Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Devil's Skeleton Unearthed in Ohio

The Ogden Standard, Febuary 23, 1906
Devil's Skeleton Unearthed in Ohio

    The bones under which this bowl was found occupied a space in the gravel pit separate and apart from the other skeletons..  Thus it is said, indicates that the dead man was deserving of some discrimination,owing probably to some fear of prowess which distinguished him from his fellows.  He was a large man, and the protuberances on the back of the skull were more prominent than those found on the other skulls that the men thought they had discovered a man with horns.

     The story was enlarged  upon and created quite a flurry of excitement as the more superstitious believed that the bones of the devil had been located.  The skull was carefully examined by medical men, who did not hesitate to say that these bones or protuberances came back to the ears were more distinct and much longer than those of the skull of today.