10 Foot Giant Human Skeleton Discovered by Wheeling W.V. Sheriff

10 Foot Giant Human Skeleton Discovered by Wheeling W.V. Sheriff




The Western Literary Messenger, Volume 27, 1857
Skeleton of a Giant Found
  A day or two since, some workman engaged in subsoiling the grounds of Sheriff Wickham, at his vineyard in East Wheeling, came across a human skeleton.  Although much decayed there was little difficulty in identifying it, by placing the bones, which could not have had belonged to other than a human body, in their original position.  The impression made from the skeleton itself, were measured by the Sheriff and a brother in the craft locale, both of whom were prepared to swear that it was 10 feet, 9 inches in length.  Its jaws and teeth were almost as large as those of a horse.  The bones are to be seen at the Sheriffs office - Wheeling Times