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A Brief Review of a Selection of Incredible, Lost, Forgotten or Ignored News from Our Recent Past .....Page 48



By Anthony James
Copyright 2007 by Anthony James and s8int.com

1900: "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now, All that remains is more and more precise measurement."… Kelvin

"So many centuries after the Creation, it is unlikely that anyone could find hitherto unknown lands of any value." - Spanish Royal Commission, rejecting Christopher Columbus' proposal to sail west
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Part II of this Article

Some fossils are rare, but this one recently unearthed in eastern Oregon may be positively mythic. In life, the 2-meter-long Jurassic seagoing crocodile (above), discovered by members of the North American Research Group, sported scales, needlelike teeth, and a fishtail. Some paleontologists, including Stanford University researcher Adrienne Mayor, think similar fossils may have inspired Native American representations of water monsters. Mayor notes the croc's "remarkable" resemblance, for example, to a 19th century Kiowa artist's drawing (inset) of a legendary water serpent....Science

Yeah, or they could have seen one! Maybe they weren't extinct millions of years ago! Don't be thrown by the antlers, they are fairly common in "sea monster" descriptions. It's much more likely that the Kiowa's actually saw this creature rather than that they assembled the bones like a paleoentologist and then painted the result! Don't forget that the experts have been known to put the wrong head on a dinosaur (brontosaurus) or place a bone on the wrong end...

Click and Drag Photo to resize. .

There is something in every generation and perhaps every culture that causes it to feel that the sum of its knowledge and scientific sophistication is such that it can see the end of science… that everything worth knowing is pretty much known. If we now know everything, then those before us knew nothing.

Whatever else flows from this “hubris”, one consequence is that historical scientific data and observations will probably be discounted.

If some prior generation reported on phenomena, particularly that which doesn’t fit the current paradigm or mode of scientific thinking, such phenomena is easily discounted, even if dutifully reported by scientists and other learned men of that generation.

If we find hundreds of reports of men of giant stature found throughout parts of North, South and Central America, even in the scientific literature of the day, we might wonder why they couldn’t have taken more care with measurements.

And if we find that there were hundreds of reports of “sea monster” sightings in the rivers, seas and oceans and washed upon beaches in bygone eras, be it printed in the popular press or in scientific journals, we marvel at their naiveté and superstitious beliefs, no matter the number and character of the eyewitnesses.

Of course, they likely had it coming, haven taken the same condescending attitude towards the historical and eyewitness accounts of the generations that preceded them. How can we take seriously the accounts of such phenomena when we know that the scientists of bygone eras believed that vermin could spontaneously generate from old rags and filth?

Maybe because this generation of scientists believe that the entire universe spontaneously generated from...….nothing! How will future, presumably more enlightened generations evaluate our eyewitness accounts?

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a brief outline of certain articles of interest from the recent past follows. I’ll have to admit at the outset that clearly the testimony of people who wore such funny hats, dresses and pants, and bathed maybe once or twice a week, has to be discounted.


s8int.com 1925?

Source: New York Times, 1925

We’d like to think we would have written something like this note Mr. Chambers wrote back in 1925. In the fall of 1924, Samuel Hubbard, curator of archaeology at the Oakland Museum, along with Charles Gilmore a paleontologist, led a scientific expedition to the Hava Supai Canyon in Arizona. In the course of their expedition, called the Doheny Expedition, after the oilman who funded the trip, they discovered several ancient drawings that stirred scientific controversy.

‘ The drawings included representations of dinosaurs and an elephant (which supposedly never lived in North America) . Responding to the Darwinist naysayers of his day, in this case a Dr. Wessil (no fooling, that was his name!) Mr. W.D. Tenbroeck dropped a little “dinosaurs, in literature, history and art” in a letter to the editor of the New York Times in April, 1925.

“Dr. Wessil seems unaware of similar drawings of dinosaurs, one of which was recently discovered at by W.L. Chambers at Grand Lake in the Colorado Rockies. Cuvier wrote in the last century in “Revolution du Globe”:

""If anything can justify the hydra and other monsters, whose figures were so often repeated by medieval historians, it is incontestably the plesiosaurus."”

