It seems there is a bit of intrigue related to Rh-negative (Rh-) blood type. What are its origins? Is it linked to the Nephilim? If it is, what does that mean for those with Rh- blood type? Over the past several years, periodically I have had people ask me the question is Rh-negative blood linked to the Nephilim? But over the past few months, a steady stream of people have asked me this question. I took this as confirmation that it was time for me to investigate. Come with me on a mini deep dive.
There are two blood groups: ABO and Rh factor. Rh stands for Rhesus because it was first discovered in Rhesus macaque monkeys. It’s probably not surprising that our genes affect our blood type. The ABO gene determines whether we have A, B, AB, or O blood type. Rh genes determine whether we have a positive or negative blood type.
There are two different Rh genes, RHD and RHCE, both are highly polymorphic meaning they can produce numerous variations of blood.[i] Consequently, the Rh blood group is more complex with at least 49 antigens.[ii] An Rh antigen is a protein that acts as a marker on the red blood cell. There are some people who don’t have the RHD gene; this is the most common cause of Rh- blood type.
Rh antigens are highly immunogenic meaning they cause the immune system to respond aggressively toward incompatible antigens. For example, people without the D antigen will produce anti-D antigens when they encounter blood with the D antigen. This becomes problematic when an Rh- mother is pregnant with an Rh+ baby. The Rh incompatibility can cause hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) which can be fatal for the infant.[iii] The incompatibility causes a mother’s immune system to produce antibodies that attack the baby’s red blood cells. Her body thinks the baby in her womb is an intruder. For this reason, obstetricians will routinely check Rh blood type in pregnant women. If incompatibility is present, medication is prescribed to prevent death in the infant.
Rhesus blood type affects immune responses to various parasites, bacteria, and viruses. In general, Rh- people have “worse health, score worse in some performance tests, and express higher sensitivity to various negative environmental factors, such as Toxoplasma [gondii] infection and smoking.”[iv] Researchers have found deterioration in reaction time with Rh- subjects infected with Toxoplasma gondii, whereas infected Rh+ subjects seem to be protected from changes in their reaction time. Additionally, infected Rh- subjects have lower ego strength and cooperativeness than infected Rh+ subjects.[v] Interestingly, infected Rh- subjects have higher intelligence than their Toxoplasma-free peers, whereas, infected Rh+ subjects have lower intelligence.[vi]
It turns out Rh- blood type is protective against COVID-19. Researchers found that subjects with “Rh- blood type were at lower risk of viral infections, severe illness, and mortality after infection.”[vii] This was probably a welcome relief given that those with Rh- blood report having more frequent “allergic, digestive, heart, hematological, immunity, mental health, and neurological problems.”[viii]
In the United States, 85% of the general population is Rh+ and 15% are Rh-.[ix] Roughly 16% in Europe, 5% in Africa, and 1% in Asia are Rh-.[x] Interestingly, the Basque people of the western Pyrenees have one of the highest frequencies (47.2%) of Rh – blood type.[xi]
Origins of Rh- Blood
Could the Basque people provide a clue for us to understand where Rh- blood originated from? Researchers have been fascinated with the Basques, not only because of their high percentage of Rh- blood but also because of their distinct language. Euskara is a language unlike any other in the world. Pello Salaburu, professor at the Basque Language Institute states, “Nobody is able to say where [the language] comes from. Scholars used to research this problem many years ago, but there are no clear conclusions.”[xii] This of course adds to the intrigue of the Basques and Rh- blood types.
If Basques are distinctly different from their neighboring Europeans, where did they come from? Some have speculated they are survivors of Atlantis or they originate from a hybrid race (the offspring of the Nephilim). A 2015 Swedish study sheds some light on their mysterious origins. Anthropologists analyzed the remains of eight Stone Age skeletons discovered in the El Portalón cave in northern Spain. These skeletal remains date back 3,500 – 5,500 years ago when farming was common in southwest Europe. The Swedish researchers studied the genomes of these ancient people and found them to be closely related to modern-day Basques.[xiii] This debunks the notion that the Basque people are Atlanteans. But the question remains, were these ancient European farmers hybrids?
