Kang Admi’ or Snow-Mountain Man.

Separating fable from fact in Himalayan narratives can be a challenge, as fraught with uncertainty as crossing a snow-covered glacier full of hidden crevasses. But in a curious way, the lore and legends of these high places tend to erase whatever lines exist between truth and fiction, memory and imagination, or even dictatorial proof and egalitarian invention. Science can sometimes be as enigmatic as poetry, while lyric verses often contain more clear-sighted observations than rational interpolation. There is probably no better example of the ambiguous intersection of reality and perception or logic and make-believe, than various quests for the ‘Abominable Snowman’. Toward the end of their stay in the Valley of Flowers, Frank Smythe and Wangdi Norbu set off to reconnoitre a route to Nilgiri Parbat. While crossing a high[…]

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The Moorland Creature. 1865 to 2017

The Woodwose and The Wildman have been reported here in the UK since the very first century, and we know new reports of strange hairy wild human type figures come in almost daily.  There are sparse newspaper reports even in modern times let alone 130 yrs ago. In 1865 there was a report made to the police by several villagers in the small villages within the Dales. The earliest magazine report of a ‘wild man’ surfaced in October of 1904 an article written by  Joe Adam where he republished the account from an earlier gentleman’s magazine dated 1865. The article describes how many of the people who lived in one village in Derbyshire had to deal with a so called ‘wild man of the woods’ He was an extraordinary being[…]

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The Uniondale Hitchhiker

In stormy weather on Easter weekend of 1968, a young engaged couple had a car accident on the Baramdas-Willowmore road around 20 kilometres from the town. Marie Charlotte Roux was sleeping in the back seat of their Volkswagen Beetle when her fiancé lost control of the car. The car overturned and she was killed. On Easter weekend in 1976 the ghost bride was first sighted and since then many other sightings have been reported. All involve a female hitchhiker who is given a lift, then disappears a few kilometres down the road, and some have reported car doors opening and closing, laughter and a chill in the air.

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The mystery of the Wild Man of the woods

AS AUTUMN thins the leaves of the oak trees and hazel coppices of Yellowham Woods, the ancient woodland adjacent to Puddletown Forest, just outside of Dorchester, this could very well be the best time of year to spot what purports to be Dorset’s answer to Bigfoot! The simian-like creature of American folklore, otherwise known as Sasquatch, has long been a staple of the ‘Wild Men’ stories found among the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Said to inhabit the forests of that region, with sightings spread throughout North America however, Bigfoot is now something of a phenomenon in popular culture, yet he may have a British cousin…

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The “Wild Man” of Central Asia

The Unmuseum In central Asia, in what, until a few years ago was the Soviet Union, there are stories of a large, ape-like creature that inhabits the mountains. It goes by the name of the Alma. Unlike the better known Bigfoot and Yeti, reports about the Alma say that the creature is much more of a rough, hairy human than an ape. Professor Boris Porchnev, of the Moscow Academy of Sciences, published a description of the creature based on detailed stories he’d gathered from people who had seen it. “There is no underlayer of hair so that the skin can sometimes be seen,” says the report. “The head rises to a cone-shaped peak,” it continues, and “the teeth are like a man’s, but larger, with the canines more widely separated.” Porchnev’s description[…]

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SPANK THE MONKEY The ghost of an ape in “mid fap” haunts the hallways of a grand country estate in Dorset

Even for the UK with its love of ‘whimsy’ this next story is beyond anything I have ever heard before. Haunted Athelhampton Hall is a popular wedding venue with romantic spook-hunters. With people waiting for months to get onto the waiting list for the very popular venue, as soul-searching couples clamour to have their weddings held there – in the hope of having the pervy primate appear in the background of their pictures.  The ghost of the randy monkey haunts the halls of a grand English country estate – where romantic spook-hunters flock to tie the knot. Titillated tourists can often hear the saucy spectre laughing ‘mid fap’ in Athelhampton Hall in Dorset, near Dorchester The Sun Newspaper reported. The lovable ape’s afterlife antics have helped the hall to be named as one[…]

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Researchers search for Bigfoot in Kisatchie National Forest

In the middle of Kisatchie National Forest, a Bigfoot researcher who calls himself “Tex-La”, lets out four howls in an area that he and another researcher, Claude, say has visible signs of Bigfoot activity. Several seconds go by with only the sounds of insects heard all around. Then, it happens. In the distance, four howls answer back. Tex-La and Claude discuss the howls and from which direction they came. Tex-La then calls out again with another four howls. After several more seconds, those howls are also answered back. It is up to those that hear the howls to decide for themselves if they believe the howls came from Bigfoot, a forest animal or a human. “It is what it is. If you choose to believe that’s great. If you choose not to believe, that’s great,[…]

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The HMP Howl. Boy’s Hear Howls Close to Local Prison. Creatures Seen Close to Prisons

I live (near Guildford) there is an old legend around here about something called the Surrey Puma which has been doing the rounds in the News.  This story has triggered an old memory I had that was very scary…  I remember an old friend and I were walking back from the shop in Bisley (Surrey), we heard a god awful howl just like a wolf or something coming from the direction of the prison that used to be there. I have no idea what made it as it certainly wasn’t a dog or man, but we ran all the way home!  We were only about 8 when this happened but I vividly remember that howl to this day! This got me wondering how many other accounts I have that are[…]

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Lyn Ogwen Wales. ‘large tall dark coloured figure’ seen by overnight Camper. And other Wild Camping Encounters with Creatures

Camping and out door leisure is making a very real come back here in the UK. The Camping and Caravan club’s numbers have doubled over the last few years. As more people realise the beauty on their doorsteps they want to get out and visit our National Parks and Ares of Natural Beauty.  Sadly with the increase in numbers the prices of the camp sites are also souring. Leaving the only other option open to some is to wild camp or to sleep in their vehicles overnight and move onto a new area tomorrow or the next day.  Many of our rural car parks can be havens of safety when caught out in a an area you are unsure of.  There are many farmers and land owners now bridging the[…]

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