Friday, May 31, 2013

9 Foot Ancient Giant Human Unearthed in the Connersville, Indiana Cemetery

9 Foot Ancient Giant Human Unearthed in the Connerville, Indiana Cemetery

Sunday Vindicator
Sunday, September 12, 1897
Was This Man Whose Skeletons Was Found In Indiana
     Connersville, IND., Sept 11 - While Sexton Charles Rieman was digging a grave in the city cemetery, he came upon the skeleton of a monster of a man,  It had been buried in a sitting posture with the face to the east, and was about three feet below the surface.  The remains indicate that the being of which this was a veritable giant, probably nine feet in height.  The femur bone is about a yard long, and the massive under jaw is much larger than that of an ordinary man.  It is supposed that the bones are those of an Indian or Mound Builder

Monday, May 27, 2013

Neanderthal Hybrids Described in Iowa Burial Mounds

Neanderthal Hybrids Described in Iowa Burial Mounds

Beetle browed "archaic" type skulls have been described across North America.

History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century 1902
    What sort of people were the first inhabitants of Iowa is a question that must ever be of interest. It is generally believed by archaeologists that remains of two distinct prehistoric races have been found in the Valley of the Mississippi.
   The first human skulls discovered resemble those of the gorilla, having the thick ridges over the eyes and an almost total absence of forehead, indicating a low degree of intelligence. Similar skulls have been found throughout the different countries of Europe, indicating that the first inhabitants of the earth known to ethnologists were low-browed, brute-like, small-bodied beings, who were but a grade above the lower animals. Skulls of this type have been found in Illinios, Wisconsin, as well as in Johnson, Floyd, Chickasaw and    Dubuque counties of Iowa.  The first inhabitants of Iowa and the Mississippi Valley of which we have any evidence are called the “Mound Builders.” Stone and copper implements found indicate that they had made progress in the scale of intelligence. Whether they cultivated the soil, erected comfortable dwellings and built towns is not known; but that they made cloth is proven by samples found in mounds, strangely preserved through the innumerable ages that have elapsed. The numbers, color, habits, customs and forms of government of these people, as well as the manner in which their mounds were constructed, the purpose for which these enduring earthworks of various forms

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Petrified Human Giant Unearthed in British Columbia, Canada

Petrified Human Giant Unearthed in British Columbia, Canada

New York Times
August 17, 1885
A Petrified Giant
   Victoria, British Columbia, Aug 5- The body of a petrified giant has been found by two farmers who were sinking a well 10 miles from town.  It appearances closely resembles that of a human being.  The head had the appearance of having been scalped.  The material is as hard as flint and the arms and legs are broken off.  The veins and ribs are plainly traced.  A party has gone out for the legs and arms and hands which lie in a hole.  The man whom alive must have been 12 feet in height.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

9 Foot Human Skeleton With a Double Row of Teeth Found in Bowling Green, Kentucky

9 Foot Human Skeleton With a Double Row of Teeth Found in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Large burial mounds that contained giant skeletons was a common find in Kentucky.

The Daily Leger, Noblesville, Indiana - Aug., 16 1902
Unearthed at Bowling Green, Kentucky 
Measures Nine Feet in Length
Double Rows of Teeth
     The skeleton of a prehistoric giant was exhumed near Bowling Green yesterday by a colored laborer, who terrified at his find, ran, breathless, to the nearest farmhouse and notified the neighborhood.  The skeleton when placed together as is was in life, measured nearly nine feet in length.  The skull measures almost 12 inches in diameter, and there are two distinct rows of teeth in the massive jaw.  The bones are well preserved with the exception of the pelvic bones, which are considerably decayed.  The bones were thought to be the remains of some giant Indian, but the shape of the head is not, the shape of the skull peculiar to Indians, and the age in which the man lived is still in doubt.
   The bones of the toes and fingers are remarkably well preserved and appear to have something resembling claws attached.  The arms of the giant measure many inches more than those of a man today, and were the lower limbs not so long the skeleton would have bear a close resemblance to a huge gorilla.  There is no wound visible on the bones, and that the man died of natural death is quite possible.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Osage Sioux - Hopewell Indian Legends of the Woolly Mammoth

Osage Sioux Hopewell Indian Legends of the Woolly Mammoth

Osage Sioux -Hopewell Indian mound builders platform pipe from Iowa.

