Monday, August 14, 2017

Tracing the Canaanites to North America - Baal Worship Part Three

In the first two parts of this post, we traced the ancient Phoenicians who were the descendants of the Canaanites, outward from their homeland in Lebanon to the island of Sardinia, Northern Africa, Iberia (Spain), and even to the far reaches of the British Isles. They were master builders, great architects of megalithic buildings, and the renowned seaman with vast trade routes along the Mediterranean Sea.  They established colonies along their journeys and brought along their culture and belief systems. There is an enormous amount of research and information on the Phoenicians but it is too much to list here.  These people were a very advanced civilization.  They were the great merchants talked about in the old testament of the Bible.  Where did they learn this knowledge?

The Book of Enoch helps us answer this question....


1. And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. 2. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' 3. And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' 4. And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' 5. Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. 6. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. 7. And these are the names of their leaders: Sêmîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. 8. These are their chiefs of tens.


1. And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. 2. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: 3. Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, 4. the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. 5. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. 6. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.


1. And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. 2. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl, (taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Ezêqêêl the knowledge of the cloudsAraqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .

We know from Genesis 6 that the nephilim were on the earth before the flood and also after that.  There are different opinions about how they came to the Levant after the flood, but we know from the Bible in Numbers 13:33 that they were again on the earth inhabiting the land of Canaan.  It is also important to realize that the ancient cities of Tyre and Sidon are not far from Mount Hermon, where 200 watchers (fallen angels) fell from heaven. 

It's no surprise that the Canaanites were advanced in their knowledge since they were the offspring of fallen angels and humans.  Is it possible that there was a second incursion and that's how the Nephilim were taught advanced mathematics, metallurgy, seamanship, and masonry?  Were they able to have contact somehow with other fallen angels to give them this knowledge? Remember only 200 angels fell on Mount Hermon before the flood. We know that 1/3 fell with Satan.  Did they have contact with the souls of the dead Nephilim?  I don't know all the answers to these questions, but we do know someone taught them advanced skills and we can only speculate as to who.

These things are important to understand as we trace the Phoenicians to North America because it helps to put the puzzle pieces together. 

For this post, I was fortunate enough to be able to ask Fritz Zimmerman a few questions about the Phoenicians and their connection to the Amorites. Mr. Zimmerman is an independent researcher, author, and antiquities preservationist. He has penned five books and I believe he is the most knowledgeable authority over the history of the Ohio mounds and earthworks.  He is the author of The Nephilim Chronicles: Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley and his latest work is Mysteries of Ancient America: Uncovering the Forbidden.  It was an honor to have him help me in my own research.  I will leave some links here and at the bottom if you are interested in his books.

According to the Bible there were many different tribes of the Nephilim in the Levant. But you believe that it was the Amorites that came to North America? Do you believe that the Phoenicians were the descendants of the Amorites or the same people? Thank you Mr. Zimmerman for doing this.

Yes, there is a connection with Amorites. The Phoenicians spoke in the Canaanite dialect which is the same as the Amorites. At what time Amorites are referred to (or become)  Phoenicians is difficult to pinpoint. I believe the Amorites were involved in long distant trading networks long before the Phoenicians.

Are the Amorites the same as the Raphaim? 
In my research, I have found connections between Baal and Tanit worship in Oklahoma. This was found at Spiro.
Tanit is depicted on this Shell Artifact from the Spiro Mounds, Oklahoma
Tanit is Punic that has a definite connection with the Phoenicians/ Amorites. Rephaim is a term that speaks more about the "spirit world."  The giant's spirits were to be "earth bound" which opens the door for paranormal activity at burial mound sites.

Is it possible that the Amorites or the remnants of traveled down the Mississippi River to settle in this area or had some interaction with the local people? Because I have found research that indicated Baal was worshiped in this area. Petroglyphs of Baal have been found on many rock facings.

The Amorites were canal builders. Canals for commerce, not irrigation have been found as far south as Missouri.  It would appear that they were possibly moving copper down the Mississippi River.  This would explain images off Baal  Would like to see this petroglyph.

Yes this is interesting. I believe it shows that they traveled through this area. With the giant skeletons found at the Spiro Mounds and a statement from an archeologists in the book Looting the Spiro Mound about the people having elongated skulls, it makes me wonder if there isn't a connection somehow.
You've got Tanit, a Canaanite goddess depicted on a shell from the mounds. Can I get your honest opinion?

I think you are on to something, but the problem is the date of 9th century.  It's to late.  You need to find info that the site was much older to fit your hypothesis.

