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Blacklisted Citizen Reports: Maitreya, UN, Lucis Trust & the One World Religion of Son of Perdition

16 Jan
Emblem of the Theosophical Society Adyar descr...

Theosophy Logo Resembles Maitreya's Logo See http://333crucible.wordpress.com

Copyright 2011-3011 by Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved.

I am noticing that many very good citizen reports on the [ formerly secret, now openly proclaimed ] Luciferian globalist agenda of the UN, are disappearing from the web, as are many video clips pertaining to FEMA Rex 84 USA concentration camps, and video reports like the one below, which connect the dots between the deep roots of new age religion, Lucifer worship, the Lucis Trust, Theosophy, the emergence of Maitreya, and one world religion.

I would advise when you locate a good citizen journalist video to download and burn it to CD.Spend a few hours on my other research blog at http://333crucible.wordpress.com which covers the Maitreya world spiritual fraud in exhaustive detail, and reiterates much of the information below with even more documentation. Below are several noteworthy videos I located today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGpTSs1uLk8

Tags: one world religion, luciferian sun worship, Lucifer worship at heart of UN, UN agenda Maitreya, Son of Perdition, Antichrist, False world Messiah, Lucis Trust, citizen journalism, 333crucible.wordpress.com


Hopi Indian End Times Last Days Prophecies Predictions: Many Events Fulfilled Already

15 Jan

Copyright 2011-3011 By Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved. Videos Re-posted Courtesy of Youtube.com

2012, End Times Hopi Prophecies:

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Biblical Earth Changes, Disasters Swept World in 2010: Video Recap

15 Jan
A picture of the 2004 tsunami in Ao Nang, Krab...

A Tsunami Approaches: 2004 Photo

Copyright 01.14.2011 By Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved. Reposted Videos Courtesy of Youtube.com

The year 2010 brought global natural and artificial disasters on a scale unparalleled in decades, possibly the worst year for natural disasters in history. Citizen journalists all over the world rushed in and worked late to keep up with the deluge of disasters which were taking place, leaving the “NBC Evening News” in the dust. There was just no way that a “half hour fake propaganda disguised as news” TV show could even begin to keep up with the deluge of catastrophic events sweeping the globe.Whether the news blackout on many of these events was intention, or just the omission of news networks overwhelmed by events, many of these events in 2010 went unreported in the USA mainstream. I am still reviewing videos from 2010, and will be for some days to come.

Many of these unreported events I am just learning of six months late, even though I scour YT daily for news and citizen journalist reports. New sinkholes appeared everywhere, new plagues of insects were reported, floods inundated towns and villages globally, creating devastating mudslides, large earthquakes of 7.0 or more on the Richter and all sorts of other unexplained weather events rained down on the world with more ferocity in 2010 than in years before.

The videos below are just part of what I have discovered recently in the way of “citizen grassroots reporting” worldwide on the epic changes taking place on our world. Yes, we are most definitely living in biblical times. See my next post for the video footage of the Hopi Indian “End Times” prophecies and predictions for 2010 – 2012 and beyond.

Chase Kyla Hunter

Historic New “Portrait of the Universe” Made By the Largest Digital Camera on Earth

13 Jan
Artist's conception of the Milky Way galaxy.

Artist's Rendition of Our Milky Way Galaxy

Copyright 2011-3011 By Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved.

I’ve been fascinated with the starry night sky and the fundamental nature of the universe for as long as I can remember. As an eight year girl, I laid on my back at night in the warm North Carolina summers, t-shirt wet with evening dew, staring up into the sparkling  spray of the center of the Milky Way galaxy in hushed awe for hours. Something about that view always made me inexplicably homesick, as if this place called “earth” where I was living, trapped in a little girl’s body, only with the mind of an eight year old to tell me what was true or false, was just a bus station for me, a waiting room,  a depot somewhere in time and space, and I was just passing through.

How I could have felt this way as I child I will never understand. I suppose I was one of the first “indigo children” born into the earlier generation of baby boomers, that predated the term and the concept by a good head start of about thirty years. But as a kid, I could not stop staring at the night sky. How I ended up NOT becoming an astronomer is odd, frankly.

