FIND PETRIFIED BODIES OF GIANT MEN; HUMAN BEINGS ELEVEN FEET IN HEIGHT
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14 – Details of archaeological discoveries made in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado by Samuel Hubbard, Oakland scientist, were revealed here today upon Mr. Hubbard’s return from an expedition to Arizona, according to a story which will appear in the San Francisco Examiner tomorrow.
Two petrified bodies of giant human beings, 11 feet tall, said to be of proportions similar to those of human beings of today, were found by the Hubbard party, the story says.
Discovery of the fossils, Mr. Hubbard asserts, tends to establish for the first time the existence of a race of giants on the American continent in prehistoric days.
The fossils were found in an isolated section of the canyon far from the traveled area. Mr. Hubbard said.
The petrified specimens resembled mighty statues, Mr. Hubbard continued, but tests proved they were human flesh petrified as wood becomes petrified through the action of water filled with lime.
- Spokane Daily Chronicle – May 15, 1923
PETRIFIED BODIES OF HUGE PREHISTORIC MEN REPORTED IN COLORADO GRAND CANYON
San Francisco.-If the challenge of wall carvings on the cliff. In addition, the party found elephant tracks two and one-half feet in diameter and moccasin prints measuring nineteen inches from toe to heel. These had been preserved in the sandstone of the canyon riverbed.
In announcing his challenge to scientific scoffers to join him in an extensive investigation, Hubbard said:
“I began this search after I had learned that similar gigantic footprints had been found in the rock quarry of the Nevada State prison at Carson City, and at La Brea, Los Angeles. Also, I gathered traditions from all parts of the Pacific coast and found all tallied in that at one time a race of giants had lived there.”
When Hubbard returned from a personally conducted exposition on which he discovered the petrified bodies and announced his scientific find, he was greeted with scorings by archaeologists who were inclined to doubt either the existence of the petrified bodies or to regard them as statues probably carved by some highly civilized tribe of Indians.
Hubbard sticks to his guns, however, and announced that probably “Magellan, sailing through the The
- Bonham Daily Favorite – Jun 30, 1923