9 Foot Giant Human Mummified Skeleton Is Found Within a Pennsylvania Burial Mound

9 Foot Giant Human Mummified Skeleton Is Found Within a Pennsylvania Burial Mound




The Stanstead Journal Feb 3, 1921
UNEARTH SKELETON OF GIANT
Bones of Supposed Mound Builder
Those of Man Eight or Nine Feet High
     Dr. W. Holland, curator of the Carnegie museum, Pittsburg and his assistant, Dr. Peterson, a few days ago opened up a mound of the ancient race that inhabited this section and secured the skeleton of a man who when in the flesh was between eight and nine feet in height, says a Greenburg, Pennsylvania dispatch to the Philidedelphia Inquirer.
   This mound which was originally about 100 feet long and more than 12 feet high, has been somewhat worn down by time.  It is on the J.R. Secrist farm in South Huntington township.  This farm has been in the Secrist name for more than a century.




     The most interesting feature in the recent excavation was the mummified torso of the human body, which experts figured was laid to rest at least 400 years ago.  A portion of the bones dug up and the bones in the legs, Prof. Peterson declares are those of a person between eight and nione feet in height.  The scientists figured that the skeleton was the framework of a person of the prehistoric race that inhabited this section before the American Indians.
    The torso of the portions of the big skeleton was shipped to the Carnegie museum.  Drs. Holland and Peterson supervised the exploration of the Secrist mound with the greatest of care.  The curators believe the man whose skeleton they secured belonged to the mound builder class