We now have a history making opportunity, through the gift of advanced technology, to learn more about the vast universe in which we live than at any time in human history. Will humankind cease arguing, fighting, wrestling over trivialities long enough to stare up into the night sky as a species and realize the miraculous nature of our very existence? It seems to me that the mere sight of this new cosmic photograph, this portrait of time and space, revealing mind stretching immensity of our present universe, should teach us that we are each one some precious parcel, uniquely designed and stamped with fingerprints and footprints that make every one of us an absolute original work of art, no two alike, genetics for each and everyone utterly differentiated and sublime in their own way.

It has taken ages for human civilization to come to this point. When you look at the new cosmic portrait of our universe, you are looking at thousands of years of human history now culminated in the manufacture of these dazzling digital cameras which can take a composite photograph comparable to a grain of sand on a beach here on earth taking a picture of the regions far beyond the known boundaries of our Milky Way galaxy. We are living in precious, history making days here on this world. My prayer for humankind is that we can all stop shouting long enough to hear the heartbeat of the universe calling, beckoning us to step out of species babyhood and into cosmic adulthood in time to avert our own self inflicted demise.

I often get the feeling, gazing up into the never-ending stream of stars and planets, that not every species “makes it” in the end. Just because we are here now, does not infer that we will be here 10,000 years from now. We know that countless species of plant and animal life which has evolved here on earth in the last 500 million years is no longer with us. Thousands of species are gone forever. Doesn’t that fact, in and of itself, teach us that unless we attend to our progress as a species with much more love and critical care, we too might not be here one day in the far distant future? Species survival may be predicated on more farseeing intelligence than the human species has displayed to date.

At the rate at which we are killing one another in religious wars [ a contradiction in terms, an oxymoron, note the word has “moron” in the back end of it ] the rate at which we are becoming more alienated than ever from our fellow man in the popular “us versus them” “red versus blue” and “left verses right” media wars, it would appear that global unity consciousness is still far far away from us, like those sparkling threads of stars and planets which whirl above our heads, thousands of light years away.

I do wonder: Will humankind learn the primary lesson of Jesus of Nazareth‘s message in time to save ourselves: “Love one another.”

Chase Kyla Hunter

Related:

BOSS SEGUE-2 APOGEE MARVELS

See http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/12/see-your-universe-behold-the-high-def-trillion-pixel-image-of-the-cosmos/

See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12170904

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Massive Spectroscopic Surveys of the Distant Universe, Our Milky Way Galaxy, and Extrasolar Planetary Systems

A description from the SDSS website reads:

“Building on the legacy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and SDSS-II, the SDSS-III Collaboration is carrying out a program of four surveys to map the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way, to find and characterize extrasolar planetary systems, and to understand dark energy and the nature of the universe.”

All Time Popular Post: Spiritual Meaning of 333, Urantia Book Truth

12 Jan

333 IS THE ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL DECISION NUMBER. IT REPRESENTS THE FINAL DIVINE IMPERATIVE.

“CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE.”

“NO MAN SERVES TWO MASTERS.”

The number 333 can appear as:

3:33 am

3:33 pm

333 in any numeric printout, such as $3.33, or lottery number 03330, etcetera.

The word “crucible” means moment of significant choice.

For those who know and love God, the insight and knowledge you are exposed to on this blog represented by 333 crucible will either direct you into a final phase of pure spiritual 999 completion, and your soul will transcend the coming global Apostasy due to God’s Will uniting with your own Will.

( To consciously seek to unite your will with God’s Will is the most powerful spiritual force in the universe and no evil can or will stand against that union of the human and the Divine. )

Or… if your soul has not yet garnered enough inner true spiritual Christ Light, and thus cannot achieve such final spiritual completion, then most likely you will respond to the content of this blog with reactions of fear, ridicule, mockery and negativity, recoiling from what you learn.  You will continue to “worship” media figures, celebrities, movie stars, and talking heads. You will continue to live a fallen, spiritually empty and mundane  existence, creating personally putrid streams of negative spiritual energy everywhere you go due to your lack of  self mastery.

It’s all your choice. This is the ultimate gift of God – the inherent tragedy of human freewill, wherein you can create Heaven or Hell with your own actions and decisions every minute of every day for the duration of your life. You can either use your personal creative power with spiritual sagacity and wisdom, or you can misuse it in arrogance and ignorance and become just one more man or woman who is defecating their own personal trail of ifnorance and misunderstanding in life everywhere they go at all times, leaving nothing more behind you in your life than a line of chaos, your own personal debris field of psychological and emotional karmic pooh sputtering out behind you in life, from beginning to end.