We read in the Memoire a l’Academie of the naïve astonishment of Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire when M. de Paravay showed to him in some old Chinese works and Babylonian tiles, dragons, saurians, ornithorynchuses and extinct animals which he thought unknown on earth till his own day.

These are but two of many similar quotations available. How could these ancients know anything of extinct monsters of the carboniferous or Mesozoic times, unless they had seen these monsters themselves or possessed descriptions of them in their traditions…..”?

He goes on to mention other “ooparts” (out of place artifacts) such as the report of a gold thread embedded in rock reported in Scientific American as well as a piece of metal which had been shaped ‘geometrically” and "frozen" in a lump of tertiary coal.

Giants in Those Days

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that”…Genesis 6:4

Apparently, there were hundreds and perhaps thousands of reported discoveries of giant human remains in antiquity, in many parts of the world. It’s not clear how men who were clearly “modern” and yet "gigantic" fit into evolutionary theory, but their existence is clearly mentioned in the bible. The Bible also mentions that some of these giants of old had extra fingers and toes, a feature often noted in the antique reports that have come down to us.

I would note that sometimes skeletal remains as “short” as 6 feet 3 inches were reported as giants, which almost gets me in, cheapening the category somewhat. Here I present just a few of the many reported discoveries.

Hints Giant Ancestors
Dr. F. Weidenreich Tells of Java Jawbone and China Tooth
New York Times, July 1946

We don’t know for sure what kind of giant primate was discovered by Dr. Weidenreich in 1946 but he seemed to believe that some of the remains were human. In my humble opinion and that of many, remains identified as primitive humans were actually simply the remains of apes, chimps or gorillas. Still, according to the bible, there really were giants in those days.

“Evidence that some of modern man’s earliest ancestors might have been giants ranging up to twice the size of a male gorilla was disclosed today by Dr. Frantz Weidenreich, research associate of the Museum of Natural History.

….It might not be too far from the truth if we suggest the Java giant was much bigger than any living gorilla and that the Chinese giant was correspondingly bigger than the Java giant-that is one and one half times as large as the Java giant and twice as large as a male gorilla, he said.

He added that there were mere indications thus far that the giants were older than all other human types……”


Giants Survive the Age of Fable
New York Times, July 12, 1925

“An American engineer, driven to shelter in a storm in the mountains of Western Chihuahua found at hand a cavern and in its dimness, made out great bales wrapped in leather. He opened one and in the flicker of a torch discovered the skeleton of a man 12 feet tall.

All around him there were others, skeletons of men so big that even in a sitting posture they rose six feet, like columns and in the clay of the cavern floor was a footprint 18 inches long”.

The engineer who made the discovery was identified simply as Nesbitt and the 1925 article went on to suggest that plans were afoot to move the remains to a local museum for study. A follow-up article further details that there were eight skeletons between 10 and 12 feet in height and that a local museum was mounting an expedition to visit the site and return with artifacts. The area had a history of stories about giant former inhabitants.


Unearth the Bones of 10 Foot Giants.
Gold hunters Report the Discovery in Great Burial Mounds Southwest of Tepic, Mexico.
New York Times, May 14, 1926

Tepic, Mexico. “Discovery of the bones of a race of giants who towered more than 10 feet in height was reported here today by Captain by Captain D.W. Page, an American and Captain F.W. Devalda, an Englishman who returned from an unsuccessful search for legendary Spanish goldmines.

The two men said they made their discovery in the great burial mounds in mountains southwest of here and that the state of preservation of the bones indicated that the giant race lived in that section more that 500 years ago …


A Race of Giants in Old Gaul
The London Globe, 1892

“In the year 1890 some human bones of enormous size, double the ordinary in fact were found in the tumulus of Castelnau, (Herault) and have since been carefully examined by Prof. Kiener, who while admitting that the bones were those of a very tall race, nevertheless finds them abnormal in dimensions and apparently of morbid growth.”

It would seem that Prof Kiener, like many of his race (professors) is hedging his bets by claiming that an entire race of giants simply had a pituitary problem.


