Skeleton of Ossified Giant Found At Jackson, Michigan
On the front page of the Middletown News –Signal, Saturday, September 6, 1919
Whether Jackson is to have the honor of producing the American mummy or is the victim of a hoax will be revealed within the next few days when scientific examination is made of an alleged 12 ft. 7 inch “corpse” found in the garden of Patrolman Orel Nierman.
Bones are plainly discernible through what looks to be tightly drawn, mummified skin. The face is round with a <em>small nose and broad protruding teeth. There are traces of black hair on the skull.
Policeman Nierman has already refused an offer of $500 for his find. Nierman wsa digging in his garden and was about two feet below the surface found what appeared to a human hand. He summoned assistance and discovered the well preserved body of a man of the dimensions related.
Dr. H.B. Neagle, city health official examined the body and stated that there is every indication that the body is that of a real man, but would not make positive statements until he had more opportunity to examine the body. The legs were approximately six feet from the thigh to the sole of the huge feet, the toe nails are still in place, the ribs and bones are plainly discernible through tightly drawn skin and the features are well preserved. The hair black and rather scant. The body is ossified.