Thursday, January 29, 2015

Megalithic Stone Circle Described in Ross County, Ohio

Megalithic Stone Circle Described in Ross County, Ohio


 Centennial History of the County of Ross County, Ohio - 1902
To the south of this, about two hundred yards, is a stone circle one hundred feet in diameter and five or six feet high. In the center of this is a large stone mound some ten feet high.
This work was located in Huntington township, on the east side of Black Run, 200 yards south of the old Minney farm.


Henges eventually replaced the stone circle as solar and celestial observatories. Before transitioning to the henge they were combined.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Roman Coin Discovered Within an Illinois Burial Mound

Roman Coin Discovered Within an Illinois Burial Mound



The Washington Herald, March 14, 1913
FIND ROMAN COIN IN INDIAN MOUND IN HANCOCK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
   Chicago, March 13 - An old coin discovered in an Illinois Indian mound in Hancock County, and examined by Dr. Alfred Emerson of the Chicago Art Institute, a famous numismatist, was declared to be either an old Greek or Roman coin.  Dr. Emerson said he had never seen one like it, but that he was certain it was coined in Rome or Greece during the period between 250 B.C. and 250 A.D.
    The discovery of the coin has awakened scientific interest here in the Indian mounds.  It is believed that they may furnish proof that white men were on the American continent 2,000 years agoi, scientists today asserted.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mass Burial of Giants Marks the Site of an Ancient Battle in Illinois

Mass Burial of Giants Marks the Site of an Ancient Battle in Illinois

Pittsburg Dispatch, September 1, 1891
A PREHISTORIC BATTLE GROUND
 Immense Human Skeletons Found in a Mound Near Carthage, Illinois
Special Telegram to the Dispatch]
Carthage, Ill., Aug. 31. - A number of human skeletons have been found in a curious mound near this city.  They are of unusual size, and the teeth are longer than those of mankind generally. With few exceptions the bones are well preserved.
The skeletons were found lying across one another, giving color to the belief that they were warriors who fell in battle.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Iroquois Legend of the Stone Giants

The Iroquois Legend of the Stone Giants




The Iroquois believed that in early days there existed a malignant race of giants whose bodies were fashioned out of stone. It is difficult to say how the idea of such beings arose, but it is possible that the generally distributed conception of a gigantic race springing from Mother Earth was in this instance fused with another belief that stones and rocks composed the earth's bony framework. We find an example of this belief in the beautiful old Greek myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha, which much resembles that of Noah. When after the great flood which submerged Hellas the survivors' ship grounded upon Mount Parnassus they inquired of the oracle of Themis in what manner the human race might be restored. They were bidden by the oracle to veil themselves and to throw the bones of their mother behind them. These they interpreted to mean the stones of the earth. Picking up loose pieces of stone, they cast them over their shoulders, and from those thrown by Deucalion there sprang men, while those cast by Pyrrha became women.
These Stone Giants of the Iroquois, dwelling in the far west, took counsel with one another and resolved to invade the Indian territory and exterminate the race of men. A party of Indians just starting on the war-path were apprised of the invasion, and were bidden by the gods to challenge the giants to combat. This they did, and the opposing bands faced each other at a spot near a great gulf. But as the monsters advanced upon their human enemies the god of the west wind, who was 
lying in wait for them, swooped down upon the Titans, so that they were hurled over the edge of the gulf, far down into the dark abyss below, where they perished miserably.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Nephilim Skeleton Uncovered in Vermont

Nephilim Skeleton Uncovered in Vermont



The New York Times, November 22, 1852
     The skeleton remains of an Indian were dug up at Wheeling, Vermont a few days ago.  From the enormous size of his skull, his thigh bones, and other parts of the human frame, it is thought he could not have been less than seven feet high.  Most of the remains crumbled to pieces upon being exposed to the air.