Monday, March 31, 2014

Massive Skeleton Desribed in a Burial Mound, North of Chillicothe, Ohio

Massive Skeleton Desribed in a Burial Mound, North of Chillicothe, Ohio


A giant human skeleton, described as "massive" is discovered in a burial mound located north of Chillicothe, Ohio

   

Ohio Archæological and Historical Quarterly, 1899

  
     Two tumuli upon the farm of Mr. M. V. Briggs, four miles north of Chillicothe in the southeast corner of Union township were explored. They are ranged north and south, about one hundred feet apart, upon the second terrace of the Scioto. The south mound is seven feet high and seventy-five feet base; the north one ten feet high and seventy feet base. Both have a sandy clay top and black soil in the lower sections. The southern tumulus had been farmed over for many years, the other was more nearly in its original condition. “We trenched the south mound thoroughly. Found the skull of a skeleton north of the center and within two feet of the surface. Nothing else save a few worked pieces of flint came to light during our digging. The other bones of the skeleton could not be found. “We dug a pit in the south mound twenty feet long, fifteen feet wide and eleven feet deep. Two feet from the south edge of the mound we found a skeleton headed west and fairly well preserved. One foot north of this lay another headed west but not very well preserved. Near it we found a celt. Seven feet deep and twenty-five feet north of the south edge I found a large burned red sandstone relic of unknown use. (The celt and ashes-covered bones are shown in Figure X, Nos. 17 and 18). “Near these was a third body headed east. These three were in a row although they headed differently. Five feet deep, in the central part of the structure we found a fourth skeleton. The bones were the largest I ever removed from a mound. All joints were exceedingly massive and the muscular attachments were wonderfully developed. Badly decayed as it was, the longer bones were sound enough for me to make these observations. Another body lay beyond this one, and five feet below the central skeleton we found another buried in a large bed of ashes. They Were perfectly white and appeared very pure. They were six to seven inches thick and covered the entire body, preserving it in good shape. save that the skull was fractured.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ancient Hieroglyphs Reported on a Rock Face at Point Peninsula, West Virginia

Ancient Hieroglyphs Reported on a Rock Face at Point Peninsula, West Virginia



Greensburg, Indiana Statndard Wednesday, May 5, 1875Near the town of Point Pleasant is a a large ledge of rock facing the Ohio River, which a few years ago was covered with hieroglyphics, whether of Indian origin or the work of an earlier race is unknown.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Equinox Sunrise Alignement at the Cambridge City, Indiana Henge

Equinox Sunrise Alignement at the Cambridge City, Indiana Henge

The southern work is aligned to the Equinox sunrise.  The northern work's gateway is aligned to the summer solstice sunrise.

The southern work, despite being continually farmed, is still visible in this field. The size of this work was 210 feet in diameter or 660 feet in circumference, the same as henges at Mounds State Park, The Junction Group in Chillicothe, Ohio and at Athens County, Ohio.


Aerial photo from 1993 showing the two henges.  Note the black spots in the interior platforms that show burial mounds were once present.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mysterious Oil Pits of Titusville, Pennsylavania

Mysterious Oil Pits of Titusville, Pennsylavania


"Pennsylvania Sweet Crude", a golden olive colored oil was extracted from the oil pits. 


History of Venango County, Pennsylvania 1890


Again, the ancient oil pits reach far back of the historic period. They 
are found on Oil creek. These pits are very numerous and bear the mark
of antiquity. They are generally oblong in form, about four by six feet, and
from four to six feet in depth, notwithstanding the wear and tear of centuries
and the accumulation of extraneous matter. The deeper and larger ones have
been cribbed with timber at the sides to preserve their form. This crib-
bing was roughly done; the logs were split in halves, stripped of their bark,
and safely adjusted at the corners. The walls seem to have been so thou-
oughly saturated with oil as to be preserved almost entire to this day.

These pits are on the west side of Oil creek, about two miles below Titus-
ville, and in this county. They cover perhaps five hundred acres of land,
and there may be in all two thousand pits. In some cases large trees grow
in the pits and on the septa that divide them, showing their antiquity.
Not far from the mouth of Oil creek there was another ancient discovery. 
In digging the tail-race for a saw mill there was brought to light what had
evidently been a deepshaft with its sides lined with timbers set in endwise
that still preserved the clear outlines of the shaft. All had been buried up
in the mud and soil that had accumulated over it and where its presence
might have remained unknown to the end of time, had it not been disturbed
by the movements of business and American enterprise. 

