Old newspaper Stories:
When we mention humanoid beings on this planet, we have to pay attention to the so-called giants that once roamed the earth. There is a lot of historical information about large to very large humanoids (they are not human, or homo sapiens) in every culture, all over the globe. Some people have gathered that information and published books about this topic. I do not want to go into this, there are some websites that have good information about the legends, tales, but also archaeological finds that made headlines in the newspapers. There have been many times when large skeletons were unearthed, examined and sent to museums, especially the Smithsonian, to then disappear for good. There are some people who do not want to upset the established doctrine of evolution, and everything that does not fit in their theory has to disappear. Based on the descriptions of the giants skeletons found in the past (and which have since disappeared) we know that these giants were not Homo Sapiens (modern man), as some had elongated skulls, a double row of teeth and other characteristics that did not match those of humans.
In this series of Physical Evidence of Humanoid Beings, we have to turn to contemporary finds of giants bones in places where they don’t hide them away.
You won’t find any giant skeletons in American or European museums. We have to look elsewhere, where people have a much more open mind, and that is the Asian continent. That is the place where we can find pictures of archaeological finds of giants bones and skulls, and validation that these beings were indeed giants. The term giants means that these beings were larger than humans (homo sapiens).
How tall does a man has to be to be called a giant? There are many pictures of skeletons (in archaeological digs) that are 1.7 to 2 meters (5.6 to 7.3 feet)tall. To draw a line somewhere I will only post finds of skeletons that are at least 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall, as humans are not known to be that tall.
On the other hand, many skeletons between 6’7” to 7’6” have been found in the USA, and these people were not Homo Sapiens, because of their very different features. Some have a double row of teeth, 6 fingers, 6 toes and like humans came in different races. Sometimes, the teeth in the front of the jaw are regular molars. Some had elongated skulls. Richard Dewhurst wrote a book about these finds: The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up. A great overview of the book can be found on the Graham Hancock website.
Steve Quale also has done extensive research in the presence of giants on this planet.
Reported on the KurdPress website of July 19, 2012:
[Kurdisthan is a geo-cultural region where the Kurdish people live; the Kalar district is is a district of the Sulaymaniyah Governorate, in Iraq.]
Bones of 3-meter men found in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan Region – The skeletons of at least four 10-feet tall men, archeologists believe date back to thousands of years ago, have been found near the Kalar district, south of Kirkuk Province.
The discovery was made at Rahim Hills in Rizgari town, within the administrative territories of Kalar, where archeologists have been digging for about 6 weeks, AK News reported.
“We found a number of graves here. The skeleton of the men are so big and tall that makes them abnormal. These remains could date back to thousands of years BC” said Mohammed Ali, media official of Garmyan Archeology Department.
“We are now working on cleaning the graves. There are four of them. The height of the men according to their skeletons is about 3 meters,” he said, calling them “fascinating” Besides the graves and the skeletons, a number of carved pottery works have been found in the same site, according to Ali. “These jars date back to about 4,500 BC” He said the age of the jars has been determined by archeologists in the US, Turkey and Jordan after photos of the items were sent to them.
On August 6, 2008, the Russian Channel One TV station, covered a story of a team of researchers which found the giants bones in Borjomi in the south-central region of the republic of Georgia. Prof. Dr. Abesalom Vekua, a member of the team, is a leading scientific researcher of the Georgian National Museum. He is famous for finding human fossils dated at 1.8 million years old in Dmanisi, Georgia. He has published many report on his findings in Georgia, and is a recognized authority.
Translation of the article:
Valley of the giants in the Borjomi Gorge:
Scientists have found a settlement of mysterious, mythical creatures in the Borjomi gorge.
Archaeologists have made a sensational find. In the mountains of the Borjomi Gorge, they found the remains of mysterious creatures of which legends have been told by local residents for centuries. As it turned out, the stories about the large giants are in fact real. What a mystery that has been hidden the highlands!
