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Jumat, 11 Juni 2010

Mengungkap Misteri Fosil Sebesar 7 setengah Meter

misteri sekitarnya laporan dari "kerangka raksasa" selalu tertarik dan terpesona saya. Secara khusus, bagaimana rasanya menjadi kejadian umum bahwa tulang manusia-seperti tetap, sering proporsi raksasa, yang dikenal bermunculan di mana-mana pada pertengahan 1800-an-to-akhir, yang ditampilkan dalam laporan seperti ini:

Selama penggalian 1879 dari India di dekat gundukan Brewersville, Indiana, sebuah kerangka delapan kaki sembilan inci itu ditemukan terkubur dalam. Sekitar waktu yang sama, George W. Hill, MD, juga ditemukan sebuah kerangka dikatakan "ukuran biasa" sementara menggali gundukan di Ashland County, Ohio. Pada tahun 1880, Amerika antik, volume tiga, melaporkan bahwa Doctor Everhart diduga menemukan kerangka besar lain "dilaporkan dimensi besar" dalam peti mati tanah liat yang aneh bersama dengan batupasir slab ditandai dengan hieroglif tak dikenal dekat Zanesville Ohio. Pada tahun 1881 di Madinah County, Ohio, sebuah suksesi dari sembilan mayat ditemukan di bawah ruang bawah tanah rumah, mengubur mayat-mayat itu seakan telah "dibuang ke selokan" Albert Harris.,
salah satu penduduk, berusia dua puluh tahun pada saat penemuan makam, dan menghilangkan salah satu kerangka besar, mengatakan bahwa dia benar-benar bisa cocok dengan bagian atas kepala seluruh dan memungkinkan untuk beristirahat di bahu seperti helm besar, bahkan ketika mengenakan topi di bawahnya! Namun, kita semua mendengar bagaimana bahkan penulis terkenal zaman ini, termasuk Mark Twain, berkontribusi penceritaan "whoppers" dalam hari-hari mereka, yaitu, banyak penulis yang mendapat basah kaki mereka sebagai penulis surat kabar untuk harian sesekali masak cerita tinggi ketika berita lokal hanya tidak melakukannya (lihat contoh besar ini di sini). Akhirnya, saya memutuskan untuk mencoba dan mencari tahu apakah mungkin ada laporan apapun yang bisa diverifikasi dengan pasti lebih, dan setelah beberapa penggalian di sekitar di arsip domain publik, saya menemukan beberapa.

Pada tahun 1894 laporan mereka kepada Sekretaris Institut Smithsonian, Cyrus Thomas dan Thomas Powell Biro Etnologi menulis beberapa penemuan kerangka manusia yang besar di mana masih ditemukan, yang pertama ocurring di RoAne County, Tennessee:

"Di bawah lapisan kulit bumi itu sangat gelap dan muncul untuk dicampur dengan sayuran cetakan ke kedalaman 1 kaki. Di bagian bawah ini, beristirahat di permukaan tanah asli, adalah kerangka yang sangat besar berbaring secara horizontal panjang lebar penuh. Meskipun sangat lembut, tulang-tulang yang cukup berbeda untuk memungkinkan pengukuran berhati-hati sebelum mencoba untuk menghapusnya. Panjang dari dasar tengkorak ke tulang jari-jari kaki itu ditemukan 7 kaki 3 inci. Besar kemungkinan, karena itu, bahwa orang ini ketika hidup sepenuhnya 7 ½ meter. "

Namun contoh lain, kali ini di dianggap gundukan pemakaman India di Dunlieth, Illinois:


"Di dekat permukaan asli, 10 atau 12 kaki dari pusat, di sisi bawah, tergeletak di panjang penuh di punggungnya, adalah salah satu dari kerangka yang terbesar ditemukan oleh agen Biro, panjang sebagaimana dibuktikan dengan pengukuran yang sebenarnya berada di antara 7 dan 8 kaki. Itu jelas dilacak, tapi hancur berkeping-keping segera setelah penghapusan dari tanah yang keras di mana itu terbungkus .... "

Memang, tampaknya bahwa Smithsonian sekaligus melaporkan keanehan seperti ini yang mereka ditemukan, khususnya selama boom "raksasa" dari akhir abad kesembilanbelas. Namun, aku tidak bisa menahan diri untuk bertanya, jika jenis ini penemuan yang pernah di biasa semua, mengapa tidak kerangka dan anomali lain seperti ini lebih sering ditemukan di zaman modern ... atau mereka?

