely made 2008 video created by Russians, who claimed that one of the bodies belonged to the magician Jaromir.
The version that “JP” offers, however, is not the one that Russian hoaxers concocted but rather the Americanized version that former Ancient Aliens talking head David Wilcock presented on his Gaia TV channel in the summer of 2015 (S01E06 “Sleeping Giants”) with Corey Goode, alleging that the tomb contained the bodies of red-haired, white skin Aryan giants who were preserved in extraterrestrial stasis chambers and began to be revived once the tomb was opened. The video’s giants match the description of JP’s giant.
Wilcock and Goode described the giant’s culture as a “crossover” between many different ancient civilizations (because the video’s props were a hodgepodge of random junk), and JP similarly makes his tomb accessible from three different continents.
JP’s one innovation, the portal allowing for intercontinental or interdimensional travel, is lifted from another popular ancient alien claim, that the U.S. discovered a “star gate” in Iraq after the Iraq War. The claim has roots in the Abrahamic legend of the “Fiery Furnace” (from the Book of Daniel, the Quran, and other sources), but mostly it’s the movie Star Gate and its TV spinoff inspiring the claim. Although it circulated online earlier, William Henry popularized it for a mass audience in an episode of Ancient Aliens in 2015, the same time David Wilcock started spreading the giant tomb story.
In short, JP’s claims are almost certainly rehashed, recycled stories from the Ancient Aliens cinematic universe, remixed to obscure their origins.
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