The bones belong to giant humans. They lived 25,000 years ago in the mountains of the Borjomi Gorge. The scientists are telling us that the height of these human giants could have been from 2.5 to 3 meters (8.25 feet to 9.9 feet). Academic Abesalom Vekua believes that the find may be a sensation, as the scientific community has long debated if there were giants who inhabited certain areas of Eurasia thousands of years ago.
Abesalom Vekua, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia: “Pay attention to the lumbar bone, it differs from the bones of modern man in size and thickness. The skull is also much larger. These people have lived and evolved in isolation from the rest of civilization, they are so different in features and growth. In the literature they are referred to as giants, but evidence supporting this hypothesis does not exist. Thus, we are on the threshold of a sensation. But a confirmation will have to be preceded by hard work.”
The legend of the giants in the highlands of the Borjomi Gorge has been passed on from generation to generation. Local shepherds and hunters claim that their ancestors spoke of superstrong giants who lived in these mountains long ago. Moorman Shirakadze, forester: “My grandfather told me about these strange creatures that lived here before. He, too, was probably told about this by someone. In the mountains you will find harsh conditions and untouched nature, and this is probably why only a superman could survive in those days.”
A group of 15 people, which included archaeologists, palaeontologists and historians, left the hunting lodge and went on an expedition to the mountains. How far they needed to go to get to the “valley of the giants,” no one could tell. Waiting ahead of them were for steep, icy mountain streams and forest predators. The only female member of the expedition was Lela Ninua a journalist from the “Good Morning” show at “Rustavi-2” TV-channel of Georgia, and she remembers the week away from civilization as an extreme game of survival.
“We had to find food ourselves; we could not bring with us all we needed. It was basically to fish in the mountain streams. Collect mushrooms. At night, somebody in the group was on duty, so that bears and wolves could not sneak up on us. Once I fell behind and got lost. You can not imagine how bitterly I wept. I was found after half an hour, but it seemed like an eternity.”
The enthusiasm of the members of the expedition was rewarded. The place of the giants – they found it. The settlement of the strange creatures had stone paths and crumbling crypts. The area was dotted with the bones. They were brought to the surface by mountain streams, which are overflowing in the spring during snowmelt. Otar Baghaturia, Ph.D.: “What we found exceeded all expectations. Unfortunately, we were on primary research and could only take with us what was on the surface. What can be found in these fossilized volcanic rocks will have to be examined during an new expedition. There are a lot of interesting things. “
This uninhabited mountain gorge in Borjomi can now be turned into a paradise for scientists. Now that it is known that this is the valley of the giants – that this is not a myth. The next expedition, larger and better equipped, will travel here next summer. Meanwhile, Georgian scientists together with their foreign colleagues, will study in detail the unique material which they were able to detect.
Source: Russian Channel One
below: still pictures from Channel One’s video:
At one time the Lovelock Cave, in Nevada, was known as Horseshoe cave because of its U-shaped interior. The cavern—located about 20 miles south of modern day Lovelock, Nevada, is approximately 40-feet deep and 60-feet wide. It’s a very old cave that pre-dates humans on this continent. In prehistoric times it lay underneath a giant inland lake called Lahontan that covered much of western Nevada. Geologists have determined the cavern was formed by the lake’s currents and wave action.
The Paiutes, a Native-American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona, told early white settlers about their ancestors’ battles with a ferocious race of white, red-haired giants. According to the Paiutes, the giants were already living in the area. The Paiutes named the giants “Si-Te-Cah” that literally means “tule-eaters.” The tule is a fibrous water plant the giants wove into rafts to escape the Paiutes continuous attacks. They used the rafts to navigate across what remained of Lake Lahontan. According to the Paiutes, the red-haired giants stood as tall as 12-feet and were a vicious, unapproachable people that killed and ate captured Paiutes as food. The Paiutes told the early settlers that after many years of warfare, all the tribes in the area finally joined together to rid themselves of the giants. One day as they chased down the few remaining red-haired enemy, the fleeing giants took refuge in a cave. The tribal warriors demanded their enemy come out and fight, but the giants steadfastly refused to leave their sanctuary. Frustrated at not defeating their enemy with honor, the tribal chiefs had warriors fill the entrance to the cavern with brush and then set it on fire in a bid to force the giants out of the cave. The few that did emerge were instantly slain with volleys of arrows. The giants that remained inside the cavern were asphyxiated. Later, an earthquake rocked the region and the cave entrance collapsed leaving only enough room for bats to enter it and make it their home.
