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Muskingum Giant Race Remains

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The accompanying account of the remains of a giant race found in Muskingum County, Ohio, is sent to us by a friend for publication, as additional evidence in favor of the Book of Mormon, proofs of the truth of which are cropping up on every side. The extract is from correspondence to the Cincinnati Enquirer, and will be of interest to all who pay attention to archaeological discoveries on this continent, which kas a history as ancient as that of any part of what is usually called the Old World. For the key to unlock the mysteries of dead past of America, antiquarians and ethnologists need only to search with unprejudiced mind the pages of the Book of Mormon. The mound in which these remarkable discoveries were made was about 64 feet long and 35 feet wide, top measurement, and gently sloped down to the hill where it was situated. A number of stumps of trees were found on the slope, standing in two rows, and on top of the mound were an oak and a hickory stump, all of which bore marks of great age. All the skeletons were . . . (This article is a stub)

1) The Deseret News – Sep 22, 1880 (5 accounts)

2) The American antiquarian and oriental journal. v.3-4 (1880-1882).

3) The American antiquarian and oriental journal. v.3 (1880-1881). page 61

4) Brother of locomotive Engineers Monthly Journal, Volume 15, 1881. pg 43

5) Prehistoric Monuments, Stephen D. Peet

6) A Tradition of Giants, Ross Hamilton, (two accounts)

  • Excerpted from a piece in the Zanesville Daily Courier, Monday, November 5, 1877[PM]
  • A History of Muskingum County, 1882 [PM]footnote 99 Zanesville Daily Courier, Monday, November 5, 1877 A Tradition of Giants, Ross Hamilton.


8) St. Joseph Herald (Saint Joseph, Michigan) September 9, 1880. Ancient American Giants. Giant Race were Sun worshippers.

9) A History of Muskingum County, 1882. Nephilim Chronicles, Savage Warriors page 335.

10) The Phrenological Journal of Science and Health, 1880. Discovery of Giant remainsĀ  in Ohio. “gigantic skeletons lately found . . . the male measured nine feet in length. . . and the female eight feet. . . the smallest of the seven were nine feet in length and the largest ten.

11) American Antiquarian, Volume 3, 1880. A skeleton which is reported to have been of enormous dimensions, was found in a clay coffin, with a sandstone slab containing heiroglyphicsduring mound explorations by Dr. Everhart near Zanesville, Ohio.

7) Muskingum County, Ohio. Brush Creek Township. March 3, 1880. A skeleton of a woman measuring eight feet, . . .man measuring nine, and woman eight feet in length, . . . nine feet four inches and eight feet. . . . the smallest of which measured eight feet. . . enormous length ten feet.

8) History of Muskingum County, Ohio 1882. “came upon two enormous skeletons, male and female, . . . by actual measurement, proved to be nine feet six inches; the female eight feet nine inches in length. . . two more skeletons . . . it is believed, were full as large as those already measured, . . . measuring, respectively: eight feet ten, nine feet two, and nine feet four inches in length. . . a female skeleton eight feet long, a male skeleton nine feet four inches long”

We the undersigned citizens of Brush Creek Township, having been present and taken part in the above excavations, do certify that the statements herewith set forth are true and correct, and in no particular has the writer deviated from the facts in this case.

signed: Thomas D. Showers, John Worstall, Marshall Cooper, J. M. Baughman, S. S. Baughman, John E. MsCoy.

12) History of Muskingum County, Ohio 1882. Payson Farm. “there once undoubtedly existed here a more enlightened race of human beings than that of the Indians. six feet six inches in length.




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