Sunday, October 29, 2017

8 Foot Giant with a Gorilla Looking Skull Uncovered in a Miamisburg, Ohio Gravel Pit

8 Foot Giant with a Gorilla Looking Skull Uncovered in a Miamisburg, Ohio Gravel Pit





Montgomery County, Ohio

The Daily Telegraph, Jan 21, 1899
GIGANTIC BODY RECOVERED
   The body of a man, more gigantic than ever recorded in human history, has
been unearthed in the Miami Valley, Ohio.
    The skeleton it is calculated must have belonged to a man 8 feet 1 1/2 inches
in height. It was found within a half mile of Miamisburg in a locality which
contains many relics of the mound builders. Edward W. Gebhart and Edward
Kaufman discovered it while they were working in a gravel pit. Kauffman struck
the hard substance with his pick and on examining it found it to be a skull. When
they unearthed the whole skeleton and finally realized its size they were aghast.
The skeleton is of prehistoric age being fossilized. Its gigantic proportions present a
 a puzzling problem to archaeologists.
   He is clearly a man and a very well formed and well-proportioned one as to the
limbs. His skull is of an extremely low order, being but a shade higher than that
of Pithecanthropus Erectus found by Dr. Dubois in Java. It is far below that the
most degraded living type. The prehistoric giant must have had a head that
differed little from that of a gorilla.