If we turn to Basque folklore, we discover an interesting race of beings that inhabited the same land as the ancient Basques. They were referred to as Jentilak. “They were savage, giant and strong; they could throw enormous rocks very far…they built many stone circles and dolmens in all the Basque Country. They are, in general, considered to be the builder of the megalithic monuments.”[xiv] According to Basque folklore, the Wild Men were cave-dwelling creatures in the Pyrenees who were covered in hair (now we’re getting Blurry). Basque bear hunters believe their ancestors are related to bears. It’s thought the original Wild Man was the hybrid son of a bear and a woman.[xv] These creatures were known to be shapeshifters and dwelled deep in the dark woods. They were believed to be the teachers of magic wisdom. First-hand 18th & 19th-century reports of encounters with both Wild Men and Wild Women suggest the folklore may be accurate.
Within the Pyrenees region, there are numerous tales of giants. Martin Locker writes in “Article 25 – The Mythology of Giants In The Pyrenees”,
“Moving forward into the 18th century, one finds a historical example of gigantism, that of a family in Luz (Haute Pyrénées) which were recorded as being around eight feet high each. The engineer François Pasumot in his Voyages Physiques dans le Pyrénées 1788 et 1789 mentions that the locals referred to this family as Prouzous or ‘Great Men’, all being buried within the local cemetery. The last of this line was a man whose death certificate recorded him as being 109 years old, and who was known as Barrigue. The author also noted that the size of the men in this family was famously repugnant to local girls (although obviously not sufficiently to cancel the line out in its origins). In his 1977 book Guide des Pyrénées Mystérieuses, Bernard Duhourcan discusses this account, supplementing it with a report by a local priest written in 1777, which reports that a clavicle taken from one of the graves measured twelve inches, and a shin bone measured twenty to twenty-four inches in length. Clearly, whilst giants were a feature of myth and legend in the Pyrenees, real-life examples of gigantism such as these would have done little to dispel their tenacity in local folklore.”[xvi]
Locker concludes that this family of giants is a historical example of gigantism. I have a different perspective which I discuss in The Roots of the Federal Reserve.
“Gigantism” is a rare disorder defined as: “abnormal overgrowth of the body or a part; excessive size and stature. Generally applied to a rare abnormality of the pituitary gland which secretes excessive growth hormone before the growing ends of the bones have closed. This causes a child to become an unusually tall adult; if the abnormality is extreme, the individual may reach a height of 2.4 meters (8 feet) or more, although the body proportions usually are normal” (Gigantism, 2003).[xvii]
Statistics show that about 3 in 1 million people develop gigantism. It is not known to be hereditary. While people who suffer from gigantism may have similar stature as some of the giants in the Bible, one of the common symptoms of this disorder is weakness. The weakness can become so pronounced, people need crutches, canes, or walkers to assist them in walking. This symptom of weakness clearly differentiates someone with gigantism from the descendants of the Nephilim, the ‘gibbowr.’ In other words, the presence of giants with superhuman strength recorded in history cannot simply be explained by the rare disorder of gigantism. Furthermore, the lack of a genetic component found in gigantism could not be used as a possible explanation for the size of Goliath and his four giant brothers.”[xviii]
It is statistically improbable that gigantism would explain a family of giants. Only 3 in 1 million people develop this abnormality and it is not hereditary. Instead, this family of giants is an example of the Nephilim genes being found within the Basque people. Herein lies the possible link between Rh- blood and the Nephilim. Of course, we do not know for sure whether this family of giants had Rh- blood, but the possibility certainly exists. However, we must exhibit restraint from extrapolating beyond reason.
Dispelling the Myths
I have read fantastical claims that all royal families have Rh- blood. In every blog post, article, or book I’ve read that makes this claim, there are no sources cited to corroborate it. Phrases such as “it’s been said…” often precede the statement that all royal families have Rh- blood. This is sloppy writing. Who “said” it and where can that be found? I recognize there is a possibility that some royals have Rh- blood, but it is highly speculative to declare that ALL royals have Rh- blood. Conclusions drawn in this way without evidence are the reason “conspiracy theorists” are given a bad rap. We must be careful not to overstate things. After all, we don’t want to demonize people with Rh- blood.