With the above statement from Mr. Zimmerman, my research will continue on to try and link the Spiro Mounds in Oklahoma with the Amorites and Phoenicians, although you can't ignore the figure of Tanit, the Canaanite goddess, clearly depicted in the boat with the warriors.  It raises the question, were they influenced by the Amorites in some way?  But the Spiro Mounds are not the only focus of this post.  You can find traces of the Phoenicians all across North America. 

Great Circle Mound, Ohio

In my next post, I will discuss the great earthworks, sacred geometry, sacrificial alters, Phoenician artifacts, and Baal petroglyphs that are here in North America making it undeniable that the Canaanites did travel to our country and leave their mark.

Disclosure: The thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and my not reflect the thoughts and opinions of others.  This post is not sponsored.  It may contain affiliate links.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Pics in Gallery Updated!

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Part 3 of Tracing the Canaanites to North America
coming soon.
I will be traveling to another location researching some unexplained phenomena and posting about it here and on my Facebook page.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Haunted Arlington Hotel & Al Capone

Since 1875, the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas has hosted hundreds of grand balls and social events.  The present hotel opened up in 1924.  It has been visited by numerous famous guests such as Presidents Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Harry Truman. Other famous guests such as Babe Ruth, Tony Benett, and Barbra Streisand used this luxury hotel for their stay in Hot Springs.

But does this hotel have a dark past?  Is it home to ghosts or spirits? Does Al Capone have a link to the occult?  Is that what's causing the hauntings?  These are questions that I am going to explore in this post.  I touched on some of these topics in my video, but did not go into great detail.  

You can do a internet search for this famous hotel and you will find many online posts about visitors getting scared, lights turning on and off by themselves, toilets flushing, strange sounds, and full body apparitions that disappear.  One of the best websites to visit is  where you will find many ghostly stories.

After doing an extensive internet search for hauntings and paranormal activity I decided to visit this huge hotel to see if there was any truth to what people were saying.  I had been to Hot Springs, Arkansas on many occasions before and visited the lobby of the hotel but never stayed the night.  We decided to stay one night to see if we could catch anything on video or on camera or have a personal experience.  My goal was to try to get a staff member to talk to me about their experiences and some of the stories they heard from guests.  

For the price of the room, I hoped that the accommodations were as grand as the old hotel.  I was wrong.  It's old and the rooms need a little work and updating. But that's what you get when you stay in a historic place.  At least it was clean.  I wasn't there to do a hotel review anyway.  We were there to look for the presence of the paranormal.  

In my mind, I wondered if Al Capone and the other gangsters that stayed at this hotel opened doorways to the demonic realm with all their nefarious activities. Could I find a link to occult practices that is causing these hauntings? Was the mob somehow connected to the occult?

The 4th floor is famous because of Al Capone.  When he came to Hot Springs, he would rent out the entire 4th floor for his entourage where they would run their operations.  His favorite room was 443. There he made a few modifications including a trap door to quickly escape authorities.  It is said that he was nice to everyone that he met in Hot Springs and it was the only place that he felt safe. After a long exhaustive internet search, I cannot find any records or mentions of murders that happened in the hotel.  One thing I found interesting although, was that Capone was haunted by a ghost that he called Jimmy.  Jimmy was supposedly one of the victims from the Valentine's Day Massacre. 

I don't believe in merely ghosts that haunt people, but I do believe in evil spirits that can torment us. They can take on the form of whatever they want and actually do physical harm.  It's not to far fetched to think that in all his dealings and murders that he opened those doorways.  Even in prison, Capone was haunted by this "ghost" and would scream out in terror. Some believe that it could have been a hallucination caused from syphilis, while others say that some of the prisoners reported seeing an apparition in Capone's cell at Alcatraz. He even tried to get a medium to contact the spirit and make it go away.

The Arlington Hotel was also frequented by other notorious mobsters and gang members.  Johnny Torrio and Lucky Luciano are two famous mobsters that also stayed in Hot Springs.  With their ties to the Italian Mafia "Cosa Nostra" and evil dealings, it makes sense that something, a presence, or an entity could have been left behind.  

I would need further research to determine whether or not the mafia participated in Satanic rituals and I'm sure other people are researching this. All I could find at this time, as far as ritual for the Cosa Nostra, was a blood oath.

