Friday, March 7, 2014

Your Daily Giant 4/30/2013

Today's Daily Giant comes from the Warsaw Daily Union, August 14, 1915 pg 5. A huge skeleton dug up on the farm of the County Commissioner in Everts, Minnesota is reported. From the article, "Some of the bones have crumbled to dust but enough are left to indicate that it is that of a man who must have been eight feet tall. Some of the teeth are partly intact and are nearly twice as large as an ordinary man's teeth. The bones will be sent to scientists in St. Louis, Mo., who will endeavor to ascertain to what race they belonged. Summer tourists from the city who are at Battle Lake, in the immediate neighborhood, have become very much interested in them."

Eight foot tall, teeth twice as large as normal and many people interested in the finds. A point worth making is that these more than 2000 accounts had to make it past editors of newspapers in every corner of the country, as well as editors in Anthropological publications, Scientific Journals and past the writers of town and county histories and other sources. That means several thousand professionals somehow were duped if this was all a hoax. Printing incorrect information or making claims that were not true, in professions where reputation is everything, only seems to strengthen the case of the reality of this phenomena. Wouldn't these thousands of County Commissioners, Anthropologists, Archaeologists, doctors and citizens complain if they were mentioned in these accounts if they were somehow not true?

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