Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pike County, Indiana - Giant's Mound

Pike County, Indiana- Giant's Mound

History of Pike and Dubois Counties of Indiana 1885
     John Stuckey, Mr. Oborn and a few others, whose names are forgotten, were digging a grave on top of a mound near Siple' s, and reaching the depth of about three feet came upon the remains of three persons. The first was a huge being, the lower maxillary being large enough to pass over that of a living person, flesh and all. Mr. Stuckey further says that the femur bone was several inches longer than that of an ordinary man. Unfortunately, these remains have been neglected and lost. Of the remains of the other two, one seemed to have been a woman, the other a child. The skeleton of the woman was reclining between the legs of the huge man and the child between those of the woman. Other skeletons have been found usually with a stone resting under the head and one on the heart. Unfortunately, no extensive, scientific examination has ever been made into these mounds. Doubtless, they would richly repay the archaeologist for his pains.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Erie County Pennsylvania: Home of the Ancient Giants

Erie County Pennsylvania: Home of the Ancient Giants

Eleven Foot Human Giant Discovered in an Erie County, Pennsylvania Burial Mound

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884 
      On the John Pomeroy place, upon the second flat of Conneaut Creek, are the traces of an ancient mound, such as exist in Girard, Springfield, Harbor Creek, Fairview, Wayne, and other townships of the county. It is circular in form, inclosing about three-fourths of an acre. The embankment, when the country was cleared up, was about three feet high by six feet thick at the base, with large trees growing upon it. One of these trees, a mammoth oak, when cut down, indicated by its rings an age of five hundred years. Beneath the tree the skeleton of a human being was taken up which measured eleven feet from head to foot, the jawbone easily covered that of a man who weighed over 200 pounds, and the lower bone of the leg, being compared with that of a person who was six feet four inches in height, was found to be nearly a foot longer. Another circle of a similar character existed on the Taylor farm-now owned by J. L. Strong.

Strange Race of Giants Killed in Battle Discovered in Erie County, Pennsylvania

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania Illustrated, 1884
   Many indication have been found in the county proving conclusively that it was once peopled by a different race from the Indians who were found here when it was first visited by white men. When the link of the Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad from the Lake shore road to the dock at Erie was in the process of construction, the laborers dug into a great mass of bones at the crossing of the public road which runs by the rolling mill. From the promiscuously way in which they were thrown together, it is surmised that a terrible battle must have taken place at some day, so far distant that not even a tradition of the event has been preserved. The skulls were flattened and the foreheads were were seldom more than an inch in width. The bodies were in a sitting posture, and were no traces that garments, weapons or ornaments had been buried with them. On account of the superstitious notions that prevailed among the workmen, none of the skeletons were preserved, the entire collection as far as was exposed being thrown into the embankment further down the road. At a later date, when the roadway of the Philadelphia and Erie railroad, where it passes through the Warfel farm, was being widened, another deposit of bones was dug up and summarily disposed of as before. Among the skeletons was one of a giant, side by side with a smaller one, probably that of his wife. The arm and leg bones of this Native American Goliath were about one-half longer than the tallest man among the laborers; the skull was immensely large; the lower jawbone easily slipped over the face and whiskers of a full face man, and the teeth were in a perfect state of preservation.

Nine Foot Human Giant Discovered in Erie County, Pennsylvania

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania Illustrated, 1884
    Another skeleton was dug up in Conneaut Township some years ago, which was quite remarkable in its dimensions. As in the other instance, a comparison was made with the largest man in the neighborhood, and the jawbone readily covered his face, while the lower bone of his leg was nearly a foot longer than the one with which it was measured, indicating that the man must have been eight to ten feet in height. The bones of a flat head were turned up in the same township some two years ago with a skull of unusual size.

Graveyard of Ancient Giants Discovered in Erie County, Pennsylvania

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania Illustrated 1884
   An ancient graveyard was discovered in 1820, on the land known as the Drs. Carter and Dickenson places in Erie, which created quite a sensation at the time. Dr. Albert Thayer dug up some of the bones, and all indicated a race of beings of immense size.

