Giant found near Norwalk, Ohio.

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Giant found near Norwalk, Ohio. - PRE-HISTORIC MAN IS FOUND NEAR NORWALK FITCH VI...
PRE-HISTORIC MAN IS FOUND NEAR NORWALK FITCH VI IJ*K. IS KXCITKD OVKR TlfH FINDING OK WHICH ME .-ISUUKD ovi',n EIGHT ". FEET LV GLINT Feb. 2S.~ What Is the- skflJetcra of Norwalfo, O-. believed to be prehistoric giant, was undarthed 5n Lh?? cemetery In Fltchvllle. The skeleton of another .human being thai Is thought to have been buried at the fame time also was unearthed. The discovery of the bones was made by Cornelius SprinK- stead, sexton of Fitchville cemetery, while he was engaged in digging a grave for the remains of John Laughlln, an aged pioneer resident of FitchviHe. The Laugh !!n family burial lot in the Fitchville cemetery 'has been j owned by the Laughlin famfty for the .past seventy^five years, and large number family have of members of the been buried there. The 'cemetery is located on a high piece of ground, and the Laugihlin lot is located on the highest point in the cemetery, a sort of a mound. Sexton Springstead had dog to a depth of about six feet v;bn his spade struck against some hard substance. Scjraping away th* dirt Springslead was surprised to find that he 'had un- t-.'irthed a portion of a human skeleton. Continuing his work, .he tr-on had the entire skeleton The skeleton, which was intact and in an excellent state of preservation, lay on its back, with both arms extended out at right angles with the body, showing that It had newer been enclosed in a coffin. Ira order to unearth the bones of the arms and hands ami legs it was necessary .to dig into the sides and one end of the grave for quite a distance. W'hen the skeleton was finally entirely uncovered it was seen to be that of a giant man, which, when measured, proved to be about eight feet in length. Springstead Springstead is a man of average height, but the hip bones of the skeleton were 'found to be fully six inches ???longer than his are. The other bones of the skeleton were pro portionally long. T.he teeth were

Clipped from The Chronicle-Telegram27 Feb 1910, SunPage 4

The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio)27 Feb 1910, SunPage 4
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