The Giant Mummified Finger of Egypt

By on July 6, 2013 // L'Absurde // 10 Comments

Image: Keith Yahl/Flickr via CC by 2.0
Image: Keith Yahl/Flickr via CC by 2.0

In 1988, entrepreneur and would-be treasure hunter Gregor Spörri allegedly came across something rather incredible in Egypt: a 15-inch-long (38 cm) mummified finger.

The giant finger, if it was a finger, appeared rather grotesque. Chopped at the bone. Its texture, a dark color, something old and rotten. Peeled at the edges like crumpled paper, a finger nail still intact.

It was said to have been found in the grave of a giant mummy somewhere near the Giza pyramids. Were the finger to belong to a human being, that human would be some 16 feet tall (nearly 5 meters).

Of course, tales have always been told of giants walking the Earth. The Nephilim of the Bible. The Gigantes of Greek mythology. The strange, gigantic skeletons said to have been recovered in Alaska, or the giant mummy of Peru.

However, the origin and validity of this finger, as you can imagine, is muddy. Allegedly, Spörri had to pay an old grave robber from Cairo $300 just to see it and take photographs. The old man handed Spörri the object, a treasure of ancient skin and bone wrapped in old, tired rags. The Crypto Crew shared a video containing images of the strange curio:

“It was an oblong package, smelled musty,” Spörri said when he told his story to the public in 2012. “I was totally flabbergasted when I saw the dark brown giant finger. I was allowed to take it in hand and also to take pictures. A bill was put next to it to get a size comparison. The bent finger was split open and covered with dried mold.”

Spörri left Egypt after his short encounter with the strange artifact, but in 2009 he returned, compelled to learn more. Unfortunately, the old man had vanished, and with him went the giant finger, never to be seen again. All that’s left are strange photographs.

And just like that, it could all be nothing more than a hoax. Well, not that it was something to be believed in the first place.

But wait.

Perhaps the existence of this giant mummified finger is a clue to a very common question. How were the pyramids built, and why?

Well of course! Giants did it!

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About the Author

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.
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  • Robert S Brown

    has anyone got anything to say..no one? take it as legit..there are many other discoveries like this it makes sense answers a lot of questions..the simplest answer is usually the correct one

    • J.Griffin

      That answer would be,
      “You’re imagining things”.

      The simplest answer is often wrong-
      it is just very convenient and comforting
      for those in denial.

    • Krakers

      I imagine this pictures? And all other giant skeleton pictures? My god i need a doctor. Or you need.

    • J.Griffin

      I just noticed your reply-
      Which side do you think I was “taking”?

    • Christopher Binkowski

      Just be sure the denial isn’t yours.

      “By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

    • J.Griffin

      I see denial on all sides of such controversies.

      Personally,
      I consider such things in terms of probabilities and possibilities-
      Not absolutes.

    • Christopher Binkowski

      We know so little of what is possible though. And probable? Well, none of us have lived long enough to give a good sample set.

  • Robert L.

    They were known as the Nephilim. Their gigantic skeletons are found all around the world. They were destroyed and the reason for the great flood which destroyed the world, save 7. Read Genesis 6:4, and then google authors such as Steven Quayle, or L.A. Marzulli.

    • AKO

      LOL

  • chris

    Just look at three pictures from inside the pyramids….the giants are right there.Stonehenge in old Welsh was called “council of giants”. The largest pyramid in the world from south America according to the myth was build by a giant after he escaped a flood. North american Indians had to fight giants for their land. …so yeah..it’s just bullshit.