Confederate Army Major Richard Truesdale is able to secure his wife and daughter's safety and hide the family fortune before he is shot by Union soldiers. He is transported to the present day, where he dies of his wounds, but not before he is able to tell his only surviving descendant where he hid the fortune.
Egyrtologist Tom Andrews leads an expedition to an ancient tomb where they find a giant mummy. The giant revives and tells them he is El-Rano, of an even more ancient race that was revered by the Egyptians as gods because of their advanced scientific knowledge.
The ghost of a murdered man repeatedly contacts a reporter to prod him into investigating the death, even though the killers have arranged for someone to impersonate the dead man and thus prove there was no murder.