Saturday, April 25, 2020

Mass Graves of Giant Humans Found Across Indiana

Mass Graves of Giant Humans Found in Indiana

Indiana Geological Survey, 1862

Henry County, Indiana
    About seven or eight miles west of New Castle, a number of Indian skeletons were disinterred in constructing a turnpike, and about the same distance south of town some remarkable humans' bones and skeletons of giant size were dugout, with other relics, during the making of the road. More giant human skeletons uncovered across Indiana found here
Henge group in Henry County, Indiana that was originally published in"Prehistoric Antiquities of Indiana."  The large henge with gateway facing to the east was to venerate the sun o the morning of the spring and fall equinoxes.  Northeast of the large henge is a series of mounds and henges, Mound #4 is aligned to the mound on the western edge of the bluff.  For more giants found in in northern Indiana  

Indiana Geological Survey, 1881

Delaware County, Indiana
     The Indians used many of the hills as burial places; bones have been discovered which from their size would indicate that they belonged to a race of giants.

Henge in Deleware County, Indiana.  From "The Nephilim Chronicles: A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley." More on giants discovered in Delaware County, Indiana : Delaware County, Indiana: The Ancient Land of the Nephilim Giants

History of Randolph County, Indiana, 1885

     In a gravel bank on the west side of the White River, west of Mt. Zion Church, near Nathan Butts, were found several skeletons; and with nearly everyone, coals of fire seem to have been thrown in. They were three or four feet below the surface, lying horizontally, and mostly large. The teeth were solid, though some were worn.

Rectangular earthwork in Randolph County, Indiana with gateways aligned to the summer and winter solstices.

Davenport Morning Tribune February 5, 1889

Many Skeletons of an Extinct Indian Race Unearthed in Indiana

     Whitlock, Ind., Feb. 4.- A huge graves pit was opened here recently. Soon after the excavating began a skeleton was found, and as the pit widened other skeletons were until at last thirty graves had been opened and many skeletons brought to light, evidently the remains of an Indian tribe-the Shawnees, probably, who had the villages in this region. One skeleton was found beneath a large stump, and yesterday another was found twelve feet underground. The graves appear in regular order, and the occupants were buried in a sitting posture. In one grave three skeletons, supposed to be those of a woman and two children, were found. Yesterday the largest specimen was unearthed, the body of a person who in life must have been a giant. A peculiarity of the skeletons is that of the teeth are nearly all in a perfect state of preservation. In one grave beside the human skeletons was that of a dog, a copper spear-head, and earthen pot, and numerous beads, proving that some important personage had been put to rest there. The city of the dead is undoubtedly 150 years old.

Ohio Democrat November 24, 1892

Skeletons of an Ancient Race Unearthed in Indiana
Many Traditions Brought Out by the Discovery-Evidence of an Extinct Tribe of Very Large Americans
A rich archaeological find was recently unearthed two miles west of Crawfordsville in a gravel pit along the high bluffs of Sugar creek. Thus far twenty-five skeletons of Brobdingnagian stature have been exhumed, and the unburying of these mammoth bones is still going on. This necropolis of long ago is filled with excited hunters of curios and scientific students from Wabash college almost continually, and as soon as removed from the gravel their rattling bones carried away to become parts of departments of archaeology, which are being established all over the city.
The last skeleton taken from the burial ground was a gigantic onemeasuring seven feet in length. The femur alone would prove that the skeleton was that of a giant, and the pelvic bones twice as large as those of an ordinary man. The grinning skull of the giant had a perfect set of teeth, not one cracked or decayed, and with enamel as beautiful as polished marble. The bones were perfect in every detail, notwithstanding the fact that they must have interred here for centuries. The entire absence of vegetable matter in the soil and the perfect drainage would account for the preservation of the bony structure.
Of the whole number of skeletons thus far found only two indicate immature development, the remainder representing the framework of a race of men evidently extinct for centuries. This is certainly the first discovery of skeletons in which the characteristic development of giants has been observed. It is thought by local scientists that these bones belong to a tribe of aborigines, but this theory cannot be fully established by the material structure of the skeleton.
Although no implements or ornaments were found buried with the bones, yet in close proximity, many instruments of warfare and domestic utensils were found. They are mostly composed of stone, though some are composed of copper and a few of shell and bone. The stone implements are flint spears and arrowheads, and appear to be wrought with exceeding great skill. Pottery is found in great abundance. For many years specimens of these pots have been unearthed in this region, especially along the banks of the creek.
None of these skeletons was found in a separate grave, they being, for the most part, piled together in one conglomerate mass. Ten were found in one place in close contact, facing the setting sun, and arranged in a sitting posture. Many of the bones found farther down the bank, and in a soil in which there was more vegetable matter, crumbled to dust as soon as exposed to the atmosphere, and the symmetry of a single bone could not be distinguished.
Many traditions have been brought out since the discovery. One old settler has called to mind the fact that fifty years ago a tree was uprooted on this same spot, exposing three skeletons of gigantic dimensions, and as they were beneath the trees, it must have sprung up long after the bodies were buried.
Gen. Lew Wallace says he remembers the sections of a stranger, who several years ago spent many months digging along the banks of Sugar Creek in search of a gold spoon supposed to have been buried long ago when this part of the country was inhabited by savage tribes, and the owner of the land on which these remains were found calls to mind a tradition often related by his grandfather that a Spanish treasure had been buried here in the long, long ago, when the country was a wilderness and Chicago a barren waste of impenetrable swamps.
The excavations are being continued, and it is thought that rich developments are in prospect, for there is not a foot of the soil removed that does not contain some relic or grinning skull.

History of Park and Vermillion Counties, Indiana, 1913

Vermillion County

     In March 1880 while a company of gravel road workers was excavating gravel from the bank on the ridge at the southwest corner of the Newport Fairgrounds, five human skeletons were found... In the gravel bank along the railroad, at the southeast corner of the Fairground, another skeleton was found. No implements of war were found with the bones but ashes were perceivable...A collection of a dozen skeletons shows by measurements of the thigh bones found that the warriors, including a few women, averaged over six feet and two inches in height...the trochanters forming the attachment of muscles show that they were not only a race of giant stature but also of more than giant strength.