New York Tribune – February 3, 1909
Skeleton 15 Feet High Unearthed in Mexico
News was received here from Mexico that at Ixtapalapa, a town 10 mile southeast of Mexico City, there had been discovered what was believed to be the skeleton of a prehistoric giant of extraordinary size.
A peon, while excavating for the foundation of a house on the estate of Augustin Juarez, found the skeleton of a human being that is estimated to have been about 15 feet high, and who must have lived ages ago, judging from the ossified state of the bones.
Romulo Luna, judge of the district, has taken possession of the skeleton which is complete with the exception of the skull.
Judge Luna says that as soon as the search for the skull is finished the skeleton will be forwarded to the national museum of Mexico that has an almost priceless collection of Aztec antiquities.
Scientific American – August 14, 1880, Page 106
Ancient American Giants
The Rev. Stephen Bowers notes in the Kansas City Review of Science the opening of an interesting mound in Bush Creek Township, Ohio. The mound was opened by the Historical Society of the township, under the immediate supervision of Dr. J. E. Everhart of Zanesville.
It measured 65 by 34 feet at the summit, gradually sloping in every direction and was 8 feet in height.
There was found in it a sort of clay coffin including the skeleton of a woman measuring 8 feet in length. Within this coffin was found also a child about 3 and a half feet in length and an image that crumbled when exposed to the atmosphere.
In another grave was found the skeleton of a man and a woman, the former measuring nine and the latter 8 feet in length. In a third cave occurred two other skeletons, male and female, measuring respectively nine feet four inches and eight feet.
Seven other skeletons were found in the mound, the smallest of which measured eight feet, while others reached the enormous length of ten feet. They were buried singly or each in separate graves. Resting against one of the coffins was an engraved stone tablet (now in Cincinnati) from the characters on which Dr. Everhart and Mr. Bowers are led to conclude that this giant race were sun worshipers.
The Victoria Advocate – November 5, 1989
That Karankawas were ‘Giants’, Cannibals – Findings Support Historical Claims
PORT LAVACA – Archaeological findings support historical claims that the Karankawas were giants in height and practiced cannibalism, said Dr. Herman Smith at a semi-annual meeting of the South Texas Historical Association held Saturday at Port Lavaca.
Smith also believes that the Karankawas are related to Caribe Indians of the West Indies, based on similarity of language, body structure, and their keeping of the ‘barkless’ dogs. Translated from their own language, he said, Karankawa means “dog lovers”.
The Karankawas did make the distinction of eating “only their enemies and never their friends”.
Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca was probably correct that the Karankawascwere horrified that the shipwrecked Spaniards of the Navarez expedition had eaten members of their own party, Smith said. The offense was not that the Spaniards had eaten human flesh, but that they had eaten human flesh that was not taken from an enemy, he said.
Bones of six year old child were found…butchered and cooked…among bison and fish bones at a Karankawa cook site in Kieburg County, Smith said. The cook site is one of many that show, contrary to common belief, the Karankawas were not nomads, he said. Remains of one site indicate that more than 350 tons of fish – black drum, red fish, trout and catfish, were prepared at that site, he said.
The Vancouver Sun – August 18, 1922, P.9
Primitive Man, Ten Feet Tall, Is Unearthed
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 17 – The department of agriculture received yesterday from an agent on Tiburon Island, Gulf of California, the skeleton of a primitive man, more than ten feet tall. It was found a few days ago. Other bones of similar size have been encountered.
The Sun – July 21, 1889, P.11
In a Hole in the Ground
The Remarkable Story of a Gold Hunter in the Belt Mountains of Montana
– from the St Paul Pioneer Press
Every resident of Montana and many visitors to the famous territory know that the Belt Mountains have always been the seat of mysterious stories, and that in their numerous gulches and canyons have been picked up wonderful relics. Among the most curious are agatized human maxillaries and teeth, all of gigantic size. Gold in quantities has been found in the Belt Mountains and rubies, sapphires, and even diamonds are shown as product of one or the other portions of the territory. The Helena correspondent of the Pioneer – Press sends a remarkable story, accompanied by numerous attestations to its truth. A gold hunter said that while prospecting in the Belt Mountains he found a peculiar depression in the ground. After excavating he discovered a mysterious cavern, reached by twenty-three steps. “At the foot of the stairs,” said he, “on one side of the passage lay the skeleton of a man of immense stature. The skeleton measured exactly nine feet six inches in height. The skull lay a few inches from the trunk, and between the two lay 27 nuggets. They were strung on a fine gold wire, and ranged from one ounce to ten in weight. Around the thigh, arm, and shin bones were other strings of nuggets, none of which weighed more than 4 ounces. There were about 15 pieces of gold in the pile. They were of many different shapes. None of them weighed over 3 ounces, and each piece had a hole through the center. On each side of the skull I found some sort of precious stones. They lay in a tiny golden basket, and were evidently worn in the ears. I do no know what name to give them, but I believe they are rubies.”
“Beside the trunk of the skeleton, I found a copper axe, with an edge harder and keener than any steel instrument of the kind I have ever seen. On the opposite side was a club made of the same metal as the axe. It was shaped not unlike a baseball bat. Under the trunk was a gold plate ten inches long, six inches wide, and one-eighth of an inch thick. It was covered with strange devices. A little further on lay another skeleton, that of a woman. I picked up a string of nuggets near this skull also. They were perfectly round and exactly the same size. They weighed about 3 ounces apiece. Every now and then I came to other skeletons, and, although by nearly very one of them I found necklaces, yet strange to say they were of round copper balls.”
“The catacombs as I have named this passage, are about 300 feet long, fourteen feet wide, and thirty high, and seem to have been cut out of the solid rock. At the end of the gallery is a room sixty feet square and forty high. In the center of this room stands a block of granite about twelve feet square and four feet high. It seems as though the rock had been hewn out around it. It is perfectly square, and it is exactly the same distance from the walls of the room on every side. There are steps cut in the rock leading to the top of the hall. On the top stands another block of granite, ten feet long, four wide, and three high. This is hollowed out in the shape of a human form. I lay down in this and, though I am not a small man by any means, yet the mold was much too large for me. Around the room were scattered vessels of clay, some of which will hold 25 gallons. They are light, yet tougher than wrought iron. I tried to break one of them by dashing it against the granite flooring of the room. I could not even scratch it. Altogether I gathered up 500 ounces of gold in the underground passage.”
Stark County Democrat – May 18, 1900, Weekly Edition, P.7
The State Republican – September 10, 1891, P.1
Further investigation of the Sweeny Mounds, near Carthage, Il. resulted in the unearthing of hundreds of human skeletons of giant proportions.