Thursday, August 1, 2013

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered on the Shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered on the Shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago




New Ulm Review, September 12, 1900
The skeleton of a giant, who, when he walked the shores of Lake Michigan, stood seven feet and four inches high in his moccasin feet, was discovered in Rogers Park the other day and upon the discovery hinged an afternoon's wonderment. Joseph and Charles Everett, boys who live in Ridge Boulevard near Pratt Avenue, made the find and reported it at the Rogers Park police station. Dr. John Klein, one of the searching party, declared that the skeleton was that of an Indian chief. Further search, among other things, disclosed a copper knife, arrowheads, a quantity of gold and a moccasin. The skeleton was taken in the patrol wagon to the Rogers Park police station. Later it was given to Dr, Klein. The doctor will mount the skeleton and send it to Leipsic University.