Monday, March 7, 2016

Giant Skeleton in A Stone Tomb, Found Standing up Surrounded by Sacrifiiced Attendants


Giant Skeleton in A Stone Tomb, Found Standing up Surrounded by Sacrifiiced Attendants




San Francisco Chronicle, August 25, 1908
SKELETONS OF GIANTS FOUND IN ST. LOUIS
Workman Unearth Bones of Extinct Race Believed to Have Been Mound Builders
     Human bones beleived to have been those of mound builders were fund at second and St. Clair avenue, East St. Louis, recently, by workman, who were digging an excavation for a hay warehouse.
   one skeleton was walled up in a stone tomb eight feet high.  When a heavy slab of rock was taken  from the top the skeleton, standing upright, could be see within.
  It was that of a man apparently 7 feet tall.  An effort was made to remove the skeleton intact,but when other stoneswere removed it fell to pieces.
    Buried under 5 feet of earth, near the base of this ancient tomb were the skeletons of other men all above normal height.  They were in a circle about the tomb where their chieftan had been walled up.  As the ground was cleared away these skeletons also fell apart.  Three skulls were intact.