     A remarkable story, alleged in support of the coexistence of the Indian, and the mammoth's great contemporary the mastodon, regarded by most scientists with distrust, though defended by some, was that of Dr. Albert Koch, collector of curiosities, who in 1839 disinterred the skeleton of a mastodon in a clay bed near the Bourboise River, Gasconade County, Missouri. Associated with the bones Koch claimed to have discovered, in the presence of a number of witnesses, a layer of wood-ashes, numerous fragments of rock, "some arrowheads, a stone spearpoint, and several stone axes," evidencing he claimed, that the huge animal had met its untimely end at the hands of savages, who, armed with rude weapons of stone and boulders brought from the bed of the neighboring river, had attacked it, while helplessly mired in the soft clay, and finally effected its destruction by fire.

Koch also published with his statement and in connection with another skeleton, that of the Mastodon giganteus discovered by him in Benton County, Missouri, a tradition of the Osage Indians, in whose former territory the bones were found, and which he says led him to the discovery. It states, says Koch, "that there was a time when the Indians paddled their canoes over the now extensive prairies of Missouri and encamped or hunted on the bluffs. That at a certain period many large and monstrous animals came from the eastward along and up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, upon which the animals that had previously occupied the country became very angry, and at last so enraged and infuriated by reason of these intrusions, that the red man durst not venture out to hunt anymore, and was consequently reduced to great distress. At this time a large number of these huge monsters assembled here, when a terrible battle ensued, in which many on both sides were killed, and the remnant resumed their march toward the setting sun. Near the bluffs which are at present known by the name of the Rocky Ridge one of the greatest of these battles was fought. Immediately after the battle the Indians gathered together many of the slaughtered animals and offered them up on the spot as a burnt sacrifice to the Great Spirit. The remainder were buried by the Great Spirit himself, in the Pomme de Terre River, which from this time took the name of the Big Bone River, as well as the Osage, of which the Pomme de Terre is a branch. From this time the Indians brought their yearly sacrifice to this place, and offered it up to the Great Spirit, as a thank-offering for their great deliverance, and more latterly, they have offered their sacrifice on the table rock above-mentioned (a curious rock near the spot of the discovery), which was held in great veneration and considered holy ground."

Native American Legends of the Woolly Mammoth

Native American Legends of the Woolly Mammoth

In the carving, we have the most interesting mammoth picture in existence; not a mere drawing of the animal itself, but a picture of primitive life, in which the mammoth takes a conspicuous part in the actions and thoughts of man, --a carving made with a bone or flint instrument upon a tablet of slate at least four hundred years ago,--the hairy elephant, drawn in unmistakable outline, and attacked by human beings,--a battle-scene which thrills our imagination, and the importance of which the ancient draughtsman magnifies by the introduction of the symbols of his religion, the sun, the moon, and stars, and the lightning alone powerful to overthrow the great enemy.

      IN the spring of 1872, eight years after the discovery of the famous mammoth carving in the cave of La Madeleine, Perigord, France, Barnard Hansell, a young farmer, while ploughing on his father's farm, four miles and a half east of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, saw, to use his own words, a "queer stone" lying on the surface of the ground, and close to the edge of the new furrow. The plough had just missed turning it under. He stopped and picked it up; it was the larger piece of the fractured "gorget stone," in fig. 1, (frontispiece). By wetting his thumb and rubbing it he could see strange lines and a carving representing an animal like an elephant, but without troubling his boyish head much about it, he carried it several days in his pocket, and finally locked it up in his chest, where, along with his other relics, arrowheads, spear-points, axes, and broken banner stones, thrown in from time to time as he found them on the farm, it remained until the spring of 1881.

     That the mammoth had survived into the time of the Indian can hardly be doubted. Early travelers had frequently seen its bones at the "Big-Bone Licks" in Kentucky, whether the huge animals had come, like the deer and buffalo of modern times, to lick the salt. The great bones often seemed hardly older than those of the modern animals with which they were mingled, and, judging from their position along the modern buffalo-trails through the forest, it seems that the latter animals had followed the ancient tracks of the mammoth to and from the licks.

