9 Foot Ancient Human Giant Uncovered Near Shelbyville, Indiana

9 Foot Ancient Human Giant Uncovered Near Shelbyville, Indiana



The Anderson Intelligencer,  September 06, 1885
A Giant Skeletons Shelbyville, Indiana - Aug 19 - George Arnold, a farm hand, in the employ of Franklin Boots, who lives about 15 miles west of the city, made a discovery which has excited widespread interest in the county.  The object of the interest is the skeleton of what once was a man of gigantic proportions, which was uncovered in a gravel pit on Mr. Boot's farm.  The skeleton was found in a sitting posture, facing east, and about six feet under the surface.  Some of the bones were badly broken by a caving of the bank, but the skull and some of the larger bones were taken out intact, and from them may be easily realized the gigantic stature of the being of whom they once gave support. A measurement of the skull from front to rear, the rule passing through the eye socket to the back of the head shows it to have been about sixteen inches, while the breadth of the inferior maxillary was eight and one-half inches, showing that the brain must have weighed, four and half to five pounds.  Careful measurements of the other bones establish the fact that the man, when alive was not less than nine feet in height and of large proportions.  From the appearance of the teeth, which are very large, and do not show the slightest sign of decay, although they are worn almost to the bones of the jaw.