This report was made by Debbie Neal and I feel this is one of the best articles of research in the UK to date. It not only answers many of the questions we ask ourselves or are asked when explaining the encounters here and the reports made
I’m still studying the groups files and collecting information. This is how it’s shaping so far. I’ve included thoughts. brain-storming and questions as I go along, though many of these are unique to individual experiences and are not included. The more I read, the more similarities seem to occur, and information I previously thought maybe not to be so important started to crop up again and again and tie in with new thoughts I was having, so about a month back, I semi scrapped 4 months of research and decided to go back to the beginning and record everything lol. This project is turning into a bit of a ‘beast’ itself and I apologise for it’s length. For simplicity and just as somewhere to start many of the categories have their focus on a flesh and blood wildman. The differing types found in the UK and the frequency that more paranormal/supernatural type of encounters are cropping up have been included, but in their own sections.
The key to my file refs will be added on at the end.
Maps are for a future project.
I also felt it important to emphasise that we are not simply a Nation that has jumped on the Sasquatch band-wagon and snagged ourselves an American style Big-foot. All file references that pre-date the 90’s and the age of internet enlightenment come with a * symbol to emphasise that the witnesses to these accounts was unlikely to have even heard of a UK Wildman, let alone been able to draw complex American parallels beyond the infamous Patty footage.
Accounts with a # symbol mark phenomena that was witnessed first hand. I’m hoping that this may help in many ways. For example, accounts that record a Wildman vocalising in front of the witness, say a raspy grunt or deep growl could potentially lend weight in discussions that dismiss that sound we heard in the woods last night as a deer, owl fox etc. We know our Wildman can produce those sounds, we’ve seen it.
Lastly, some categories can have implications that extend beyond the section that they were originally included in so are repeated in other sections as appropriate.
OK, so here goes!
SECTION 1- WILD MAN PHYSICALITY.
1. HEIGHT, SIZE, BUILD. This section has been included for several reasons. Could it give us indicators as to whether we have more than 1 type of Wildman here in the UK? Can we get an idea of their dietary requirements based on size/mass? How much protein would be required for that kind of muscle mass? Does athleticism show a very active lifestyle with hints as to whether they are nomadic or live a more sedentary lifestyle? If we were to plot size on a map would it produce patterns? Could size even help distinguish different family groups?
UNDER 6 FOOT-
6 FOOT PLUS-
7 FOOT PLUS-
8 FOOT PLUS-
OVER 9 FOOT-
2. COLOUR- Our Wildman has been observed in many colours and colour combinations. Again, could colour, like height, indicate different types or families of Wildman? Or is colour just genetically diverse? Does colour darken with age like human hair? And If so, could we potentially guesstimate an age to a Wildman based on colour? Does hair shed seasonally like animal fur? Knowing how much hair is removed simply by grooming our dogs, should we be seeing more evidence of Wildman hair when we’re out and about? Do our Wildman enjoy communal grooming as sometimes seen in primates, and if so, would that explain the lack of hair found? Is it simply mostly contained to their safe places? I’m already seeing hints of light anomalies connected with UK Wildman hair and these I’ve put for now in the Paranormal/Supernatural section under natural camouflage. This also contains references to ‘matt’ hair, which I’m assuming absorbs light rather than reflects it and so further aids in concealment? Does hair density contribute to summer over-heating or Winter chills and would this effect their seasonal geographic, distribution? Would this show up on a colour/seasonal distribution map? Can they colour change seasonally, ie brown to winter grey like some other mammal species?
3. REFERRED TO: I included this section simply for the reason that it shows the witnesses utter lack of words and struggle to identify what it is that they’ve seen, and often the lack of any known creature with which to compare their sighting with.
