Livermore Herald, Volume 7, number 27, July 29, 1880
Giants in Muskingum County, Ohio.
The mound in which these romarkable discoveries were made was about sixty-four feet long and thirty-five feet wide, top measurement, and gently sloped down to the hill where it was situated. A number of stumps of trees were found on the slope, standing in two rows, and on the top of the mound were an oak and a hickory stump, all of which bore marks of great age. All the skeletons were fonnd on a level with the hill, aud about eight feet from the top of the mound. Now to a more particular description of these antiquated remains: In one grave there were two skeletons —one male and one female. The female face was looking downward, the male being immediately on top, with the face looking upward. Tbe male skeleton measured nine feet in length, and the female eight feet. In another grave were also found two skeletons—male and female—with the female face lookiug upward and the male face looking downward. The male frame in this case was nine feet four inches in length and the female eight feet. In another grave was found a female skeleton which was incased in a clay coffin, holding in her arms the frail skeleton of a child three feet and a half long, by the side of which was an image, which, upon being exposed to the atmosphere, crumbled rapidly. The remaining seven were found in single graves, and were lying on their sides. The smallest of the seven was nine feet in length, and the largest ten. One single circumstance connected with this discovery was the fact that not a single tooth was found in either mouth except iv the one incased in the clay coffin. On the south end of the mound was erected a stone altar, four feet and a half wide and twelve feet long, built on an earthen foundation nearly four feet high, having in the middle two large flag stones, upon which sacrifices were undoubtedly made, for upon them were found charred bones, cinders and ashes. This was covered by about three feet of earth. This excavation was made under the direction of the Muskingum County Historical Society, and the things alluded to in this letter, or dispatch, cau be verified by a number of witnesses who were present and watched the work as it progressed. It was pursued with great interest and diligence, there being the strongest incentive to prosecute the investigation, for such remarkable developments in mound-opening are very rare, aud are therefore fascinating in the extreme. Their future labors were also rewarded with additional developments, which, if they do not throw additional light upon this giant race of people that once inhabited this country, will at least stimulate research. What is now a profound mystery, the result of this excavation may in time become the key to unlock still further mysteries that centuries ago were commonplace affairs. I refer to a stone that was found resting against the head of the clay coffin above described. It is an irregular-shaped red sand-stone, weighing about eighteen pounds, being strongly impregnated with oxide of iron, and bearing upon one side two lines of hieroglyphics.— Cor. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Los Angeles Herald, Volume XXIX, Number 124, February 2, 1902
Remains of a Giant Found in New Mexico
Las Vegas, N. M., Jan. 26, 1902. You may be sure that people in Las Vegas, N. M., are very proud of their somewhat distant suburb of Chaperito. That New Mexican village of adobe huts lies sixty miles from the railroad in the great, open country on the Mesa Rica. It is in San Miguel county, just as much as Las Vegas or any one of a hundred pueblos, but then San Miguel county ss larger than whole states in the little crowded country back east. Most any state in New England could go away back and sit down in a little corner of this big county of mountains and stake 1 plains. The archaeological find of the age was made near Chaperito, on the Mesa Rica, last week, and all the scientific world will stand breathless at the marvel of it. There was never anything like it in the world before, since the days when Odin and Thor lived in Oggard, and those days belong only to the myths of creation. It was one sunny day last week that Don Luciana Quintana said in his heart that he would find what the great, rough-hewn boulders of building stone planted like tombstones at a certain point on his lanch were put there for. He took four Spanish American citizens into his confidence, and they dug between two of the great stones together. They had heard that these stones marked the graveyard of a family of giants, but they would rather have discovered a secret mine. They went five feet down, and then they found the skeleton of a human giant so big that they couldn't believe their own eyes. He was fifteen feet long, and his legs had been broken just below the knees in order to bend them so that he might be crushed and scourged into the fifteen-foot grave which was too small for the dead giant if he stretched out straight like a dead giant ought to. The skeleton was tolerably well preserved, The lower jawbone was all that remained of the head. In it was a loose tooth, and Don Luciana packed the big molar home and gave it to his prettiest daughter for a milk stool. It is big enough for any mortal's use as a stool. If It were hollowed and polished it would make a novel punchbowl when my lady entertains. The giant's forearm was a wonder. It measured four feet from wrist to elbow. But what would one expect from a giant whose ribs show that his chest measurement was exactly eight feet. There are other stones on Don Luciana's ranch, and the party will dig for other remnants of that wonderful race whose history Is written only In the secret bowels of the silent earth. HENRY C. WARNACK.
Daily Alta California Volume 36, Number 12457, 25 May 1884
H. R." Hazleton recently opened the large Indian monnd near Catersville, Ga. A layer of very heavy flagstone covered a deep vault in which was found the skeleton of a man 9 feet 2 inches in height, surrounded by seven other skeletons, apparently those of very young persons. The giant evidently had been a king, as his head was encircled with a copper crown. His hair, black as jet reached to his waist but he had no whiskers. The bottom of the vault had first been covered with a thick matting of reeds and dry grass, over which were spread the skins of some wild animal. The underside of the stones covering the grave are filled with deeply-carved inscriptions. If it is ever possible to decipher these, Mr. Hazleton thinks he will have something reliable in regard to prehistoric man in America.
Daily Alta California Volume 22, Number 7247, 23 January 1870
DISCOVERY OF ANOTHER GIANT.