Thousands of years later the cave was rediscovered and found to be loaded with bat guano almost 6-feet deep. Decaying bat guano becomes saltpeter, the chief ingredient of gunpowder, and was very valuable. Therefore, in 1911 a company was created specifically to mine the guano. As the mining operation progressed, skeletons and fossils were found. The guano was mined for almost 13 years before archaeologists were notified about the findings. Unfortunately, by then many of the artifacts had been accidentally destroyed or simply discarded. Nevertheless, what the scientific researchers did recover was staggering: over 10,000 artifacts were unearthed including the mummified remains of two red-haired giants. Even in the shrunken mummified condition the skeletons ranged in height from 8 feet to just under 12 feet. Many of the artifacts (but not the giants) can be viewed at the small natural history museum located in Winnemucca, Nevada.
A member of the Treasures of Utah forum website, went to the museum to see if they had indeed the giant remains:
I just happened to be in the neighborhood, in Winnemucca that is, so I stopped by the museum to see if they really did have a giant skull there. Turns out they have 4! There are not on display, however. I first searched the museum for them & when I only found a few artifacts by the Lovelock Cave exhibit I asked the elderly lady there who was watching the museum if there were any large skulls found with those artifacts. She smiled & said that she did certainly know about them & led me to a storage room just next to her office, where she opened up a cabinet on the wall & showed me 4 large skulls. She told me that people come from all over the world to that little museum in Winnemucca just to ask about these giant skulls, and that they aren’t allowed to display them openly because “the state does not recognize them.” I asked her where the rest of the remains were & she said that the bodies to those skulls & the bodies with red hair were taken to Berkeley a long time ago for examination, and are also not publicly displayed.
He posted those two pictures of the skulls (there is quarter at the bottom of one of the skulls for comparison:
Here is an article that appeared in of a giant skeleton dug up in Winnemucca in 1904:
MAY BE RELATED TO CARDIFF GIANT
Bones of a Human Skeleton Eleven Feet High Are Dug Up in Nevada.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev., Jan. 23. – Workmen engaged in digging gravel here today uncovered at a depth of about twelve feet a lot of bones, part of the skeleton of a gigantic human being.
Dr. Samuels examined them and pronounced them to be the bonesof a man who must have ben nearly eleven feet in height.
The metacarpal bones measure four and a half inches in length and are large in proportion. A part of the ulna was found and in its complete form would have been between seventeen and eighteen inches in length. The remainder of the skeleton is being searched for.
The following article appeared in the German newspaper, BILD.de, 02.03.2016. Somebody came across a mummified finger that is so large that it would have belonged to an extremely tall person.
38 cm long! BILD.de shows exclusive photos
The secret of horror finger from Egypt
Have you ever heard of the enigmatic find of a giant creature?
By Damian Imöhl
Cairo / Basel – What on earth is THAT? In the photo you can see a gigantic creepy finger. It is immediately recognizable, but you still need to look twice. It seems to be chopped off finger bone as if done by a hatchet. And very, very old. Mummified. In places it crumbles. Torn, leathery skin. A split, loose nail. Yes, indeed, the eerie relic seems to be a finger. But huge, 38 centimeters long. What secret is there behind it?
BILD.de tells the captivating story of a strange discovery in Egypt. Very few people have ever seen the photos of the finger that were taken in 1988, in the country of pharaohs and pyramids. BILD.de shows them for the first time and exclusively in Germany.
The photographer is Gregor Spörri (56), a well-known disco entrepreneur from Basel in Switzerland. His empire includes the “Mad Max”, a cult store where celebrated stars of FC Basel gather, as well as David Beckham and Stephanie of Monaco. His second passion has changed his life: Egypt! On the last day of a private research-vacation in Egypt in 1988, he came into contact with an old man who belonged to a grave robber family. About 100 kilometers northeast of Cairo he went to a the meeting in a farmhouse in the village of Bir Hooker. For $ 300 Spörri could take a look at the unsaleable family treasure of the grave robber.
