Historical North American Giants
1882 West Virginia, Brewersville: The remains of a giant human in a sitting position with artifacts of stone and flint were discovered near White Day Creek.
1883 Minnesota, Warren: Ten skeletons of both sexes and of gigantic size were taken from a mound.
1883 North Dakota, Mandan: A cemetery of over 100 acres filled with bones of a giant race was discovered.
Ohio, Marion County: During general construction projects in the area giant
human skeletons were unearthed.
1884 West Virginia, Kanawha County: A skeleton 7 feet 6 inches long was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a temple chamber within a mound.
1885 Pennsylvania, Gasterville: A large mound contained a vault in which was found a skeleton measuring 7 feet 2 inches. Inscriptions were carved on the vault.
Pennsylvania, Ellisburg: An 8 foot skeleton was discovered.
Wisconsin, Le Crescent: Bones of giant humans were discovered in burial mounds.
1888 Minnesota, St. Paul: The remains of seven skeletons 7 to 8 feet tall were discovered.
Tennessee, Roane County: A giant skeleton was discovered measuring over 7 feet
1891 Arizona, Crittenden: A giant was unearthed and a huge stone coffin that had evidently once held the body of a man 12 feet tall. A carving on the granite case indicated that he had six toes.
1892 Ohio Proctorville: From the Ironton Register, “Where Proctorville now stands was one day part of a well paved city, but I think the greater part of it is now in the Ohio river [sic]. Only a few mounds, there; one of which was near the C. Wilgus mansion and contained a skeleton of a very large person, all double teeth, and sound, in a jaw bone that would go over the jaw with the flesh on.”
1894 Illinois, Pike County: In a conical shaped mound a skeleton over 7 feet tal was found.
1895 Ohio, Toledo: A mound held 20 skeletons, seated and facing east "twice as large as those of present day people."
1896 Minnesota, Lake Koronis: The skeleton of a huge man was uncovered. At Moose Island and Pine City, bones of other giants were found.
1897 Ohio, Jackson: A mound on a farm contained a giant skeleton.
Ohio, Lake Erie Islands: Eight skeletons were found near the United States Coast
Guard lighthouse, one measuring over seven feet in height.
1918 Alton, Illinois: Robert Pershing Wadlow was born, educated and buried in Alton, Illinois. His height of 8' 11.1" qualifies him as the tallest person in history, as recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. At the time of his death he weighed 490 pounds. Robert was born on February 22, 1918, and weighed a normal eight pounds, six ounces. He drew attention to himself when at six months old, he weighed 30 pounds. A year later at 18 months, he weighed 62 pounds. He continued to grow at an astounding rate, reaching six feet, two inches and 195 pounds by the time he was eight years old.
Arizona, Grand Canyon: The bodies of two petrified human beings 15 and 18 feet
in height were discovered.
1932 New Mexico, White Sands: Supervisor of the Lincoln National Park, Ellis Wright, found human tracks in the gypsum rock 22 inches long and from 8 to 10 inches wide. The prints were human in origin due to the outline of the perfect prints coupled with a readily apparent instep.
1939 Nevada, Lovelock: A 7-foot 7-inch skeleton was found.
1947 California, Death Valley: The skeletons of nine foot tall humans were found.
1965 Kentucky, Holly Creek: Kenneth White dug a "perfectly preserved skeleton" from under a large rock ledge along Holly Creek which measured 8 feet, 9 inches in length when reassembled. He states, "the arms were extremely long and the hands were large. The skull was "30 inches in circumference. The eye and nose sockets were slits rather than cavities, and the area where the jawbone hinges to the skull was solid bone.
♦ Buffalo Bill Cody spoke of Sioux Indians who
told about giants that ran down the buffalo.
♦ The Algonquin have stories of giant, bearded
men who first occupied their native lands.