The Golubs, 1590 Peth Road, Manlius, New York 13104 • (315) 655-8453
Last year's corn maze and giant sightings created a bit of a stir
The Gigantic Giant (GG)
Reports first came out of North Eastern Madison County about a Giant Creature. Pilots first reported seeing him and the imprints in the corn maze at Our Farm. Pretty soon, people walking dogs, motorists, farmers bailing hay, sheep and cattle owners have all seen him. Orthopedists have analyzed the evidence and local officials are deciding what stand to take on the giant. We at our farm, implore our elected officials to do whatever it takes, to take any measure, to ensure the safety of our citizens. Sightings are being posted below on this website. Also letters to local papers from officials are posted here.
Giant Watch as printed in the Cazenovia Republican
To the Editor
There is an alert bulletin out to all residents of Cazenovia north of Cazenovia Lake for a large creature who has been sighted on Peth Road heading south. Residents have spotted this elusive giant crossing Peth Road just west of East Lake Road. “I was driving my son, Hunter to soccer practice when I encountered an enormous being. When he noticed that I had seen him, he quickly headed for cover. I almost drove my car into a ditch. He presents a danger to area residents and I wish authorities would do something to drive him away. There’s no telling what he could do,” says Peth Road resident, Mike Sattler. Another resident had additional concerns. “I have acres of field corn, sweet corn and pumpkins that could be trampled if this monster is left to wonder around our area. I don’t know who’s jurisdiction this should come under, the state police, the mayor, the town supervisor, the state senator or asssemblyman, the Air National Guard, but I wish someone would get going and take care of this problem,” says local farmer Jimmy Golub. Golub’s concerns were well founded when a local pilot, Brian Coughlin, was flying his Piper Cub. “On a hill, just north of the lake, I saw a large figure or something sleeping under a tree. When he heard the sounds of my plane, he got up and headed for cover in the dense vegetation into the swamp. This thing was big, even from the air”, said Coughlin. After flying around the area he noticed large footprints in Golub’s corn, leaving tangible evidence of the monster. Another resident, Rebecca Hartz was walking her dogs in the fields when she encountered the creature. After it spotted her dogs, it ran toward them and then suddenly decided to run into the woods. “I feared for my dogs and myself although he wasn’t too aggressive, his size was unbelievable.” University professor of giantology, Dr Hans Rutkin said that there have been legends of giants roaming our area that dates back to prehistoric times. “We’ve always thought that these legends were folklore, but quite often they have basis in reality. We have been studying the evidence and interviewing witnesses, collecting data. We are not prepared to make any conclusions at this time.” To see an aerial photograph of the footprints in the corn, go to www.fallpumpkinfarm.com
To the Editor
I know this has probably been the most difficult year for us dairymen since I have been in business (and that’s a lot of years). I’m not as young as I used to be. So I’ll admit, I may not be at my best. I know that my eyes aren’t as sharp as they once were. I also know how tired I was last Thursday when I was raking hay. But one thing I’m sure, is that I saw a very large creature running across the field while I was raking. At first I thought I was seeing things, but this thing was bigger than you could imagine. He disappeared into the woods and then I saw him heading toward the Fenner Wind Farm. I had heard rumors about a giant in the area and I didn’t believe until I saw it for myself. I’m just warning everyone to be careful out there.
To the Editor
After the previous article and letters to the editor about the giant creature seen around the area, there has been a firestorm of controversy about what to do. Officials are weighing options trying not to alienate constituencies. But like most things, those that are affected the most seem to be taking the most proactive approach. In a poll conducted by Allied Research Polling, an overwhelming 78% of local farmers favor driving away the giant with force while 53% of those further favor eradication. Village residents take a more reserved stance, with 31% in favor of force, 35% favor doing nothing, and 34% unsure.
Jimmy Golub, of Our Farm, is one of those who believe the giant must be eradicated. “I’ve seen what he’s done to my corn crop,” referring to the footprints left in his field, where corn was trampled. “If we coddle the giant, he will view this as a giant friendly area. Then he’ll tell all his giant friends to come here. There will be more crop damage. What if he were to step on my pumpkin field. It makes me weak in the knees to think about it. And if he established a foothold here with his friends then how would you feel if he moves in next door?”
Gene Gissin, local photographer, takes the opposite view. “Lets be honest, at this point, all he’s done is step on some corn. He hasn’t hurt anyone, no crime has been committed and we must assume he’s not out to harm us. We also must be careful not to antagonize this giant creature.” Gissin is leading a group of town residents calling themselves, “Save the Giant.”
Billy Cody of Fenner Rd has seen the giant near his farm where his cows were so frightened they jumped through the fence. He spent most of the day chasing them back into the pasture and then had to fix the fence. Says Cody, “I usually don’t agree with Golub, but he’s right on the money when it comes to the giant. I’m trying to harvest my corn, instead I spent half the day rounding up my cows. They were out of sorts and my milk production was way down for the day. We need to eliminate this creature once and for all.”
Town officials are urging residents to remain calm but vigilant.
To the Editor
News of the giant has reached the scientific community. Experts are chiming in on the evidence left by the large creature. Dr. John Cannizzaro, a prominent orthopedist at the Health Science Center School of Medicine in the Department of Orthopedics, is one such expert. He is also a trainer with the Syracuse Chiefs and the New York Jets while they were in Cortland. He and his colleagues have examined the aerial photographs of the imprints left by the giant. There is a lot of information that can be ascertained by these footprints using the eyes of a trained expert. Dr. Cannizzaro stressed the importance of the feet for overall health. Feet are also indicators of good structural health. The foot withstands all the weight of the individual.
We asked Dr. Cannizzaro some questions about the giant.
How tall is the giant?
Dr. C. “We usually use a ratio of 1 X 6-7. I understand that the footprints measured 400 feet, from toe to heel. That would make this creature about 2500 feet tall!”
Can you estimate the weight of the giant?
Dr. C. “Using a human as an example, an average 6 foot man weighs about 200 pounds. If the giant is about 2400 feet tall, that means he’s 400 times the height of a man. 400 times 200 pounds would make the giant 80,000 pounds, or 40 tons!”
How would you describe the giant’s feet medically?
Dr. C. “ This giant has feet problems. I think he probably walks with a limp. He has metatarsus adductus on his left foot. You can see this, as his fore foot is turned in. He also has flat feet, especially his right foot.”
What treatment would you recommend for the giant given the condition of his feet?
Dr. C. Usually we watch it, and only require surgery sometimes.
Would you be willing to take him on as a patient?
Dr. C. Yes, but I might have to look at him in the parking lot.
Is the giant in pain?
Dr. C. As I said before, he walks with a limp so there is some pain. Some patients with chronic pain can suffer from depression. So it’s possible that someone this large could be more dangerous if it puts him in a bad mood.
Can you tell what the giant looks like from his feet?
Dr C. I can say that he is human like and not an ape. If he were an ape, the big toe would be more opposed than it is.
Dr. Cannizzaro adds that all those at University Hospital are intrigued with this opportunity to study this unusual creature of nature. We can learn much about ourselves by studying our close natural relatives.
To the Editor,