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Memphis Doctors Say it is Over Nine Feet Long and Weighs 400 Pounds

Memphis Doctors Say it is Over Nine Feet Long and Weighs 400 Pounds

Discoverer examines the head of a South American mummy discovered in a cave along with several others of similar height. This mummy is only 7 1/2 feet long (eight feet tall in life?)so he was one of the smaller giants.

After a mummy was found not far from Memphis, three medical doctors had a chance to examine it at Jackson Mound Park. �Dr. H.L. Williford, formerly president of the Shelby county board of health; Dr. B.F. Turner, professor in the Memphis Medical college and an ethnologist of some note, and Dr. Pate have visited Jackson Mound and examined the mummy. They found the body to weigh about 400 pounds and to be 9 feet � inches long.”

The body was said to have been in a �splendid� state of preservation. No doubt, a 9 foot mummy may have been 10 feet in height in life. The teeth were reported to have been intact, the hair was long and stiff and black in color.

The skin was still pliable according to the doctors and the thumb nails could still be seen. The mummy was bare except for animals skins covering its head and its feet.

The physicians could detect no sign in this case of petrification or ossification and speculated that the body might be that of a North American Indian.

Mystery of  Giant Mummy Nine Feet Long

Memphis Doctors Say it is Over Nine Feet Long and Weighs 400 Pounds
August 23,1894

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