Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Your Daily Giant 8/17/2013

Today's Daily Giant continues the story of Paxson Hayes and the Giants of Sonora, Mexico. I previously posted several Daily Giants exploring this story. From the Spokane Daily Chronicle, January 9, 1936 pg 11.

"These crumbling ruins of a long-perished city, where mummified human forms revealed that seven-foot giants and three foot pygmies apparently lived together, were found by Paxson C. Hayes ethnologist, who has spent the last seven years exploring the upland wastes of northern Mexico. The architecture is of a type never before discovered, resembling that of cliff dwellings but with distinct Mongolian features. The strange civilization is believed to antedate that of the Mayans. Hayes plans an expedition for a thorough search of the huge caves in Sonora, 400 miles from Hermosillo City."

I have run into many accounts of what were described as "pygmy" like skeletons also in my research. Once again there are reports of Smithsonian Institution involvement and accounts from Mound Builder burial mounds in Ancient America of unusually small skeletons that were verified as authentic. Several Native Americans have approached me and asked if I have encountered such things because I was told that their oral history has much information regarding this. The well known Hobbit find in Indonesia adds fuel to this debate.

From Wikipedia, "Homo floresiensis ("Flores Man", nicknamed "hobbit" and "Flo") is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual were discovered in 2003 on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Partial skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including one complete cranium (skull). These remains have been the subject of intense research to determine whether they represent a species distinct from modern humans. This hominin is remarkable for its small body and brain and for its survival until relatively recent times (possibly as recently as 12,000 years ago). Recovered alongside the skeletal remains were stone tools from archaeological horizons ranging from 94,000 to 13,000 years ago."

Even though I am open minded, I had problems with the Hayes findings originally because they were so outlandish but he convinced the "Dean of Southwest Archaeology", Dr. Byron Cummings, was received at the White House, met with Smithsonian scientists (donating snakes that ended up listed in their annual report) and was listed in newspaper accounts for an over 15 year period up until 1951. There are also photos of him with a giant mummified head, him holding a burial shroud of a giant (presented to the Smithsonian) and today's ancient Sonora city. Finally, within the last year, elongated skulls which were called "alien" were unearthed in the Sonora area. Hugh Newman told me that he finds it fascinating that these different reports come from the same area and if you follow the research of Brien Forester then you know that there is quite a mystery regarding elongated skulls.

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