Reports Find of Bones of Men Eight Feet Tall
Mining Engineer Tells of Discovery in Sonora by Laborers Digging in a Cemetery.
New York Times, December 1930

Tucson, Arizona. “Discovery of apparent remains of a race of giants has been made a Sayopa, Sonora a mining town 300 miles south of the Mexican border J.E. Coker, a mining engineer reports that laborers clearing ranch land near the Yaqui River dug into an old cemetery where bones of men averaging eight feet in height were found buried tier on tier.

The heads of the skeletons Coker said, were especially large.

Bernard Brown, curator of the American Museum of Natural History sent out from Darwin Studios central casting said ‘”blah, blah, ..blah harrumph! Nope!” (paraphrased)


Giant Skeletons Found
Archeologists to Send Expedition to Explore Graveyards in New Mexico Where Bones were Unearthed
New York Times, Feb. 11, 1902

“Owing to the discovery of a race of giants in Guadalupe, New Mexico, antiquarians and archeologists are preparing an expedition further to explore that region”.

The giant skeletons were reported to have been found near Mesa Rico, an area 200 miles southwest of Los Vegas, Nevada.

“Luiciana Quintana on whose ranch the ancient burial plot is located, discovered two stones that bore curious inscriptions and beneath these were found in shallow excavations the bones of a frame that could not be less than 12 feet in length.

The men who opened the grave said that the forearm was 4 feet long and that in a well preserved jaw, the teeth ranged in size from that of a hickory nut to that of the largest walnut in size.

The chest of the being is reported to have a circumference of 7 feet.”


Skeleton of Giant Found
New York Times, November 1856

We note a trend here; no one seemed to be digging up their own giants in those days.

“A day or two since, workmen engaged in sub soiling the grounds of Sheriff Wickham at his vineyard in East Wheeling, came across a human skeleton.”
“….The impression made by the skeleton in the earth and the skeleton itself were measured by the sheriff and a brother of the craft locale, both of whom were ready to swear that it was 10 feet nine inches in length. It's bones and teeth were almost as large as those of a horse”.


Find Skeleton of Giant
Idaho Road Men Dig Up Bones of Prehistoric Herbivorous Woman
New York Times, March 17, 1924

Lewiston, Idaho. “A huge skeleton, believed to be that of a prehistoric human being has been discovered in Salmon River Country by two members of the State Highway Dept., who brought their find to the City”.

The bones were to be sent to the Smithsonian for study and were reported to have been found in a cliffside at a depth of 50 feet. Physicians thought that the skeleton which was largely intact was that of a woman and was more than eight feet long.

Photo: The "Lovelock Skull"
with yardstick for comparison

“Belief that the person was of an herbivorous race was expressed owing to the peculiar formation of the jaws and teeth. Both the upper and lower jaws each had only ten teeth, all of which were intact.”


Chilean Fossil Man Seen
Skull, Believed to be that of Human Giant, Found Near Conception
New York Times, November 1941

Summary: A human skull found 60 feet underground during a coal mining operation was reported to be from a man judged to be from nine to ten feet tall. An examination by experts determined an ear to ear internal spread of nine inches and ten inches at the base of the cranium.

The Boneyards/MegaFauna

“The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Every living thing that moved on the earth perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark”….Genesis 7


Russians Report Finding Dinosaurs by the Million
New York Times, November 1948

Moscow “Soviet scientists just returned from Mongolia said today that they discovered the bones of millions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures in the southwestern Gobi desert.

The site is reportedly near an ancient river in the desert. The dinosaurs were found at a depth of between approximately 50 feet to 130 feet.

“Among the prize specimens Professor Yefremov said were a horned dinosaur 36 feet long, one of five such ever found and a 98 foot five inch dinosaur that walked on its hind legs.”


Gigantic Fossils of Animals Found
East African Cites Sheep as Big as Horses, Hogs with Elephant like Tusks
New York Times May 11, 1956

Readers of s8int.com certainly and others will know that Dinosaurs were not the only giants of the past. Giant versions of many, many animals and even of plant life have been discovered over the years. Science often gives these mega animals a separate name within the species but typically they only differ from their smaller cousins in size.

