A GIANT RACE
The remains of an ancient race of giants are being dug from the earth at the Mesa Rica, near Las Vegas, New Mexico. Those residing in that vicinity are greatly excited. From exchanges in that vicinity, the following account is gained.
The first of the skeletons of the monster men was unearthed by Luciano Quintana, who, with five others, listened to some old traditions and began to dig.
As far back as the memory of man goes, it has been common belief that certain rude stones on the mesa laid with surprising regularity marked the resting place of dead men.
The oldest inhabitants tell of hearing from their predecessors, both white and red, that at one time the land was peopled with men who were giants in every sense of the word. Rude implements of enormous size have been found that could not have been used by anyone with strength short of an ox.
So prevalent has been the impression that this was the case, that Indian traditions are now retold of a race of human beings who ate at one meal a quarter of beef and drank five gallons of liquor.
Quintana listened to these wild tales for years and paid but little attention to them. But he never could satisfy himself that the rude stones had come in their place by chance and for this reason, determined to make an investigation. Selecting five others to assist him in the work, he picked out two of the largest stones and began to take up the earth between them. The work took several days on account of the obstacles which had been placed in the way. At a depth of six feet, a layer of rock two feet thick had to be taken out. They had evidently been selected according to their shape before being placed in the ground, for each one fitted closely to the other.
After disposing of the rock, a layer of what had once been wood was taken out, three feet in thickness. Another two feet of pure white sand was taken out of the hole and the bones of a man were found.
Though the grave was fifteen feet long and eight feet wide, the body had, to all appearances, been first placed in the hole in a sitting position and then doubled over until the face rested on the feet. Some of the bones, which had withstood the onslaught of decay, show the owner to have been one of the largest men that ever lived. From those found, it is calculated that the giant must have been at least seventeen feet high.
A forearm found measures nearly four feet and is in perfect proportion in every other way. Only the lower jawbone is preserved and is three feet from one end to the other. A tooth which was still sticking in it is as large as a small bucket.
Those who saw the bones say that his chest measurement must have been one hundred and twenty inches. The ribs are enormous and are large enough to withstand a fierce attack with weapons such as these people must have had. There are numerous other tombstones five feet long in the vicinity that are supposed to be over skeletons of giants. Plans are being laid to dig between all of them and learn whether or not there are more remains to be found. This may be another Cardiff giant, such as El Paso has on the hill back of the Mesa gardens, and until more is learned about it, those who take an interest will hold back their confidence in its being bona fide.
The discovery of the remains of an ancient race of giants in Mesa Rica, near Las Vegas, New Mexico is a fascinating find that challenges our understanding of history. The fact that such a discovery was made is not surprising, as there have been countless reports of giant human skeletons found around the world. What is surprising, however, is the lack of attention that these discoveries have received from mainstream archaeologists and historians.
This article documents the discovery of a giant human skeleton that is estimated to have been at least seventeen feet tall. This discovery is particularly significant because it is accompanied by the accounts of Indian traditions of a race of human beings who were giants in every sense of the word. Moreover, the article mentions the finding of large and rudimentary tools, which suggests that the giants had great strength.
Instead of dismissing such discoveries, we should encourage further investigation and exploration of these sites to uncover the truth about giants and their place in our history.
In conclusion, the discovery of the remains of an ancient race of giants is an exciting and significant find that should not be dismissed without further investigation. It challenges our preconceived notions of what is possible and offers a glimpse into a world that was vastly different from our own. As a community, we should embrace these findings and encourage further exploration to uncover the truth about giants and their role in our history.
- White Oaks Eagle Feb 6 1902 pg3