The bones were wrapped in old rags and leather. Spörri to BILD.de: “It was an long package, and it smelled musty. I was flabbergasted when I saw the dark brown relic. I was allowed to take it into my hand and photograph it, and I put a money bill next to it in order to compare it in size. “The bent finger was cracked and covered with dried mold. “It was surprisingly light, maybe a few hundred grams. My heart beat went to the neck. That was incredible. In terms of size, a matching body would have to be about five meters tall … ” [that is 16.5 feet!]
The grave robbers even showed the Swiss man a certificate of authenticity and an x-ray. Both from the 60s. “The grave robbers implored all in the name of Allah. But they would not sell the finger. It was too important to him and his family … “
Today Spörri regretted that he then flew home with only the photos. For years he was intrigued by the find. Scientists were not interested in this find, they said it was impossible. “The relic does not fit into their theories”, the discoverer says to BILD.de. He did not want to put blame on the experts, and he let the story rest. In 2009 he went back to look for the the old Arab man and the relic. But he could not find him in Bir Hooker…
Spörri did some research about the relic, and read about myths of giants. He also went to the Pyramids of Giza, in which are huge but unfinished sarcophagi, much too large for human …
Were there giants in Egypt? The Roman historian Flavius Josephus 79 AD wrote about such beings in his history of the Jewish war: “There were giants. Much larger and shaped differently than normal people. Terrible to witness. Who has not seen them with his own eyes, can not believe that they have been so immense.”
All theory. Fact: The bones that were found are now missing. “Disco King” Spörri decided in 2008 to start a new life, and he gave up his job to put the enigmatic discovery in his latest book “The Lost God. Day of Doom,” a mystery thriller in which the relic shows up, and a fictional story is told to solve the mystery. The reality is different: “I’m not a scientist,” the author says honestly. “I have written the relic into the novel to make it deliberately evade the scientific approach. Readers should look at it themselves and form their own opinion.”
Maybe a new horror finger will show up. And experts who want to investigate the history and solve the mystery of Bir Hooker …
Old newspaper Stories:
This is a well-known picture, and story of the discovery, of a giant mummy that apparently was published in the newspapers at the time. The earlier written record we still have is in the book Traces of the elder faiths of Ireland; a folklore sketch; a handbook of Irish pre-Christian traditions by Wood-Martin, W. G. (William Gregory), 1847-1917. On page 57-58 he reproduced the article and picture of the giant:
Kirby, in his Wonderful (and Eccentric Museum), published in 1820, devotes a chapter to a description of ” Gigantic Remains,” and states that ” all the public prints make mention of an extraordinary monument of gigantic Iniman stature, found by two labourers in Leixlip Churchyard, on the 10th July, 1812. It appeared to have belonged to a man of not less than ten feet in height, and is believed to be the same mentioned by Keating — Phelim O’Tool, buried in Leixlip Churchyard, near the Salmon Leap, one thousand two hundred and fifty years ago. In the place was found a large finger-ring of pure gold. There were no inscriptions or characters of any kind upon it. One of the teeth is said to have been as large as an ordinary forefinger. This was probably another discovery of mammoth bones.