LIKE A CHIMP-
LIKE AN APE-
4. TYPE- I decided to try and tackle this one early on as I felt that until I had a better understanding as to whether there were more than one type of Wildman here in the UK, possible patterns would be distorted at best. For example if I wanted to learn more about, say, Robins here in the UK, would documenting every bird species known to the UK and all their colours, sizes, behaviours and habitats etc be a help or a hindrance to my understanding of Robins? So, are there different types? If there are, I feel that it’s potentially important to at least try to seperate them. If they look different and behave differently, live in differing habitats and have differing diets etc,potential patterns would surely be lost? The very first impressions I got when I started looking into the UK Wildman was a definite yes, for me personally that there are more than one type. At Least I felt there was a big difference between what I’ll call the Flesh and Blood type and the Supernatural type (though as the Supernatural type can leave footprints etc, these could also be very much of flesh and blood) I have had a long term interest in the Paranormal and aspects of the Wildman phenomena ie invisibility, telepathy, cloaking, glowing eyes etc, basically anything not already documented in nature, I felt had more in common with the Supernatural than with a possible remnant surviving hominid species. I was very surprised to find that people were trying to squeeze everything known about a Wildman into just one type, even one global type. I am not giving a conclusion here! Just my honest, personal, initial reactions. Our journey into coming to a better understanding of our Wildman is personal to each and every one of us. I do try to stay objective and unbiased as to my personal opinions as far as this project goes! So, would it be remiss of us to not even entertain the idea that there could be various ‘types’ of Wildman here in the UK? For much of the world the idea of even one type of Wildman thriving here in the UK is a big ask, multiple types?? Too much?? But who are we to argue with a witness that states very clearly that what they saw looked just like a prehistoric caveman and nothing like a Patty style bigfoot? Or the witness who states that what they saw looked similar to Chewbacca, and nothing like a primitive caveman? Or those that had experiences with invisible wildman that were corporeal enough to leave emerging foot prints in the snow? Do we disbelieve those who’ve had a more paranormal style encounter as some once disbelieved those who had a more ‘flesh and blood’ encounter? Can these wildly differing descriptions be of the same species? Any Zoologist given such differing descriptions would be quick to start theorising that these were possibly different Species or at the very least Sub-species. That said, deliberate selective breeding over generations has produced a great variety of morphology in species such as dogs, horses and cattle, and Man himself comes in a great range of shapes, sizes, hair and skin colours. Is our Wildmans gene-pool that diverse? Is a landmass as ‘small’ as the UK even capable of sustaining that level of diversity in what must be a small population, isolated for 1000’s of years? Would we expect such diversity to have been lost by now? Yet report after report, year after year, of a ‘diverse’ Wildman continue to come in from the UK and dating back 100’s of years. Or am I looking at this all wrong? Could their numbers vastly exceed expectations, a testimony to their ability to remain so well hidden?
So, to recap… Does a flesh and blood Wildman possess the skills of invisibility, cloaking, infrasound, and glowing eyes etc or are these yet another type, a more supernatural type, seperate, visiting our shores through inter-dimensional portals or other such means? Are these ghosts from eons past? Or is the power of our current ever growing belief in a more Supernatural style Wildman manifesting them and other Cryptids? What are they?? Personally all I can do is fry yet another brain cell and keep on guessing. So, if we were to separate them based on a hypothesis that there are differing types, how would we do it? By appearance? By behavior? By location etc? I gave this a go using appearance a
nd behaviour and came up with the following, though even by reducing it this far it leaves some accounts that don’t neatly fit into these boxes. Based on witness descriptions and encounters, the ‘types’ may possibly include, 1. A prehistoric cave man type. 2. A more primate type, this includes reports that contain references to appearance and behaviours commonly noted with more ‘ape/monkey’ like primates. ie Moving through tree canopies at speed, smashing tree’s and throwing them etc in displays of physical prowess 3. A more Hominid type, huge, bi-pedal, covered in dense hair and demonstrating the kind of behaviours, intelligence, curiosity and other human type emotions we are more familiar with as human beings. 4. A Primate/Hominid type, one that embraces behaviours of both of the above. 5. A type that is wise and ‘spiritually’ enlightened, bearing messages of love and unity towards those compassionate towards our planet and all that reside on it. (this ‘type’ I’ve included based more on some American experiences, with reports of this type even being able to materialise or astral project into peoples homes, even gifting feathers etc) 6. A supernatural type. Are beings accessing Earth through portals or the like? We have wildly differing experiences with Wildmen here in the UK, from those that express an almost spiritual enlightenment from their encounters to those that genuinely terrify the witness with their overwhelming sense of imminent danger, dark menace and feeling of other worldliness. 7. Feral man. I am not saying all these types exist, or that they are even differing types at all, just my first humble attempt at trying to understand and explain to myself what may be going on here in the UK.
