Williamson Co. Giant

From Kook Science

The Williamson Co. Giant was an alleged giant skeleton that was claimed to have been excavated at a farm in Williamson County, Tennessee during 1846, described in a newspaper report of the Tioga Eagle (Wellsboro, PA) as measuring over 18 feet (5.5 metres) in height and weighing nearly 1500 lbs. (680 kg.), with a skull compared to the size of a flour barrel and possessed eye sockets that were large enough to fit a coffee cup inside. No further information has been found regarding the claim at this time.

Press Coverage

  • "A RACE OF GIANTS", Tioga Eagle (Wellsboro, PA): 1, 4 Feb. 1846,  — report on the find, describing how a local land owner, who had been digging a water well, made a surprising discovery: at a depth of sixty feet, the excavators had unearthed the skeletal remains of a giant human being, the bones which were at least partially petrified, embedded within clay in a seated or reclined position.