With all that said, what about the hauntings?
11th floor of Arlington Hotel

As I previously stated, it was my goal to get a staff member to talk to me.  I was in luck.  I cannot divulge who it was here because I do not want to get them into trouble for talking.  The staff told me that they are not allowed to talk about all the paranormal activity that happens there to the guests, but they were surprisingly willing to share with me stories after they found out why I was staying. 

They told me that some visitors reported seeing an apparition of a lady in white with a small child on the roof.  You can see her from the front of the hotel as she jumps with the child to fall to the concrete below.  They also said that there is a lot of paranormal activity on the 11th floor.  One couple checked out of the hotel in a panic because their bath tub had filled up with water all by itself and said they were not coming back.  Apparently, a lot of activity also happens in the laundry room.  The lady in white can has also been seen by the pool.  Then I was also told that a guest left angry that there was nothing paranormal that happened while on her stay. In my research, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. 
There are also stories of a 1920's flapper girl in the lobby and bar area that guests unknowingly interact with.

So what about our experience?...

We stayed in room 434.  I wanted to stay on the same floor as the Al Capone Suite.  The above pictures show our room and also the bathroom door that seemed to open by itself while I was in there. I was washing my hands when the door opened by itself.  I did not touch it.  I thought that my husband was opening the door although, I hadn't heard any footsteps. I quickly realized that no one was outside the door. Freaked out a little, I said "Hey, did you open this door?"  He said, "No". I said, "Uh, it just opened by itself." I quietly prayed and rebuked whatever presence was there. Getting my wits back, I pulled the door shut noticing that the doorknob was somewhat loose and that I had to pull really hard to get it to click.  I debunked the door because I had not pulled it shut all the way and I believe a change in pressure allowed the door to open by itself.  It was easy to open by barely pushing with my finger when it wasn't latched. 

During my walk through of the 4th floor, I started snapping pictures.  One in particular caught my eye.  I'm going to let you guys be the judge because some people can see something in this picture and others say it's just smudges on the glass.  Look past the smudges.  I know the window is dirty with fingerprints. If you want to see what I think it is, watch my video on Youtube.  I could be wrong though in my attempt to find something paranormal.  It's all subjective.  I don't believe at this time I captured hard objective evidence of an entity.  

You can also visit my Facebook page where I enlarged and lightened the photo. Like I said, you be the judge. 

The next morning after breakfast we packed up and headed home. Well, actually to Magic Springs where it was over 100 degrees and I thought I was going to die! We left not knowing if there was really anything there.  I'm going to be honest.  I did not feel any evil presence like I have before at other places.  That doesn't mean there isn't anything there.  I was prayed up before I went into this investigation to protect myself and my family. I went into this with the understanding that their could be a malevolent spirit at this hotel. Also, I know that Hot Springs is also home to many pagan worshippers and a meet up place for rituals.  You can research this online for yourself.

With all the online stories from previous guests of poltergiest and paranormal manifestations, it's hard not to say that this place isn't haunted.  There are too many stories.  Also, with the history all of the gangsters that stayed here, we really don't know everything that happened behind closed doors and what kind of evil activities they were doing.  It is my belief that they opened doorways to the demonic realm in all their mafia dealings. If the doorways weren't open at the hotel, then it is possible that they followed the gangsters here to the hotel and Hot Springs to torment the living.

I can also understand why the management doesn't want a bunch of ghost hunters running around trying to interact and contact the dead.  It would just make the problem worse because they would be drawing the spirits in.  Plus, they don't want to scare off the guests. If you do visit Hot Springs, be sure to stop by or check in at this famous hotel. You may get more than your money's worth!!

On a sidenote:
A word of advice and caution.  If you do decide to visit places that are reportedly haunted, make sure that you pray for protection before going in.  Put on the whole armor of God. I do this to prove the existence of the supernatural and to find links to the occult and how doorways are opened to the spiritual realm. I also look for demonic activity at these places. I do this to help make people aware that there is more than the eye can see.  Be aware that some places can be spiritual charged with evil and do not take this lightly.  If demons can trick you into believing your dear old Grandma is visiting from the dead to get you to interact with them, they will.  Then bad things start to happen.  So be careful.

Disclosure: All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and may not reflect the thoughts and opinions of others.  This post is not sponsored.  It may contain affiliate links or links to other websites.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Monday!

Just FYI. I will be out of town again for a few days this week visiting family, but I will be back soon to finish part 3 of my article. I also will have new pictures and a video from this past weekend posted soon. Still researching information and the history looking for links to the occult or some way that doorways to the demonic were opened at this historic site. 

