North American Hobbits
Little People in North America
North American Pigmies

Compiled and Edited by Mary Sutherland

Burlington UFO and Paranormal Center




Mammoth Cave
In the 1920s, it is reported that a mummy with red hair measuring 3 feet tall was found on a ledge in Mammoth Cave, KY


In 1837, a number of tiny human skeletons from 3 to 4 1/2 feet tall were found buried in tiny wooden coffins near Cochocton, Ohio. There were no
artifacts found, but the number of graves led one observer to note that they "must have been tennents of a considerable city."

Gentlemen's Magazine, 3:8:182, 1837.

A short distance from Cochocton, Ohio, U.S., a singular ancient burying-ground has lately been discovered. "It is situated," says a writer in
Silliman's Journal, "on one of those elevated, gravelly alluvions, so common on the rivers of the West. From some remains of wood, still apparent
in the earth around the bones, the bodies seem all to have been deposited in coffins; and what is still more curious, is the fact that the bodies
buried here were generally not more than from three to four and a half feet in length. They are very numerous, and must have been tenants of a
considerable city, or their numbers could not have been so great. A large number of graves have been opened, the inmates of which are all of this
pygmie race. No metallic articles or utensils have yet been found to throw light on the period or the nation to which they belonged."


A Pygmie Graveyard in Tennessee

Ancient Man: A Handbook of Puzzling Artifacts,
William R Corliss, Sourcebook Project, 1978.

Anthropological Institute, Journal, 6:100, 1876.

An ancient graveyard of vast proportions has been found in Coffee county. It is similiar to those found in White county and other places in middle
Tennessee, but is vastly more extensive, and shows that the race of pygmies who once inhabited this country were very numerous. The same
peculiarities of position Observed in the White county graves are found in these. The writer of the letter says: "Some considerable excitement and
curiousity took place a few days since, near Hillsboro, Coffee county, on James Brown's farm. A man was ploughing in a field which had been
cultivated many years, and ploughed up a man's skull and other bones. After making further examination they found that there were about six
acres in the graveyard. They were buried in a sitting or standing position. The bones show that they were a dwarf tribe of people, about three feet
high. It is estimated that there were about 75,000 to 100,000 buried there. This shows that this country was inhabited hundreds of years ago."


Towards the end of the 19th century hundreds of extraordinary flint tools were unearthed beneath the moorland peat of east Lancashire's
Pennine Hills. By their miniature size, they seemed not to belong in the province of man, but rather in the realm of Gnomes, Elves and Faeries.

Pedro Mountain

The mummified remains of a tiny humanoid like being were discovered by some gold prospectors. The mummy was determined to be an
authentic human being, a full grown adult, a bit under 2 feet tall. Like so many controversial finds, the remains have been stolen.

From Mysteries of the Unexplained,
Reader's Digest General Books,
The Reader's Digest Association, 1982.

He was found sitting cross-legged on a ledge in a small cave in a granite mountain. His hands were folded in his lap, in the timeless attitude of a
Buddha. He appeared to be middle-aged. His skin was brown and wrinkled, his nose flat, the forehead low, the mouth broad and thin-lipped. And
he was 14 inches tall.

The mummy was discovered in 1932 by gold prospectors blasting the walls of a gulch in the Pedro Mountains, 60 miles southwest of Casper,
Wyoming. After studying it, puzzled scientists ventured the theory that it was a mummified pygmy and possibly the progenitor of the American
Indian. When it died, it was given a ceremonial burial.

Displayed in sideshows for several years, the Pedro Mountain Mummy was eventually purchased by Ivan T. Goodman, a Casper businessman,
and taken to New York City. The remains, X-rayed by Dr. Harry Shapiro of the American Museum of Natural History and certified as genuine by the
Anthropology Department of Harvard University, was thought by some to be those of a 65-year-old person. The speculation generated interest in
the legends of the Shoshone and Crow Indians of Wyoming about a miniature people, only inches tall.