The following is an extract from the Strand Magazine December, 1895 edition: let the reader judge as to the genuineness of the fossilized Irish giant, which is thus described:
Pre-eminent among the most extraordinary articles ever held by a railway company is the fossilized Irish giant, which is at this moment lying at the London and North-Western Railway Company’s Broad street goods depot, and a photograph of which is reproduced here (fig. 16). This monstrous figure is reputed to have been dug up by a Mr. Dyer whilst prospecting for iron ore in County Antrim. The principal measurements are: entire length, 12 ft. 2 in.; girth of chest, 6 ft. 6 in.; and length of arms, 4 ft. 6 in. There are six toes on the right foot. The gross weight is 2 tons 15 cwt.; so that it took half a dozen men and a powerful crane to place this article of lost property in position for the Strand magazine artist. (Strand Magazine December 1895, C.F. Wood-Martin, 1901:58) Dyer, after showing the giant in Dublin, came to England with his queer find and exhibited it in Liverpool and Manchester at sixpence, sixpence a head, attracting scientific men as well as gaping sightseers”. Business increased and the showman persuaded a man named Kershaw to purchase a share in the company. In 1876 Dyer sent his giant from Manchester to London by rail, at the cost of £4 2s and 6d, being charged for the carriage by the company, but never paid. Evidently Kershaw knew nothing of the removal of the show, for when he discovered it, he followed in hot pursuit, and through a firm of London solicitors, moved the Court of Chancery to issue an order restraining the company from parting with the giant, until the action between Dyer and himself; to determine the ownership, was disposed of. The action, was never brought to trial. Unfortunately (as far as this writer knows), nothing more was ever heard of the Antrim giant or its owners again.
The following picture is from the book:
Pine Grove was a gold mining camp/town from 1866 to 1930.
A human bone found belonging to a giant who would have been 25 feet tall! From an old newspaper article, The Columbian (Bloomsburg, Pa.), March 16, 1888, Page 2:
This was Indeed a Giant
Yesterday a fragment of a human skeleton was brought into Carson, Nev., from Pine Grove, near Genoa. The original skeleton must have been fully twenty-five feet long. The bone was a portion of the leg below the knee, and, at the point where it joined the knee, was eight inches across, or five times the usual size. The fragment was about two feet long, splendidly preserved, and weighed about twenty pounds. All the local physicians agree that it is unquestionably a portion of the skeleton of the largest human remains yet discovered. Parties are going lo Pine Grove to search for the rest of the skeleton. San Francisco Examiner.
In the book The history and antiquities of Allerdale Ward, above Derwent, in the county of Cumberland: with biographical notices and memoirs by Samuel Jefferson, 1842, there is mention of the find of a 13.5 feet (4 meters) tall giant in 1601 in Cumberland (in North-West England). The following is copy of the book, at page 330-331:
In the library of the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle is the following curious account of the discovery of a giant at St. Bees : —
“A true report of Hugh Hodson, of Thorneway, in Cumberland, to St Rob. Cewell [qy. Sewell] of a Gyant foound at S. Bees, in Cumb’land, 1601, before Xt mas.
“The said Gyant was buried 4 yards deep in the ground, Wch is now a cornfeild.
“He was 4 yards and an half long, and was in complete armour; his sword and battle-axe lying by him.
” His sword was two spans broad and more than 2 yards long
“The head of his battle axe a yard long, and the shaft of it all of iron, as thick as a man’s thigh, and more than 2 yards long.
“His teeth were 6! inches long, and 2 inches broad; his forehead was more than 2 spans and a half broad.
“His chine bone could containe 3 pecks of oatmeale.
“His armour, sword, and battle axe, are at Mr. Sand’s of Redington, [Rottington] and at Mr. Wyber’s, at St. Bees.” —Machel MS S . vol. vi.
A 15 foot (4.5 meters) tall giant.
Skeleton Fifteen Feet High Unearthed in Mexico.
News was received here yesterday from Mexico that at Ixtapalapa. a town ten miles south east of Mexico city. There had been discovered what was believed to be the skeleton of a prehistoric giant of extraordinary size. A peon while excavating for the foundation of a house on the estate of Agustin Juarez found the skeleton oft human being that is estimated to have been about fifteen feet high and who must have lived ages ago, judging from the ossified state of the bones. “Romula Luna, Judge of the district, has taken possession of the skeleton, which is complete, with the exception of the skull. Judge Luna says that as soon as the search for the skull is finished the skeleton will be forwarded to the National Museum of Mexico, which has an almost priceless collection of Aztec antiquities. The National Museum, it is said, has made arrangements to investigate this “find.” The discovery of the skeleton has revived the old Aztec legend that in a prehistoric age a race of giants lived in the valley of Anahuac, a name given by the aboriginal Mexicans to that part of the Mexican plateau nearly corresponding to the modern valley of Mexico City. These giants, known as Quinatzins, the story goes, were afterward destroyed by the Ulmecas, also of great stature, who in turn, perished by earthquake, interpreted as an expression of the wrath of God.