Creationists tend to support the idea that these animals existed prior to the fall, when animals and plants lived under perfect conditions. According to this article in the New York Times, Darwinists suspect that they were caused by something in the water.

“The remains of gigantic animals have been found, including sheep the size of present-day cart horses, hogs with tusks like elephants have been dug out of an ancient gorge at Olduvai in East Africa. Two giant human teeth have also been found.”

“…..Specimens have been brought to London by the man who found them for comparative study. He is Dr. Louis S.B. Leakey, Director of the Coryndon Museum at Nairobi, Kenya……”

Along with the animal fossils, he has found according to the article, numerous stone tools and implements of a group of people who he calls Chellean man and which he suggests are either extremely large or of average stature with very large teeth!

Again quoting from the article;

“Dr. Leakey has found the complete skeleton of a Pleistocene sheep with a horn-span of fourteen feet. He also unearthwed wild hogs the size of a rhinoceros with elephant sized tusks. He has found a giant sized giraffe, baboons as big as modern gorillas, massive zebras and antelopes.”

(A special note to chicken, cattle and turkey ranchers follows)

“....The Olduvaian animals of 400,000 years ago probably lived in the delta of a big river in Dr. Leakey’s estimation. As the erosion or breakdown of the rocks in pluvial times was two or three times what it is today, vital salts known as trace-elements collected in unusually large quantities and were taken up by the vegetation there. The vegetation, in turn was eaten by the delta haunting animals which grew to abnormal size….”


Eagles and Their Prey
From the Cornhill
New York Times, Dec. 24, 1899

"There is at the present moment in the museum of natural history, a model of a skull of a gigantic eagle so large that the imagination can scarce fit it into the life of this planet at all.

The whole head is larger than that of an ox, and the beak resembles a pair of hydraulic shears. Unlike most of the giant beasts, this eagle which inhabited Patagonia appears from its remains to have differed little from the existing species. Its size alone distinguishes it.”

“…It could have killed and torn to piece creatures as large as a bison, and whirled up in the sky and dropped upon the rocks the gigantic carapaced animals of Patagonia as easily as the modern California eagles drops the tortoises upon which it feeds.”

Dragons/Sea Monsters/Dinosaurs

"So God created the Great Dragons" ...Genesis 1:21 The Latin Vulgate; 5th Century


Monster Unique in European Seas
Pictures and Measurements Taken Before Waves Break Carcass at Cherbourg
Covered with Fine Hair, Head Roughly Like That of a Camel
Link to Lock Ness Scouted
New York Times, March 1934

Cherbourg. “Nothing even remotely resembling the sea monster that was washed ashore at Querqueville, two miles west of here has ever been seen in this part of the world.”

According to the article, the sea monster when discovered had been in one piece but the action of the waves and of scavengers soon broke the carcass into several pieces. In the interim however, photographs and measurements had been taken. The creature was measured at twenty five feet.

The article goes on;

“The skin was bluish grey and covered with white hairs. The tail and fins had the same hairy covering but in addition had white bristles described as like those of an elephant. The tail as it was seen yesterday was bifurcated like that of a seal but was far larger and enormously powerful. Two lateral fins at the shoulder seemed almost paddle shaped. The creature had also a dorsal fin.
br> What was most remarkable was the neck which was slightly more than three feet long, putting the monster definitely out of the class of whales….”

Details in the article include the fact that the liver was about 15 feet long.

A professor Corbiere who examined the creature said that it was certainly the first creature of its kind to wash ashore there. He opined that he didn’t know that much but was certain that it was unrelated to the Loch Ness creature. He guessed that it was a hyperoodon, (beaked whale) even though they generally don’t have necks.


A Sea Serpent in Iowa
The Monster who Startled Farmers and Fed on Their Hogs
New York Times, October 1893

"A prodigious serpent has been terrorizing residents near Scranton, Iowa this summer, is stated by a paper of that state. Whether it was a sea monster that had worked its way up the Mississippi or the summer resort sea serpent attracted by the World’s Fair has not been definitely settled”.

