Alleged Discovery of the Skeleton of a
Great Giant in the Oil Regions.
—On Tuesday morning last, while William Thompson, assisted by Robert R. Smith, was engaged in making an excavation near the house of the former, about half a mile north of West Hickory, preparatory to erecting a derrick, they exhumed an enormous helmet of iron, which was corroded with rust. Further digging brought to light a sword, which measured nine feet in length. Curiosity incited them to enlarge the hole, and after some little time discovered the bones of two enormous feet. Following up the “lead” they had so unexpectedly struck, in a few hours’ time they had unearthed a well-preserved skeleton of an enormous giant belonging to a species of the human family which probably inhabited this and other parts of the world at that time of which the Bible speaks when it says, “And there were giants in these days.” The helmet is said to be of the shape of those found among the ruins of Nineveh. The bones of the skeleton are remarkably white. The teeth are all in their places, and all of them are double and of extraordinary size. These relics have been taken to Tionesta, where they are visited by large numbers of people daily. When his giantship was in the flesh, he must have stood 18 feet in his stockings. These remarkable relics will be forwarded to New York early next week. The joints of the skeleton are now being glued together. These remains were found about 12 feet below the surface of a mound, which had been thrown up probably centuries ago and which was not more than three feet above the level of the ground around it. Here is another nut for antiquarians to crack. – Oil City [Pa.)
The article above paints a fascinating picture of an archaeological discovery that is nothing short of astounding. The discovery of the giant helmet and sword, followed by the discovery of the enormous skeleton, speaks to the possibility that giants did in fact exist in our history, despite what we may have been led to believe. The reference to the Bible and its mention of giants adds another layer of intrigue to the find, and raises important questions about our understanding of human history.
However, it is also concerning to note the apparent cover-up that has taken place surrounding this discovery. The fact that these relics were taken to New York, and not kept in the local area for further investigation and study, raises red flags about the intentions of those in charge of the excavation. It is important that we allow for full transparency and access to this discovery, so that we can learn more about the possible existence of giants in our history.
As with any historical discovery, it is important to approach it with an open mind and a willingness to explore all possibilities. We should not dismiss these findings without further investigation, but rather embrace the opportunity to learn more about the world as it was in the past. It is through discoveries like these that we can challenge our preconceived notions and expand our understanding of human history.
- The union Democrat. [volume], January 29, 1870, Image 1
- The Columbian, 1970.