Discovery of Another Giant?
This One Only A Skeleton.
The Oil City (Pa.) Times is responsible for the following: On Tuesday morning last, while Mr. William Thompson, assisted by Robert R. Smith, was engaged in making an excavation near the house of the former, about half a mile north of West Hickory, preparatory to erecting a derrick, they exhumed an enormous helmet of iron, which was corroded with rust. Further digging brought to light a sword which measured nine feet in length. Curiosity incited them to enlarge the hole, and after some little time, they discovered the bones of two enormous feet. Following up the “lead” they had so unexpectedly struck, in a few hours’ time, they had unearthed a well-preserved skeleton of an enormous giant, belonging to a species of the human family which probably inhabited this and other parts of the world at the time of which the Bible speaks when it says, “And there were giants in those days.” The helmet is said to be of the shape of those found among the ruins of Nineveh. The bones of the skeleton are remarkably white. The teeth are all in their places, and all of them are double and of extraordinary size. These relics have been taken to Titusville, where they are visited by large numbers of people daily. When his giantship was in the flesh, he must have stood eighteen feet in his stockings. These remarkable relics will be forwarded to New York early next week. The joints of the skeleton are now being glued together. These remains were found about twelve feet below the surface of a mound which had been thrown up probably centuries ago, and which was not more than three feet above the level of the ground around it. A search is now being made for another giant’s tomb.
Let me address something claimed by shallow minded skeptics. Words have different meanings, and the usage of words are different as well. The phrase about the teeth “All of them were double, it has been claimed that “double teeth” is the appearance of the teeth when they have been grounded down by eating shellfish. That does not apply here, because immediately after that it says that the teeth were of extraordinary size. We giant researchers have come to understand that this is mentioned because these large individuals with skulls a half an inch thick and jawbones that could fit over a mans head, these people had extra large gums in those extra large jawbones. Their adult teeth came in in front of their baby teeth without pushing them out. In a modern person’s mouth there is no room, so the adult teeth come in under the baby teeth. Perfectly good and healthy teeth fall out, This is not what happened during these times.
- The New York herald. [volume], January 05, 1870, Page 4, Image 4