Five or six feet underground, two hundred giant skeletons were unearthed, almost all intact in their condition.
Discoveries of the skeletons of a gigantic race are often featured in various news articles and media outlets, and therefore we are more baffled to learn which race the ancient “Mound Builders” belonged to.
About a century ago, an article appeared in The Toronto Daily Telegraph saying that in the Grand River township of Cayuga, on the farm of a resident named Daniel Fradenburg, five or six feet underground, two hundred skeletons were unearthed, almost all intact. in their well conditions.
The discoverers found a string of beads around the neck of each, stone tubes in the jaws of several of them, and many stone axes and flayers scattered on the ground. The skeletons were gigantic, some of them even measuring nine feet, and few of them less than seven.
Some of the thigh bones were six inches longer than any unusual human skeleton. The farm had been cultivated for a century and was originally covered in thick pine vegetation. There was evidence from the crushed bones that a battle took place on that soil in ancient times and these were some of the dead. Were these the remnants of the Indians, or some other race entirely? And who filled this ghastly pit?
Pioneer Society of Michigan, 1915 (Ontario, Canada)
Last Wednesday, the Rev. Nathaniel Wardell, Messers. Orin Wardell (of Toronto) and Daniel Fradenburg were digging on the latter gentleman’s estate, which is on the banks of the Grand River, in Cayuga Township.
When they got to five or six feet below the surface, they were met with a strange sight. Stacked in layers, one on top of the other, some two hundred nearly perfect skeletons of human beings, around the neck of each with a string of beads.
A series of stone axes and shovels were also deposited in this pit. In the jaws of several of the skeletons were large stone tubes, one of which Mr. O. Wardell took to Toronto a day or two after this Golgotha was unearthed.
These skeletons are those of men of gigantic stature, some of them measuring nine feet, very few of them less than seven feet. Some of the thigh bones were found to be at least a foot longer than currently known, and one of the skulls examined completely covered the head of an ordinary person.
These skeletons are supposed to belong to a race of people before the Indians.
About three years ago, the bones of a mastodon were found embedded in the earth about six miles from this spot. The pit and its gruesome occupants are now open to view for anyone wishing to visit.
Some people profess to believe that the Fradenburg farm location was formally an Indian burial site, but the enormous stature of the skeletons and the fact that centuries-old pine trees covered the site disprove this idea.
Did Fradenburg and his associates really unearth the remains of an ancient giant race lost to time? If so, where are those finds hidden today?