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Horned Nephilim Skeletons Found In Valley Of Giants?

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Several human skulls with horns protruding from them were discovered in a burial mound at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in the 1880′s. With the exception of the bony projections located about two inches above the eyebrows, the men whom these skeletons belonged to were anatomically normal, although at seven feet tall they were considered to be giants. Burial was believed to have been in the neighborhood of 1200 AD.



According to the story back in the 1880s, a burial mound was discovered near Sayre at a place called Spanish Hill. But instead of Indian bodies, W.K. Morehead, Dr. G.P. Donehoo and A.B. Skinner of Philadelphia’s American Investigating Museum dug out skeletons. They were reported to be seven feet tall with 4″ horns protruding from their brows. The apparitions of the creatures have also been reportedly seen roaming the area. The bones were supposedly dated back to 1200 AD. They were sent to the Philadelphia museum, where according to legend they disappeared. Some spoilsports claim that the skulls were actually tribal masks and the horns were antlers.

“Shining Ones” is an ambivalent term used for both the Nephilim and their first born. The “Shining Ones” are often depicted with horns on their heads. This was a symbol of wisdom, but also of rulership. This is why shamans, priests, and kings adopted the convention of wearing horns also, especially in the form of the crown, according to writer Mary Sutherland.  This was to primarily indicate that they were descendants of either the Atlanteans or the Lemurians and were endowed with power.

Giant, horned human skeletons unearthed just south of Elmira and Wellsville, NY. A 30 + year old male skeleton was unearthed in a mining area of the El Paso area. Skull had two small horns protruding from the forehead area. Witness of this was Texas Ranger investigating another murder case .


“The name “Chemung” has a well-ascertained meaning in the language of the Senecas, for “Big Horn,” and indicating the fact that in the banks of the river had been found an object resembling an immense horn, or perhaps rather a tusk, belonging to some animal of great size [Wooly Mastodons] who roamed the locality in the ages of the Megatherium or the Mastodon.


This is the article that got the “horned skeletons” story going. The Moorehead expedition occurred in 1916. Strangely – thre have been many accts (including the Jesuits Relations) referring to the Andastes as “devils”.  The valleys of the Susquehanna is made up of 5 counties in Central Pennsylvania – Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.
According to Deb Twigg, Executive Director of the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center of Native Indian Studies (SRAC), ” This is the headline from the earliest news article that that she could find. It is from 1916,( as opposed to the 1880′s.) This article goes on to say that this is “One of the Most Remarkable Scientific Discoveries in History Made Here – Sixty Eight Skeletons of Men Living 700 years ago Unearthed between Sayre and Waverly”… “A Queer Fellow: He was seven feet in height. Horns protruded from his skull”…”horns of solid bone which grew straight out from the skull about two inches above the perfectly formed skull and which gave every evidence of having been there since birth.”

Twigg maintains that the story of the find in the 1880′s was a grocery story booklet. She was given a small grocery store checkout style booklet that had the following on pages 16 & 17: ”It was the late 1880′s. A group of scientists were conducting an expedition through the Bradford County area of Pennsylvania, in the northeastern part of the state near the New York state line.

The varying cultures collectively called Mound Builders were prehistoric inhabitants of North America who, during a 5,000-year period, constructed various styles of earthen mounds for religious and ceremonial, burial, and elite residential purposes. These included the Pre-Columbian cultures of the Archaic period; Woodland period (Adena and Hopewell cultures); and Mississippian period; dating from roughly 3400 BCE to the 16th century CE, and living in regions of the Great Lakes, the Ohio River valley, and the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. Beginning with the construction of Watson Brake about 3400 BCE in present-day Louisiana, nomadic indigenous peoples started building earthwork mounds in North America nearly 1000 years before the pyramids were constructed in Egypt. 
Credit: Wikipedia

Since the 19th century, the prevailing scholarly consensus has been that the mounds were constructed by indigenous peoples of the Americas, early cultures distinctly separate from the historical Native American tribes extant at the time of European colonization of North America. The historical Native Americans were generally not knowledgeable about the civilizations that produced the mounds. Research and study of these cultures and peoples has been based on archaeology and anthropology.


In his book, The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee, author John Haywood describes “very large” bones in stone graves found in Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1821. In White County, Tennessee, an “ancient fortification” contained skeletons of gigantic stature averaging at least 7 feet in length, according to citations at the DiscloseTV forum on giants. 

Giant skeletons were found in the mid-1800s near Rutland and Rodman, New York. J.N. DeHart, M.D. found vertebrae “larger than those of the present type” in Wisconsin mounds in 1876. W.H.R. Lykins uncovered skull bones “of great size and thickness” in mounds of Kansas City area in 1877. 

