Thursday, March 6, 2014

Your Daily Giant 3/8/2013

For today's Daily Giant we revisit the Aleutian Islands. From the Toledo Blade April 27th, 1944 page 8 we find the discovery of a giant "at least seven feet tall". The bodies were arranged in a geometric pattern like "spokes of a wheel". Researcher and author Fritz Zimmerman has uncovered 23 of these type of odd burials in accounts of Mound builder burial sites in the eastern half of the country. Three are listed in the Smithsonian Ethnology reports and in some cases all of the skeletons were of large size. I have found this burial type mentioned in a western Massachusetts burial site unearthed by T. M. Stoughton who found 12 skeletons buried in a pattern like "spokes of a wheel". I also found the following account in the same area in the History of Montague. 1910, Pg.61: “Indian skeletons were exhumed on L Street near the falls in 1873. And on the opposite shore Mr. Smith dug out seven skeletons buried in a sitting posture, each about seven feet in stature.” Wait a second, Professor skeptic assured me that all of these finds were reported by devil fearing Puritans in the 1700's who couldn't distinguish a human femur from a T-Rex skull. This account is in 1944 and is not contested by the U. S. military that unearthed the grave during military construction in the Aleutians. These finds help to verify the following story from researcher David Hatcher Childress about an episode in the Aleutians. This is an often told tale about skullduggery and our good friends from the Smithsonian once again are on the scene.
"Ivan T. Sanderson, a well-known zoologist and frequent guest on Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW in the 1960s (usually with an exotic animal with a pangolin or a lemur), once related a curious story about a letter he received regarding an engineer who was stationed on the Aleutian island of Shemya during World War II. While building an airstrip, his crew bulldozed a group of hills and discovered under several sedimentary layers what appeared to be human remains. The Alaskan mound was in fact a graveyard of gigantic human remains, consisting of crania and long leg bones. The crania measured from 22 to 24 inches from base to crown. Since an adult skull normally measures about eight inches from back to front, such a large crania would imply an immense size for a normally proportioned human. Furthermore, every skull was said to have been neatly trepanned (a process of cutting a hole in the upper portion of the skull). In fact, the habit of flattening the skull of an infant and forcing it to grow in an elongated shape was a practice used by ancient Peruvians, the Mayas, and the Flathead Indians of Montana. Sanderson tried to gather further proof, eventually receiving a letter from another member of the unit who confirmed the report. The letters both indicated that the Smithsonian Institution had collected the remains, yet nothing else was heard. Sanderson seemed convinced that the Smithsonian Institution had received the bizarre relics, but wondered why they would not release the data. He asks, " it that these people cannot face rewriting all the textbooks?" #Yes

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