Thursday, October 17, 2013

8 1/2 Foot Giant Human Skeletons Unearthed On Lundy Island, England

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 1876 
8 1/2 Foot Giant Human Skeletons Unearthed On Lundy Island, England



    "Very different was the stature of some skeletons found at Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, a few years ago, of which the writer procured the following account for Dr. Thurnam from the son of Mr. Heaven, the chief resident on the island: "The skeletons were found on the top of the island, about 2 feet underground, in digging foundations for a wall in farm buildings. The number of the more perfect skeletons was seven, lying in a row with the heads to the West. The first in the row, a male, measured 8 feet 5 inches by the head were placed two upright stones with the head lying in a little hollow, and protected by a third stone. None of the others had any appearance of coffins with them but great numbers of limpet shells. The one measured was measured by my father, by whose orders the remains were buried again, but I am afraid much injured by the workmen in doing so. Some pottery and some beads were found with them, Mr. Etheridge, then curator of the British Institution, showed some of the pottery to a friend of his, an antiquary, I believe, who said it was undoubtedly the Ancient British.