Red Haired Giants of Lovelock, NV

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Red Haired Giants of Lovelock, NV

Post Number:#1  Postby Quinda » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:28 pm

I don't know if anyone has heard of the Red Haired Giants that were found in Lovelock, NV but here is an interesting clip concerning them.


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Re: Red Haired Giants of Lovelock, NV

Post Number:#2  Postby Whyte Eagle » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:02 pm

There are a few different versions of the story concerning the giants of Lovelock, depending on who you talk to ... but they all pretty much flow along the same theme, the following is one of those reports with images of one ofthe skulls and a few artifacts claimed to have been found in or near the actual cave in Lovelock :

Giant Skeletons of Lovelock, Nevada


In 1911 several giant skeletons and ancient artefacts were supposedly fund in a cave in Lovelock in Nevada, USA. Almost everything was later lost in a fire but a skull is supposed to be found in the Humbolt Museum, Winnemucca.

In 1911, while mining for guano in a cave in Lovelock, a small town about 80 miles north-east of Reno, the miners reportedly found mummies preserved in the dry bat-droppings.

The mummies were large, from 6 and a half feet to more that 8 feet, and they had red hair.

They were reportedly lying in a layer of burnt material about four feet under the surface and there were also lots of broken arrows around the mummies.

Before archaeologists could survey the findings, most of it was gone or damaged - and a later fire where the artifacts were stored did no good either.


The Puite Indians of the area have legends about giants and how they killed them. The race of giants, the "Si-Te-Cah" , would have been white, red-haired, very tall cannibals, and the Indians started war against them when they entered their land.

A coalition of tribes managed to trap the last remaining giants in a cave and while shooting arrows at them they started a large fire at the mouth of the cave. They kept the fire going and shot everybody who tried to get out - until the giants were annihilated.

Dental model

One person that can tell, and show us, how large the skulls are is Stan Nielsen, he went to find the cave and the skull in the museum:
"Prior to a subsequent trip to the area, I borrowed a full-sized plaster dental model of the lower teeth of a normal modern adult from a friend, who was also my dentist. I took the plaster model with me when I next visited the area, in the hopes that I would be able to compare it with the jaw from one of the "giants."

As I had hoped, the curator at the Winnemucca museum graciously allowed me to compare the plaster model with the jaw from the skull of one of the "giants" in the museum's collection. She placed the jaw down on her desk. I was allowed to place my plaster adult jaw next to the jaw from the skull for purposes of comparison.

The plaster model was much smaller than the jaw from the skull. In fact, the teeth of the jaw from the skull were almost twice the size of those of my plaster model. There were other factors , too, that distinguished it from today's humans."

Other skeletons

Other giant skeletons have reportedly been found in the area, in 1931 and 1936 - and even a skeleton measuring 8 feet 9 inches was supposedly found in 1965, buried under a rock ledge along the Holly Creek in east-central Kentucky.

All that is left today, as far as we know, are the skull and the scull parts in the tiny Humbolt Museum (and I am afraid they suddenly will be gone one day). The sensational artifacts are, believe it or not, kept in the backroom, but reports are telling that the staff will gladly show them to you if you inquire about them!

Pestle found in the cave

Sandal found in the cave

Stan Nielsen outside the cave
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