Thursday, March 31, 2016

8 Foot Human's Remains Uncovered in West Virginia

8 Foot Human's Remains Uncovered in West Virginia


Numerous over hanging rocks, like this, can be found in southern Ohio and West Virginia that seem to have been an alternative to mound burials.


Now and Long Ago, History of Marion County, West Virginia, 1969
     Near Smithtown, on lands of John C. Malone, is an Indian burying place, located under an overhanging rock, close to White Day Creek.  A  number of bones and skeletons have been taken  from this ancient cemetery, by Dr. Kramer and others.

    In September, 1882, a large skeleton was unearthed in the district by F.M. Fetty and wife.  It was in a sitting position, in a rock grave, walled up with loose stones.  In the summer of 1883, James Faulkner and others found an unusually large skeleton in the district.  It is said to be that of a man whose stature was not less than seven feet, and who evidently belonged to prehistoric times. (Dr. Kramer measured the skeleton and found it to be seven-feet-four inches long, and supposed its owner, when living, must have been almost eight feet tall.