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Mpuluzi Batholith: A 200-million-year-old ‘giant’ footprint discovered in South Africa

South African author, scientist, researcher, and explorer Michael Tellinger (nicknamed “The South African Indiana Jones”) displays what might be one of the most compelling pieces of evidence that giants previously roamed the Earth.

Mpuluzi Batholith: A 200-million-year-old
Michael Tellinger shows off what could One of the best pieces of evidence that there were giants on Earth a long, long time ago. At about 4 feet in length, the person who would have left this footprint behind must have been about 24 feet or 7.5 meters tall. This site presents us with a real dilemma and a deep mystery that needs to be resolved. © Image Credit: YouTube

Geologists have been awestruck by this massive 4-foot-long footprint in rough granite. Some argue that it is a natural erosion feature, however, it is difficult to say for the time being.

According to Prof. Pieter Wagener from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth SA, and a PhD in applied maths, “there is a larger possibility of small green guys arriving from space and sucking it out with their tongues than it being generated by natural erosion.” It is situated in South Africa, close to the Swaziland border, in the town of Mpaluzi.

Because of our present understanding of granite formation throughout Earth’s history, it is believed to be between 200 million to 3 billion years old. This dating instantly sparks heated disagreement, so it will be better for us to have an open mind and focus on the data.

This incredible granite footprint was discovered in 1912 by a hunter named Stoffel Coetzee while hunting in a distant location. At the time, this was a desolate region of South Africa known as the Eastern Transvaal, which was filled with animals such as antelope and lions.

It is still in the same state as when it was discovered, and the likelihood of it being a tormented hoax is exceedingly minimal due to its isolated location. Even now, it is rare to come across.

The true mystery is how this incredible phenomenon occurred ― no, we have any idea ― but it is here and we cannot wish it away. Yes, it is granite; it is a well-known geological feature of South Africa, and it is depicted on all geological charts; which is why the footprint is such a mystery.

Mpuluzi Batholith: A 200-million-year-old
Overview image of Robert Schoch standing near the strange granite impression that has been controversially interpreted as a giant footprint. Robert Milton Schoch is an American associate professor of Natural Sciences at the College of General Studies, Boston University. Schoch co-authored and expanded the Sphinx water erosion hypothesis since 1990. © Image Credit: R. Schoch and C. Ulissey.

It may be described as a “phenocrystic” granite OR coarse porphyritic granite that went through numerous cooling phases. The end product is an intriguing blend of large and tiny grains. This is why granite merchandizers want to mine in this location since the granite will seem very “beautiful” when polished.

This outcrop is known as Mpuluzi Batholith (Granite) in South African Geology, and the official dating of this rock revealed dates of roughly 3.1 billion years. This is a true riddle that requires precise scientific investigation.