Friday, March 7, 2014

Your Daily Giant 4/12/2013

Today's Daily Giant comes from the Border Cities Star, Sept. 5, 1934 page 19. Reported is the discovery of a large burial ground in Norfolk County, Ontario. W. Edgar Cantelon, curator of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Antiquities announced the discovery that included skeletons measuring eight feet in height and large deposits of arrowheads, spears, drills, gorgets, wampum and pottery. William Cantelon was an artist as well as curator of the Norfolk museum which still exists. Here are a couple words about Mr. Cantelon from antique collector Melissa Collver. " Often artists and their work are not appreciated until they are no longer with us. Such is the case with William Edgar Cantelon of Doan's Hollow, Norfolk County, Ontario. His father inspired him with kind and encouraging words while his mother provided Edgar with paper on which to sketch. Cantelon dedicated his life in the tireless pursuit of preserving the history of Norfolk County. During good weather he bicycled up and down the concessions of our fair county sketching and painting. He painted places ­ family burial grounds, churches, flour mills, tanneries and historic homes. William Edgar Cantelon died March 3rd, 1950 but his spirit lives on through his work. By pursuing his passion he has achieved immortality. It is estimated that W.E. Cantelon produced nearly 8000 paintings throughout his lifetime. A large number of them can be viewed at the Eva Brook Donly Museum, Norfolk St., Simcoe, Ontario." By all accounts Mr. Cantelon was widely respected and beloved, these are often the types of people mentioned in these giant skeleton accounts, people going about their business, until they cross paths with a phenomena not accepted by orthodox theory and they become incompetent, hoaxers or worse. This is the argument that skeptics are making about this phenomena, regardless if they proclaim it or not. Some impairment in judgment or moral weakness has taken place to compel all these thousands of people to lie or lose the ability to judge the obvious, rationally. My guess is Mr. Cantelon, being a lifelong artist, had a decent ability to judge size and spatial relations. I also believe he would not risk the credibility of the museum he loved by creating an exaggeration of hoax with no perceived gain. This is the kind of garbage we are supposed to swallow because some small minded professionals are afraid of some giant bones.

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