Working at a large grave site in Pulau Upeh, a small island off the coast of Malacca in Malaysia, Mohd Fuad and his assistant Azman Wahab recently unearthed colossal human skeleton remains .

Reports state that they have found massive graves, and deep inside the island’s caves have discovered gigantic bone fragments so large the person would’ve stood 3-5 meters (10-16 feet) tall. Now they say they want the Malaysian government to invest in the excavation of these caves to reveal the true history of the island.


‘Island gigantism’ is a known phenomenon and the cause of many of the world’s giant animals. The Corsican Giant Shrew on the French island of Corsica, the Giant Solenodon on Cuba, and the now extinct Moa of New Zealand are just a few examples. The latter was once the largest bird species on the planet standing at around 3.6 meters (12 feet) tall. This gigantism occurs because of the unique ecological environment that islands present in comparison to the mainland. Species often thrive and evolve to become twice or three times their normal height because of a lack of competition or natural predator. It has been observed for many animals and plants, but not humans yet.

Malaysian folklore includes tales of giant humans from the secluded island of Pulau Upeh. Could the same evolutionary process that created the world’s giant turtles, rats, and birds also have created giant humans? Have these Malaysians stumbled upon one of the most groundbreaking discoveries of the 21st century? Critics dismissed these claims as fairy-tales that have not to be taken seriously. However, the discovery of these large graves and bones could change all that. Could Pulau Upeh have once been home to a race of humans that would have dwarfed us by comparison?

If it’s true, they are no longer alive there. The small and beautiful island is now a relaxing destination for tourists and fisherman. Reported sightings of the giants are all over a hundred years old, and most are far older than that. However, there is growing support for a state-funded excavation of the island’s caves to truly understand its history. Others say that it would be unholy to excavate a possible grave site, and so it would be best to leave it untouched.
 Like the many other mythical giants from ancient tales, there are actually good theories to support the existence of giant humans. Perhaps one day we will uncover evidence on a remote island of their existence. Until more excavation can be done in Malaysia, the Malaccan Giants will have to remain a myth for now.