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Mummy 8 Feet Tall. Bell County, Kentucky

INDIAN MUMMY

Dug Out of a Cellar 0n Elkwell Creek.

Kentucky Skeleton of a Man Eight Feet High.

Lexington, Ky., Nev. 9. John Winter, of Bell county, last week, while digging a cellar at his home, on Elkwell creek, excavated a giant mummy. The mummy was that of a man eight feet high, and wrapped in a winding cloth of skins. It was placed in a canoe-like coffin, and crumbled away upon being exposed the air. At the head of the giant were a stone hatchet and a few cooking utensils and a large hollow stone, which presumably contained feed. At his feet was a skin shield, which had also crumbled to dust.

  1. Daily public ledger., November 09, 1896, Page 3, Image 3
  2. About Daily public ledger. (Maysville, Ky.) 1892-191?
  3. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069117/1896-11-09/ed-1/seq-3/;words=mummy+giant?date1=1836&rows=20&searchType=basic&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=giant+%2B+mummy&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=2
    The Hillsboro argus. November 12, 1896 Image 4

Dug up a Giant Mummy

Middlesboro, Ky, Nov. 10. – While digging a cellar near Elkwell Creek, John Winter unearthed a giant mummy and discovered several interesting relics of great value. The find has created the greatest excitement here, and crowds are flocking to view the scene and examine the curiosity. The mummy is that of a man of great stature, being over eight feet tall. It was wrapped in a winding sheet of skins, and carefully sealed in a canoe shaped coffin. In a few minutes after being exposed to the air the mummy commenced to crumble. but be careful handling Mr. Winter has succeeded in keeping intact his remarkable discovery.

  1. The Hillsboro argus. November 12, 1896 Image 4

Giant Mummy Found in Kentucky.

John Winter, of Bell County, Kentucky, last week, while digging a cellar at his home, on Elkwell Creek, excavated a giant mummy. The mummy was that of a man eight feet high and wrapped in a winding cloth of skins. It was placed in a canoe-like coffin and crumbled away upon being exposed to the air. At the head of the giant were a stone hatchet and a few cooking utensils, and a large hollow stone, which presumably contained food. At his feet was a skin shield, which had also crumbled to dust.

Source: Cincinnati Tribune.

  1. Passaic City record. [volume], November 28, 1896, Page 7, Image 7
  2. The climax. [volume], November 11, 1896, Image 4
  3. The Abbeville press and banner. [volume], December 09, 1896, Image 11

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