Ep 96: The Tall Ones Part 1

David and Goliath, oil on canvas painting by Guillaume Courtois, Date (1650 - 1660)

 
 
 

The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now.”
– Abraham Lincoln

 
 
 

LOCATION: Spanish Hill, near the communities of South Waverly and Sayre, Pennsylvania, where a supposedly 7' tall skeleton with horns and two rows of teeth was unearthed in the late 1880s from a pre-Columbian burial mound.

 

Background:

It's easy to imagine a version of ourselves that's gargantuan, magical, a hero that often plays the villain, a giant among the ordinary.  Legends of giants doing as they please have been with us since the beginning and continue to fascinate us in cinema and sport.  The idea of a giant is easy to entertain because either through genetics or rare disorders, extra-large humans have naturally lived throughout our existence.  The idea that's not easy for the modern person to imagine, aside from a singular Goliath-like demigod here n' there, is the possibility of a race of giants having once existed, tribes of superhumans whose feats and physicality filled us with fear and wonder in antiquity.  Yet with these tall tales being so pervasive worldwide, could it be that communities of giants were real or was it merely that the occasional taller than average human became the inspiration for myth?  Join us tonight as we explore the mystery of legendary giants.

 
 

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Credits:

Episode 96: The Tall Ones Part 1.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2018 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.