150 Giant Human Skeletons Discovered in an Erie County, Pennsylvania Cave
Scene of a Great Battle

Greenville Advance Argus, Greenville, Pennsylvania  June 11, 1885
Giant Human Skeletons Found
   J. H. Porter has a farm near Northeast Erie county, Pa., not many miles from where the Lake Shore Railroad crosses the New York State boundary line. This week some workmen in Mr. Porters employ came upon the entrance to to a cave, and on entering it, found heaps of bones within. Many skeletons were complete, and exhibited to the naturalists and archaeologists of the neighborhood. They informed the wondering bystanders that the remains were unmistakably those of giants. The entire village of Northeast was aroused by the discovery, and Sunday  hundreds of people from Erie took advantage' of their holiday visit to the scene.  It was at first conjectured that the remains were those of soldiers killed in battle with Indians that abounded in the vicinity during the last century but the size of the skulls and the length of the leg bones dispelled the theory- So far about a hundred and fifty giant skeletons of powerful proportions have been exhumed and indications point to a second cave eastward, which may probably contain as many more. Scientists who have exhausted skeletons and made careful measurements of the bones say they are a race of gigantic creatures, compared with which our tallest men would appear as pigmies.  There are now arrow heads, stone hatchets or other implements of war with the bodies. Some of the bones are on exhibition at various stores. One is as thick as a good-sized bucket.

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered Near an Ancient Fort in Erie County, Pennsylvania

History of Erie County Pennsylvania from its Settlement, 1894
    There are also remains of an Indian fort between Girard and Springfield. From a grave in this vicinity, some years ago, a thigh bone was exhumed which measured four inches longer than that of a man with which it was compared, who was six feet and two inches in height.
In Scoalers woods, east of Erie, is an Indian burial ground. Mr. Frederick Zimmerman described a very large skeleton, which was found there; with it were two copper bowls perforated at the edges and laced together with a buckskin thong, which fell to dust soon after being exposed to the air. The bowls, which would contain about a pint each, were found filled with beads.

Ancient Earthwork Reveals More Giant Skeletons in Erie County, Pennsylvania

Twentieth Century History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, Vol. I, 1909

    Among the best known is that found in Wayne Township a short distance from Courey, which consist of a circular embankment of earth surrounded by a trench from which the earth had been dug, the whole enclosing about three acres. Smaller than the Wayne mound or circle is that of the John Pomeroy place on Conneaut Creek, near Albion. It encloses an area of a little less than an acre, and the embankment of this was three feet high and six feet broad at the base. On the same farm is an interesting mound a hundred feet long and fifty feet wide by twenty-five feet high. There are stories of finding the skeletons of giants in one of the Conneaut Township mounds.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Large Skeletal Remains and Solar Temples or Henges in Delaware County, Indiana

Large Skeletal Remains and Solar Temples or Henges in Delaware County, Indiana

Indiana Geological Survey, 1881
Delaware County, Indiana
The Indians used many of the hills as burial places; bones have been discovered which from their size would indicate that they belonged to a race of giants.

Large henge or solar temple located in Delaware County, Indiana.  Wherever these henges or earthen solar temples are found there will always be historical accounts of giant human skeletal remains.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Remains of the Ancient Gayoso, Missouri Canal

Remains of the Ancient Gayoso, Missouri Canal

A straight depression with an acute bend to the Mississippi River is located to the east of Gayosa, Missouri.  The width of the depression is 50 feet wide as descrived in the following history. A canal of this width was constructe for commerce and not irrigation.