Lastly I feel I must acknowledge the likelihood of cryptid mis-identification. To a Dogman researcher, that huge dark figure seen moving with in-human speed in the distance is likely to be classified as a Dogman encounter, whereby a Big-Foot researcher would likely classify it as a Wildman encounter. The best I can do is, without the additional details of ears, muzzle, hocks and tail, which seem to me to be potentially quite noticeable physical traits, is include it in this project as a Wildman encounter. (Though I appreciate that Dogman is also now classified into multiple types) The accounts I’ve included are those that the witness shows a reasonable amount of confidence, given the circumstances, that what they saw was a man-ape or wildman. Audio accounts, growls, howls etc may potentially be more open to interpretation. Lastly, if we separated and plotted these ‘different types’ on a distribution map would stronger patterns emerge?
PRIMATE TYPE (APPEARANCE)-
PRIMATE TYPE (BEHAVIOUR)
HOMINID TYPE (APPEARANCE)-
HOMINID TYPE (BEHAVIOUR)-
5. NOTED FEATURES AND PHYSICAL DETAILS. This category includes additional observations as to physical details.
HEAD SHAPE- ABNORMAL/DEFORMED-
HEAD, CONE SHAPED-
HANDS, EXCEPTIONAL SIZE-
DEEP SET EYES-
LONG, THIN LIPS-
SHORT, STUBBY NOSE-
6. UPPER-BODY, STRENGTH- Our Wildman has demonstrated and displayed his inhuman strength on many occasions. From breaking tree limbs to throwing hefty branches, I can only imagine the full extent of strength that he is capable off. Many UK encounters that include displays of strength are connected to what I call Territory Escorting, a not so subtle hint for man to leave his area, I have found no real evidence that he has used this strength against a human being. Other encounters have occured when a curious human has gone to investigate the sounds produced from tree breaks etc and have happened upon our Wildman unawares. What are they doing? Building structures? Tools? Or simply just for a sense of satisfaction from a powerful creature that has to lead a confined life? I have seen limbs thicker than my arm snapped into multiple short lengths then left discarded on the woodland floor. Like the majority of our Woodland/Forest finds we can only speculate as to whether it was Wildman related or not. I can only say that all the breaks looked rotational as though simply broken by a twist of a wrist. I couldn’t even break off one of the small splinters using 2 hands!
THROWING FOR INTIMIDATION-
BREAKING FOR INTIMIDATION-
THROWING FOR ATTENTION- (Small stones against a window etc)
BREAKING STICKS/BRANCHES POSSIBLY UNAWARE OF HUMAN PRESENCE-
VERY LOUD BREAKS, TREES?-
DEMOLISHING OBJECTS ETC-
7. LOWER BODY STRENGTH-SPEED. When our Wildman decides to really move and give us an indication as to just how fast he is, it doesn’t go unnoticed. For some witnesses this is often the first indication that what they’re looking at can’t possibly be human. Our Wildman has been seen hunting deer, some that can reach speeds of 40mph, on foot, and there are several UK accounts where vehicles have been pursued at speeds of over 45mph for several minutes with no real shows of stress, fatigue or loss of endurance on the part of our Wildman. Wow. Another observation that is noted with frequency is the immense stride length of our Wildman and their ability to cover ground with speed whilst simply at a walk. This has also had me questioning. Not the stride length itself; the longer the leg, logically the longer the stride length, but why they seem reluctant to run once they realise they’ve been seen. A human not wishing to be seen or caught would probably have an initial reaction to speed out of the area as fast as possible and to preserve any distance advantage they may have. Yet time and time again our Wildman simply continues on it’s way at a walk, even if it is an extended one. (I’ll be looking at this, hopefully in more detail in the section on interactions with people) So, do they not run simply because they don’t have the same insecurities as we do? Would running be a sign of weakness and an admittance of superiority of the human observer that they simply don’t acknowledge or feel? If so, is this behaviour and it’s possible interpretation of being a passive statement of rank or superiority continue with their own kind and within their own clans? Could this give us information as to whether their society favours the big and the strong? Evolutionary advantages and adaptions tend to remain strong in a species that use them and pass them to their offspring, Could their immense size and strength indicate that these attributes are still relevant to their lives? Are they big, strong and fast for a reason that is still applicable today? Also included in this section is the ‘Stomp’ This I have also experienced but strangely enough in a residential woods, not the remote ones I tend to favour. I’d left the path to explore my first structure I’d noted in those woods, a suspended branch, and whilst photographing this structure I heard and felt a heavy stomp behind me and to the left at a distance of no more than 20 ft. I quickly turned and looked to the exact location that it would have come from and there was nothing there, yet I’d felt the ground vibration all the way up to my knees. To say this flummoxed me at the time is an understatement, so imagine my surprise that evening whilst continuing my research to hear about something called ‘The Stomp’. Other people may have experienced this differently to me, but the message was clear which was ‘back off’. As there was no one there at the time, I put it down to a weird imagining and continued on with my search.