Only a few lamps have been discovered in the Ohio Valley. 5,000 pits would hint that some of this oil was being exported.

Again the question arises, By whom were these ancient works built? 
Certainly not by the Indians. They had no means of collecting oil on so large a scale. They never labored for any purpose, save on the hunt or the warpath. They could give no account of the work. Neither was it by the French. There is no mention of the business of collecting oil in any of their letters or journals. Besides, there is a growth of timber in these pits, and on the septa that divide them that shows that they antedate the era of the French, if not even the coming of Columbus. Pennsylvania Sweet Crude
The Allegheny river has had several names. The Shawnese Indians 
called it Palawa-Thoriki; the Delawares named it Alligawi Sipu, after a
race of Indians which they believed had once dwelt upon the stream.
 (The Deleware legend is that the Allegewi were a race of giants)
This tribe were called Alleghans by Golden in the London edition of his work, and 
Lewis Evans, on his map published in 1755, calls the river the Alleghan.
The Senecas called it Ho-he-u, which name the French adopted, con-
necting it with the Ohio as the same stream.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Was Joseph Smiths "Golden Plates" Originally Discovered in West Virginia?

Was Joseph Smiths "Golden Plates" Originally Discovered in West Virginia?


Where the original "Golden Plates" discovered by Rev. Spaulding and not Joseph Smith? There is  irrefutable evidence that the Amorite giants, (who were Semitic speaking) had constructed the works in Marion County, West Virginia. (The Nephilim Chronicles: Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley) The tablets would have been written in ancient Hebrew and easily translated.


Now and Long Ago, 1969

    During this interview she told Heck that a man named Solomon Spaulding, who said he was a preacher who came here in the summer of 1812, from Amity Village in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
   Mrs. Shearer said that Spaulding was more interested in Indian relics than in religion, and spent most of his time at Hoults, (West Virginia) across the river, digging around the old Indian road there, and places where Indian graves used to be..  She said he lived with the Heck family the first time he was here, "then left and came again," and this time lived over the river with the Hoults.  She said that some people said, afterwards, that the last time he was here he dug up some copper plates down by Pricketts Creek, "and there was some matter of queer writing on the plates that nobody could read.".....She heard, and it turned out that the copper plates were stolen from preacher Spaulding by somebody and turned over to Joseph Mormon, and it was those plates that he (Joseph Smith) started the Mormon religion.


Diagram of the earthen fort and burial mounds where Rev. Spaulding is believed to have found the "Golden Plates."

    A note found among the papers of Rev. Levi Shinn, founder of Shinnston, informs that Rev Spaulding told him that he had unearthed an ancient manuscript on the Hoult property, just below the mouth of the Tygart Valley River, where the "ancient people" thousands of years ago had constructed three mounds and built a fort. Through his knowledge of hieroglyphs he had deciphered it.

  "Rev. Spaulding resolved to publish it under the name of "The Maunscript Found," and actually entered into a contract with a Mr. Patterson of Pittsburgh, to publish the same, but for some reason the contract was not fulfilled.  The manuscript remained in the possession of Mr. Patterson between two and three years before Rev. Spaulding reclaimed and recovered it."
    In the meantime a journeyman printer by the name of Sidney Rigden copied the whole manuscript, and hearing of Joseph Smith Jr.'s digging operations for money through the instrumentality of necromancy, resolved in his own mind that he would turn this wonderful manuscript to good account and make it profitable to himself. An interview takes place between Rigdon and Smith, terms agreed upon, the whole manuscript undergoes a partial revision, and in the process of time, instead of finding money, they find curious plates, which when translated, turn out to be the Golden Bible, or Book of Mormon.
    A letter from Joseph Miller, Sr., the intimate and confidential friend of Rev. Solomon Spaulding, which was originally published thirty-one years since, or in 1839..."
     These witnesses stated that it was their belief "that Joseph Smith had, by some means, got possession of Rev. Spaulding's manuscript, and possibly made some changes to it, and called it the Book of Mormon

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ancient Stone Circle Located in Wyoming County, West Virginia

Ancient Stone Circle Located in Wyoming County, West Virginia


The impression of the stone circle can be seen directly below "Fort Branch" on the map.

