Philadelphia Times, June 27, 1885
Erie County Giants
Skeletons of Men Ten Feet High Found in Cave
J. Porter has a farm near Northeast, not many miles from where the Lake Shore railroad crosses the New York state boundary line. Early this week some workman in Mr. Porter's employ came upon the entrance to a cave and on entering it found heaps of human bones within. Many skeletons were complete specimens of the find were brought to light and exhibited to the naturalist and archaeologists of the neighborhood. They informed the wondering bystanders that the remains were unmistakably those of giants.
The entire village of Northeast was aroused by the discovery and today hundreds of people from the city took advantage of their holiday to visit the scene. It was first conjectured that the remains were those of soldiers killed in battle with the Indians that abounded in the vicinity during the last century, but the size of the skulls and the lengths of the leg bones dispelled that theory. So far about 150 giant skeletons of powerful proportions have been exhumed and indications point to a second cave eastward, which may contain as many more. Scientists who have exhumed skeletons and made careful measurements of the bones that they are the remains of a race of gigantic creatures compared with which our tallest men would appear as pygmies. There are no arrowheads, stone hatchets or other implements of war with the bodies. Some of the bones are on exhibit at the various stores.