That’s the result of freewill creatures who, en masse, and for the most part,  have no knowledge of God, no understanding of God, no desire for God and no hunger for greater truth, who live each minute as if it was the last possible moment to continue to engorge their most recent whim. If you are one of those fallen creatures and you are reading this essay, you most likely don’t even recognize that you are in this condition. You are miserable, angry continuously over trifles, you bathe your existence in high technology trying to abate the inner void, but to no avail. You are a man with a rudder, you are a woman who is drifting in meaninglessness. And you are loathe to admit it all out of the sheer enormity of your own ego, which has now inflated to a point of almost preposterous enormity, such that you believe your own pronouncements about the non-reality of God actually affect the real and actual universe itself, which they do not.

Even God himself cannot and will not save you from the nonstop experience you are having of sitting awash in the putrid inverted energy field of your own self generated negativity. That is the gift of mortal freewill. You can make just as huge of a mess with your human existence as you choose to.  Or you can turn it all around. Just as the lovely lady speaks so wisely in the film “Vanilla Sky“:

EVERY NEW DAY IS ANOTHER CHANCE TO TURN IT ALL AROUND.

333 will eventually either point you straight into the right direction: to fall in God’s arms in your own heart, to love him, to know His deep and abiding eternal love for you, to live for him, to be close to his heart in all you do and say, to commit your life to good works by FAITH in the spiritual actuality of His Son’s Divinity, (orthodox Christians refer to this as being “spiritually born again,” conquering the inner carnal man) or it will put you back into the spiritually inverted retrograde vibration of 666, the antichrist frequency, the earthbound negative frequency of the hatred of all things truly Christlike, which throws you back into the lower realms of the current third dimensional plane on planet earth.

At this particular time on the earth, the physical plane is manifesting the inverted negative vibration of 666 everywhere you go and everywhere you look.The Hindus call this period of rising darkness the “Kali Yuga.”

The open hatred of the universal vibration of of the true Christ, which resonates to a 999 number, is everywhere in popular media and culture. The new world order hidden global elite are a band of [formerly angelic, now fully inverted ]  souls who fell with Lucifer 200,000 years ago during the original Lucifer Rebellion.This original rebellion was the third rebellion in our local creation since it’s inception and it occurred at the system level. [ The local system capital of this small neighborhood of several hundred evolving worlds in located on the star Sirius Major, thus the many ancient legends you will read of from time to time where ancient beings of great wisdom visited earth and told local tribes they hailed from Sirius. ]

This band of hybrid Nephilim souls who fell with Lucifer have continued to hate the spiritual authority of Christ for ages. Their governance here on earth fell apart 200,000 years ago when this world’s ruling spiritual prince decided to throw his lot in with Lucifer and joined in the system level insurrection. You can read more details about this ancient spiritual holocaust on earth in The Urantia Book, and you can read the word of mouth oral version of it in the King James Version Holy Bible.

These anicent souls who fell with Lucifer were trapped on this world after they defaced through joining and cooperating in the Lucifer Rebellion.They have acted as hidden and dark overlords to the people on earth from far distant times. They are the modern day descendants of the original Annunaki and Nephilim bloodlines, the fallen seed, aka the “seed of Cain.”

Some of these souls were incarnate when Jesus was alive, and they conspired to put him to death during his brief life on earth as the corrupted Sanhedrin Priesthood of the day, (Jesus referred to them as those who were of the “Synagoue of Satan” , also known as the “tares among the wheat”) and they are incarnate again today in our times, as the hidden NWO elite power structure – the movers and shakers behind the scenes who puppetter people like Barack Obama, and who are using the global mainstream media ( the mouthpiece of the Beast) to guide this world directly into the approaching calamity of a global apostasy which will test the very foundations of this world.

The negative frequency band of 666 can instantly be conquered by true, sincere and devout heartfelt prayer. Begin with the Lord’s Prayer spoken aloud with fervent devotion three times, three times a day – morning – noon – and night.

Live the 10 commandments. It’s not hard! It’s not hard to stop living like an animal, and begin to live like an upright man or woman, doing the right thing.