8. AGILITY. If being strong and fast isn’t intimidating enough, our UK Wildman, despite his immense size, is very agile. He can scale obstacles and take to the trees with ease, and disappear into dense brash and be out of sight with barely an indicator that he’d passed through. Is this evidence of a more supernatural type of Wildman or simply my brain struggling with the concept that he’s simply that good at what he does. Many of the worlds apex predators familiarise themselves with their territory and have escape routes and bolt holes learned and memorised. Does our Wildman also do this? It seems a global pattern that also holds true for the UK, that our Wildman can often be seen in environments and terrain that play to their strengths rather than to ours. On several occasions the witness/s have returned to the location of their sighting and tried to emulate the feat of agility that they witnessed the Wildman doing, and were unable to even come close. Whether it was scaling a quarry, running through dense brash up a steep incline it seems our Wildman may choose his territory carefully.
HIGH BRANCHES OF A TREE/ARBOREAL-
SHIMMYING UP A TREE-
MOVING THROUGH BRASH WITH EASE-
FAST BELLY CRAWL-
9. MOVEMENT- This is a more detailed look at movement. I started this category with the hope that I may find examples of our Wildman moving with a gait not dissimilar to a chimp, with maybe one leading leg, that may support the hypothesis that the UK may have a unique more Primate type of Wildman out there as well. I haven’t really found anything conclusive so far or it could simply be that this ‘type’ are seen more commonly moving through the Woodland canopy, and spend less time on the ground. Adjectives used by witnesses to describe movement are as follows:
10. STANDING POSTURE AND OTHER MOVEMENTS- A number of these have been documented by witnesses but like everything to do with our Wildman, the questions raised may have the more obvious answer, or is there possibly more to it? Standing hunched/back bent/leaning forward may simply demonstrate that he is very aware of his height and seeks to reduce it. This may also be an optical illusion based on the not uncommon description that our wildman has broad shoulders and little neck. There is also the possibility of their carrying their young ones on their backs that give them such a hunched appearance. The 2’s and 4’s accounts also make their appearance here. Is he strictly a biped? A quadruped? Or both? The UK has had sightings of all of them. I have included bear sightings here, but only here, Other details to these accounts haven’t been included in this project as they are not as conclusive as the Man-Ape sightings. A Wildman moving on all 4’s may very conceivably appear like a bear to someone who is unaware of a Wildman presence here in the UK. This section is also challenging in that other known Cryptids such as Dogmen are also known to move in this way. Lastly there has been a number of observations of our Wildman standing with hands raised above his head, the reason could possibly be in the context of the sighting and I hope to look into these in more detail a little later on. It certainly reminds me of a more Primate based posture. I’ve also included foot to foot swaying here but I’ve also put this in the Emotions Witnessed section as there does appear to be an emotional connection to this mannerism.
BIPEDAL AND QUADRUPEDAL MOVEMENT OBSERVED-
HANDS ABOVE HEAD-
11. ODOUR- This category documents those accounts where the witness has experienced an unpleasant odour when in the vicinity of our Wildman. Sometimes this odour proceeds the sighting itself. I’d heard many people talking about this phenomena so when I scribbled in this category, I honestly expected there to be more accounts than I found and was a little surprised at how few there were. It seems as though personal hygiene is quite high on our Wildmans list! So is that the reason for the odour? Poor hygiene? Or evidence that the Wildman has had to spend time in an unsanitary environment? Stagnant marsh or bogs? Sewerage tunnels? Or could it be a result of very poor health? Even diet related? Could odour be an offensive strategy or even ‘cloaked’? It’s a strategy that works well for some mammals/reptiles and Invert life on this planet.