Following Goodman's death in 1950 the mummy passed into the hands of one Leonard Waller and dissapeared, but interest in it continued
nationwide. In 1979 pictures of Shapiro's X-rays were given to Dr. George Gill, professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming. The
withered little body, he concluded, was that of an infant or a fetus, possibly of an unknown tribe of prehistoric Indians. He believed that the infant
had been afflicted with anencephaly, a congenital abnormality that would account for the adult proportions of its skeleton. Discoveries of
mummified remains are not uncommon in Wyoming, which has an arid climate. As Dr. Gill pointed out, the Indians may have found other
mummies of similarly diseased infants and quite naturally assumed that they were the remains of small adults. This in turn would tend to
support the legend of a "little people."

But Pedro, as the mummy is known, remains a scienfitic curiosity. "All we have are tantalizing bits of information," Dr. Gill remarked. He and other
anthropologists still hope to locate the missing mummy for further examination. (The Casper Star-Tribune, July 22 and July 24, 1979; The Casper
Tribune Herald, October 22, 1932; C.J. Cazeau and Stuart D. Scott, Exploring the Unknown, p. 222)


Following is a recent report announcing a most incredible  'discovery' of a new race of Little People.

How amazing that such work has come to such a shock to the science world, when I along with other researchers have had data on our sites
evidencing this race for years...smiles
Mary Sutherland
Oct. 27, 2004

(AP) In a breathtaking discovery, scientists working on a remote Indonesian island say they have uncovered the bones of a human dwarf species
marooned for eons while modern man rapidly colonized the rest of the planet.

One tiny specimen, an adult female measuring about 3 feet tall, is described as "the most extreme" figure to be included in the extended human
family. Certainly, she is the shortest.

She appears to have lived as recently as 18,000 years ago on the island of Flores, a kind of tropical Lost World populated by giant lizards and
miniature elephants.

The discovery is the best example of a trove of fragmented bones that account for as many as seven of these primitive individuals. Scientists have
named the new species Homo floresiensis, or Flores Man. The specimens' ages range from 95,000 to 12,000 years old.

The find has astonished anthropologists unlike any in recent memory. Flores Man is a totally new creature that was fundamentally different from
modern humans. Yet it lived until the threshold of recorded human history, probably crossing paths with the ancestors of today's islanders.

"This finding really does rewrite our knowledge of human evolution," said Chris Stringer, who directs human origins studies at the Natural History
Museum in London. "And to have them present less than 20,000 years ago is frankly astonishing."

Flores Man was hardly formidable. His grapefruit-sized brain was about a quarter the size of the brain of our species, Homo sapiens. It is closer
in size to the brains of transitional prehuman species in Africa more than 3 million years ago.

Yet evidence suggests Flores Man made stone tools, lit fires and organized group hunts for meat.

1800's Archeological find in Britain  -
Reference: Dr. Robert Neal Boyd

. Hundreds of tiny flint tools were found in the Pennine hills of east Lancashire, all of them no larger than half an inch long. These tiny tools
included scrapers, borers, and crescent shaped knives. The craftsmanship of the tools was extremely fine. In many cases, a magnifying glass
was needed to detect evidences of the flaking process which was used to bring these instruments to a sharp point. None of the tiny tools found
seemed practical for performing the tasks that our "normal- sized" ones are intended for.

Corresponding with the global legends, of "little people", tiny tools similar to the ones found in Lancashire have been found worldwide, including
Devon and Suffolk, in England, also in Egypt, Africa, Australia, France, Italy, and India.

If one will read the book "Mad Bear: Spirit, Healing, and the Sacred in the Life of a Native American Medicine Man" by Doug Boyd one will
encounter the interesting understanding of the indigenous Holy Man, Mad Bear, that a miniature race of beings whom Mad Bear calls ``The Little
People'' has evolved side by side with humans. Mad Bear presented the anthropologist author, Doug Boyd, a skull the size of a ping-pong ball to
physically prove his thesis

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