Peckinpaugh’s Landing

Human Bones of Immense Size

The skulls of Peckinpaugh’s Landing. Meade County’s own ancient giants.

Around the turn of the 19th century, there were hundreds of reports from reputable sources of giant skeletons unearthed from ancient burial mounds across America. But while these are thought to be myths or legends, is there any possibility that a race of giants once existed or were there humanoid ancestors significantly larger than us?

In the Ohio River Valley, a report from a local paper, that was backed up by Scientific American, found bodies of several giants buried under a ten-foot-tall mound. One female skeleton was found holding a three-and-a-half-foot long child. Another of the giant skeletons was buried in a clay coffin and an engraved stone tablet was also recovered. This particular mound was 64 feet long by 35 feet wide. There are numerous reports of skeletons of the same size appearing in newspaper articles from The New York Times and other reputable sources. The majority of these reports occur during the mid to late 19th century. Abraham Lincoln, who made his home just south of Meade County was even quoted in 1848 saying, “The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now.”

All of the above information leads to the credibility of Meade County’s own contribution to the giant human lore. Before the 1840’s, human bones of formidable size were found in the area around Peckinpaugh’s Landing. If you are unaware Peckinpaugh is located in Meade County close to modern-day Battletown/Big Bend.

In 1871, a fairly large cave was found near Peckinpaugh’s Landing. Inside was a pile of human bones. One of the skulls was said to have been so large that an average skull could be encased entirely inside. There are no further mentions on record of the large skull or large bones after 1871. It leaves us all to ask, who were these giants. When did they live here and how what happened to their bones?

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