MUSTY DAMP ANIMAL SMELL-
12. GENDER/AGE- What is the commonest age and gender seen with our Wildman? And does it tell us anything? So far it seems to be Adult and Male. A number of witnesses have had an encounter of close enough proximity to see genitalia and were able to identify the Wildman as male. What seems to be uncommon is a sighting of a female. We could probably speculate for hours on the implications of this and my brain-storming continues in the category on Reproduction. But as this section is based on physicality I will try to stay (mostly!) on topic. The most obvious conclusion to me is that if females are generally not seen, it’s because they are not there, out and about, to be seen. Or they are there but show even more caution than males as to not being seen? Are they jealously guarded by their mates, or even fearful of encounters with other unknown males? Or am I just reaching at an obvious cliche with that one? Or could it be that females are regularly seen but lack the visible indicators to help identify them as female? Could it be that Pattys very visible breasts are the exception rather than the norm? Our ‘wild women’ are here but hiding in plain sight so to speak? We do have habituation sites here in the UK, some of which have had the human observer regularly visiting these areas for decades, and family groups are seen in these areas. But understandably, and quite rightly, these areas and information about the Wildmen that live there remain protected and largely unshared. So how often are young or juvenile Wildmen seen in the UK? And are they seen alone? Or generally seen in family group? Or with at least one parent? And could sightings of their young and juveniles give us further information and a glimpse into their family social structure and parenting methods? Lastly, I have included an ‘inferred’ category in this section. In some accounts the witness uses the expression ‘he’ when gender wasn’t apparent and even ‘juvenile’ to a single sighting where no height contrast with a second individual was available for contrast. Are these details added consciously or subconsciously? A human walking down a road that see’s someone walking towards them at a great distance can usually assign a sex to that individual based on their walk alone. Could witnesses be picking up on similar details? A human can also readily assign an age to a human youngster purely by facial features alone. Again, could we be doing similar, even with an adolescent wildman? Or was the individual behaving, say, playfully, like a human child? Eyes in humans are also expressive, giving us information as to age, wisdom, intent etc. I’m assuming this information would also be readily available from our Wildman too.
13. HEALTH- Is our Wildman a generally healthy species or do they hide this aspect well? There are again, documented UK sightings that relate to health, with some described as sickly, unkempt or limping. Do they have knowledge of medicinal herbs, cures and treatments? Do they travel to areas specifically to collect herbs? Do they collect and store them, indicating a more hunter/gatherer lifestyle? If they have a good medicinal knowledge, how is this passed on to future generations? Could this hint at sophisticated speech/communication? Also, though it’s a topic I don’t wish to dwell on, if they are such a ‘simplistic, animal race’ as some claim, do they have an understanding about death and their own mortality? If gravely ill, do they have plans in mind as to the need to remain hidden and concealed even after their own passing?
14. EYE-SHINE: On a number of occasions coloured eye-shine has been reported in the UK. As many known species of animals produce one particular coloured eye-shine, it’s interesting that our Wildman has been seen to produce so many. In some cases it seems to be much more than just eye-shine with eyes described as glowing. Could this be evidence for a more supernatural type Wildman? Even a light being constrained to a corporeal form? Could different colours indicate different types? Or like many chameleon and reptile species, an emotion based colour change? I believe the latter is a popular theory at present. Lastly, if these are a more paranormal type wildman and we plotted these geographically on a uk map could we potentially be able to locate permanent portal entrances? Cannock Chase for example? If we then added other cryptid sightings would this also present a pattern? If we then added UFO hot spots would we see further evidence that these are potentially linked as some suggest?
