It is said that a jawbone was plowed up near Moorefield which would passover the outside of a common man’s lower jaw; that it contained eight jaw teeth on either side, and that they sat transversely in their sockets. A bone of that size would have belonged to a man eight or nine feet high. That there were eight jaw teeth on either side may safely be set down as a mistake.
Another jawbone of enormous size is recorded as having been discovered near Martinsburg. (Berkeley County)
The skeleton of a giant is said to have been dug up near Shannondale Springs.(Jefferson County
On Flint Run in
Shannondoah Doddridge County, the thigh bone of a giant is among the discoveries claimed. It was three feet long. This would indicate that the owner, in life was fully nine feet high. The catalogue of large bones might be continued almost indefinitely,. . .
The article from the “History of Hampshire County, West Virginia” published in 1897 provides several interesting accounts of alleged discoveries of giant bones in various parts of the state. While these reports may seem fanciful to some, they are worth investigating further for those with an interest in the history of giant humanoids.
The article describes the discovery of a jawbone near Moorefield that would have belonged to a man eight or nine feet tall. While the report’s accuracy regarding the number of teeth on either side of the jawbone may be in question, the size of the bone alone suggests a being of enormous stature.
Additionally, another jawbone of enormous size was reportedly discovered near Martinsburg, and the skeleton of a giant was said to have been dug up near Shannondale Springs in Jefferson County. These accounts all point to the possibility that there were once giants living in the area, whose remains have been lost to history.
While some skeptics may dismiss these reports as mere legends or exaggerations, it is important to remember that there have been many discoveries of large bones throughout history. The possibility that there were once giant humanoids living in the region is certainly worth exploring further, and it is the duty of researchers and historians to investigate these reports to determine their veracity.
- History of Hampshire County, West Virginia 1897