According to the article reprinted by the Times, hog farmers of the general area had been losing hogs and devised several strategies to un down the culprit. A neighbor of farmer Jacob Black, while taking a short cut through his pasture encountered the culprit after hearing the squeal of a hog:

“…..looking up he saw a hog that would weigh 200 pounds in the coil of a snake and the hog lifted seven or eight feet from the ground”.

“…..The snake seemed to pay no attention to the man but after smashing the life out of the hog very leisurely wended his way to the river and went over the bank into the same.”

According to the report, a neighbor who saw the serpent said that it was surrounded by other little ones of about eight feet in length. He shot two of them and reported that they were covered in scales like a fish only coarser.

The story goes on to recount the hunt for the serpent near the river where they found burrows where the snake apparently hung out. Their shooting produced mostly anger and a shrill whistle from the sea serpent who departed by way of the river.

“They describe the monster as being at least 40 feet in length; they say its head was about the size of a calf’s head and the body in the largest diameter about ten inches”


Find Huge Sea Monster
Scientists Unable to Name Creature Dead on Florida Coast
New York Times, Feb. 1921

“Scientists and deep-water fisherman here are puzzled of the finding of a huge sea monster off the coast of Soldier’s Key, a few miles south of Miami, which they are unable to name. The body of the creature was found three weeks ago by Elmer. E Garretson of L.I.,N.Y who today towed part of the skull to Miami. This fragment is fifteen feet long, seven feet wide and weighed three tons”.

Mr. Garretson said that he was unable to see the full length of the creature but that he did see that it was at a minimum, eighty feet long. At the time he saw the creature it was being eaten by many sharks.


A Mississippi Monster
New York Times, Sept. 1877

This "sea monster" described in this story bears a striking resemblance to the "Stronsay Beast" (above)one of several over the years seen near the Orkney Isands. This drawing was done after the Stronsay beast washed up on shore there in 1808, some 69 years prior to this sighting in Missippi.

"The Stronsay beast was first sighted on September 25, 1808, lying on rocks at Rothiesholm Head, in the south-east of the island.

There, John Peace, a local man fishing off the coast, was puzzled by the sight of seabirds flocking around what looked like an animal's corpse on the rocks.

Turning his little boat, and watched by another Stronsay man, George Sherar, Peace made his way to the carcass. But what he found was unlike anything he had encountered before. Lying on the rocks was the remains of a serpent-like creature, with a long, eel-like neck and three pairs of legs.

.....The beast was described as serpentine, measuring exactly 55 feet long, with a neck measuring ten feet three inches long. The head was like that of a sheep, with eyes bigger than a seal's. Its skin was grey and rough to the touch. However, if stroked from the head down the back, it was said to be as "smooth as velvet".

Six "limbs" extended from the body and a bristly mane of long, wiry hair grew from the beast's shoulders down to its tail. These silver coloured bristles were said to glow eerily in the dark.

Source for quote and drawing, and the Complete Story Here: Orkneyjar, the Heritage of the Orkney Islands

“Mr. Jacob Erst….was riding along the bank of the river when he saw a monster of hideous mein lying on the sand.

Mr. Erst set off on horseback to secure some witnesses (according to the article) and returned with a few witnesses armed with shotguns.

“A more intricate animal has seldom if ever been seen outside the geographical area of cheap whiskey. A hasty survey was made of the monster….he was found to be seventy feet long.

His enormous body consisted principally of snake, with a variety of bird, beast and reptile attachments. The head was shaped like that of a dog with a long pelican’s bill…..The bill in this instance was five feet long which is not out of proportion to the entire length of the monster…..

The animal’s body was about the diameter of a flour barrel and was covered by large and brilliant scales. The neck was ornamented by a horse’s main of great length…..In addition to six strong legs the monster also had fins of such immense size to more properly be called paddles.”

The monster was reported to also have an intricate fan on the end of his tail and left the area when shot at via the river.


