Journal

Author: Mason Winfield Created: Friday, February 26, 2010
Journal

“The words... left me in no doubt that as a child my friend had spoken to something sitting on top of a gate which had replied to him as a pixie.”

Marc Alexander, Enchanted Britain (1981)

This article is in honor of the new internet magazine, Mythology, to which it has been submitted. The launch should be in August.

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About, about in reel and rout

 

The death-fires danced at night.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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 The lights have been with us since the beginning of time, and they will be with us until the end of time.

DuWayne Leslie Bowen

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For Courtney Morrison-Taylor

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Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc., is – for the first time – publicly recruiting new tour guides for seasonal work in the Buffalo area. We could probably use five new people for summer and fall 2015. 

 

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 Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich denn aus der Engel Ordnungen?  

(“Who, if I cried, would hear me among the angelic echelons?”)

Rilke

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 Some of you have heard of the new History Channel program The Search for the Lost Giants. A Facebook friend gave me a tag while discussing his enthusiasm for the show, and it’s gotten me updating my comments on the subject. 

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  Some of you may have heard of the new History Channel program The Search for the Lost Giants. A Facebook friend gave me a tag while discussing his enthusiasm for the show, and it’s gotten me updating my comments on the subject of Giant Skeleton Reports (GSR from now on). In the earlier article in this series I commented on the historic reports of human giants, the program, and my meeting with its host. 

Western New York is no slouch when it comes to GSR. In fact, the territory of the historic Seneca nation was actually quite rich in them, as was anything else in the sphere of the Adena and Mississippian trade network. These cultures and those they influenced were marked by a tendency to rework the landscape into massive and often eye-catching earthworks. If you spend even a few seconds speculating that there could have been a pre-Columbian caste, tribe or population of extra-large human beings, the concentration of so many GSR sites along river valleys on the underside of the Great Lakes gets you fancying about ancient kingdoms and echelons of alternate populations. (I hear a Game of Thrones coming, North American style.) For what it’s worth, here are my top ten favorite GSR in Western New York, bottom to top, with comment:

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  Some of you may have heard of the new History Channel program The Search for the Lost Giants. A Facebook friend gave me a tag while discussing his enthusiasm for the show, and it spurred me into updating my comments on the subject.

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