Your soul knows how to guide you, but you must listen and then be obedient to those spiritual urgings. Then act on what you know to be right. Study your Bible and other supporting sacred Christian texts which support the cosmic fact of the spiritual authority and Divine Sonship of Jesus of Nazareth, and leave off worshipping things which should not be worshipped, and you know exactly what those things are. Stop worshiping people! Celebrities cannot give you a thing other than the desire to mimic their fashions and empty dispositions. Wake up from your TV celebrity worship trance! Snap out of it and wake up.

Then make a conscious and determined spiritual decision to remove yourself from all persons, situations, activities, TV, video, movie media and entertainment, and internet content which exalts and advertises hatred,  death, dying, malice, lies, gossip, deceit, duplicity, infidelity, murder, pedophilia, corruption, canard, personal negativity and hatred of the essence of Jesus Christ and His spiritual authority in our local universe creation. Just being able to complete this act alone of eliminating all external sources of “sin induction social engineering” which are created and blasted at you by the Nephilim owned world media will do wonders for your soul’s general spiritual health.

Continue each day to make  a conscious spiritual decision – 333 – to move toward Jesus Christ and away from the great lie of 666 by reading about Jesus’ amazing but short and strenuous existence on earth.

Surround yourself with goodness, good people, goodwill, good projects and ideas, and by all means remove yourself from the 666 infested world popular media and entertainment system, which spews decadence into the atmosphere 24-7. Surround yourself with good strong spiritual people of God, and eliminate the sources of negativity in your life by removing yourself from those situations. Do whatever it takes. Break a spiritual sweat for once. Take your spiritual life seriously, and stop sitting on the fence.

The living essence of the Presence of God lives within you as “that true light which lights every man who comes into the world.” Adore and protect that inner light by living according to it’s inner leadings. If you love God, your soul KNOWS exactly what to do. Act on what your soul is now urging you to do. And thank you for coming here, and having the courage to examine the documents on this blog and my others.  God bless and keep you safe from all harm.

Chase Kyla Hunter

Updated 01.23.2011


Spiritual References and Further Reading:

The Urantia Book: The Fifth Epochal Revelation of God to Man for the Next One Thousand Year Millennial Reign of Christ Upon the Earth

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Urantia Book and KJV Holy Bible Proved True Again: “Nephilim Giantism Gene” Found in Ireland

7 Jan
The Urantia Book

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Copyright 2011-3011 By CK Hunter All Rights Reserved. Cited Materials Covered By Their Copyrights

Our 21st century fascination with the ancient Nephilim giants who were described in the Bible has only intensified over the years, as each new archeological and scientific discovery continues to prove that these huge men and women did exist.

We now know that these Nephilim [ aka Anakim or Annunaki ] giants were, in fact, very literal and very real.

Skeletons have been found in modern times since the late 1800s which are inexplicably enormous, some as large as 15 feet tall, and now scientists have identified a DNA mutation from ancient populations in Northern Ireland that produces giant-ism: people who could grow to a height of 8 feet tall or more.

Is it possible that the mutant gene found in the four northern Ireland families is a left over of a much older Nephilim gene, and that through early human migrations and interbreeding, that this gene emerged again thousands of years later, 1500 years ago, in these four Irish families? The evidence continues to mount that the ancient Anakim, Nephilim “mighty men of old” also referred to as the Annunaki, were very real parts of a prehistoric chapter of the human species which was lost in the deep annals of time, which has also been devoid of any written records until just recently.

We know that the bible has been rewritten and re-edited over and over again since the 325 A.D. Council of Constantinople. We know that the Catholic Bible has several more books than the Protestant, and we know that in the Old Testament there are repeated references to the “Book of Jasper” which has been omitted from the KJV Bible. Men with passions for greater power and control over the human species’ religious life have tinkered with the scriptures incessantly since 325 A. D. and that fact is not in dispute.

Here is just one example: the word “Lucifer” has been omitted in several places in the New International Version Holy Bible, as compared to the KJV Bible. I refuse to read the NIV bible for that reason alone.