George W. Hill, M.D., dug out a skeleton “of unusual size” in a mound of Ashland County, Ohio. In 1879, a nine-foot, eight-inch skeleton was excavated from a mound near Brewersville, Indiana (Indianapolis News, Nov 10, 1975). 

A six foot, six inch skeleton was found in a Utah mound. This was at least a foot taller than the average Indian height in the area, and these natives – what few there were of them – were not mound builders. 

“A skeleton which is reported to have been of enormous dimensions” was found in a clay coffin, with a sandstone slab containing hieroglyphics, during mound explorations by a Dr Everhart near Zanesville, Ohio. (American Antiquarian, v3, 1880, pg61). 

Ten skeletons “of both sexes and of gigantic size” were taken from a mound at Warren, Minnesota, 1883. (St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 23, 1883) A skeleton 7 feet 6 inches long was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a temple chamber within a mound in Kanawha County, West Virginia, in 1884. (American Antiquarian, v6, 1884 133f. Cyrus Thomas, Report on Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology, 12th Annual Report, Smithsonian Bureau of Ethnology, 1890-91). 

A large mound near Gasterville, Pennsylvania, contained a vault in which was found a skeleton measuring 7 feet 2 inches. Inscriptions were carved on the vault. (American Antiquarian, v7, 1885, 52f). 

In 1885, miners discovered the mummified remains of woman measuring 6 feet 8 inches tall holding an infant. The mummies were found in a cave behind a wall of rock in the Yosemite Valley. 

In Minnesota, 1888, were discovered remains of seven skeletons 7 to 8 feet tall. (St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 29, 1888). 

A mound near Toledo, Ohio, held 20 skeletons, seated and facing east with jaws and teeth “twice as large as those of present day people,” and besides each was a large bowl with “curiously wrought hieroglyphic figures.” (Chicago Record, Oct. 24, 1895; cited by Ron G. Dobbins, NEARA Journal, v13, fall 1978). 

The skeleton of a huge man was uncovered at the Beckley farm, Lake Koronis, Minnesota; while at Moose Island and Pine City, bones of other giants came to light. (St. Paul Globe, Aug. 12, 1896). 

In 1911, several red-haired mummies ranging from 6 and a half feet to 8 feet tall were discovered in a cave in Lovelock, Nevada. 

In February and June of 1931, large skeletons were found in the Humboldt lake bed near Lovelock, Nevada. The first of these two skeletons found measured 8 1/2 feet tall and appeared to have been wrapped in a gum-covered fabric similar to the Egyptian manner. The second skeleton was almost 10 feet long. (Review – Miner, June 19, 1931). 

A 7 foot 7 inch skeleton was reported to have been found on the Friedman ranch, near Lovelock, Nevada, in 1939.(Review – Miner, Sept. 29, 1939) In 1965, a skeleton measuring 8 feet 9 inches was found buried under a rock ledge along the Holly Creek in east-central Kentucky. 

Stephen Wagner at also notes some of the ancient giants found in America.  Here are three that he notes in his longer article

All the Better to Eat You With, My Dear

In 1888, seven skeletons, which had been placed in a sitting position, were uncovered from a burial mound near Clearwater, Minnesota. The highly unusual skulls of these beings had double rows of teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. It was also noted that the foreheads were low and sloping, compared to “normal” human skulls, and had distinctly prominent brows.

Copper Man
The December 17, 1891 issue of the respected journal Nature reported the discovery of a giant man buried 14 feet within the center of one of Ohio’s mysterious burial mounds. The enormous man’s arms, jaw, arms, chest and stomach were all clad in copper. Wooden antlers, also covered with copper, rested on either side of his head. His mouth was filled with large pearls, and a pearl-studded necklace of bear teeth hung around his neck. Who this man was, or to which race of people he belonged, is unknown.

The Mica Giant
In 1879, a burial mound in Brewersville, Indiana yielded another giant skeleton, according to the November, 1975 edition of The Indianapolis News. This one reached 9 feet 8 inches tall! It wore a necklace of mica stone, and a crude human effigy of clay was found standing at his feet. The giant skeleton was examined by scientists from Indiana and New York, and it remained in the possession of Mr. Robinson, who owned the land on which the mound stood. Unfortunately, the curious bones were washed away in a flood in 1937.

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    • Carse

      Well done Great read! Thank you..

    • Joerg Klaemt

      No Bones to Display?

      Amazing……..You American already perfected the removal of Evidence in those Days.

      • XPAT-Unlisted

        Amazing……..You American already perfected the removal of Evidence in those Days.
        I think the practice was perfected by your work in Egypt.

    • Anonymous

      So, there is no physical evidence for this claim whatsoever. End of.

    • Pix

      They are humanoids, not humans. There are various different shaped skulls belonging to various humanoid like animals from the past. One of the skulls looks like a Cornish pasty with a pronounced pie crust ridge along the top of the skull. All of them died out apart from us. Probably because we could adapt to changing conditions better than they could. If your food supply dies, so do you.

