Gwyllgi or wolf hound is one of the Welsh Shucks. The Gwyligi or Gwyllgi is a Black Dog of Wales that stalks travellers scaring them and sometimes attacking them. Its name means ‘the Dog of Darkness’ or ‘Dog of Twilight’ the Gwyligi had fiery eyes and could be heard howling in the night. Whoever encountered the Gwyllgi and caught sight of its fiery gaze would be instantly paralysed. Some say that even its howl had the power to paralyse people with fear. It would trot alongside lonely travellers at night, stalking them slowly and silently before pouncing and attacking them.
The Gwyllgi was first mentioned in a rare book called ‘The Vale of Glamorgan’ in 1839 and there have also been reports of the Gwyllgi seen at Anglesey in Wales. Like other Black Dogs of Wales the Gwyllgi looked like a mastiff, very large, black in colour with a shaggy pelt.His description of this creature, seen on a lane leading into the Wrexham village, echoes those of the Gwyllgi, the mysterious dog-like apparitions of Welsh folklore. These commonly reported yet inexplicable spectres have their counterparts in England, where they go by a variety of regional names, including Padfoot, Skriker, Trash and Black Shuck. In the literature, they are usually simply referred to as Black Dogs.
A video this week seems to show a very strange dark figure walking off into the woods in a small town in Shropshire. The full video can be seen below.
It is difficult to believe that a man could be living wild dressed in tree bark and leaves only 9 miles away from this country’s second largest city, however if the witness testimonies are to be believed this is in fact a reality.
Sutton Park which covers an area of 2,400 acres in the West Midlands is said to be the place where the mystery man has been seen and where over the last few months numerous sightings of him have been made. He has acquired the name Bark Foot as his feet have been seen wrapped in tree bark which have been made into a primitive form of foot wear, his hat also has been formed of what I presume to be made of Birch bark.
In 1981 the Guinness Book of World Records recognized MacAskill as the largest true giant to have ever lived, the strongest man who ever lived and the man with the largest chest measurements of any non-obese man.
The distinction of his status as a ‘true’ giant hinges on the fact the Angus was purported to be free of any growth abnormalities.His stature was proportional in every way and his immense size and strength was due only to his natural genetic gifts.
MacAskill was born in 1825 on the Isle of Berneray in the Sound of Harris, Scotland. He moved to Nova Scotia at with his family as a child and eventually settled in the fishing community of Englishtown, Cape Breton Island somewhere between 1830 and 1835.
Many people world wide are used to seeing strange images from across America or Bigfoot faces and Sasquatch images posted in every facebook group or forum, but what most people dont realise is, behind the scenes away from all the hoo haa there are hundreds of people putting time in on their own pocket, spending hours if not years out there, week in week out, sometimes in the worst weathers. Trying everything and anything to get the job done, To find the evidence mainstream science demands.
Some of them have many scary encounters, some never go back in after the experience or hours of unappreciated time and effort, but there is a small core of die hards who go back time and time again, they get objects thrown at them, they become surrounded in the dark, followed back to the car and sometimes even home, bluff charges and out right shows of aggression are shown to them, and they do this because for them it’s not about facebook or youtube, its about gathering evidence to prove what’s out there. Sometimes if we are really lucky they share their evidence and finds with us. And today Im pleased to be able to share some images sent to me by one of Britain’s Leading researchers and who also happens to be one of my long time research partners and someone im honoured to call my friend.
Could these startling pictures be evidence that Bigfoot is lurking in the British countryside? The eerie image appears to show a large shadowy figure looming menacingly behind a tree in a Lincolnshire woods. Bigfoot enthusiast Adam Bird, 31, captured the picture while out walking in Friskney nature reserve and said he was stunned to spot the shadowy figure staring back at him from the photo. After hearing of previous Bigfoot sightings at the nature reserve, Adam, from Nottingham, ventured into the woodland in search of clues. He followed some strange noises and suspiciously large footprints in the woods before capturing what he believes is the mysterious beast on camera.