     Not a few of these early travelers thought it worth their while to question the Indians about the huge bones and note down their answers. Jefferson, in his "Notes on Virginia," devotes several pages to the subject. He even believes the mammoth to be still in existence in his time in some remote part of the American continent. He tells the story of a Mr. Stanley, who, "taken prisoner by the Indians near the mouth of the Tanissee," relates that "after being transferred through several tribes from one to another, he was at length carried over the mountains west of the Missouri to a river which runs west-wardly; that these bones abounded there, and that the natives described to him the animal to which they belonged as still existing in the northern parts of their country, from which description he judged it to be an elephant."
     Further, in support of his theory, he gives an Indian tradition of a great monster known as the Big Buffalo, and obtained, he says, from, a Delaware chief by one of the governors of Virginia during the American Revolution. Nothing has seemed more interesting in a study of the carvings on the Lenape Stone than the remarkable similarity between this tradition of the Lenni Lenape or Delawares and the carvings on this relic, discovered in the middle of their ancient territory. The chief, as the account runs, being asked as to the bones at the Big-Bone Licks in Kentucky, says that it was a tradition handed down from his fathers that "in ancient times a herd of these tremendous animals came to the Big-Bone Licks and began a universal destruction of the bear, deer, elks, buffaloes, and other animals which had been created for the use of the Indians. That the Great Man above, looking down and seeing this, was so enraged that he seized his lightning, descended on the earth, seated himself on a neighboring mountain, on a rock on which his seat and the print of his feet are still to be seen, and hurled his bolts among them till the whole were slaughtered except the big bull, who, presenting his forehead to the shafts, shook them off as they fell; but missing one at length, it wounded him in the side, whereon, springing around, he bounded over the Ohio, over the Wabash, the Illinois, and finally over the great lakes, where he is still living at this day."
    David Cusic, the Tuscarora Indian, in his history of the Iroquois, among other instances, speaks of the Big Quisquis, [A word meaning " hog " in modern Iroquois.] a terrible monster who invaded at an early time the Indian settlements by Lake Ontario, and was at length driven back by the warriors from several villages after a severe engagement; and of the Big Elk, another great beast, who invaded the towns with fury and was at length killed in a great fight; and Elias Johnson, the Tuscarora chief, in his "History of the Six Nations," speaks of another monster that appeared at an early period in the history of his people, which they called Oyahguaharb, supposed to be some great mammoth who was furious against men, and destroyed the lives of many Indian hunters, but who was at length killed after a long and severe contest."
Another instance of a terrible monster desolating the country of a certain tribe "with thunder and fire" appears in a collection of Wyandot traditions published by one William Walker, an Indian agent, in 1823; and again the great beast appears in the song tradition of the "Father of Oxen," from Canada, and in a monster tradition from Louisiana, both spoken of by Fabri, a French officer, in a letter to Buffon from America in 1748.
       "The Reliqux Aquitanicae," published by Lartet and Christy, page 60, quotes a letter from British America of Robert Brown to Professor Rupert Jones, which speaks of a tradition common to several widely separated tribes in the Northwest, of lacustrine habitations built by their ancestors; to protect themselves against an animal who ravaged the country a long time ago.
Hardly less remarkable in its description of the animal than any of the others is, perhaps, the Great Elk tradition as mentioned by Charlevoix in his "History of New France."
"There is current among these barbarians," says the author, "a pleasant-enough tradition of a Great Elk, beside whom all others seem like ants. He has, they say, legs so high that eight feet of snow do not embarrass him, his skin is proof against all sorts of weapons, and he has a sort of arm which comes out of his shoulder and which he uses as we do ours."
Whatever we may have previously thought of these legends, their evidence now combined with that of the carving is irresistible. Nothing but the mammoth itself, surviving into comparatively recent times and encountered by the Indians, could suffice to account for the carving, and we can no longer suppose that the size and unusual appearance of the mammoth bones seen by the Indians in Kentucky could alone have originated the traditions.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Strange Primitive Skeletons Unearthed in Missouri Cave