I am not a ghost hunter. I research the supernatural and look for links to occult activity, pagan rituals, etc. that is causing hauntings. I do not believe in trying to speak to the dead. If a place has been spiritually charged by occult activity or doorways have been opened, when you visit those places, paranormal activity can happen. Some places encourage "ghost hunters", the practice of "seances", Ouija boards, and the like because people are drawn to that sort of thing, or they think it's fun to look for ghosts. But by doing this, they are opening doorways and drawing those entities to those places. They are calling in malevolent beings that could possibly do harm to them or their family. They can even follow them home and haunt their houses. 

I can understand how the management of this historic hotel doesn't want it's staff talking about ghosts and paranormal activity. If a place is truly haunted, why would you want those entities to stay? Real hauntings can wreck havoc on people and cause real physical harm to them. While it's fun to visit old historic hotels and haunted sites remember you might get more than you bargained for. You don't have to go looking for "ghosts" because they are already looking for you.

Disclosure:  All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and may not reflect those of others.  

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tracing the Canaanites to North America - Baal Worship Part Two

Runes of the Phoenician town of Tharros in Sardinia 
South of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea, sits the small island of Sardinia.  In ancient Greece, it was called the land of the giants. Massive stone towers called nuraghe and cyclopian architecture dot the land. Ancient megalithic tombs built in an antediluvian style which sit over the reported burials of the giants, can be seen throughout Sardinia.  It is also possible that after the flood, that some of the Canaanites fleeing genocide landed in Sardinia.  It is known that Phoenicians founded several strongholds and cities on strategic points in the southern and western areas. They also brought their influence with them as seen by the pagan practices and Baal worship. There are many artifacts that are half man, half bull. Bullheads are found all over in their architecture and also depictions of Tanit, Baal's consort.  Depictions of Tanit have been found in Sardinia, Spain, west of Carthage on the North African coast, Bosnia, the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and South Africa. I'm sure this is not an all conclusive list.

Tanit in Sardinia
She is usually depicted as having a triangular skirt, a round head, sometimes with a moon symbol over her head, and a horizontal line symbolizing a mother goddess with her out stretched arms.  But as in Part One, we know that Tanit was not very motherly with the numerous accounts of child sacrifice to her and her mate. Interestingly enough, we find a sacrificial table on top of the one of the oldest ziggurats in the world called Monte d'Accoddi. 

Monte d'Accoddi

Located on the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, sits a major city in Morocco.  Tangier, or Tingis, as it was once called, was founded in the early 5th century B.C. by Carthaginian (Phoenician) colonists.  It later became part of the Roman Empire.  The Greeks believed that it was actually established by a giant, Antaios, whose tomb and skeleton are in the vicinity.  A Roman commander Quintus Sertorius was told by the residents of Tingis that the gigantic remains could be found within a certain tumulus.  Upon digging it open, he was so shocked that he immediately covered it back up.  Giant remains 60 cubits (90 feet) long were said to be found.  Also, interestingly, the cave of Hercules, is only a few kilometers from the city, and is a major tourist attraction.  One of the most telling clues to the Canaanites fleeing to distant lands used to stand near a great fountain in Tangier. Two columns of white stone once stood with a Phoenician inscription "We are the Canaanites who fled before the face of Joshua, the robber, the son of nun."
Entrance to the Phoenician Necropolis at Tangier

Judges 3:7 New Living Translation (NLT)

7 The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. They forgot about the Lord their God, and they served the images of Baal and the Asherah poles.

As the Phoenicians spread further out from the Mediterranean Sea, they continued to bring their culture and "gods" with them.  This is best seen in the British Isles. The Phoenicians are said to have migrated to the British Isles in search of tin to mix with copper for use in weapon making, other tools, and also possibly armor. Mixing tin with copper was used to make bronze which is much harder than copper alone. In years past and also recently, copper coins have been found in Britain dating back to the time of the Phoenicians.  This coin dates back to 2,300 years ago and on one side shows the image of the chief goddess "Tanit" on one side.

It is also clear to see that the worship pattern of the Druids and ancient Celts are very similar to those found in Canaan.  As the Phoenicians continued to move east Baal became Bel.  Beli, Beltis, Belinus was a Celtic sun god whose symbol was that of a bull and he was synonymous with the Gaulish Cernunnos, who was worshipped also in conjunction with a female deity.  Sound familiar?  Cernunnos was the Celtic god of fertility, life, animals, wealth, and the underworld.  