Selama pertukaran email saya tahun lalu dengan teman baik dan mentor saya, Brad Steiger,
human skull. Also kami mulai membahas beberapa laporan serupa yang telah termasuk dalam alam bukunya sebelum kami Memiliki, di mana beberapa tengkorak seperti dikatakan ada di museum swasta. "Setelah buku ini diterbitkan, aku belajar bahkan lebih dan termasuk foto-foto mereka dalam kuliah saya," katanya. "Sebentar lagi, orang memohon saya untuk berhenti; museum swasta secara misterius menderita kebakaran dijelaskan" Satu yang tersisa untuk meminta;. Apa relik tentang anomali ini (atau apapun) seperti bisa begitu layak sensor pada tingkat tersebut?

Lebih rumit misteri hilang tulang raksasa adalah kutipan berikut dari artikel yang saya tulis termasuk pertanyaan dari akhir zoologi Ivan T. Sanderson, yang terkenal karena minatnya dalam legenda-legenda mengenai Amerika Bigfoot dan para Manusia Salju mengerikan diduga berada di Himalaya:

"Suatu waktu pada tahun 1960-an, Sanderson menulis tentang surat aneh ia menerima tentang seorang insinyur yang selama Perang Dunia II, telah ditempatkan di pulau Aleutian dari Shemya. Sambil membangun sebuah lapangan terbang, yang bulldozing sekelompok bukit di daerah tersebut memimpin insinyur dan kru untuk menggali beberapa lapisan sedimen tetap manusia. Mereka mencatat panjang luar biasa dari tengkorak dan tulang kaki di tempat tersebut, karena ternyata milik orang proporsi raksasa. Tengkorak dikatakan telah mengukur sampai 24 inci dari dasar mahkota, jauh lebih besar daripada panjang dari rata-rata tengkorak manusia. Yang juga menarik adalah bahwa masing-masing dikatakan telah trepanned, aneh proses pengeboran atau lubang memotong dan mengambil bagian tengah atas tengkorak, pikir oleh beberapa kebudayaan kuno untuk memungkinkan berbagai dugaan "manfaat", termasuk kemampuan psikis , dll Sanderson aktif mulai mencari bukti lebih dari kejadian ini, dan kemudian bisa menghubungi anggota lain dari unit yang juga dikonfirmasi cerita aneh. Dengan semua account, tetap dikatakan telah dikumpulkan oleh Lembaga Smithsonian, tetapi tidak ada catatan dari mana mereka dibawa pernah diterbitkan. Sanderson tampak yakin bahwa lembaga mereka memang mengambil Namun, sejauh akan bertanya 'adalah bahwa orang-orang ini tak sanggup menulis ulang semua buku pelajaran? ""

Apakah saya benar-benar berpikir bahwa ada MIBs luar sana spiriting jauh kerangka raksasa ke tempat gudang tanpa tanda? Tidak sama sekali ... tapi saya pikir aman untuk menduga (setidaknya demi suatu pun yang baik) bahwa seseorang mungkin memiliki "beberapa kerangka dalam lemari mereka" bahwa mereka hanya tidak berbicara tentang!

sumber: http://strangeworldofmystery.blogspot.com/2009/06/giant-skeletons.html

Bahasa Inggrisnya
The mystery surrounding reports of “giant skeletons” has always intrigued and fascinated me. Specifically, how it seemed to be a common ocurrence that human-like bone remains, often of giant proportions, were known for popping up everywhere in the mid-to-late 1800s, as featured in reports like these:

