What would your reaction be if you were either walking or driving to a town or village and upon arriving found that the town or village had completely disappeared, that there were no buildings and no sign that there had ever been a building and was devoid of all life, no humans or animals and nothing but a strange silence. Alternatively, you may be walking or driving expecting to come upon a town or village, only to find that all of the people and animals were missing, they had somehow disappeared, and you are greeted with an empty silence.The following are two very strange stories about a town that disappeared and a village that lost its people.
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.
One of my favourite channels is the wonderful Fire Side Tales by D. L. Soucy and I was delighted years ago when he added an account of the capture of a wildman in Bakewell Derbyshire. The Video speaks for itself, as do all of his others, the perfect thing to watch on a bad weather day, curled up by the fire. This account I feel is very important in the history of the UK Wildman accounts, as the Wildman in question was seen by many witnesses and even police officers. I have contacted the police archives for any information available, and I would like to draw your attention to the “hut” that was found by the search party as you can see it is very similar to finds from all across the UK and America.
Here is a transcript of the account:
Hello everybody welcome to another episode of Bigfoot tales and today I head over to Great Britain and we’re going to look at a story that was in a magazine from the late 1890s in the area of Derbyshire England, it’s interesting to note that there are some photographs within the article that show a very interesting structure similar to today’s finds from a publication called Wide World Magazine
In the October of 1904 and written by Joe Adam and it describes how people who lived in a village in Derbyshire had to deal with a so called wild man of the woods, it was an extraordinary being as they put it who apparently wanted to live in but a primitive way.