      That does not make them intelligent or Nephilim fallen angels. This is the trouble with the religious they always try to trim the pieces of the puzzle to fit their illogical notion of the picture.

      • Joerg Klaemt

        What is that all about ? No one but you mentioned anything about religious beliefs.
        Go take another Pill its effects are wearing off.

        • Mellissa

          The title itself has a mention of ” Nephilim ” which is a clear religious reference

          The Nephilim (pron.: /ˈnɛfɨˌlɪm/) were the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” according to Genesis 6:4; and giants who inhabited Canaan according to Numbers 13:33. A similar biblical Hebrew word with different vowel-sounds is used in Ezekiel 32:27 to refer to dead Philistine warriors.

          I wonder tho if a bone crown of horns could calcify to a skull making it seem to be a part of it initially is possible.
          I have seen photo manipulation pictures that were part of a class project. The student were to make believable pictures of giant skeletons. Many of those faked project pictures have popped up on the web as tho real.

        • Charles

          I wrote a Book about this. I heard of it and laughed. I even called the guy a nutjob. He challenged me to look up 3 verses in the Bible. God took me on a 6 year journey through his word. The Fallen angels are about to be presented before all of man kind. 2 thes 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
          Dan 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
          God revealed to me how man lived hundreds of years so I put it in here also. I talked to my doctor about these things and he stopped laughing and got serious. He was amazed and asked for the title of the book. He asked about Neanderthal, how their dna is different. Everything was in the book.
          This is the link to my book. read the first chapter for free. Warning content.

    • Is-Be

      Thank you for this article. Michael Cremo is the go to person for forbidden archaeology. The history books that we had to study in school were written by the “controllers” of the planet.

      All of the “giant” skeletons that were unearthed in the US were spirited away by the Smithsonian Museum, never to be seen again. I have spent a lot of time “unearthing” the true history of this planet and it astounds me to think that people still believe what we were force fed when we were children.

    • Joerg Klaemt

      @ Melissa

      Yes the Article does mention the word Nephilin a Name that also is in the Bible.(fallen Angels)
      But I was referring to any of the replies on the Bin regarding the Article.
      If Pix was referring just to the Article I apologize.Nevertheless I have no Problem to use the Biblical text as reference,to go hand in Hand with archeological Evidence.
      I believe that there are UFO’s (enough credible Evidence) do we have one and are we privy to see it publicly displayed?
      Does the Sasquatch exist and why are there only footprints,Hair and no Body,no skeletons?
      I am very well aware of Photoshop and the many Fakes…………..Disgusting to say the least.
      Despite all of that I still have an open Mind.
      I don’t knock something, unless I can prove it to be wrong.
      Making statements based on assumptions or personal beliefs is immature.
      There are Paintings folklore and antique Photos from before the Computer Age.
      Just because I have not gone out to look at the Finds myself I am not willing to discredit anybody or anything.

    • Anonymous

      Yikes! Maybe I read too much HP Lovecraft, but all I can think is “Elder Gods”.

    • Harry Nut

      Lol, that is something I’d have to see to believe. I have no doubt there may have been giants but the horns are a bit extreme…. :wink:

    • Mark

      While researching family history in the Pennsylvania area, I came across an article in the 1880′s newspaper about these giant skeletons being found.

      I will go back to the library microfilm archives at the local university and see if I can find it….

    • HfjNUlYZ

      As for the Spanish Hill skeletons, Deb Twig is a local armature historian. She considers the stories of giant skeletons to be disrespectful to the Native Americans that once lived here. She sticks to the Smithsonian storyline concerning the topic. You know, people back in those days did not know how to measure! Or the Europeans were only 5′ tall so a 6′ skeleton would look enormous to the obviously stupid Europeans.
      When I was a kid the owner of Spanish Hill allowed people up there to look for artifacts. Most everything was gone by then but occasionally a good find would turn up. The present owner has built a huge house up there and will not let anyone up there.
      Back during the 70′s a highway bypass was put in right by the hill. A part of the hill was actually cut into. All work was stopped for a time when they came across some historical artifacts. No one would talk about what was actually found except to say it was remnants of a village. The “experts” were called in and whatever was found was packed up and taken away. Sound familiar?
      I have searched for information about this more recent find but there is nothing I can find online. There was no internet back then so a search of the local newspapers records would probably be the only hope of finding a mention.
      I think funding for archeological digs should be stopped until these “experts” stop hiding the finds!

    • Judge Roy Bean

      Has anyone seen the pea barren, The Jolly Green Giant”?

    • truck driver

      I seen someone going to the bathroom out of their mouth in the Walmart men’s room, I wondered why they didn’t sit on the toilet like everyone else. They were a Walmart employee too.

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