1. Approximately how many reported sightings are there of woodwose/bigfoot/wildman in UK.?
We have 520 accounts so far, many are face to face encounters the others are accounts of stones thrown, running footsteps, large branches snapped and thrown, unidentified howls, growls, screams. All possible habits of our wildman
2. How tall are they?
The heights listed in the sightings vary from as little as 4 feet up to 10 feet, but that is a very rare example, most reports state, an upright creature covered in hair/fur at around 7 ft tall.
3. Are you aware of them being more or less aggressive than US? Or same?
There are no documented attacks in the Uk, the most aggressive accounts state “I was chased from the wood” they seem to be very good at scaring people away, without any violence or physical harm, there are accounts of branches thrown, tents destroyed, large stones thrown, none of which ever hit the person, and 4 accounts of bluff charges, mostly they will make noise to divert you from the area they are using, alas most of these accounts get reported as ghosts or paranormal activity.
4. Do we know roughly how many there are?
The Honest answer is we have no idea, some of the reports could be the sighting of the same creature on a few occasions, but there would have to be a healthy breeding population, or these sightings and encounters would of trickled off to nothing, the opposite seems to be the case with more and more encounters being reported every year, this could be down to more people out enjoying their free time and it has become much easier to report them.
5. Where would they live?
There are 10 National Parks in England, 3 in Wales and 2 in Scotland, they are: England – Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, and South Downs.Wales – Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast, and Snowdonia Scotland – Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs.We then have to add in, all the private land owned by the government and declared “of geo interest” the Ministry of Defence owns thousands of acres of land, and then add in every wild corridor and small copse and woods, there is ample cover and places to dwell happily away from man. The woodland trust alone owns around 0.86 million hectares of land that is of Geo Importance. And then every abandoned land that lies along the motorways and railway verges, virtual hidden highways. In the latest govt survey less than 10% of the UK is Urbanised this included roads, and playing fields and golf courses. Govt Urban Stats
6. What would they eat?
The same food that humans ate when they lived in britain thousands of years ago. We have destroyed most of our natural food sources, so for the fussy modern man we have become, it seems impossible that a large creature would find enough of the food groups to thrive. Most of the tribes in the world today, much of their protein is found in small mammals and rodents and insects and grubs, between foraging hedgerows, woodland, fields and coast, there is a plentiful supply of food for all.
7. Why is there no history of them?
There is a long and varied history of the woodwoose in the uk, as the centuries changed so did his name, from brown jack to the green man, england has always had a “wildman” of the woods, today we call him the wildman or use the american term bigfoot. Albion is named for Albina and her giant offspring which were mentioned before the first century AD. Tales of hairy giants that live in the woods, steal cattle and crops and chase visitors from within the trees are as old as out stories of our own race.
8. Why would they come close to towns?
We have left them no choice, at one point the Uk was one huge forest and wetland, as we take more and more away from the green spaces, “they” are forced closer and closer to us everyday. Even in the forests and woodlands that are “their” homes, we enter on a daily basis, to ride or walk or enjoy nature, they learnt to live alongside us along time ago, and adapted because they had to. Sadly everyday in the UK more and more land is being claimed for private use or building as we speak, a trend we need to reverse and fast.
9. What are they?
Depending on your point of view, of which there are many, there is a wide and varied amount of theories, some of which seems to border on the paranormal, right down to a lost or hidden tribe. Many people think they are some kind of ape, others think, zooform or ghost, the reports come in from all types of witnesses, and their mindset can play into what they saw, there is no accepted history of the wildman here in the uk so most jump straight to werewolf or ghost, Time slips are always mentioned and the idea that somehow they play into the earth’s dimensions and portals? I think it would help in the understanding and research if we viewed them as a cousin or brother that chose a different way of life, it makes it much easier to understand.
Dimensional Unknown Corpureal
Dimensional Unknown Corpureal
10. How do they move around unseen?
Whenchecking the sighting areas and mapping them we were able to see that many of the accounts are very close to a small stream or brook that connects to a major river, we also found that routes seemed to be appearing on the mapped accounts, almost as if lines of travel were being used. There are a number of theories behind what this means, it could be that as humans we too congregate around water, and its the place we are most likely to see them? They may use the waterways like travel routes, ease of cover, food on the good and at dawn and dusk would make for ideal corridors,, we also noticed that the sightings very close to town come very close to either an urban green corridor EG: The Irwell Valley, The Lea Valley, The Coln Valley and many more natural nature corridors in most of our major cities.. Many accounts are on or near the local golf club? and for some reason neolithic sites seem to be of importance, we are unsure if these are early landmarks or are important for reason we dont understand yet.
D. L. Hatswell 26/3/18
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