Tuesday, October 29, 2013

8 Foot Giant Human Skeleton Found In Berkeley, California

8 Foot Giant Human Skeleton Found In Berkeley, California




Boston Herald, October 11, 1922
FINDS GIANT'S BONES IN MOUND
Captain Newton H. Chittenden Makes Discovery of Skelelton of a Prehistoric Man
  Captain Newton H. Chittenden, the explorer and lecturer has proved the theory that he held for some time that the neighborhood was formerly the home of giants by finding the bones of the of the species. Captain Chittenden refuses to reveal the burial ground of this prehistoric man, but admits that it is somewhere in one of the oldest Indian mounds of West Berkeley.
    The bones found by Captain Chittenden make almost a complete skeleton, the missing parts being a number of the vertebrae.  The thigh bones are a large and measured by present day standards indicate that the owner of them must have been a man by at least eight feet high.  Half the skull is gone, but the half that remains shows that twice as many brains as that of the modern man.  This skull is like one found several years ago in West Berkeley when excavations were being made for the foundation of a building.
 " I have no doubt," say Captain Chittenden, "that ages ago giants roamed around this country.  This man was no monstrosity, such as we occasionally have nowadays, but a perfectly formed man ans possessed of great of great intellectual powers.  I intend to continue my investigation in the hope of finding more bones of our ancestors."
  Captain Chittenden will present the skeleton to the Berkeley High School.