Front page of the newspaper New-York Tribune (New York, NY), February 02, 1909
Front page of the newspaper New-York Tribune (New York, NY), February 02, 1909
A teenage giant of 7 feet and an adult giant of 11 feet tall. From the newspaper
A FOSSIL GIANT 11ft. HIGH.
Giants figure so largely in our oldest traditions that it is a serious inquiry whether or not a race of very tall men once existed on the earth, and has become extinct. A contribution to the subject has recently been made by M. de Laponge, a French archaeologist, who has discovered portions of the skeletons of two veritable giants in the prehistoric cemetery of Castlenau, near Mont Pellier. One of these was a skull which must have belonged to a youth about 7 ft. high and some 18 years of age. The type of skull was that found in the dolmens, or stone sepulchres of Lozere. In an earthen tumulus, containing cista belonging to the Bronze Age, M. de Laponge discovered parts of three human bones, the tibia, femur, and humerus, which must have come from a man no lees than 11ft. high. This giant must have lived about the beginning of the present geological period, and, strange to say, an old tradition places the cavern of a giant in this valley of Castlenau.
Prehistoric Egyptian Giants.
In 1881, when professor Timmerman was engaged in exploring the ruins of an ancient temple of Isis on the banks of the Nile, 16 miles below Najar Djfard, he opened a row of tombs in which some prehistoric race of giants had been buried. The smallest skeleton out of some 60 odd, which were examined during the time Timmerman was excavating at Najar Djfard, measured seven feet and eight inches in length and the largest eleven feet one inch. Memorial tablets were discovered in great numbers, but there was no record that even hinted that they were in the memory of men of extraordinary size. It is believed that the tombs date back to the year 1043 B.C.
This news article originally appeared in the Sauk Rapids Sentinel on Dec. 18, 1868, and was taken up in other newspaper too.
The Largest Skeleton Ever Found
The Exhumation of an Antediluvian Human Skeleton. From the Sauk Rapids Sentinel, 18th.
Day before yesterday, while the quarry men employed by the Sauk Rapids Water Power Company were engaged in quarrying rock for the dam which is being erected across the Mississippi at this place, they found imbedded in the solid granite rock the remains of a human being of gigantic stature. About seven feet below the surface of the ground and about three feet and a half beneath the upper stratum of rock, the remains were found imbedded in the sand, which had evidently been placed in the quadrangular grave which had been dug out of the solid rock to receive the last remains of this antediluvian giant. The grave was 12 feet in length, four feet wide, and about three feet in depth, and is today at least two feet below the present level of the river. The remains are completely petrified, and of gigantic dimensions. The head is massive, and measures thirty one and a half inches in circumference, but low in the os frontis and flat on top. The femur measures twenty six and a quarter inches, and the fibula twenty five and a half, while the body is equally long in proportion. From the crown of of the head to the sole of the foot the length is ten feet nine inches and half. The measure around the chest is fifty nine and a half inches. This giant must have weighed at least 900 pounds when covered with a reasonable amount of flesh. The petrified remains, and there is noticing left but the naked bones, now weigh 304 1/4 pounds. The thumb and fingers of the left hand, and the left foot, from the ankle to the toes are gone; but all the other parts are perfect. Over the sepulchre of the unknown dead was placed a large flat limestone rock that remained perfectly separated from the surrounding granite rock.
These wonderful remains of an antediluvian, gigantic race are in possession of a gentleman who had started with it to his residence East. This gentleman, it is said, will send the remains to Boston, and possibly we may hear all that can be said on the subject by the learned in these things. It is supposed by some of our ablest men, among whom is General Thomas, that many more skeletons will be found during the process of excavating the granite rocks in this place. Some think that these remains were deposited in this sarcophagus prior to the formation of the present strata of rocks that now abound here; but this is mere conjecture.