Adam, co-founder of the British Bigfoot Research organisation, believes the shadowy figure could be the most convincing evidence that it’s living in Britain yet. He said: “My investigators and I were tipped off that this small patch of woodland in Friskney could be a hotspot for Bigfoot beasts. “There is at least one reported sighting here, so we decided to check it out. “We stayed there for a few hours that day and felt watched and followed the whole time. “I took various photographs throughout the investigation and when I checked back through them I spotted the creepy picture. “It looks like a shadowy figure stood within the trees staring at us from afar. “It shows something dark, a different colour against all that greenery. “I make no bold claims but my fellow investigators think this could be genuine evidence that the British Bigfoot exists.”
Although he did not spot the creature at the time he took the photograph it was many months after when making a data album for the team fellow team founder and map co-ordinator for the British Bigfoot Team Deborah Hatswell noticed the figure in the image and asked Adam to take a comparison shot, Adam, who has been investigating bigfoot sightings in the UK for more than two years, is convinced of the creature’s existence. It was on holiday in Florida, aged 15, when he claims to have first encountered the Sasquatch phenomenon. He spotted a large orangutan-like creature with reddish-brown hair crouching in the bushes and has been obsessed with the legend ever since.
By carefully compiling a body of evidence over the years, including videos of strange howls and pictures of oversized, beast-like footprints, from sites across the UK, Adam thinks he has built a strong case for the beast’s existence. In one of the videos, taken in June this year at Yellowham Hill, in Puddletown Forest, Dorset, Adam managed to capture a clamour of eerie howls on camera. One of his pictures, also taken at Yellowham Hill, shows what appears to be the ungainly footprint of a large human-like creature. He said: “My main reason for thinking there is something in the UK is the sheer number of sightings. People have been reporting hairy, upright figures since around the 1870s. “One misconception is that the UK doesn’t have sightings – but there are many.”
Check out more of Adam’s alleged Bigfoot evidence from Yellowham Hill.
And find all of the UK sightings and links to Deborah Hatswells Map of UK Cryptids and Strange encounters Here.
Squatchable is an awesome blog and here is one of their newest reports. Man has extraordinary, close encounter while fishing near Huntington witnessed in Sebastian County, Arkansas
I was visiting some friends in Huntington Arkansas in the summer of 1988. We all decided to go to a local lake for some bass fishing. They had warned me that there were tons of water moccasins and to be VERY careful where I stepped. I was moving along the bank fishing and I was paying a whole bunch of attention to where I was placing my feet when all of a sudden there was a commotion in the woods about fifteen feet to the right of me. When I turned and looked I could see a very large creature, about 7 to 8 feet tall with very broad shoulders, and could hear a sort of “whoooop whoooop” noise.
Thinking it was one of my companions trying to scare me I moved toward it. At that time it grabbed the tree trunk next to it and just twisted it off, and kind of slapped the ground with it, and made a very low guttural growl. At that point I was more scared than I have ever been in my life. It was really intimidating because its muscles were flexed, and its head was tilted down and it was staring right at me.
My Dad had taught me about encounters with bears and what to do. My instinct was to run, but my Dad always taught me that an animal will chase you if you run. I just dropped my pole and looked down at the ground and slowly backed away. The animal followed me a short way and just turned and walked into the woods.
When I got back to where my friends were I told them happened and they just laughed at, and made fun of me. I have never been back to that part of the country and now live in the desert where there are few trees.
Cannock Chase is an area of woodland and heath land which has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is located between Stafford and Cannock and covers an area of about 26 square miles. Years ago it became familiar to many people when a series of murders took place here, three girls were murdered and buried on the Chase. Raymond Leslie Morris, a motor engineer from Walsall, was found guilty at Stafford assizes of one of the murders in 1968 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is still in prison over 40 years later as one of the country’s longest serving prisoners. However moving further forward in time a series of strange events seem to have been centred around this location known as Cannock Chase, what follows are extracts from newspapers which have reported on these strange events.
Below are a series of articles that have appeared in the Cannock Chase Post and Birmingham Post.
Panther alert on new sightings 1 September 2005
Sightings of a snarling, black panther sparked a police search this week as terrified residents steered clear of Cannock Chase.
Tuesday saw the latest in a long history of panther sightings on the ancient woodland.
Eyewitnesses have told us of a large, muscular, black cat, roughly three feet long, prowling through the woodlands near Cannock Chase Enterprise Centre.
Terrified witnesses fled as the beast came within metres of them, seeming to appear from nowhere.