Rumours have been circulating for years that the American military killed a creature which was “three times” the size of a normal man.
The beast was supposedly shot dead after taking “multiple hits” in the Kandahar region when troops were looking for a missing patrol.
This outlandish claim, which has been denied by the US administration, has recently resurfaced on social media.
It was first featured in a YouTube documentary produced by filmmaker and blogger L.A. Marzulli that was released two years ago.
Two self-proclaimed ex-special ops soldiers recalled the encounter with a a supposed mythical monster.
They alleged that the “giant killing” was a common knowledge among fellow troops, but no-one could speak publicly.
One soldier described the giant as “three times the size of a man” and had “extra digits on his hands and feet” as it swung a huge blade.
The other soldier said: “It was a man at least 12 to 15ft high.
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“This was a monster, with a red beard and his hair was long-ish past his shoulders.
“And Dan runs at him and starts shooting which broke all of us into the reality because it was surreal.”
The soldiers claim Dan was killed by a blow from the sword before the giant was killed following “multiple hits”.
Allegedly, the creature’s 1,1000 lb carcass was airlifted away in a cargo net by a helicopter and all those involved were forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement as the strange firefight was supposedly covered up.
L.A Mazuilli is convinced the creature was a manifestation of a Nephilim, which is described in the Book of Genesis as offspring of Gods and humans.
However Snopes.com found that the only serving soldier called Dan who was killed in that year in the war-torn country died with three others in an accident clearing explosives.
The US Department of Defense has no incidents in which military casualties are listed involving a giant.
The tallest man ever Robert Wadlow was 8ft 11in when he died aged 22 in 1940.