Greenville Advance Argus Greenville, Pennsylvania, June 11, 1885 |
Giant Human Skeletons Found
J. H. Porter has a farm near Northeast Erie county, Pa., not many miles from where the Lake Shore Railroad crosses the New York State boundary line. Last week some workmen in Mr. Porters employ came upon the entrance to to a cave, and on entering it, found heaps of bones within. Many skeletons were complete, and exhibited to the naturalists and archaeologists of the neighborhood. They informed the wondering bystanders that the remains were unmistakably those of giants. The entire village of Northeast was aroused by the discovery, and Sunday hundreds of people from Erie took advantage' of their holiday visit to the scene. It was at first conjectured that the remains were those of soldiers killed in battle with Indians that abounded in the vicinity during the last century but the size of the skulls and the length of the leg bones dispelled the theory. So far about a hundred and fifty giant skeletons of powerful proportions have been exhumed and indications point to a second cave eastward, which may probably contain as many more.
Scientists who have exhausted skeletons and made careful measurements of the bones say they are a race of gigantic creatures, compared with which our tallest men would appear as pigmies. There are now arrow heads, stone hatchets or other implements of war with the bodies. Some of the bones are on exhibitation at various stores. One is as thick as a good-sized bucket.