The ancient Irish had a tradition to sacrifice their first-born children and of their flocks to secure power and peace to Beltis or Beli.  The ancient Druids burned their victims in osier-cages shaped like men and set up idols to their "gods".

Beltane Festival

The Beltane or Beltein festival was started by the ancient Druids. May 1st is considered the second most important pagan holiday still to this day.  The word Beltane means 'Bel-fire', the fire of the Celtic god of light (Bel).  Huge bonfires were lit to be used for human sacrifice, and leaping through the fire was thought to promote the growth of crops as the Celts would leap as high as possible.  A huge tree was cut down with the branches removed and used as a phallic symbol for fertility by the pagans.  During the celebration, the pole was often decorated and danced around with the females carrying baskets symbolizing the female aspect of the sexual organs.  The May Pole, or Ashtoreth pole, is the same pole used by the Canaanites that God specifically says to tear down and destroy.

Exodus 34:13 Instead, you must break down their pagan altars, smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherah poles.

1 Kings 14:15 Then the Lord will shake Israel like a reed whipped about in a stream. He will uproot the people of Israel from this good land that he gave their ancestors and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, for they have angered the Lord with the Asherah poles they have set up for worship.

1 Kings 14:23 For they also built for themselves pagan shrines and set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

Although the name of Baal is changing, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the same deity and the same type of pagan worship that was practiced by the Canaanites at the time of Joshua.  In part three, I will continue to trace the Canaanites to North America and discuss many artifacts and petroglyphs that have been found proving the existence of Baal worship and Phoenician influence in our ancient history, which unfortunately is still alive and well today in our culture and most don't even know it.

TO BE CONT......

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tracing the Canaanites to North America - Baal Worship Part One

 Researchers like L.A. Marzulli, Fritz Zimmerman, Steve Quayle, & Tom Horn among others believe that during the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites, the Canaanites fled to other parts of the world.

Fritz Zimmerman believes that the Ammorites (Phoenicians) came to the Ohio River Valley and are responsible for the great earthworks in that region and mined the Great Lakes region for copper.  I believe that not only did they stay in the Ohio River Valley but migrated further south into the Mississippian region as evidenced by all the ancient mound sites and historical evidence of giant remains.  Many news articles from the 1800's and early 1900's report many cases of giant bones found in or near mound sites.  

But what other evidence of their supposed existence and influence in North America do we have?  The bones of the giants are no longer available for study thanks to the Smithsonian cover up.  The Smithsonian sent in their own teams for archaeological study and recovery of artifacts.  After John Wesley Powell declared that the mounds were built by indigenous peoples and nothing more, mainstream archaeology has stopped looking for other possible answers.  With the addition of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) passed in 1990, any chance to study the remains of the mound builders (if remains were available) has long past because of the bureaucratic red tape.

So getting back to my original question...what evidence do we have?
Baal Worship.  Where ever the Canaanites went, their "gods" traveled with them.  I believe that some of the Canaanite giants fled to North America bringing their culture and belief system with them.  Native American legends tell of the "red haired giants" that were evil and cannibalistic inhabiting many places in North America before the natives.  

The Phoenicians were the descendants of the Canaanites that were condemned to destruction by God during the conquest of Canaan. They lived in the cities of Tyre and Sidon in northern Canaan near the coast of the Mediterranean Sea (now modern Lebanon and part of Syria), which interestingly is not far from Mount Hermon, where the Book of Enoch tells us that the Watchers came down from heaven.  The Phoenicians were skilled in seamanship and had vast trade routes all long the Mediterranean Sea and even extended into Brittany and the British Isles.  Evidence that they arrived in Brazil about 550 B.C. is found on an inscribed stone in old Canaanite letters.  They established Carthage on the North African coast in 814 B.C., and after the city fell, fled to another colony located in Iberia (Spain).

They were also skilled masons.  It was the Phoenicians that helped Solomon build his temple.  It is also believed that they built the Temple to Baal in Baalbek, Lebanon.  Baalbek contains some of the largest stone pillars and blocks in the world.  Another temple located near Satifah, Syria is said to have blocks up to five meters long.  How were normal size men able to move these massive stones and timber?  

The Ammorites were believed to be giants as found in these scriptures:
Amos 2:9-10 New Living Translation (NLT)

9 “But as my people watched,

    I destroyed the Amorites,
though they were as tall as cedars
    and as strong as oaks.
I destroyed the fruit on their branches
    and dug out their roots.
10 It was I who rescued you from Egypt
    and led you through the desert for forty years,
    so you could possess the land of the Amorites.

