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The case for the Controversial Cardiff Giant



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A Singular Discovery.—What Is It? The recent remarkable discovery of a huge stone statue near Syracuse,
Xew York,. continues to excite much curiosity ahd attention. A farmer
named “Win. C. Newell, residing at
Cardiff, about 1 miles south of Syra
cuse, iu digging a well, at a depth of
21 feet, struck what he supposed to be
a large stone, but continuing to die,
he soon uncovered two large stony feet
aud legs, and by further effort the
perfect figure of a man of more than
giant size was revealed. A measure
ment showed its length from the top
of the head to the sole of the foot 10
feet 2 inches; width of shoulders 3
feet ; palm of hand crosswise 7 inches;
the large finger 8 inches long; thigh
12iuches; leg below the thifh 9 inch
es. The figure was found lying’ on its
right side. Since found it has been
visited by thousands of persons,
among them naturalists and scient
ists. It is thought by some persons
to be a fossilised human lody, but
others, anil the general opinion,’ seems
to be that it is a statue. Where it
came from, who was the sculptor, and
when it was deposited in its bed, are
the questions now exciting attention
and being investigated.
Prof. L. G. Olmstead, who has made
archaeology a study, looks upon the
figure as a statue, showing remarka
ble correctness and grace in its propor
tions. He does not even deem it nec
essary to assume for it antiquity as a
work of art By placing it beside the
highest known models of beauty res
cued from the ruins of ancient Italy,
he pays it an unusual compliment;
yet his judgment in this regard seems
to lie confirmed by the impression
made upon the minds of all who see
the figure.
“As a work of art, the Cardiffstatue
is perhaps a better embodiment of the
intellectual and physical power of a
and mountain-piling old
Titan than Italy possesses.”

“Its a statue period, end of story”. And that’s as much time as anyone wants to give to this subject. I have put off this for a long time. This website is a database for giants, most are not controversial at all. This is definitely in the top 3 when it comes to controversy. There is A STRONG stigma on the Cardiff Giant and while reading many of the tales, some things do not line up properly. There is so much written on the Cardiff Giant, so i will link them all to this page. The various opinions past and present do not represent the views of Greater Ancestors World Museum or any of its writers. The Cardiff Giant fact or fiction represents a huge media circus and national attention and eventually all giant finds would be compared to it. Was it a statue, was it a false flag, or was there something more to it? We are presenting information here and thats all, there is no need to be dependent on the Cardiff Giant as a smoking gun, it is not that, and All giantologists would agree the discussion of the Cardiff Giant hurts the Giantology cause more than it could help it, but i am going to do it anyway.

Hey skeptics, and runt-chasers here is the runt that many of you will use as an example of content on this site. Have at it, there are several thousand better examples you will avoid so it wont help your case.

Western Reserve chronicle. (Warren, Ohio), 17 Nov. 1869. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

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