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There Were Giants in the Earth in Those Days:
Sensational Discovery at a Depth of 360 Feet In Coal Mine, Moberly Missouri, 1885....Page 24

By Terrence P., s8intcom 2008

This is not a photo of the Moberly giant femur, but one of that size (4.5 feet) reportedly found near Turkey.

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According to Wikipedia, Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs engraved into stone or other durable materials, or cast in metal, the science of classifying them as to cultural context and date, elucidating them and assessing what conclusions can be deduced from them.

Got that?

Epigraphic societies, which exist all over the U.S usually publish and maintain esoteric historical records cataloguing such things as ancient writing, ancient monuments and ancient artifacts of the geographical area. Epigraphic societies have been the source of some of the data featured here at

That being the case, why is the Midwestern Epigraphic Society apparently engaged in suppressing the most important information about a sensational Moberly, Missouri coal mine discovery in 1885?

Item: Coal is supposed to have formed 300 million years ago. However, the discovery documented in the New York Times of April, 1885 concerns a “buried city” at the bottom of a coal mine at a depth of 360 feet. If evolutionary theory and the parallel geological theories are true, then this “buried city” is/was hundreds of millions of years old.

Item: The long bones in the human skeleton; the tibia and the femur are usually within several inches of the same length. An average male of 5’ 10” inches might have a femur length of 1 foot, four inches with a slightly taller man of 6’ 2” inches having a femur of 1.5 feet.

Item: Moberly Missouri was founded in 1866,at the junction of railroads. In 1873 it was dubbed the “Magic City” because of its explosive growth. It’s 2006 population was approximately 14,000. The magic apparently has faded a bit.

Missouri’s Buried City
A Strange Discovery In a Coal Mine Near Moberly
New York Times, April 9, 1885
Also Recounted In: “The Local Notebook of Birmingham Bits, 1885 and in Various Newspapers

“St. Louis, Mo., April 8 - The city of Moberly, Mo. is stirred up over the discovery of a wonderful buried city, which was discovered at the bottom of a coal shaft 360 feet deep, which was being sunk near the city.

A hard and thick stratum of lava arches in the buried city, the streets of which are regularly laid out and inclosed by walls of stone, which is cut and dressed in a fairly good, although rude style of masonry.

A hall 30 by 100 feet was discovered wherein were stone benches and tools of all descriptions for mechanical service. Further search disclosed statues and images made of a composition closely resembling bronze, lacking luster.

A stone fountain was found, situated in a wide court or street, and from it a stream of perfectly pure water was flowing , which was found to be strongly impregnated with lime. Lying beside the fountain were portions of the skeleton of a human being.

The bones of the leg measured, the femur four and one-half feet, the tibia four feet and three inches, showing that when alive the figure was three times the size of an ordinary man, and possessed of a wonderful muscular power and quickness.

The head bones had separated in two places, the sagittal and the coronal suturis having been destroyed. The implements found embrace bronze and flint knives, stone and granite hammers, metallic saws of rude workmanship, but proved metal, and others of similar character, they are no so highly polished, nor so accurately made as those now finished by our best mechanics, but they show skill and an evidence of an advanced civilization that are positively wonderful.

The searching party spent twelve hours in the depths and only gave up explorations because of the oil in their lamps getting low. No end to the wonders of the discovery was reached.

The facts above given are vouched for by Mr. David Coates, the Recorder of the City of Moberly, and Mr. George Keating, City Marshal, who were of the exploring party. A further extended search will be made in a day or two.”

This New York Times article is available for free in their archives. A rewritten version of this article that omits the details concerning the human giant is also available online from the Midwestern Epigraphic Society.

The giant described in the 1885 New York Times article measured nearly nine feet from his ankles to his hips, no doubt making his actual height between 17 and 18 feet.

Perhaps the Society thought that a giant of that height would be to much to swallow, but if so, why did they leave in the details of a city which would have been around when coal formed? Possibly someone else excised the giant and the Society is actually totally unaware of a key element of the original stor?

Here, is the key paragraph in their version which clumsily converts the giant human into a giant statue, leaving out the information related to the leg measurements, perhaps forgetting to remove the paragraph about the “head bones” and likewise forgetting that statues were never alive.

Do statues in fact have, head bones?

“A hall 30 by 160 feet was discovered wherein were stone benches and three statues showing that when alive the figures were three times the size of an ordinary man and possessed of a wonderful muscular power. The head bones had separated in two places, the sagittal and the cerebral sutures having been destroyed.”

As we’ve discussed many times, many creatures of the past excluding the dinosaurs were of giant stature. Now according to evolutionary theory man did not live with these giant versions of animals who still live today. If, however, you are a believer, you have no choice but to wonder, if rodents lived in the past the size of a bull, how tall were the men of that day?

As to the discoverers Keating and Coates, they both died within eight years of the discovery, in 1893 and 1892 respectively. Get your affairs in order and get right with God, friend. For both the man who died by the fountain and the men who were buried in the newer city above; "it is appointed for each man once to die, and then, the judgement". Hebrews 9:27

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