I maintain that one of the reasons the Urantia Book Fifth Epochal Revelation of Truth was given to humankind was to make up for the suppression and destruction of the written records of our oldest human origins. There has been a longstanding generational conspiracy within the church itself to keep the truth about our origins from the people of this world. if you doubt this, place a copy of the Urantia Book in front of most any Christian minister or pastor and watch how they react. They have allowed themselves to fear this great revelation of cosmic truth to the point that many actually fear to open the book and look at it’s table of contents. I have had Christian pastors tell me that they refuse to examine any other book which contains records of humankind’s origins other than the KJV bible. This is not intelligent bible scholarship. And pity to these men and women that it will take someone like me to finally present the truthful records to the American people through my blogs, but God has raised me up for this purpose and so I proceed.

Modern religious men and women should not fear to seek for the truth with all diligent earnest prayer and supplication to the Holy Spirit. Please follow my lead and we will get there – together.

And now in these last days, Jesus own words from 2,000 years ago ring true as we learn the truth and are spiritually set free by it.  The Spirit of Truth is literally sweeping across the world, inspiring brilliant men and women of science to converge and re-unify apparently disparate discoveries, comparing those discoveries to ancient accounts in the Holy Bible, the Urantia Book and other ancient holy books to see where they intersect. We are connecting the dots as a human species, by putting the historical, archeological and anthropological discoveries into a greater tapestry of understanding. 

These newly discovered facts now corroborate the biblical Genesis story of the ancient Nephilim giants that resulted from the Annunaki “Gods” mating with mortal women. The Urantia Book’s historical account of giants from the earth’s distant past is also corroborated by this scientific discovery. The entire text of the Urantia Book, which is 2037 pages, is free for humankind to read and study, is in the public domain, and can be found at http://www.urantia.org You may also listen to audio reading of the chapters as well.

My only correction to add to the article below is that modern science and anthropology has yet to fathom how far back in time the original mutation took place. The original genetic mutation would have taken place more than 450,000 years ago. When the Planetary Prince [see KJV bible phrase “Kings and Princes of the Earth“] assigned to Earth [ Urantia ] and his staff arrived on Earth [ Urantia ] 500,000 years ago they constructed the first ever human settlement at the headwaters of the Persian Gulf. This settlement was named Dalamatia. A hybrid human was developed at that time, from combining the primitive human genome with the life plasm {DNA} from several of the Planetary Prince’s staff. This ancient factual event became the fodder for the many legends down through the ages of the “Mighty Men of Old” which are described in the book of Genesis. I strongly suggest truth seekers study a copy of  the King James Version Holy Bible, hand in hand with cited sections of the Urantia Book, which fully corroborate the biblical story of the Nephilim giants, expanding the details therein. The section in the UB which describes the racial blending I have just noted is cited below and it is verbatim.

 

Cited from the Urantia Book’s Paper titled: The Planetary Prince of Urantia [ planet Earth ]:

(742.3) 66:2.3 The planetary staff included a large number of angelic co-operators and a host of other celestial beings assigned to advance the interests and promote the welfare of the human races. But from your standpoint the most interesting group of all were the corporeal members of the Prince’s staff — sometimes referred to as the Caligastia one hundred.

(742.4) 66:2.4 These one hundred rematerialized members of the Prince’s staff were chosen by Caligastia from over 785,000 ascendant citizens of Jerusem who volunteered for embarkation on the Urantia adventure. Each one of the chosen one hundred was from a different planet, and none of them were from Urantia.

(742.5) 66:2.5 These Jerusemite volunteers were brought by seraphic transport direct from the system capital to Urantia, and upon arrival they were held enseraphimed until they could be provided with personality forms of the dual nature of special planetary service, literal bodies consisting of flesh and blood but also attuned to the life circuits of the system.

(742.6) 66:2.6 Sometime before the arrival of these one hundred Jerusem citizens, the two supervising Life Carriers resident on Urantia, having previously perfected their plans, petitioned Jerusem and Edentia for permission to transplant the life plasm of one hundred selected survivors of the Andon and Fonta stock into the material bodies to be projected for the corporeal members of the Prince’s staff. The request was granted on Jerusem and approved on Edentia.

