Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Your Daily Giant 7/13/2013

Today's Daily Giant comes from the History of Kentucky, by Lewis Collins, 1877, pg 107. The following information is to be found in the book,

"On the farm of Judge T. C. Carson, 7 miles below Morgantown, are several mounds-one 8 or 10 feet high, covering between a quarter and half acre of land. No bones have been found in it; but from a smaller one, a number of bones belonging to a giant race have been taken- jaw bones which would go over the whole chin of a man and teeth correspondingly large; the teeth remained sound but the other bones crumbled on exposure to the air. In Saltpeter cave, in the Little Bend of Green river, a number of such bones were found."

Is this account wildly sensational? Other subheadings on page 107 are Towns, House of Representatives, Productions and First Settlers, not exactly Ripley's Believe it or not. Another obscure reference to giants and giant jawbones fitting over someone's face buried in a historical document. These are observational accounts, often by regular people unburdened by having to make evidence fit a particular incorrect theory. Giants are mentioned as matter of fact as how many cows Mr. Johnson had on his farm, without fanfare, without hoaxes, without misidentifying remains, just simply stating what is seen before one's eyes, reported in every corner of the country for nearly 200 years. At this point I feel you really have to be insane to read through hundreds and hundreds of these accounts and truly believe every last one is totally false for one reason or another.

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