History of Wyoming County, West Virginia 1965

Apparently, the original structure was built of loose field stones carried from the immediately surrounding vicinity and put together without mortar.  The original foundation was yet in evidence, being a mound packed with earth, which was, undoubtedly carried from the spot some 200 feet distance, leaving a sizeable depression in the ground.  both the shape of foundation and position of the fallen stones indicate the structure was circular in shape.  Clay from the foundation mound, compared with that of the depression, was found to be the same type.  A study of the fallen stones revealed that while the greater number are, without a doubt, native to the immediate area there were some which may have been brought from quite a long distance along an ancient trail.
   Limited excavation to a depth of six or seven feet at the center of the original foundation disclosed bones identified as a human rib and arm bone.  Perhaps the same tribes who built the mysterious stone walls in Fayette County also raised the circular stone structure in Wyoming.
   In 1959 the garden clubs of Pineville, Mullens and Welch brought to public notice that the ruins of the Indian fort should be restored as a historic attraction for tourists.  Through their efforts, restoration of the ruins was undertaken by the Roadside Park Division of the State Road Commission of West Virginia.  The restoration was completed and opened to the public within a year or two. It is off the main road a mile or two up Fort Branch, easily accessible by car.  Turn off at Fort Branch schoolhouse and keep going until you find it.  You can't miss it.

From Pineville

Head southeast on River Dr. Ave toward Pine Ave
Turn rt on WV -16 S. Pinnacle Ave
Turn left on Fort Branch Rd


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ancient Stone Towers Believed to be Cave Entrances in West Virgina

Ancient Stone Towers Believed to be Cave Entrances in West Virgina

The History Of Fayette County, West Virginia  1926 

Ancient Stone Walls of West Virginia


"Near the summit of the mountain dividing the waters of Loup and Armstrong creeks, in Fayette county, West Virginia, there is found the remains of a very remarkable stone wall, which was well known by the first white settlers in the Kanawha valley, and to the Ohio Indians who passed along this route in hunting and other expeditions, toward the valley of Virginia, where, according to their legends, the buffalo migrated periodically from the Ohio valley, and further west.


Stone Towers Along the Stone Wall Marks the Entrance to a Cave
    A recent visit by the writers of this history finds the wall but little, if any, changed since the visit of Captain Page about fifty years ago.  Two things, however, they did discover - one, a great stone in the center of the enclosure which was probably the throne of the chieftain of the race or the sacrificial altar of the strange people whose beginnings and end are lost in the mists of antiquity.  The other disclosure was that the tower on the outside of the wall apparently covers the entrance to a cave, and the supposition is that the tower on the inside serves a like purpose.  Were these people, then, cave dwellers?  To what depth does the ancient passageway beneath the stones lead?  What would one find therein?  These questions we leave for the more intrepid to answer.





Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ancient Indo European (Cro-Magnon) Skull Described at West Virginia Stone Wall

Ancient Indo European (Cro-Magnon) Skull Described at West Virginia Stone Wall

Skull of one of the red haired giants from Lovelock Cave in Nevada. Note the protruding brow ridge and developed occipital. These two skull traits are diagnostic of early Indo European skulls.

Early Nordic skulls that are the closest affinity to the earlier Cro-Magnon. Note the similarities in the brow ridge and protruding occipital with the Lovelock skull. Like the skull described in West Virginia, the parietal bone extends the length of the skull.

Ancient Indo European Skeletons Found Buried at the Stone Wall

     I measured several skeletons in position and found them to average about five feet, ten inches.  With one exception, the cranium was well proportioned, with broad and prominent forehead, and facial bones more nearly resembled the white, than the red race.  This exception was in all probability, a deformity, else it was a very much lower order of animal intellectually, though not physically.  The teeth indicated an age of about twenty-five, and imbedded in the front of the lower jaw bone was a fully developed tooth which had never penetrated the bone.  The skull was canoe shaped, sharp front and back, long and very narrow.  The occipital bone was out of all proportion, curved under, and terminating in a sharp point.  The parietal bones occupied nearly the entire skull area, as the coronal and lambdoidal sutures were so far forward and back of the usual position that both the frontal and occipital bones were curiosities.  The frontal bone was also pointed, and there was no break in the canoe curve from the eye to the nape of the neck.  Other bones denoted full and complete development; but he must have been a fearful sight in life.