Numbers 13:31-33

31 But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are!” 32 So they spread this bad report about the land among the Israelites: “The land we traveled through and explored will devour anyone who goes to live there. All the people we saw were huge. 33 We even saw giants[b] there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!”

A group of Russian scientists discovered a giant's graveyard near Aleppo, Syria, and reported a 7.5 meter skeleton buried there, which would be 24.61 feet in our measurements here in the U.S. Also, at Suq Wadi Barada on the outskirts of Damascus the Tomb Abel (son of Adam) is almost nine meters long and says to contain giant bones.  Not surprisingly, this is not far from the legendary Baalbek. 

It was the Phoenicians that were the first to discover purple dye and use it as a sign of royalty or high office.  They also established a form of writing called "Punic". So we know that these people were not mere savages but an advanced civilization.  We can also see God's judgement against the city of Tyre in Isaiah 23.

Isaiah 23 New Living Translation (NLT)

A Message about Tyre
23 This message came to me concerning Tyre:

Wail, you trading ships of Tarshish,
    for the harbor and houses of Tyre are gone!
The rumors you heard in Cyprus[a]
    are all true.
2 Mourn in silence, you people of the coast
    and you merchants of Sidon.
Your traders crossed the sea,[b]
3     sailing over deep waters.
They brought you grain from Egypt[c]
    and harvests from along the Nile.
You were the marketplace of the world.
4 But now you are put to shame, city of Sidon,
    for Tyre, the fortress of the sea, says,[d]
“Now I am childless;
    I have no sons or daughters.”
5 When Egypt hears the news about Tyre,
    there will be great sorrow.
6 Send word now to Tarshish!
    Wail, you people who live in distant lands!
7 Is this silent ruin all that is left of your once joyous city?
    What a long history was yours!
    Think of all the colonists you sent to distant places.
8 Who has brought this disaster on Tyre,
    that great creator of kingdoms?
Her traders were all princes,
    her merchants were nobles.
9 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has done it
    to destroy your pride
    and bring low all earth’s nobility.
10 Come, people of Tarshish,
    sweep over the land like the flooding Nile,
    for Tyre is defenseless.[e]
11 The Lord held out his hand over the sea
    and shook the kingdoms of the earth.
He has spoken out against Phoenicia,[f]
    ordering that her fortresses be destroyed.
12 He says, “Never again will you rejoice,
    O daughter of Sidon, for you have been crushed.
Even if you flee to Cyprus,
    you will find no rest.”
13 Look at the land of Babylonia[g]—
    the people of that land are gone!
The Assyrians have handed Babylon over
    to the wild animals of the desert.
They have built siege ramps against its walls,
    torn down its palaces,
    and turned it to a heap of rubble.
14 Wail, you ships of Tarshish,
    for your harbor is destroyed!
15 For seventy years, the length of a king’s life, Tyre will be forgotten. But then the city will come back to life as in the song about the prostitute:

16 Take a harp and walk the streets,
    you forgotten harlot.
Make sweet melody and sing your songs
    so you will be remembered again.
17 Yes, after seventy years the Lord will revive Tyre. But she will be no different than she was before. She will again be a prostitute to all kingdoms around the world. 18 But in the end her profits will be given to the Lord. Her wealth will not be hoarded but will provide good food and fine clothing for the Lord’s priests.

So what about Baal worship?
Baal  itself was a title meaning "lord" in the languages spoken in the Levant.  Later it was applied to the Canaanite "gods". Baal was associated with fertility, wind, rain, and power of lightning, and was depicted as a sun god. He was regarded by the Phoenicians as the patron of sailors and sea-going merchants and also regarded as leader of the Rephaim, the ancestral spirits, particularly those of ruling dynasties.  The worship of Baal spread throughout the Mediterranean by the Phoenician colonies.  This is also the deity that the Israelites worshipped went they went astray many times in the Old Testament.  

Ba'al Hammon was worshipped in Carthage as their supreme god. It was he along with his consort Ashtarte or Tanit (moon goddess) that the Canaanites sacrificed their children too.  With their throats slit, babies and children were placed on a downward alter to roll into the outstretched arms of Baal into the fiery furnace below. Archaeologists excavating areas in Canaan found a large number of jars that contained the remains of children who had been sacrificed to Baal.  Sexual immorality, child sacrifice, false god worship, and other wicked acts too grisly to imagine were widespread throughout the land of Canaan.

TO BE CONT...........