From the newspaper of The Washburn leader (Washburn, McLean County, N.D.), September 12, 1919, front page:
Prehistoric Giant Found
Petrified Body of Man, 12 Feet Tall Found in Michigan
Jackson, Mich.,—What is thought to be the body of a prehistoric man, 12 feet tall, was found while excavating here today. The body, it is said by physicians who examined it, is perfect in every way even to the hair on the head and the teeth, which show no decay. Through the left side of the petrified body, even through the heart is driven a wooden peg. It is said to be the only specimen of its kind ever found in this section of the country, although several specimens are claimed to have been discovered in the extreme west.
Note that is was found at a depth of fifty feet, so it must be very ancient.
It is reported that a person, while digging a well in Franklin County, Tennessee, a few weeks since, found a human skeleton at a depth of fifty feet, which measures eighteen feet in length. The frame was entire, and is now being wired together.The principal medical men of Nashville are said to have seen it, and have pronounced it a veritable human frame of enormous size. It has also been said that the finder has been offered $8,000 for it, but refused any price until exhibited for twelve months. We suspect such bones, if found, belonged to a less credulous animal than man. The account looks much like those given of human bones said to have been found at various times during the last century, from 18 to 36 feet in height. Still, it reminds us of a human bone found by us some years since, while exploring some graves of the Pequid chiefs, which must have belonged to a man eight feet high.
AUSTIN, Texas, June 14.
If the report that the fossilized giant 18 feet tall found near Seymour, Tex., is true, is it the most important ethical discovery ever made in the world,” remarked Dr. J. E. Pearce, professor of anthropology of the University of Texas. “It would break all previous records of giants by nearly 10 feet as the tallest man known to anthropological research was only 8 feet 5 inches in height.”The skeleton is in possession of W.J. McKinney, Houston, Tex., oil prospector, who found it, and has been seen by a number of people who vouch for the size of the relic of a heretofore unknown race. McKinney, while making an excavation on the narrow watershed between – the Brazos and the Wichita rivers, came upon the fossilized skeleton near the surface. Mc-Kinney writes: “I estimate that this man weighed from 2,000 to 2,500 pounds. According to my deductions he lived about 2,800 years ago. The skull is six times the size of that of an extraordinary man. McKinney does not explain how he arrived at the figures as to the probable period of the existence of this remarkable man. It is probable that the bones of the giant will be donated to the Smithsonian Institution, which, under the direction of Dr. J. Walter Fewkes, is now conducting anthropological research work in Texas.
SKELETON OF A GIANT FOUND.–A day or two since, some workmen engaged in subsoiling the grounds of Sheriff WICKHAN, at his vineyard in East Wheeling, came across a human skeleton. Although much decayed, there was little difficulty in identifying it, by placing the bones, which could not have belonged to others than a human body, in their original position. The impression made by the skeleton in the earth, and the skeleton itself, were measured by the Sheriff and a brother in the craft locale, both of whom were prepared to swear that it was ten feet nine inches in length. Its jaw and teeth were almost as large as those of a horse. the bones are to be seen at the Sheriff’s office. — Wheeling Times.
A Petrified Giant. Victoria (B. C), August 5th. The body of a petrified giant has been found by two farmers who were sinking a well ten miles from town. Its appearance closely resembles that of a human being. Tho head has the appearance of having been scalped. The material is as hard as flint and the arms and logs are broken short off. The veins and ribs are plainly traced. A pnrty has gone out for the legs, arms and hands, which lie in a hole. The man when alive must have been about twelve feet high. This answers to the description of the alleged petrifaction found near Lagttna a few months ago.
SKELETON OF GIANT
Unearthed at Jupiter
Was Arizona once inhabited by a race of Giants? Were the deserts peopled by titanic monsters of human intelligence before the coming of tin mound builders? or was the skeleton discovered at Juniper by Peter Marx of Juniper that of a man whose huge body made him a Goliath among a race of ordinary mortals?
What will be generally acknowledged to be one of the most wonderful and important discoveries of prehistoric life that has ever been made in the United States has been reported from Juniper, and the testimony of the original discoverer is corroborated by responsible witnesses who have seen the skeleton In the possession of Mr. Marx.