Nephilim Queens Tomb is Discovered in Athens County, Ohio

Nephilim Queens Tomb is Discovered in Athens County, Ohio

Athens county is dotted with burial mounds, many of which contained the remains of giant human skeletons. It is evident from the large females that have been discovered in burial mounds that the ancient giant race was a matriarchal society.

History of Athens County, Ohio 1905

    A small mound located on the very top of the hill bordering the eastern part of Wolf's Plains and a little northeast of the house now occupied by Mr. J. Taylor, a superintendent of the Johnson Mining Company mine here, was opened by two or three citizens in the spring of 1905.  They were in search of copper and stone articles and more especially inscriptions.  At the bottom of the mound and lying on a huge flat stone was a skeleton, apparently of a woman.  The lower limbs have crossed. The bones had been much decayed from the action of water.  The explorers stated that the bones were remarkably large. The jaw bone would easily fit over that of the average man of today and leave plenty of space besides. The forearm bones were 5 inches larger than those of an average man.  Charcoal was found in three separate layers

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stone Walls and Large Ancient City Described Along the Ohio River in West Virginia

    Stone Walls and Large Ancient City Described Along the Ohio River in West Virginia

Stonewall or fort above Pratt, West Virginia, formerly known as Clifton.

   Ten miles below the mouth of Armstrong Creek, on the Kanawha river, is another wall similar to the one in Fayette county described by Captain Wm. N. Page.  It is on a high mountain, facing the river, just above the mouth of Paint Creek.  The characteristics of the two works are so nearly alike that the foregoing description of the one at Loup creek renders unnecessary any description of the one at Paint creek, except to say that it is erected on a smaller scale.
At the base of the Paint creek mountain, too, is an extensive burying ground, similar to the one described.  It is just where the village of Pratt (formerly Clifton), now stands; and so numerous are the remains that excavations for any purpose are almost sure to unearth skeletons, as well as stone, bone, earthenware, copper implements, and relics. [The burial are not marked by mounds]

At Sattes, opposite the mouth of the Coal River, there have been found evidences of a very large city, much larger than Charleston.  There are also carved stones in different places on the river.  Earthworks or fortifications are also found several places both on the Kanawha and on the Coal river

Thursday, March 6, 2014

California Cave Yields Ancient Giant Race of Men

California Cave Yields Ancient Giant Race of Men




L. A. Times September 3, 1916
FIND BONES OF GIANT IN CAVE
     The discovery of a skull, jawbones and femur of giant proportions by D. L. Gilliland and F. M. Puntenney of Moonpark, in a cavern in one of the canyons of the great Pisgah Grando Rancho just over the Ventura county line, lends color to the belief, long held by residents of that scenic section, that the burying place of a prehistoric race of giants has been found. The find was made under peculiar circumstances, Messrs Gilliland and Puntenney who are officers of the law at Moonpark, were searching for two Mexicans, said to have been connected with robberies at Moonpark and Santa Susana. After scouring the various canyons they came upon a wide cavern deep in the brush and hidden from view by a rugged rampart of rocks.
Seeing that there was an opening in which the fugitives might take shelter, Mr. Puntenney pulled aside the underbrush and peered into the depths. Within he saw the grinning skull of huge size and the great femur, that must have formed the thigh bone of a mighty giant.

Ancient Giant Human Skeleton Unearthed in Boston Massachusetts

Ancient Giant Human Skeleton Unearthed in Boston Massachusetts



New York Times, December 21, 1891. 
     Boston, Mass., Dec. 20.-An Indian sepulcher has been unearthed on "Fish Marsh", in Saugus. The tomb was about seven feet below the surface and it contained the skeleton of a man of enormous proportions, which crumbled to dust upon exposure to the air. The body was buried in a sitting posture, facing the east. Beside the skeleton were found a pipe, a tomahawk blade an arrowhead, an ax and a cylindrical shaped stone. Near the grave an underground passage has been discovered. Excavations are being made for the purpose of exploring the passage. The discoveries were made by workmen who were excavating for building purposes.