Petrified Human Head Found in Mahanoy City!

The following is a story so weird that it ran in newspapers all over the country in the fall of 1909. The following article was published in the Suwanee Democrat of Florida on October 1, 1909:

Mahanoy City, Pa.-- At a depth of 900 feet below the surface of the earth, firnly embedded in coal, the petrified head of a man was dicovered at Maple Hill Colliery a few days ago. The head is perfect in shape, eyes, ears, nose and even the hair standing in bold relief. Workmen driving a tunnel made the find at a point over which water has been flowing for years.

It is believed to be the head of a man of prehistoric age. The specimen was carefully mined, and after being trimmed will be sent to a Philadelphia museum.

(view original newspaper article here)


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