Seven and a Half Feet Tall
JUNO, Caroline Rascon, poses with man of normal
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico - The
people of this busy Mexican capital continue to
rub their eyes in amazement while learned
doctors are discussing the most remarkable
visitor in the memory of the city's oldest
The visit of a pretty young lady might
ordinarily pass as a matter for comment in the
society pages, and a quickening of pulse among
the town's dashing young caballeros. But when
the attractive senorita is 7 feet 5 1/2 inches
tall, has the strength of a Hercules, and weighs
a mere 337 3-10 pounds, it becomes a matter of
The story of Senorita Carolina Rascon lay buried
in an obscure mining village, Uruachi, Chih,.
until an enterprising friend of the family, Don
Jesus Avitia, decided to take the youthful
giantess to the state capital so that her
countrymen could see the mining region's
In 1917, in the humble little mining town, twins
were born to Senor and Senora Abraham Rascon.
While their father, a miner, worked underground
digging out the gold and silver which have
brought fame to the mines of Chihuahua, the
little twins played with the other children
of the village.
When Carolina and Simona were
four, the neighbors began to take notice, for
contrary to the natural expectation that the
twins would develop equally in features and
stature, this pair began to show radical
differences in their growth. Simona continued
to grow as a normal child, while Carolina shot
up until, when the twins were six she was the
size of a 10-year-old child.
When the children were 10 Simona was normal in
size, while Carolina had the appearance of an
adolescent and possessed extraordinary
strength. She could carry her sister with the
ease of a man and toted such loads home from
market that she became the envy of the older
Thus, to the astonishment of the townspeople
continued toe accelerated and unprecedented
growth of Carolina.
When she was 12, she could no longer join in the
children's sports for it was impossible for her
competitors to match their capabilities with
In basketball her hand reached to the level of
the basket; in tennis she covered the court in
two or three easy steps while her opponents
exhausted themselves running. When she mounted
a horse, her feet touched the ground.
Now 27 years old, Carolina is so strong that she
can easily carry a man on each arm and can lift
a pony as easily as an average person picks up a
However, unlike most giants whose bodies
frequently are badly proportioned and whose
torso is sometimes short in relation to the
length of arms and legs, Carolina has a figure
which could pass in a fashion show, hands which
are feminine though of great size and a
disposition which is sweet and gentle.
As to intelligence she is normal in every
respect contrary to in every respect contrary to
case of some super-sized humans in whom nature
has seen fit to counterbalance great bodily size
with a paucity of gray matter.
When Carolina was growing up her harassed mother
had great difficulty in clothing this twin who
continued to outgrow her clothes with alarming
speed. Shoes for the sprout-ing young giantess
were the hardest problem of all.
One day a travelling shoe salesman stopped at
the house of the oversized adolescent. Senora
Rascon told him "I want shoes for a little
The man opened his satchel and took out shoes
for a child.
"No" said the senora. "Show me something
bigger." The Salesman produced shoes for a young
lady. Carolina's mother, sensitive about
explaining to a stranger did not dare say more
than, "No. You do not have what I need."
"But, senora" responded the shoe agent. "I am
sure I have what you want, if you will call the
Caroline came out at her mother's call, and
approached the man whose back was turned. Upon
looking up to see what appeared above him the
startled salesman started to tremble, snatched
up his shoes salesman started to tremble,
snatched up his shoes cases and ran away without
saying a word.
The villagers tell many other anecdotes of their
gigantic young beauty whose timid and sweet
nature has kept her until now hidden away in the
mining hills unknown to the residents of her
natal state of Chihuahua.
Starr-Hunt Central Press Correspondent
The Evening Impendent Mansion O. Mon., Oct.
Submitted by Ray White