I’ve found that some writers provide traits of people with Rh- blood but again without citations. For example, these traits include: “higher IQ; sensitive vision; lower body temperature; higher blood pressure; increased occurrence of psychic/intuitive abilities; predominantly blue, green or hazel eyes; red or reddish hair; increased sensitivity to heat and sunlight; and in some cases, an extra vertebra.”[xix] It’s possible the source of the aforementioned traits may be the Bloodline of the Gods by Nick Redfern, who writes,
“Those with Rh negative blood are very often of a specific mindset, displaying a deep and keen interest in science, UFOs, and unexplained phenomena. They have higher-than-average psychic abilities, such as precognition and extrasensory perception. Their IQ is typically higher than that of most people. Physically, they are different too: A low body temperature, slow pulse, extra vertebrae, and low blood pressure are all common in the Rh negatives. They are far more resilient to illness, viruses, and disease than the rest of the human population.”[xx]
Redfern is making sweeping claims and yet no sources are cited to validate them! Can you tell this is a pet peeve of mine? As a researcher and a learner, I want to follow the trail of research to find the original source, but when writers do not cite their sources, I can only assume they are merely giving their opinion. Furthermore, as a psychologist, I expect that when someone identifies a list of personality traits as attributed to Rh- blood type, they provide corroborating evidence, such as a literature review or a research study.
In his book, Redfern proposes that the British Royals and some U.S. Presidents come from alien bloodline,
“What we have here, then, is a situation where some of the most powerful, influential, and famous figures in recent history are born out of the alien bloodline. Is this a case of the Anunnaki—no longer around on the scale they were hundreds of thousands of years ago—still ruling the Earth, but via a form of distant proxy?”[xxi]
IF we decide these claims have merit (which I don’t), it lends support to the connection between Rh- blood and the Nephilim (Mt. Hermon Ground Zero in the Seed War). But what does this mean for the millions of people that are Rh- around the world? Are we to conclude they have Nephilim genes? I’m not willing to draw that conclusion, at least not yet. I will continue my search for original sources for these claims to see if they have merit. So far, I am not convinced. However, there are many people who are, so I want to offer some hope in case you are convinced you or someone you love has Nephilim genes.
Titus 3:4-6 “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
We are saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. This is such GOOD NEWS! The Greek word for saved is ‘sozo’ which means to “deliver, protect, heal and make whole.”[xxii] The Greek word for regeneration is ‘palingenesia’ which is partly derived from the Greek word ‘genea’. I write about ‘genea’ in more depth in The Roots of the Federal Reserve. It has the following meanings:
- Fathered, birth, nativity
- That which has been begotten, men/women of the same stock, a family
- Several ranks of natural descent, the successive members of a genealogy
- A group of people very like each other in endowments, pursuits, character. Especially in a bad sense, a perverse nation.
- Whole multitude of people living at the same time
- An age (i.e. the time ordinarily occupied by each successive generation)[xxiii]
This Greek word ‘genea’ is where we get English words such as generation, genes, and genetics. Interestingly, the Septuagint Greek translation for the Hebrew word ‘Nephilim’ in Genesis 6:4 is Γιγαντες or ‘gigantes.’[xxiv] By choosing this word, the Jewish translators created an indelible image for their Hellenistic readers. It was the image of the Titans and other giants within Greek mythology. The Nephilim agenda of genetic defilement is revealed by using the translated word Γιγαντες or ‘gigantes’ in that it is partly derived from the Greek word ‘genea’. This helps us understand that the strategy of Satan was to contaminate the seed of woman by altering the genetic code of humans so that the birth of the promised Messiah would not be possible. The 200 ‘fallen sons of God’, who descended on Mt. Hermon, were intent on creating their own human race to usurp the Almighty Elohim.
The promised Messiah dealt a death blow to the Nephilim agenda with his death and resurrection. When we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead, we will be saved/’sozo’ (delivered, healed protected, and made whole). We are reGENErated by His blood. Think of it this way - at the point of salvation, it’s as if we are given a blood transfusion. Jesus’ blood speaks a better word than any defiled blood we carry.
Even if there is a link between Rh- blood and the Nephilim, a choice is given to each of us, just like King Saul. Saul had the genetic mutation of the hybrids within his bloodline,[xxv] but he was chosen as Israel’s first king. Saul was commanded to annihilate the Amalekites and King Agag, who was a giant. It was a test to see whom Saul would align with in the Seed War, the seed of Eve or the seed of the serpent? By preserving King Agag’s life, Saul aligned with the seed of the serpent. He preserved someone with a defiled genome, rather than obey the command of the Lord. Saul chose poorly. Likewise, we each have a choice. If we choose wisely, we will align with the seed of Eve - Jesus Christ the Messiah. He is the only One who can redeem defiled blood and make us new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
Written by Laura Sanger, Ph.D.
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[xx] Redfern, N. (2015). Bloodline of the Gods. Wayne, NJ: New Page Books.
[xxii]G4982 - sōzō - Strong's Greek Lexicon (kjv). Retrieved from https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g4982/kjv/tr/0-1/
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