Sandy Hook Ship Sees Sea Monster
Scientists Hope to Classify “Transparent Creature” Which is 40 Feet Long
New Search Is Planned
Frogmen with Cameras Try to Verify Findings in Area Called “Mud Hole
John Devlin, New York Times, Aug 20, 1963

“A 40 foot “what is it” that somewhat resembles a transparent serpent has been sighted 25 miles southeast of Times Square by Federal scientists in the ocean off Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

Dr. Lionel A. Wolford, Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Research center……. saw the creature. He said it undulated near the surface in a manner resembling the storied sea serpents.

….It is an invertebrate. It looked like so much jelly. I could see no bones, eyes, nose or mouth……looking as though it were made of fluid glass.”

There were several witnesses and the good doctor was unable to find a suitable suspect for the sighting in the literature. The sighting was made from the research vessel Challenger. Dr. Wolford was headed back out in 1963 to try to get photographs. Do you see any photos?


300 Foot Sea Monster Off Sandy Hook
Scientific American 1879

"Kittell was the first to see it. He says: 'I looked out and saw a large head and portions of the body of a most terrible looking monster. It was wriggling slowly along like a snake, the head and several portions of the body showing above the water.

It was not a whale, as there was not more than twelve feet of water where it was, and a whale as large as that would necessarily have been in view all the time…..

George Lohsen makes the following statement: 'I took the glasses and ran down to the water's edge and leveled the glasses at the monster's head. The front of the head was square, with a projection about two feet long extending from the top of the head.

The eye was seven or eight inches in diameter, of a shiny black, and it appeared bulged out considerable. There looked to be a white rim around it. The animal's length was at least 300 feet from the head to the tail, as seen by us, not making allowances for the crooks in the body.'

Harry Foster, another of the crew, says: 'I got up and looked out, and saw the devilshest looking fish I ever put my eyes on. It was moving along about as fast as a man could walk. I took a pair of strong glasses and followed it along the beach. It was not more than 300 yards from the shore. With the glasses the head looked as large as a hogshead.

The front of the head looked square, and was about three feet high, with a projection two feet long extending from the top of its head. The eye toward the shore was as large as the top of my hat, was shiny black and had a white edge. . . .

From the head to the tail it was at the least calculation 300 feet long. It was moving along the water the same as an eel. The head and several parts of the body was constantly out of the water. It was some species of serpent. . . . not a whale. . . . This thing did not spout, and showed no fins on any part of its body excepting on the tail, which was formed like that of an eel.'"

Source: Beard, Daniel C., The Sea Serpent Accounted For, Scientific American, p. 1 (Dec. 27, 1879)./Historicpelham.com

Flying Creatures

“Get your guns ready, the Devil is coming.” Joseph Denton, quoted in the Plattsburgh Sentinel in 1894, after seeing a monstrous bird approaching with wings like “barn doors”. Joseph and his fellow hunters were armed but declined to shoot at the huge bird for fear of making it angry.


West Virginia “Monster” is Sighted in Daylight.
New York Times, Nov 1966

One of the early mothman stories.

“The mysterious “monster” of Macon County” struck” again, this week in its first daylight appearance, pursuing an automobile at speeds up to 70 miles per hour”.

Thomas Ury was the driver and the eyewitness who claimed to have been shook up by the encounter. Mr. Ury decribed the bird as being six feet tall with approximately a 10 foot wingspan. Ury said that the “bird” had buzzed his car and then circled and chased him at high speed having no problem keeping up with him. It flew at approximately 75 feet.

Authorities and experts were of the opinion that the monster was a sandhill crane.


Winged Sea Monster Reported in Levant
Currant Laden Felucca Sunk When Sailer Belts Reptile with Pomegranate
Has Eyes Like Sidelights
New York Times, Aug 13, 1922

This particular episode allegedly documents a dragon in every conceivable sense except for breathing fire.

Photo: This "Tibet Dragon", most likely an optical illusion
was photographed from an airplane window over Tibet.

“After a long absence, the sea monster has appeared once more. According to reports just received from Constantinople and Smyrna, the elusive creature is disporting itself in the Mediterranean….