Illustrated History of Missouri, 1879
    “The pre-historic people of Missouri were not only great in populous towns, in their agriculture, in their huge piles of earth and embankments and buildings of stone, but they, too, were canal-builders. With surprising skill, they developed a system of internal navigation, so connecting the lakes and bayous of the southern interior of the State, that the products of the soil found a ready outlet in the great river. The remains of these artificial water-courses have been frequently alluded to by travelers who have seen them but never thoroughly explored. Dr. G. C. Swallow, while at the head of the Geological Survey, called attention to them, and described one which was " fifty feet wide and twelve feet deep." For the fullest description of this class of works, I am indebted to Geo. W. Carleton, Esq., of Gayoso ; who, in response to a note of inquiry, — in addition to many interesting facts concerning a great number of ancient structures in Pemiscot County, — kindly furnished the following account, which I give in his own words: "Besides our Mounds, we can boast of ancient canals. Col. John H. Walker informed me that before the earthquakes, these canals — we call them bayous now — showed very plainly their artificial origin. Since the country has become settled, the land cleared up, the embankments along those water courses have been considerably leveled down. One of these canals is just east of the town of Gayoso. It now connects the flats of Big Lake with the Mississippi river. Before the bank crumbled off, taking in Pemiscot bayou, it connected this bayou with the waters of Big Lake. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Catalina Island Mysterious Royal Burying Ground of Blonde Children Fathered by a Race of Giants 3,000 Years Ago

Catalina Island
Mysterious Royal Burying Ground of Blonde Children
Fathered by a Race of Giants 3,000 Years Ago 

    THAT a race of magnificent, tall, white Indians once roamed the Americas long before the first European sailed crossed the  Atlantic has been a subject for mild, almost bantering debate aiming archaeologists. None of them took the tiling very seriously; it was regarded as a picturesque
legend.  But now amazing new discoveries have confirmed beyond question that white men had already lived in America for centuries when Columbus landed.
   New finds on Catalina Island, off the California coast, overshadow in richness and significance most of the archaeological events of recent years. Digging on an outlying part of the island, long the favorite "location" for movie directors seeking atmosphere, CatahnaProfessor Ralph Glidden, curator Catalina the Museum, has uncovered overwhelming proof of a fair skinned race,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered in New Mexico

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered in New Mexico

Albuquerque Daily Citizen., Albuquerque, N.M. January 27, 1902
The Giant Skeleton
It Will Be removed to Las Veaga, New Mexico
    Don Gregorio Varela and Marcelino Martinez have gone down to El Nuervo.  They will go out to the mesa Rica and endeavor to buy the skeleton of a human giant, which was last week unearthed by Luciano Quintana.
  The giant would pay if brought here.  The Smithsonian people would be proud of a giant of the dimensions of this one. 
A leg is well preserved.  It is eight feet in length. The skeleton will be on exhibition in the courthouse and anthropologists are especially invited o examine it.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Indian Giant Uncovered at Eagle Lake, Near Warsaw in Kosciusko County, Indiana

Indian Giant Uncovered at Eagle Lake, Near Warsaw in Kosciusko County, Indiana

Burial Mound Overlooking Eagle Lake In Warsaw (Kosciusko County) Indiana

Cincinnati Commercial, October 7, 1888
     A member of the Logan Grays, the crack military organization of Logansport that held its encampment this year at Eagle Lake, near Warsaw stopped in this city on his way home from camp and told the following story of the discovery by the party of a cavern on an island in Eagle Lake; A.M. Jones rowed to a small island near the southwest corner of the lake and began digging for worms.
      He turned over a large, flat stone near a tree, and under it was a small hole, which was an entrance to a cave. Jones called the boys up, and we began an exploration of the cavern, which proved to be twenty-five feet long, fifteen feet wide, and eight feet deep. The walls are of a natural formation of stone, branching out at the middle so as to form two rooms.
In the front room was the skeleton of a man six feet nine inches long. The bones were very large, indicating great strength. Along one side of the cave runs a small stream of water, as pure as crystal. In the front of it forms a small pool. In this were a number of bones.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

