What would you do if you saw the Loch Ness monster? It’s a question everyone visiting the loch should ask themselves … it would save us all from the scores of blurred photographs, shaky or faraway videos and lackluster or confusing eyewitness accounts. One group which DOES have a plan for a real Nessie sighting is the Scottish Natural Heritage organization. It apparently drew up instructions 17 years ago in the event that the Loch Ness monster is seen and if it is captured.
In an interview with the BBC, Nick Halfhide, the Director of Operations, revealed that a code of practice relating to the capture of the Loch Ness Monster was “partly serious and partly for a bit of fun” but still a real and legitimate document which has been used for other Loch Ness wildlife issues besides Nessie. The plan gives wildlife officials the authority to take a DNA sample of the creature, but then orders them to return it to the loch and develop a plan to protect it (once they know what they’re protecting) and conserve it, now that its existence is proven. That would require highly-regulated cooperation with all of the communities and businesses surrounding the loch, many of which depend on it and tourism for their livelihood.
Original Source: Tom Slemen, Writes, one afternoon, I gave a talk about ghosts to a group of schoolkids at a library in Liverpool. Afterwards, a school girl asked me: ‘What’s the oldest ghost ever?’ The innocent question set me thinking. Anne Boleyn’s ghost is allegedly still being seen, 469 years after her death in 1536. An apparition said to be that of Boudicca is regularly seen in Lincolnshire. I also remembered the strange account of a heating engineer named Harry Martindale, who was working in the cellar of the medieval Treasurer’s House in York in 1953, when he was startled to hear a trumpet call. Mr Martindale watched in absolute terror as a Roman soldier marched through a wall, followed by an officer on horseback with about 16 other soldiers trailing behind him. Mr Martindale cowered in a corner as he watched the eerie scene and noticed that the ghosts were marching thigh-deep in the cellar floor. He later discovered the Romans had been marching along a road which ran under the treasury. This road had long been buried, which explained why all the ghosts – with the exception of the horse-mounted officer – were visible from the thighs up.
Another update from Mike out in the field. Mike has been searching for evidence of any kind, he looks for prints, contacts locals and ask if any strange or unknown creatures have been seen in the area, he asks farmers about missing stock or strange animals around. He is visiting woods all across the UK and he also takes accounts from people who have had strange canid sightings of their own.
Area- Sirhowy Forest, near Crosskeys Wales
Weather- Clear, dry with scattered cloud cover
Start time- 11.00 hrs – 13.00 hrs
Today’s visit will be to Sirhowy Forest near Crosskeys in Wales. I left Reading at around 09.15 am and arrived in Crosskeys at 10.45 am. I started walking up the road towards Sirhowy Forest at 10.50 am and after a good 5 minutes I reached the first Public Footpath that leads into the Forest, which led me up a 70 meter or more incline to the top of a very steep slope.
When I reached the top I sat down for a cup of coffee and some sandwiches, on a tree stump and after about 15 to 20 minutes the Birds stopped singing and sure enough the whole area went quiet, at this point I had a strong urge to keep looking to my right, and this was when I heard a very deep throated growl that came from my left, which had me turning left quickly and almost jumping with fright trying to see where the growl had come from.
I was chatting with one of my friends who also has an interest in the weird and the wonderful and we were discussing that not only do we get face to face accounts of creatures that come in and the figures that are seen but also the amount of Growls and Howls that get reported across the UK by ordinary people just going about their day, Unexplained Screams, Whoops, Howls and Growls some reported as Screeches or Blood Curdling Groans, my friend went on to tell me his experiences with something unseen that growled at him and his Mother, here is his account in his own words: Me and my mum went on holiday to Devon in the early 90’s possibly around 95 at the time we were on a trip to the Devonshire Coast and one evening we went to visit my Auntie and Uncle and my Cousins as they were staying in another holiday camp not too far away. I remember it was getting a bit late and we knew the entertainment planned by the holiday park for that evening was pretty much the same that we had seen at our camp the previous nights and we decided to go back as we were both hungry and we could get some food on our way back to the camp we were staying at.
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 other 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.