He discovered it by accident on his farm early In the week, and when asked to give a description of the skeleton, he gave the following interesting account:
“The bones of this monstrous human may have represented a race of men or a single individual. At any rate, the skeleton of the man in my possession, is sufficiently complete so that the dimensions, which are astounding, may be accurately ascertained and so far as the present genration is to be considered from what can learn, there is no comparison to be formed. In the first place the skull is of such an abnormal size that if the average man of this day placed it over his head, he still could find room to move it backwards and forwards or up and down with ease. without disturbing its natural position. From measurements taken of this skull, a number 10 hat would be required to fit it. The teeth, several of which are still imbedded in the jawbone, substantiate the immense size of the head. They are fully one third larger than those of the men of today and present more the appearance of tusks than of molars of the human family. Other dimensions of the head reveal similar evidences in harmony with the above. As to the bones, there is no disputing the fact that the owner was symmetrically formed, of immense size and herculean strength. The thigh and lower limbs indicate at least twice the size of the average man of today.
“I made the discovery by mere accident. My attention some weeks ago was directed to that part of the farm by flood waters passing through cutting a ditch. A few bones were found on the surface, but my impression at the time was centered in the belief that they were those of some animal that had been killed. I dug into the bank that was exposed by the rushing waters, and when a distance of about three feet in depth had been reached, the skull was found. The bones that were strewn around for a few feet, with those found in the ground, were put together with the above result. The skeleton Is only partially complete, but there is enough in evidence to show that it was that of a giant.
“After making this discovery, my observations were continued, when metallic arrowheads and spears, stone hooks to hold garments together, a plumb bob of stone. two inches in diameter and tapering to a point, stone axes and butcher knives, pottery of modern and primitive manufacture and other articles were dug up. Near by was evidently on old fort. The wails were built of immense boulders, indicating that persons of great strength performed the work.
“I have been the owner of that tract of land for over forty-one years and have resided there continuously. That section of the farm has never been cultivated to my knowledge or that of any one else in that country. No other human frame has been found, although I intend to continue digging. The relic will be kept in my possession, as I consider it a great curiosity. Mr. Clark has seen the skeleton, visiting the valley after I made the discovery.”
FIND GIANTS SKELETONS.
In Life They Averaged Twelve Feet In Height.
Winnsboro. La.—Skeletons of a race of giants who averaged twelve feet in height were found by workmen engaged on a drainage project at Crowville near here. There are several score at least of the skeletons, and they lie in various positions. It is believed they were killed in a prehistoric fight and that the bodies lay where they fell until covered with alluvial deposits due to the flooding of the Mississippi river. No weapons of any sort were found, and it is believed the Titans must have straggled with wooden clubs. The skulls are in a perfect state of preservation, and some of the Jawbones are large enough to lit around a baby’s body.
MUST HAVE BEEN GOLIATH.
Hon. J. H. Hainly, a well-known and reliable citizen of Barnard, Mo., writes to the St. Joseph Gazette the particulars of the discovery of a giant skeleton four miles south west of that place. A farmer named John W. Hannon found the bones protruding from the bank of a ravine that has been cut by the action of the rains during the past years. Mr. Hannon worked several days in unearthing the skeleton, which proved to be that of a human being, whose height was twelve feet. The head through the temple was twelve inches; from the lower part of the skull at the back was fifteen niches, and the circumference forty inches. The ribs were nearly four feet long and one and three quarter inches wide. The thigh bones were thirty inches long and large in proportion. When the earth was removed the ribs stood up high enough to enable a man to crawl in and explore the interior of the skeleton, turn around and come out with ease. The first joint of the great toe, above the nail, was three inches long, and the entire foot eighteen inches in length. The skeleton lay on its face, twenty feet below the surface of the ground, and the toes were imbedded in the earth, indicating that the body either fell or was placed there when the ground was soft. The left arm was passed around backward, the hand resting on the spinal column, while the right arm was stretched out to the front and right Some of the bones crumbled on exposure to the air, but many good specimens were preserved and are now on exhibition at Barnard. Medical men are much interested. The skeleton is generally pronounced a valuable relic of the prehistoric race.