8 Foot Giant Uncovered in Huntington County, Indiana Adena Burial Mound

8 Foot Giant Uncovered in Huntington County, Indiana Adena Burial Mound

Adena burial mound surrounded by a ditch in Huntington County, Indiana

The News Boy (Benton, Missouri) August 22, 1896
     Dr. J. M. Shutt, while exploring an Indian mound on the farm of Marion Thompson, in Huntington county, Indiana on the 14th, unearthed a number of Indian skeletons, the largest being that of an Indian giant, eight feet two inches long. The skull is five-eighths of an inch thick.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Large Skeleton Removed From a Sand Hill Overlooking the Eel River in Indiana

Large Skeleton Removed From a Sand Hill Overlooking the Eel River in Indiana

History of Clay County, Indiana
Sandy Knoll, about a mile west of the Eel River, east of a line from Coffee to Howesville, has attracted more attention, as such, than any other, or perhaps, all other points in the county. All of the skeletons discovered were of gigantic proportions, a stature of seven feet, or thereabouts, all in a sitting posture, with fractured femurs, or thigh bones, a phenomenon unexplained. John B. Poe, one of the early pioneers, himself six feet in height and proportionally developed, who made excavations and tests, found the tibia (bone of the lower leg) in all cases from one to two inches longer than his own, and could place the maxillary (lower jaw bone) over his own, flesh and all.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Eight Foot Human Giant Uncovered in a Cass County, Indiana Gravel Pit

Eight Foot Human Giant Uncovered in a Cass County, Indiana Gravel Pit

The Elwood Free Press (Elwood, Indiana) April 6, 1899
Giant Skeletons Unearthed

     Wabash, Ind., March 29. - The workmen of the Pan-Handle railroad gravel train unearthed the skeletons of what appears to have been a human giant in the pit in Noble township, Cass county. It was found two feet below the surface of the ground and the bones were detached from one another, all however, being of prodigious size. In life the giant, judging from the remains of his framework, must have been more than eight feet tall.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Ancient Human Giant Buried With His Weapons In Bartholomew County, Indiana

Ancient Human Giant Buried With His Weapons In Bartholomew County, Indiana

 The Daily Republican (Rushville, Indiana) January 11, 1906
Giant Skeletons And Copper Implements, Evidence of Ancient Civilization, Unearthed Near Rugby.
   One day last week while making an excavation into the mound-like formation, some farmer near Rugby in Bartholomew county unearthed a number of skeletons of giant size. Buried with the skeletons, were a number of various implements made of copper of curious shapes.

   These remains were taken to Dr. Regenas at Hope, who is an anthropologist and collector of antiquities. He pronounced them relics of the copper age, in the history of ancient civilization in America. Few remains of this character have been discovered in Indiana. Dr. Regenas is having photographs of them taken and is preparing an account of their discovery, which is to be published in a few days.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

8 Foot Human Giant Removed from a Lagrange County, Indiana Burial Mound

8 Foot Human Giant Removed from a Lagrange County, Indiana Burial Mound

The Journal Gazette, December 5, 1924
  Lagrange, Ind., Dec 26 - A prehistoric graveyard has been unearthed on the farm of Solomon Hedrick.  A large number of skeletons have been found, all more than eight feet in height.  The find was in a mound 30 feet height. When 12 feet of the mound had been removed the skeletons were exposed.  The jaws and teeth are well preserved.  Trinkets, ivory beads and a shield made of bone were in the graves.  

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Biblical Horites Death Mask

Horite Death Mask

    Last year I wrote an article about the Biblical Horites, again, there seems to be some similarities with who archaeoloogists are calling Otamids. The skull of the Horites, described in the Archaeology of the Bible, Barton, 1916, would appear to be identical to those in California.
In a cave at Gezer, “A pottery head found in one the caves, which may be a rude portrait of the type of face sen in Gezer in this period, it has a sloping forehead, which afforded little brain space, and a prominent lower jaw. The people used flint knives, crushed their grain in hollow stones.
Mr. Macalister has suggested a connection between the cave dwellers of Gezer and the Biblical Horites, since Horite means, “cave dweller.” In the Bible the Horites are said to have dwelt to the east of Jordan, and more especially in Edom ( Gen. 14: 6: 36: 20, 21, 29; Deut 2 :12, 22). It seems probable the the reason why the Bible places them all beyond Jordan is that the cave dwellers had disappeared from Western Palestine centuries before the Hebrews came, while to the east of the Jordan they lingered on until displaced by those who were more nearly contemporary with the Hebrews.”

