Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Your Daily Giant 7/30/2013

Today's Daily Giant comes from the Lawrence Journal-World, August 5th, 1927 pg 9. Giant skeletons are once again reported. From the article,

"Giant Indians who roamed Florida swamps 500 years or more, living on shell foods which they cracked with their teeth, is a picture unfolded by archaeologists who have delved into a burial ground on a gulf island near here. The skeletons were discovered on a small section of land, where a lone fisherman had lived for years. Scientists estimated the bones are at least 500 years old and the remains of a tribe known as the Garibs, natives of the West Indies. They are believed to have inhabited the state and adjacent islands before the arrival of Spaniards in Florida The skulls, larger than those of current history, battered and crushed, indicated tribal battles. The jaw and teeth are unusually large. Likewise are the body bones, indicating the Indians of past ages were veritable giants in comparison with those of today. Mounds similar to the one in which the bones were unearthed are common in the state. The bones have been sent to the Smithsonian Institution for further examination."

"Sent to the Smithsonian Institution for further examination", not the first time we have read that. Many accounts in Florida describe seven to nine foot skeletons with massive skulls and jawbones being sent to the Vatican of Science. I find it difficult to believe that all these reports are in error. How is it possible that the same alarming discoveries were reported in newspapers, town histories, scientific journals and the Smithsonian's own Ethnology reports and no one ever complained about being so grossly misquoted. When you contact the Smithsonian Institution you receive an empty response along the lines of, "No evidence for the existence of giants has ever been found". It is like complaining to a Bank of America bank teller about a $37 bounced check fee. Hopefully continued public awareness of this matter will put pressure on an organization that receives over $800 million a year in taxpayer money but is not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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