Tuesday, November 19, 2013

8 Foot Mummy Wrapped in Skins Uncovered in Kentucky

8 Foot Mummy Wrapped in Skins Uncovered in Kentucky



Daily Public Ledger., November 09, 1896
INDIAN MUMMY
Dug Out of a Cellar on Elkwell Creek, Kentucky 
Skeleton of a Man Eight Feet High
Lexington, Kentucky., Nov. 9. - John Winter, of Bell county, last week, while digging a cellar at his home, on Elkwell creek, excavated a giant mummy. The mummy was that of a man eight feet high, and wrapped in a winding cloth of skins. It was placed in a canoe like coffin, and crumbled away upon being exposedthe the air. At the head of the giant were a stone hatchet and a few cooking utensils and a large hollow stone, which presumably contained
food. At his feet was a skin shield, which had also crumbled to dust.