Strange Skeletons Unearthed in Missouri Cave



Three miles northeast of Big Piney is a cavern which from its position, formation, and surroundings is particularly adapted to the requirements of primitive people in search of a permanent shelter. It is situated in a bluff rising from the left bank of Big Piney River, 200 feet above the level of that stream and half that distance below the summit of the hill of which the bluff forms the front. It lies in three different tracts of land, but the greater portion is on the farm of Daniel S. Miller, who lives a little more than half a mile away. For three generations it has been widely known as "Miller's Cave." It opens toward the southeast, the river at this point flowing north of east, and thus secures protection from the cold winds of winter, receives the greatest amount of light 
]through the day, and has the advantage of sunshine at the season when this is most needed. Big Piney, like all streams in the Ozark region, is extremely crooked and its bed is a continuous succession of riffles and pools, or eddies as they are locally known. In front of the cave is one of these pools nearly a mile long and at lowest stages fully 15 feet deep in places; even now it yields an abundance of fish, turtles, frogs, and mussels, all of which are important items in the aboriginal dietary.

   The first interment was found at 46 feet from the front, 14 feet from the east wall. The folded skeleton of a very old person lay on the right side, head east, in loose ashes, on a large flat rock whose top was 30 inches below the surface. This rock had not been placed here, but had fallen from the ceiling; probably its existence was not known until it was uncovered in digging the grave. The skull still retained its shape, in part, being held in place by the ashes, but fell in pieces when this support was removed. A portion of it was gone; two fragments were found, several feet away, not near each other, one of which fits in the skull, and the other probably belongs with it also. The frontal bone is nearly half an inch thick; the sutures partially obliterated; the teeth worn down to the necks, some of them nearly to the bone; the forehead is low and receding. A restoration is seen in plate 20, ab. In addition to the missing portions of the skull, most of the ribs, half of the lower jaw, and nearly all the dorsal vertebr√¶ were absent, probably having been dragged away by ground hogs. The bones are all light and fragile. Lying above the skull, in contact with it but supported by the ashes on both sides, was half of a large mortar hollowed on both sides. Above the skeleton, and extending for several feet on every side, was an undisturbed stratum of closely packed ashes, 17 inches thick at the middle, which broke off under the pick in large clods; these, of course, had accumulated after the body was interred.

Giant Human Remains Discovered Alongs Arizona's Verde Railroad

Giant Human Remains Discovered Alongs Arizona's Verde Railroad

The New Sentinel, April 19, 1926
  A prehistoric graveyard on Sycamore Creek, where the grade of the Verde railway passes through, has been uncovered by a crew of laborers under the direction of Conductor C.W. Corbin, in performing certain excavations to improve the roadway.
    There has thus been revealed a very interesting situation that prevailed at some time or another, in the physical make-up of a race is reflected in the massive remains that have been recovered, and which are indisputable of a giant type of humanity that is bewildering to those of this generation.  The skull of a human is in the possession of Mr. Corbin together with a portion of the frame that would indicate one who in life must have attained a height of at least 8 feet.  The sides of the face have been severed, but when placed in their natural postion, on the head of the living they were so massive as to shield the features like unto a perfect mask.  The bones of the legs likewise are of greater length and heavier than any today.
   That a prehistoric burying place has been determined is proven in the finding of a handful of beads, which archaeologists trace to the Toltec period.  These precious ornaments were kept by the Mexican laborors, and cannot be secured.  Mr. Corbin, however, verifies the discovery made, and at the time did not appreciate what their possession meant, else would have secured the lot.
     The mammoth skeleton was a duplicate of that discovered some months ago by Peter Marx on Walnut Creek, which the owner retains in his possession

Giant Skeletons Discovered in Stone Vaults at Etowha Mounds

 Giant Skeletons Discovered in Stone Vaults at Etowha Mounds

The New York Times  April 5, 1886
Carterville, Ga., April 4. - The water has receded from the Etowha Mound Field, and has left uncovered acres of skulls and bones.  Some of these are gigantic.  If the whole frame is in proportion to two thigh bones that were found, their owners must have stood 14 feet high.  Many curious ornaments of shell, brass and stone have been found.  Some of the bodies were buried in small vaults built of stone.  The whole makes a mine of archaeological wealth.  A representative of the Smithsonian Institution is here investigating the curious relics

Monday, May 13, 2013

Human Sacrifice and a Giant Skeleton at Charleston West Virginia Burial Mound

Human Sacrifice and a Giant Skeleton at Charleston, West Virginia Burial Mound
Dunbar Mound in Charleston, West Virginia

Adena burial mound located in Shawnee Park, in Dunbar, West Virginia.