(742.7) 66:2.7 Accordingly, fifty males and fifty females of the Andon and Fonta posterity, representing the survival of the best strains of that unique race, were chosen by the Life Carriers. With one or two exceptions these Andonite contributors to the advancement of the race were strangers to one another. They were assembled from widely separated places by co-ordinated Thought Adjuster direction and seraphic guidance at the threshold of the planetary headquarters of the Prince. Here the one hundred human subjects were given into the hands of the highly skilled volunteer commission from Avalon, who directed the material extraction of a portion of the life plasm of these Andon descendants. This living material was then transferred to the material bodies constructed for the use of the one hundred Jerusemite members of the Prince’s staff. Meantime, these newly arrived citizens of the system capital were held in the sleep of seraphic transport.

(742.8) 66:2.8 These transactions, together with the literal creation of special bodies for the Caligastia one hundred, gave origin to numerous legends, many of which subsequently became confused with the later traditions concerning the planetary installation of Adam and Eve.

(743.1) 66:2.9 The entire transaction of repersonalization, from the time of the arrival of the seraphic transports bearing the one hundred Jerusem volunteers until they became conscious, threefold beings of the realm, consumed exactly ten days.

 

The article is cited below:

Standing tall: The 1,500-year-old mutant giant gene that is STILL causing excessive growth in Northern Ireland

Copyright 2011 by  DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 11:07 AM on 6th January 2011

A race of giants may have sprung from a mutant gene that first emerged around 1,500 years ago and causes uncontrolled body growth, scientists believe.

The ‘gigantism gene’ was identified in the DNA of an 18th century man known as the Irish Giant who stood almost eight feet tall.

The gene is still causing excessive growth in families in the same area of Northern Ireland where Charles Byrne was born.

Gigantic genes: Brendan Holland (right) observes the skeleton of 'Irish Giant' Charles Byrne, who shares the same mutant geneGigantic genes: Brendan Holland (right) observes the skeleton of ‘Irish Giant’ Charles Byrne, who shares the same mutant gene

He found fame in the 1780s by exhibiting himself as a curiosity or ‘freak’ in London and died aged just 22 after his celebrity saw him develop a drink problem.

Copies of Byrne’s mutation have been found in living patients suffering from gigantism and other symptoms of over-growth.

And scientists writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said they suspect all inherited the gene from the same common ancestor who lived up to 66 generations ago. Around 200 to 300 people may be carrying the same mutation today.

The Irish Giant – also known by his stage name O’Brien – was born in Littlebridge, Northern Ireland, in 1761.

Despite claims that he towered more than eight feet tall, skeletal evidence shows his height to have been just over seven feet seven inches.

After his death Byrne’s body was acquired by the 18th century surgeon John Hunter, and his skeleton remains at the Hunterian Museum at the London headquarters of the Royal College of Surgeons.

British and German scientists conducting the new research extracted DNA from two of the Irish Giant’s teeth.

One feels very small: The Queen observes the skeleton of the 'Irish Giant' in 1962[ photo ] One feels very small: The Queen observes the skeleton of the ‘Irish Giant’ in 1962

They discovered a mutant version of the aryl hydrocarbon-interacting protein gene (AIP) which matched those found in living patients from four Northern Irish families.

The gene variant triggers tumour growth in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. Among its many functions, the gland releases hormones that regulate growth.

Pituitary tumours can cause tissue to grow abnormally, which may lead to gigantism – as suffered by Byrne – or acromegaly. Symptoms of acromegaly include thickened skin, enlarged hands and feet, distorted facial features, and overgrown organs.

By analysing the DNA, the scientists calculated that all the carriers of the mutant AIP gene had inherited the genetic fault from a common ancestor.

Calculations suggest that the mutation is about 1,500 years old, and between 200 and 300 people may carry it today.

Professor Marta Korbonits, from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, who led the research, said: ‘The idea initially looked quite bizarre, but as we gained more data and identified new families affected by the mutation, our findings confirmed our theory.

“The most important clinical aspect of our study is that it is now possible to trace down carriers of this gene in time and treat patients before they grow to be a giant.’

Co-author Professor Mark Thomas, from University College London, said: ‘The striking thing about this research is that with modern genetic techniques we can say so much about somebody who died so long ago and use that information to identify and treat people at risk today.”

The discovery means anyone thought to be at risk can now be screened for the AIP mutation with a blood test, said the scientists.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1344566/1-500-year-old-mutant-giant-gene-causing-excessive-growth-Northern-Ireland.html#ixzz1AHusNv86