Did Giants Once Live In Underground Cities Across America?

cityMysterious Universe notes that a string of news stories around the turn of the twentieth century reported archaeological discoveries of hidden subterranean habitats and strangely large human remains:

The most famous of these reports appeared in the April 5, 1909 edition of the Arizona Gazette, entitled “Explorations in Grand Canyon.” Explorer G.E. Kinkaid discovered a huge underground “citadel” while rafting on the Colorado River.

Exploring a tunnel that stretched “nearly a mile underground,” Kinkaid found tablets carved with some type of hieroglyphics, and home to a stone statue he described as resembling Buddha. Mummies, all wrapped in a dark fabric, were supposedly more than nine-feet-tall.

The New York Times reported a nine-foot-tall skeleton of a man discovered in a mound near Maple Creek, Wisconsin, in December 1897. The Times also carried the story “Strange Skeletons Found” near Lake Delevan, Wisconsin, in its May 4, 1912 issue. But an April 9, 1885 story entitled: “Missouri’s buried city: A strange discovery in a coalmine near Moberly,” revealed a find that predated the supposed citadel in the Grand Canyon by 24 years.

Coal miners, sinking a shaft 360 feet deep, broke into a cavern revealing “a wonderful buried city,” the article claimed. “Lying beside the foundation (of the fountain) were portions of the skeleton of a human being,” according to the article. “The bones of the leg measured, the femur four and one-half feet, the tibia four feet and three inches, three times the size of an ordinary man.”

9 Comments on "Did Giants Once Live In Underground Cities Across America?"

  1. InfvoCuernos | Dec 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm |

    Oh please please somebody come up with some hard evidence. This would be so cool if even one of these cats could have dragged back a giant femur or skull. I can’t imagine anyone not thinking it would be a good idea to bring anything like this back from their expedition. Isn’t that what scientific expeditions are for?

  2. I thought I read somewhere that these large skeletons were linked to sasquatch. There was also some proof at one time, but the skeleton disapeared.

  3. CynicalAtheist | Dec 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm |


  4. CrazedLeper | Dec 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm |


  5. gustave courbet | Dec 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm |

    Sounds like HP Lovecraft was writing for the Times.

  6. kowalityjesus | Dec 3, 2013 at 12:45 am |

    Thanks, life, for reminding me that you are weird as shit.

  7. dr_mabeuse | Dec 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm |

    You are aware that turn-of-the-century journalism was notorious for misrepresenting, exaggerating, and simply making up any kind of sensationalist story that would help sell papers. Quoting from them is like citing the Weekly World News Report as a source for your articles.

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