The Kanawha Spectator, Vol. I, 1953
     “The excavations made inthe Dunbar mound revealed it to be a double storied structure. The exploration was made by first sinking a vertical shaft through the center of the mound, down to and slightly below the original surface of the ground. This mound was about 175 feet in diameter and 35 feet high-as high as a modern three-story house. Within the mound were found successive layers of skeletons, some of them sepulchered in a stone vault, and those nearer the bottom in a large wooden vault. Some of the beams of the latter were of walnut, and were 12 inches in diameter.
“About half way down to the bottom the earth was mixed, for a depth of three or four feet, with ashes. One skeleton, still enclosed in a coffin made of bark, was in a better state of preservation than the others.
“Within the large wooden vault, near the bottom layer of earth, lay the principle figure, a huge skeleton measuring seven and a half feet in length and nineteen inches between the shoulder sockets. This figure lay prone, the head pointing toward the east. Around this skeleton were four others. Dr. Hale, who watched some of Colonel Norris’ excavations, states that the irregular positions of these four skeletons indicated that they had been placed in a standing position, at each of the four corners; and that their irregular heaps suggested to some who saw them ‘the possibility that they may have been buried alive, toaccompany their great chief to the happy hunting grounds and land of spirits.’”

Criel Mound positioned between two henges that were 666 feet in circumference. The sacred via is aligned to the winter solstice sunrise and the summer solstice sunset.

Photo from 1909 where the sacred via that led to the Kanawha River can still be seen.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ax Belonging to a Human Giant Discovered in West Virginia

Ax Belonging to a Human Giant Discovered in West Virginia

West Virginia Historical Magazine, Volume-2-1902
Giant's Axe
Charleston, West Virginia., March 17, 1902
Dear Mr. Ladley,
    Some years ago when Colonel Ben Smith mound was opened by Professor Norris, of the Smithsonian, he found the skeleton of a giant, which measured seven feet eight inches in length.
     This occurred about fifteen years ago.  Now comes the sequel.  A few days ago Joe Fister was ploughing near the mound an unearthed a stone ax.  The ax is of granite, beautifully made and well preserved.  It weighs seven pounds eight ounces.  The largest ever found here.
     Dr. J. N. Mahan brought this ax, and has it in his possession.  Could this have been the giant's ax?
   Can't you get some of your correspondents to give an article on Indian axes, & c.
 Very Truly Yours,
Robert Douglas Roller

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ancient Caucasians Mummies Found in Tennessee Cave

Ancient Caucasians Mummies Found in Tennessee Cave

It happens that few baskets have been recovered from mounds and graves, but they are occasionally reported as having been discovered in 

caverns and shelters where conditions were especially favorable to their preservation. Such specimens may as reasonably be attributed to the mound-building as to the other Indians. The following statement is from John Haywood:

On the south side of Cumberland river, about 22 miles above Cairo, * * * is a cave * * *. In this room, near about the center, were found sitting in baskets made of cane, three human bodies; the flesh entire, but a little shrivelled, and not much so. The bodies were those of a man, a female and a small child. The complexion of all was very fair, and white, without any intermixture of the copper colour. Their eyes were blue; their hair auburn, and fine. The teeth were very white, their stature was delicate, about the size of the whites of the present day. The man was wrapped in 14 dressed deer skins. The 14 deer skins were wrapped in what those present called blankets. They were made of bark, like those found in the cave in White county. The form of the baskets which inclosed them, was pyramidal, being larger at the bottom, and declining to the top. The heads of the skeletons, from the neck, were above the summits of the blankets.[10]

How Stonehenge Was Constructed

How Stonehenge Was Constructed

   A man from Flint Michigan figures out how the large stones were moved to construct Stonehenge. An amazing video that shows the simple science used by the ancients to construct one of the world most enigmatic structures.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Algonquin Legend of White Men Who Built the Mounds and Earthworks in West Virginia

Algonquin Indian Legend of a Red Bearded Race of Giants

Native American oral tradition of both a red and black haired race of giants. 

