The New York Times, August 17, 1885
A Petrified Giant
Victoria, British Columbia, Aug., 5 - The body of a petrified giant has been found by two farmers who were sinking a well 10 miles from town. Its appearance closely resembles that of a human being. The head has the appearance of having been scalped. The material is as hard as flint and the arms and legs are broken short off. The veins and the ribs are plainly traced. A party has gone out for the legs and arms and hands. The man alive must have been about 12 feet in height.