Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Your Daily Giant 7/2/2013

Today's Daily Giant comes from the New York Times, May 25, 1882. The article's title is "The Bones Of A Giant Found." The report is as follows, "A skull of heroic size and singular formation has been discovered among the relics of the mound-builders in the Red River Valley. The mound was 60 feet in diameter and 12 feet high. Near the centre were found the bones of about a dozen men and women, mixed with the bones of various animals. The skull in question was the only perfect one and near it were found some abnormally large body bones. The man who bore it was evidently a giant. A thorough investigation of the mound and its contents will be made by the Historical Society."

The burial mounds of Ancient America certainly were storehouses of interesting relics. Giant skulls and giant skeletons with anatomic anomalies, inscribed stones and tablets with curious hieroglyphics, beautiful artifacts of copper, stone and treasures of pearls. Not quite what Professor Skeptic taught me in college. The New York Times alone had at least 58 articles about giant skeleton finds from November 21, 1856 to January 29, 1947. I have uncovered several more in the last month. If all these stories are somehow fallacious, that's quite a few editors who deserved to be fired by "the paper of record". It certainly stretches the imagination to believe that all these accounts were somehow or someway in error. Especially when the same descriptions are to be found in town histories, scientific journals and the Smithsonian's Ethnology Reports.

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