Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ancient 8 Foot Giant Indian Removed From Mound Near Scipio, New York

Ancient 8 Foot Giant Indian Removed From Mound Near Scipio, New York





Weekly News and Democrat, Auburn NY May 30, 1878
Giant Skeleton
   John White, while excavating with a party in Scipio, on Tuesday, exhumed the bones of two Indians.  The location of the find is on the farm of E. P. Hoskins, Indian Fields Road.  The skeletons when first discovered were entire and in a sitting position.
   Much care was taken in digging around them to preserve them intact; but they fell apart in the removal.  One of the skeletons was that of a giant, measuring three feet across the hips, and eight feet in stature.  Its lower jaw was of immense proportions, and would easily span the head of any of the party engaged in the discovery.  A number of trinkets usually accompanying the Indian remains were found in the bones