The most thrilling story was brought here last week by officers of the Greek Liner Constantinople, who said that motor launches armed with one- pounder quick-firing guns were searching the sea of Marmora for a winged marine monster which had been circling Dog Island at great speed for three of four days”.

…..”When the commander of the fort fired a gun in the direction indicated by the scared sponge divers the serpent rose to an altitude of 5,000 feet and flew away……”

…..”The head of the nautical reptile was fully 10 feet across, with two enormous reddish green eyes butting out on either bow like a ship’s sidelights, while its immense flappers looked as if they weighed a ton each”.

An eyewitness reported that the serpent had a “beam” down the middle of his back which was 15 feet high and the length of the monster was fully 50 feet.

Look, I might be gullible, but what kind of color is reddish green?

Antiquity of “Modern” Man

The Antiquity of Man
New York Times, April 23, 1873

The Miocene Epoch, which is mentioned prominently in this article brief, is currently described as spanning the time period from 5.3 million years ago to 23.8 million years ago. It, like the other “periods” gets moved around in time occasionally whenever evolutionists need to make something fit.

From an evolutionary perspective, modern man was not supposed to be around at that time. In fact, even primitive man wasn’t supposed to be around yet.

From a Biblical perspective finding evidence of modern man as far back as you look is what we expect because the universe, the earth and man were all created in the same week. Anomalies like the ones mentioned in this 1873 article suggest to us that the scientific dating system is useless, especially for dates over 5,000 years or so.

The Levant Herald reported for this story that a Frank Calvert, an “experienced” geologist had made an “immense” find which was certain to contravene then current scientific beliefs concerning the age of man and move the existence of “modern man” back into the Miocene era, much further than had been previously thought by those influenced by Darwin.

“I have had the good fortune to discover in the vicinity of the Dardanelles conclusive proofs of the existence of man during the Miocene period of the Tertiary Age. From the face of a cliff composed of strata of that period, from a geological depth of 830 feet, I myself extracted a fragment of a joint of a bone of either a dinotherium or a mastodon, on the convex side of which is deeply incised the unmistakable figure of a horned quadruped with arched neck, lozenge shaped chest, long body, straight forelegs and broad feet.

There are also traces of seven or eight other figures…..The whole design encircles the exterior portion of the fragment, which measures 9 inches in diameter and five inches in thickness.”

He also reports finding other bones nearby in the same strata containing bones which had been split for the purpose of getting to the marrow inside. Mr. Calvert reports that several other “prominents’ scientists had agreed that the items had come from the Miocene strata. He also reports finding what some might quaintly refer to as “mega tools” weighing up to 9 pounds.


Find Ancient Bones Near Pittsburg
Scientists Declare 49 Skeletons are Those of Mound-Builders Living 10,000 Years Ago
All Baked Before Burial
Bodies Were Interred in A Circle With Faces Upward and Shelved Between 11 Layers of Stone
New York Times, Sept 1932

How does the current paradigm deal with unknown, “advanced cultures” in the Americas prior to the arrival of the Native Americans? Not so well. They seem to be personas non grata. One reason is that certain scientists don’t want the timeline for the arrival of peoples on this continent pushed too far back.

This story has giants, baked bodies and weird burial rites but I’ve really got to wrap it up, this article is getting too long. I mean, the title says; A Brief look! Is anybody still here? Please turn out the lights when you’re finished reading.

“The unearthing of 49 bodies, 10,000 years old, focused the interest of scientists the world over on a wooded hill near Pittsburg.

…..They constitute one of the richest archaeological discoveries ever recorded in Pennsylvania, and tell the crude history of an ancient civilization.

One skeleton is of a giant nearly eight feet tall".

The discovery was made by a State Archeologist. The bodies were buried face up, on different levels between 11 layers of stone. Maybe it was an ancient space saver cemetery.

“Were one to picture the place as a huge earthen doughnut one would have noticed bodies side by side and head to toe around the periphery of the huge gouged ring.

Scientists were certain that the ancient people were completely separate and distinct from the “Native American” People.

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