Monday, March 6, 2017

10 Foot Nephilim Queen Unearthed in Missouri

10 Foot Nephilim Queen Unearthed in Missouri

Deseret News, June 28, 1877
      The Lexington, Mo., Press says: “A very remarkable skeleton was dug up in the ground belonging to the Fair Association on Wednesday. The experts who examined the bones conclude, from their length, that the man whom they belonged must have been ten feet in height. The skull was badly fractured, but the jaw bone was preserved, and is twice the ordinary size of the jaw bone according to men these days. From thisit is probably not too bold a deduction to conclude that the skeleton is that of a female; but the sex, owing, unfortunately, to the destruction of the skull, is difficult to determine. One thing seems certain, that the specimen does not date back many centuries.”

Friday, March 3, 2017

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered in a Missouri Cave

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered in a Missouri Cave

Giant human skeletons discovered in a Missouri Cave

The Waco Evening News (Waco, Texas) February 26, 1894
They Are Supposed to be Delaware Indians Buried Long Ago
    Ozark, Missouri, Feb., 26 - There is a little cave in the bluffs of Finley creek, about two miles north of Ozark, which Bruce McCord was cleaning out for a cellar. Under a layer of limestone and beneath about six inches of earth he found two human, one measuring 7 feet in length. The skull was of gigantic size and very thick. The bones were all in place and well preserved, apparently, though they soon crumble to pieces when exposed to the air.

    The other skeleton was of ordinary size and lay near the bed of the larger one. It is supposed that the skeletons are Indian remains. The Delaware Indians had a large burying ground on Finley creek, two miles west of Ozark, and many bones and other relics have been found in this locality.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Giant Dakota Sioux Skeleton's Artifact Links The Tribe to the Ohio Hopewell

Giant Dakota Sioux Skeleton's Artifact Links The Tribe to the Ohio Hopewell

This type of plummet was found in numerous Hopewell mounds in Ohio and now links the Dakota Sioux as the authors of the numerous mounds in the Ohio Valley.  The fact that the "Charm Stone" was placed in the mouth may be a clue to the purpose as a charm to restore the departed soul.

The Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri) November 23, 1925
   Washington, Nov. 3 – The giant Indian skeleton found near St. Joseph, Mo., can hardly be that of a Maya from southern Mexico or Guatemala, in the opinion of Dr. Sylvanus G. Morley, of the Carnegie Institution, an authority on Maya archaeology.

      The artificially-flattened skull, he said, does not indicate Maya origins, necessarily, because many of the tribes of Indians in this country flattened the heads of their children and the pear shaped stone found in the mouth of the skull, corresponds with no known burial custom of the Maya.

Large Hopewell Sioux Skeleton Found Within a Missouri Stone Vault

Large Hopewell Sioux Skeleton Found Within a Missouri Stone Vault

History of Boone County, Missouri 1882
   Along Roche Creek, starting from Perche Church and following the creek down about two miles, are numerous mounds, the work, undoubtedly, of the famed mound builders. These mounds are from three to six feet in height, and, on an average, are from 100 to 200 yards apart. They number about twenty well-defined specimens. Dr. Davis, of Sturgeon, and Wm. Powell opened one of these mounds on the farm of the latter. In the center they found a perfect vault, the roof of which was covered with stones. In this vault lay a large skeleton. It measured seven inches across the forehead and the size of the of the other bones were in proportion.