Horned Nephilim Skeletons Found In Valley Of Giants
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. Read more..
Hoax or Fact:
The story in question is an article on The Watchtowers that talks about discovery of Horned Nephilim Skeletons found in valley of Giants, also mentioning various other discovery stories to suggest that 'Giant Humans' did exist in the past. Not really! There are no verified proofs.
About the Main Claim
The claim of discovering Horned Nephilim Skeletons was in fact mentioned as a 'story' back in the 1880s, which said that seven feet tall skeletons with 4" horns protruding from their brows were discovered. They were supposedly dated back to 1200 AD, but when they were sent to the Philadelphia museum, they disappeared.
Firstly, it should be noted that the website The Watchtowers is a platform to post news, studies, reviews, commentary, facts, myths, legends, along with truth and real world events. Secondly, there is no credible documented evidence to actually prove such skeletons were really found. The picture that comes with the story is not a real skeleton, it is a modern replica made from these claims. Moreover, there is no museum with name 'American Investigating Museum', which seems to have dug out the skeletons.
It is a fact that there are several reports of discovering Giant Human Skeletons, but most of them do not have enough scientific evidence to validate them. These stories claim that many years ago, Giants actually lived on Earth, and also point that this has been even written in the Bible, referring these giants as Nephilims and the discoveries as Nephilim bones.
According to an article on National Geographic, the first complete ancient skeleton of a person with Gigantism was discovered near Rome. It was that of a 6 feet, 8 inches (202 centimeters) tall man, who would have been a 'giant' in third-century, where men were about 5 and a half feet (167 centimeters) tall on an average. Today's tallest man, according to Guinness Records measures 8 feet, 3 inches (251 centimeters), and that is because he was suffering from the extremely rare condition of Gigantism, which generally begins in childhood, as a result of malfunctioning pituitary gland.
It should be understood that if "giants" double or even taller than normal humans really existed, then as per laws of biology, they will have to have proportional weight, but the cross sectional strength of their bones (which are claimed to have been discovered) would not be able to sustain them.
The article also talks about "Copper Man" mentioning the reputed Nature Journal, but that Nature article was in fact a review of a book about Gigantism and Acromegaly (associated with gigantism) that referred to the alleged discovery. It did not validate the discovery.
Most of the validated discoveries of tall skeletons of Gigantism like these were in fact wrongly attributed as 'Giants'. Moreover, as you can read in the story, most of these strange and unbelievable discoveries are not preserved and documented, but lost in mysterious and unbelievable ways. Also, it was seen in many occasions that discoveries of such "part of a giant" were later identified as another type of animal, like Mastodon and Mammoth.
So it appears like all these claims of 'giant' discoveries of human skeletons are basically flawed or misinterpreted. Stories like this are always interesting and generate lot of business. An example of this are the mythical race of people called as Patagonian giants, who first appeared in early European accounts of the less known area of Patagonia. It was said that these giants exceeded at least double the normal human height; some accounts even said they were 12 to 15 feet (3.7 to 4.6 m) or more. But later, the Patagonian giants were considered to be hoax, or at least an exaggeration and mis-telling of earlier Europeans of the region.
These giant skeleton phenomenon is so popular that there often come up pranks around discovery of ordinary human skeletons. An example of it is this popular hoax, which said Giant Skeletons were found in Saudi Arabia. As far as the horned skulls in the story are concerned, some people considered them as tribal masks and that the horns were antlers. In any case, till date there is no scientifically validated evidence to prove that Giants existed on Earth!