Ancient Giants In Death Valley?

   With the coming of the white man, there also began a lore of actual giants being found in Death Valley, and though not too plentiful or well-documented, are among the accounts that interest me the most as they contain some of the most colorful and frankly, bizarre details imaginable. To get the ball rolling I have an article published on August 5th, 1947 in the Madera Tribune:


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5. A band of amateur archeologists announced today that they have discovered a lost civilization of men nine feet tall in California caverns. Howard E. Hill, spokesman for the expedition, said the civilization may be “the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.” The caves contain mummies of men and animals and implements of a culture 80,000 years old but “in some respects more advanced than ours,” Hill said. He said the 32 caves covered a 180-square-mile area in California’s Death Valley and southern Nevada. Professional archaeologists were skeptical of Hill’s story. Los Angeles county museum scientists pointed out that dinosaurs and tigers, which Hill said lay side by side in the caves, appeared on earth 10,000,000 to 15,000,000 years apart…..”

There is more of this story and many others in my book if you are interested

UPDATE – Video episode out on this story!

While the idea of giants living in Death Valley is viewed by many as just another Mojave desert mystery and exotic urban legend, just as many people will swear to it being true. But is it verifiable? Some have claimed that in the basement of various museums, the proof of giant bodies, Native American or otherwise, is being covered up. But to what purpose? Would the idea of giants living in Death Valley really upset modern science and archeology?

Only time with tell!


When Your Pet Starts To Smoke

Missing cigarettes and burns on the couch can be a pretty good indicator your pet has taken up smoking. It could be due to stress, wanting to imitate the owner or just wanting to “look cool.” Be alert to any changes in behavior – staying out late, being disruptive or listening to loud and abrasive music. It might be time to take a firm stand!

smoking rabbit

Your Flying Car

Remember when every show and cartoon of the 1960’s promised we’d all be jetting around in our flying cars by the year 2000?

Well, maybe only if you’re an aging boomer, but somehow we all thought this would be parked in our driveways by now….

I wish!

A Boy And His Chicken

I would love to know the circumstances behind this old picture of a child smoking accompanied by his chicken. A favorite pet? Just a day on farm? A social statement from a time long passed? Interesting…