During an 1879 excavation of an Indian mound near Brewersville, Indiana, a nine-foot eight inch skeleton was found buried within. Around the same time, George W. Hill, M.D., also unearthed a skeleton said to be “of unusual size” while excavating a mound in Ashland County, Ohio. In 1880, American Antiquarian, volume three, reported that a Doctor Everhart allegedly found another large skeleton “reported to have been of enormous dimensions” in a strange clay coffin along with a sandstone slab marked with unidentified hieroglyphics near Zanesville Ohio. In 1881 in Medina County, Ohio, a succession of nine bodies were found below the cellar of a house, buried as though the corpses had been “dumped into a ditch.” Albert Harris, one of the residents, was twenty years old at the time of the grave’s discovery, and removing one of the large skeletons, said that he could literally fit the piece over his entire head and allow it to rest on his shoulders like a large helmet, even while wearing a cap underneath! Still, we’ve all heard of how even well known authors of the era, including Mark Twain, contributed to the telling of “whoppers” in their day; that is, many writers who got their feet wet as newspaper writers for dailies would occasionally cook up tall tales when local news just wasn’t doing it (see a great example of this here). Eventually, I decided to try and find out if there might be any reports that could be verified with more certainty, and after some digging around in public domain archives, I found a couple.

In their 1894 report to the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Cyrus Thomas and Thomas Powell of the Bureau of Ethnology wrote of several discoveries where large human skeletal remains were found, the first ocurring in Roane County, Tennessee:

“Underneath the layer of shells the earth was very dark and appeared to be mixed with vegetable mold to the depth of 1 foot. At the bottom of this, resting on the original surface of the ground, was a very large skeleton lying horizontally at full length. Although very soft, the bones were sufficiently distinct to allow of careful measurement before attempting to remove them. The length from the base of the skull to the bones of the toes was found to be 7 feet 3 inches. It is probable, therefore, that this individual when living was fully 7½ feet high.”

And yet another instance, this time in presumed Indian burial mounds at Dunlieth, Illinois:

“Near the original surface, 10 or 12 feet from the center, on the lower side, lying at full length on its back, was one of the largest skeletons discovered by the Bureau agents, the length as proved by actual measurement being between 7 and 8 feet. It was clearly traceable, but crumbled to pieces immediately after removal from the hard earth in which it was encased….”

Indeed, it seems that the Smithsonian at one time reported oddities like these which they uncovered, especially during the “giant boom” of the late nineteenth century. Still, I can’t help but ask; if these kinds of discoveries were ever at all commonplace, why aren’t skeletons and other anomalies like this found more frequently in modern times… or are they?

During an email exchange I had last year with my good friend and mentor, Brad Steiger, we began discussing a few similar reports which he had included in his book Worlds Before Our Own, where a few such skeletons were said to exist in private museums. ”After the book was published, I learned of even more and included photos of them in my lectures,” he told me. ”Soon, individuals beseeched me to cease; the private museums were mysteriously suffering unexplained fires.” One is left to ask; what about anomalous relics of this (or any) sort could be so worthy of censorship on such a level?

Further complicating the mystery of missing giant bones is the following exerpt from an article I wrote which included the inquiries of the late zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson, best known for his interest in the legends regarding America’s Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowmen alleged to reside in the Himalayas:

“Sometime in the 1960s, Sanderson wrote about an odd letter he received regarding an engineer who, during World War II, had been stationed on the Aleutian island of Shemya. While building an airstrip, the bulldozing of a group of hills in the area led the engineer and his crew to unearth several sedimentary layers of human remains. They noted the extraordinary length of the crania and leg bones at the site, having apparently belonged to people of gigantic proportions. The skulls were said to have measured up to 24 inches from base to crown, far greater than the length of an average human skull. Also of interest was that each was said to have been trepanned, the strange process of drilling or cutting a hole and removing a top center portion of the skull, thought by some ancient cultures to enable a variety of alleged “benefits”, including psychic abilities, etc. Sanderson actively began to search for more proof of this incident, and later was able to contact another member of the unit who also confirmed the bizarre story. By all accounts, the remains were said to have been gathered by the Smithsonian Institution, but no record of where they were taken was ever issued. Sanderson seemed convinced that the institute did indeed retrieve them however, going so far as to ask ‘is it that these people cannot face rewriting all the textbooks?’ “

Do I honestly think that there are MIBs out there spiriting away giant skeletons into an unmarked warehouse someplace? Not at all… but I think it’s safe to suppose (at least for the sake of a good pun) that someone may have a few “skeletons in their closet” that they just aren’t talking about!

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