This One Only a Skeleton
The Oil City, Pa., Times is responsible for the following: On Tuesday morning last, while Mr. William Thompson, assisted by Robert K. Smith, was engaged in making an excavation near tho house of the former, about half a mile north of West Hickory, preparatory to erecting a derrick, the exhumed an enormous helmet of iron, which was corroded with rust. Further digging brought to light a sword which measured nine feet in length. Curiosity incited thorn to enlarge the hole, and after some little time they discovered the bones of two enormous feet. Following up Iho "lead" they had so unexpected struck, in a few hours’ time they had unearthed a well preserved skeleton of an enormous giant, belonging to a species of the human family which probably inhabited this and other parts of the world at the time of which the Bible speaks, when it says, " And there were giants in those days." The helmet is said to be of the shape of those found among tho ruins of Nineveh. The bones of the skeleton are remarkably white. The teeth are all in their places, and all of them are double, and of extraordinary size. These relics have been taken to Tionesta, where they are visited by large numbers of people daily. When his giants!) it was in the flesh he must have stood eighteen feet in his stockings. These remarkable relics will be forwarded to New York early next week. The joints of the skeleton are now being glued together. These remains were found about* twelve feet below the surface of a mound which had boon thrown up probably centuries ago, and which was not more than three feet above the level of the ground around it. Here is another nut for antiquarians to crack.
Los Angeles Herald, Volume XL, Number 19, April 30, 1893
A Skull as Big as a Bushel Basket.
One of the most remarkable finds of gigantic human remains of which wo have any record was that made at Palermo, Sicily, in the year 1516, when an entire skeleton of nnheard of proportions was unearthed by some marble quarrymen. These mammoth remains measured exactly 34 feet from head to foot, and 9 feet 7 inches from point to point of the shouldersi A stone ax buried with this old time giant may still be seen at Palermo in section "Z" of the St. Isorcnt ftiuseum. It is made of a bluish looking, fine graihed bowlder, and appears to be about 2 feet 8 inches long by 1 foot broad and 9 inches through in the thickest place. A musty, rusty looking tag attached to the relic informs the visitor that it weigh.. 53 pounds, but the general verdict is that it could not weigh over 80 or 35 pounds. The skeleton was burned by a mob in the year 1663 during the prevalence of the black death at Palermo, tho ignorant, superstitious people believing that it was connected in some mysterious way with tho death dealing distemper. The skull of this giant, according to Abbe Ferregus, "was largely excessive of the baskets sayd to hold tho bushel, being fitted above and belowe withe teeth to the number of sixty-foure, the each of which would have weighed two ounces." Cavalier Scroy claimed to have found a skull on Teneriffe that had 60 teeth.—St. Louis Republic.
San Francisco Call, Volume 95, number 31, 31 December 1903
FINDS GIANT'S BONES IN MOUND
Captain Xewlo^ H. Chittenden Makes Discovery of Skeleton of a Prehistoric Man
Berkeley Office San Francisco Call, 214S Center Street, Dec. 30. Captain Newton H. Chlttenden, the explorer and lecturer, has proved the theory that he has held for some time that this neighborhood was formerly the home c-f giants by finding the bones of one of the species. Captain Chittenden refuses to reveal the burial ground of this prehistoric man. but admits't^hat it is somewhere In one of the old Indian mounds of West Berkeley. The bones found by Captain Chittenden make almost a-complete skeleton, the missine parts being a number of the vertebrae. The thigh bones are large and, measured by present day standards, indicate that the owner of them must have been a man at least eight feet high. Half the skull Is gone, but the half that remains shows that the head must have contained about twice as many brains as that of the modern man. This skull is like one found several years ago in West Berkeley when excavations were being made for the foundation of a building. "I have no doubt," said Captain Chittenden, "that ages ago giants roamed around this country. This man was no monstrosity, such as we occasionally have nowadays, but a perfectly formed "man and possessed of great intellectual powers. I intend to continue my investigations in the hope of finding more cf the bones of our ancestors." Captain Chittenden will present the skeleton to the Berkeley High School.
San Francisco Call, Volume 104, number 39, 9 July 1908
DISCOVER SKELETONS OF 14 PREHISTORIC INDIANS
Remains of Giant Race Are Found Near Santa Monica Beach SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL LOS ANGELES, July 8— Fourteen skeletons. of giant Indians, supposed. to have roved this section centuries ago, have Just been dug from the, sands of the beach on the Malibu ranch just north of Santa Monica. The smallest skeleton indicates a stature of seven feet, while several of the Indians must have been. at least eight feet tall. The discovery was made by three Santa Monica men camping at the mouth of- Malibu canyon. The skulls, teeth-and-.bones are in an excellent state of preservation. Many relics of an extinct race have . been found in the same locality, but no skeletons of such size ever before have been unearthed.
San Francisco Call, volume 87, number 51, 20 January 1902
DELVERS FIND GIANT'S BONES
From New Mexico Comes Wondrous Story of a Skeleton.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
EAST LAS VEGAS. N. M.. Jan. 19.— An archaeological find has been made on the Mesa Rica, near Chapento, this county. It is the skeleton of a prehistoric man. Legend has it that the vicinity of the Chapeinro and the Mesa. Rica was peopled by a race of giants centuries ago. Evidence to substantiate this tradition was found on the ranch of Don Luciano Quintano. Five men,- several days ago, began to excavate at a place marked by two pieces of rough hewn white building stone about fifteen- feet; apart. They had dug about five feet between the stones when skeleton was unearthed; The bones are well preserved. The "giant's ' chest measurement could have been no less than, eight, feet. The lower jawbone is all that' remains of the head. It is a massive ' piece and in it is a huge tooth.. The forearm measured three feet and the length 'of the arm must have been about six feet. The skeleton will be sent to. the Archaeological Society at Santa Fe.
I have only shared such a very minuscule amount of
reports. These are just ones from the 1800s/early 1900s and not even but a small portion for the State of California's archives. The point in all this is that repeatedly the same characteristics are reported. These are not random tall people with acromegaly, but a culture of people who were not Homo sapiens, they were "other" and apparently "original."