Williamson County Giant
"We are informed on the most reliable authority that a person in Franklin county, Tennessee, while digging a well, a few weeks since, found a human skeleton, at the depth of fifty feet, which measures eighteen feet in length. The immense frame was entire with an unimportant exception in one of the extremities. It has been visited by several of the principal members of the medical faculty in Nashville, and pronounced unequivocally, by all, the skeleton of a huge man."
- Text from "A Giant Exhumed" (Cleveland Herald, 9/10/1845)
Blog Posts and Articles
- "The Giant Who Wasn't: The Case of the Mistaken Mastodon of Tennessee" (Jason Colavito, 12/19/2014)
- "Mastodon to Man: An 1845 "Giant" from Tennessee" (Andy White, 12/17/2014)
- "The Williamson County Giant (aka A Pleistocene Mega-Human)" (Kevin E. Smith, 2013)