Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gigantic Human Skeleton's Tomb in Central City, West Virginia

Burial mound photographed at Camden, West Virginia is a short distance from the burial mound that was removed in Central City (Huntington West Virginia).  Photo from "The Nephilim Chronicles: A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley."

Washington Post : June 23, 1908

GIANT IN ANCIENT MOUND
Curious Relics of Prehistoric Times are found in Tomb
Huntington West Virginia - June 22, - The municipal authorities of Central City, four miles west of here, three weeks ago ordered the removal of a prehistoric mound from Thirteenth street.  Today twelve feet above the base of the mound a gigantic human skeleton was discovered.  It is almost seven feet in length, and of massive proportions.
   It was surrounded by a mass of rude trinkets.  Eight huge copper bracelets were discovered. Thus, when burnished, proved to be of purest beaten copper and a perfect preservation.  Rude stone vessels, hatchets, and arrowheads were found with the skeleton.
    A curiously inscribed totem was found at the head of the skeleton.  The Smithsonian Institution will be notified of the discovery.