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Adams County Giant Mummies

Adams County Giant Mummies


Bones of Supposed Mound Builder Those of Man Eight or Nine Feet High.

Dr. W. j. Holland, curator of the Carnagie museum, Pittsburgh, and his assistant, Dr. Peterson, a few days ago opened up a mound of the ancient race that inhabited this section and secured the skeleton of a man who when in the flesh was between eight and nine feet in height. says a Greensburg (Ps.) dispatch to the Philadephia Inquirer.

This mound, which was originally about 100 feet long and more than 23 feet high has been somewhat worn down by time. It is on the J. R. Secrist farm. In South Huntington township. This farm has been in the Secrist name for more than a century.

The most interesting feature in the recent excavation was the mummified torso of the human body, which the experts figured was laid to rest at least 400 years ago. Portions of the bones dug up and the bones in the legs Prof. Peterson declares, are these of a person between eight and nine feet in eight. The scientists figure that this skeleton was the framework of a person of the prehistoric race that inhabited this section before the American Indians.

The torso and the portions of the big skeleton were shipped to the Carnagie museum. Drs. Holland and Peterson supervised the explorations of the Secrist mound with the greatest of care. The curators believe the man whose skeleton they secured belonged to the mound builder class.

The Sun, Dec. 8, 1893

Giant SkeletonThe Stanstead Journal – Feb 3, 1921 pg.4