Large Hairy Man, Sitting in the woods, just watching me? 1998

Exeter, Devon EX6, UK. I thought of an incident that occurred several years ago on the edge of Dartmoor and I think it may be of some interest to you. I have never really been able to make much sense of it but thought you may be interested. I’m writing this account around 12 years after it occurred, however I can remember it quite clearly, I think it was around 1998 – 1999, I was staying at the Haldon Lodge caravan site near Kenford in Devon

I have spent a great deal of time in the Haldon hills, especially around the Bird of Prey watching point and the surrounding pine woods. On one occasion while alone I explored a really dense area of pine trees, literally moving on hands and knees to get through the area. I was heading for a clearing on the hill side that was visible from the caravan park. After maybe half an hour or more I came across a huge clearing surrounded by trees. It was in this area that I encountered something that I could not really work out.  Shortly after emerging from the tree line I immediately spotted what looked like a large hairy human shape sitting on a tree stump. But this figure was huge

At first I thought it looked like a man in a fur coat however it was a blistering hot day.  Who would where a fur coat in this heat and tromp for an hour to sit on a stump? What ever it was I believe I was seeing it from behind. And I thought it was a person at first, so although I was a little on edge I decided to move a little closer to see if it was just a stump or a trick of the eye. On doing so I noticed what looked like the back of a head although only the top, again this appeared to be hairy and connected to the main body which was also hairy and I noted that the hair  colour was a brown/ grey colour. I could not tell if it was fur or hair but could now get a good gauge of its size.

What ever it was it was big, easily the size of a very large man and very wide. It was at this point that I took one step closer and what I presumed was the back of the head moved down and slightly to the side as if moving around to look at me, did it know i was there all along?  It was at this point I had had enough and moved back towards the trees, what ever it was it had now changed position and appeared to be looking straight in my direction.

Once in the trees I ran as quick as I could towards the road.  As I have noted the clearing was really hard to get to, took a great deal of time to reach and surrounded by dense trees on all sides so I was at a loss as to what this was.  I can’t really see this as a man in a costume as this was not an area people visit and again it was very hot.

I re-visited the area several years latter and located the tree stump in question. It was apparently clear by now that what ever it was was huge. When working out the distance between where I was standing and the size of the stump, it was Clearly very big, much bigger than an average sized male

Do you Know if there have been any other or similar sightings in the area or parts of Devon if so I would be interested to hear of them?  I thought an incident that occurred several years ago on the edge of Dartmoor may be of some interest to you. I have never really been able to make much sense of it but thought you may be interested.

Until Next Time, Deborah   https://youtu.be/aNYWBgGYpVg

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