Historical Collections, Henry Howe, 1888

Although not regarded by the government as reliable, the oral traditions of the native people in the Eastern U.S. describe the existence of possibly two races of giants, one supplanting the other by violent means. Here we have the first inkling of some very remote prehistory preserved, through the tradition of the Chippewa, Sandusky, and Tawa tribes, (members of the Algonquin language group), the existence of giant,

bearded men.

In this connection, I would say that Mr. Jonathan Brooks, now living in town, stated to me, that his father, Benjamin Brooks, who lived with the Indians fourteen years and was well-acquainted with their language and traditions, told him and others that it was a tradition of the Indians that the first tribe occupying this whole country, was a black-bearded race, very large in size, and subsequently, a red-bearded race or tribe came and killed or drove off all the black beards, as they called them.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

12 Foot Human Nephilim Uncovered in Jeffersonville, Indiana

12 Foot Human Nephilim Uncovered in Jefferson, Indiana 

New York Times, May 22, 1871
    A letter from Kern County, California reports that in digging a grave on the old bank of the Kern River, not long since, there was found a human skeleton seven feet 5 inches in length.  The account says there was with it a package of eleven flint arrow-heads and spear heads and that the skull was much larger than the ordinary size of craniums moving around at the present day.  A full grown person placed his head inside the skull.  The Louisville Courier Journal, however, tells a bigger story thus, "Workmen in the new fire cistern, in Jeffersonville exhumed, twelve feet from the surface, a part of a skeleton of a giant at least twelve feet high.  The skull was badly broken by the workmen, but sufficient of the jaws and face bones were saved to show that it was the remains of an enormous sized human being. A shin bone was measured near three feet in length.

50 Giant Tombs Discovered at Jeffersonville, Indiana

Monday, May 6, 2013

Giant Skeleton Discovered on Vancouver Island Shore.

Giant Skeleton Discovered on Vancouver Island Shore.

    The large deformed skull was described as belonging to the Flathead Indians.  This type of "archaic" type skull were found in great numbers along the Pacific coast. They were part of the Maritime Archaic who came to North America on boats as early as 7000 B.C.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Giant Human Skeletons Unearthed at Monongahela City, Pennsylvania

Giant Human Skeletons Unearthed at Monongahela City, Pennsylvania

McKee’s rocks, burial mound where large skeletons were unearthed

Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of Ethnology 1898-99 
On the upper terrace, within the corporate limits of Monongahela City, are situated the garden and greenhouse of Mr. I. S. Crall. Two ravines on the east and west sides open directly south into Pigeon Creek, and their erosion has lowered the ground until it is surrounded by higher land on every side except along the bluff next to the creek. The further side of the creek being bounded by a high hill, the pass looking up the river, thus the tract is surrounded on every side by hills close at hand, ranging from 40 to 250 feet above its level. In excavating for foundation walls and other purposes, Mr. Crall has, at different times, unearthed skeletons of large size: the ground is strewn with mussel shells, flint chips etc.
On the eastern side of this levee, near the break of the ravine, and close to a never- failing spring, stands the largest mound above the one at McKee’s rocks, measuring
9 feet in height by 60 feet in diameter at the center a hole measuring 3 feet across the top and 2 feet into the original soil. In this were fragments of human bones too soft to be preserved. They indicated an adult of large size. The gray clay was unbroken over this hole. Directly over this, above the clay and resting upon it, were portions of another large skeleton, with which was found part of an unburned clay tube or pipe.

8 Foot Nephilim Giants Discovered Near Mounds State Park in Anderson, Indiana

8 Foot Nephilim Giants Discovered Near Mounds State Park in Anderson, Indiana

Bluffton, Indiana Chronicle, August 22, 1903
      While excavating in a gravel pit at Anderson, Indiana, workman unearthed half a dozen skeletons, most of which were eight feet tall and over.  One in particular was that of a man of giant stature and all were far above the height of tall persons.  Two of the skeletons were those of women.  In the graves were found pieces of pottery, such as being unknown by the Indians, which leads to the conclusion that the bones are those of people of a prehistoric race.  Two bodies were found close to an ancient mound.