15. EYE-STRUCTURE/SIGHT- Does our Wildman see as we do? Or is their sight potentially very different? Based on a few things I’ve read, I’ve tried to look at this in a little more detail. There are, I feel, a few encounters here in the UK that may allow us to speculate a little deeper into this subject. The first that comes to mind is the different ways that some Wildmen ‘peek’ into windows. There are several accounts where the witness describes the Wildman as ‘pressing’ his face fully against the glass pane to see in. Others report spying dens at a considerable distance from the house in question. Could this possibly have indications as to their sight? Could our Wildman suffer the very human condition of near or far sightedness? Or could there vision have taken a different evolutionary journey than ours? There is another account where a witness encounters a Wildman in a wood and the witness isn’t initially seen by the Wildman. When describing the encounter he states that the Wildman was ‘trying to focus’ through the trees, in what I assume was an effort to locate the whereabouts of the human observer. I think we can conclusively state that our Wildman has great night vision, having been seen moving and hunting at night through challenging territory and at great speed without incident. Other species of animals on this planet also see very differently to us, with their visual range extending into both the infra red and/or the ultra violet ends of the spectrum, It has been suggested by some that the reason our night vision camera equipment isn’t as successful as we’d like may be due to our wildman simply being able to see the projected light that these cameras emit? Could our Wildmans vision actually be very different to ours? And if at least some of our Wildmen visit from another dimension/planet etc, could their vision be so dissimilar to our own, that sight issues could result, with their sight being adapted to an environment possibly very different to our own? Even a different spectrum? (Just to add that I’m not citing these incidents as evidence of sight issues, just that these accounts caused me to question them. Peering through glass could simply be a wildman that’s unfamiliar with the concept of glass)
FACE PRESSED AGAINST WINDOW-
VIEWING FROM AREA DISTANT TO WINDOW-
NIGHT VISION, HUNTING/MOVING AT SPEED ETC-
16. PHYSICAL EVIDENCE FOUND- Making the assumption that a physical being must leave physical evidence of their presence in this world, should we be seeing more physical evidence left over from our wildman? Researching an area is challenging at the best of of times,so missing a stray hair or partial print in many acres of woodland/forrest seems very plausible to me, the proverbial needle in a hay stack so to speak. But what should we be looking for? I’ve included hair, foot-prints, knuckle prints, sleeping prints, tools, structures, glyphs, wood for wood-knocking, stones for throwing, fire-sites and kill-sites/remains. There’s probably more. Again these raise more questions. Tools for example. What tools do they really need? If we’re thinking our Wildman to be of a primitive caveman type or even primitive primate type, do they even need tools? If they wear no clothes, don’t bury their waste, catch their food by hand, eat uncooked food, and are opportunistic in favouring any obliging shelter, could the lack of physical evidence be evidence of a more primitive wildman? Or are the tools they use something we don’t yet fully appreciate the significance off, and go unnoticed, as structures and glyphs once did in the not so distant past? Can they make fire? There is at least one account of a couple finding a lit fire prior to their sighting, and with no other evidence that there were any humans in the area. Our Wildman is often credited with eating fish, but apart from trout-tickling I know of no other way of ‘quickly’ catching a fish without the use of some kind of tools. How do they catch their fish? Mind-control? The only other ‘tool’ I’ve speculated on (that I can remember!) was based on a find in one of our research areas. We had finally located the probable area in which Deer were accessing the woods we were researching. Though the woods themselves showed some evidence of potential structures, this area abounded in them. All seemed connected with leans, arches and many branches woven in at different angles and heights. It wasn’t hugely noticeable, and if you weren’t looking for it, again, you probably would have walked straight past. This area also had big branches at ground level outlining a ‘path’ through this area. This seemed familiar to me at the time but it was many days later before I remembered why. It looked like a corral. Any deer coming through here especially panicked, would be forced to follow the path or risk there legs by trying to jump through. Prospectively a great ambush site. Whether this was the case or not it now has me wondering if this is a tactic used by our Wildman.
17-19. VOCALISATION/AUDIO-if there’s one big difference between the UK wild man and the American wild man it’s that I feel that ours do not have the luxury of being overly vocal. (The others being that I believe our wild man to possibly be more arboreal and shorter than their American counterpart) That said, ours have been known to sound off every once in a while and this too has been documented here in the U.K. We also have reports of animal mimicry as well. I’ve separated this into a few sections, 1. Audio that has been heard and is believed to be out of place for the uk. 2. Audio heard that precedes or follows an encounter, this also includes bi-pedal steps heard, basically any audio that seems highly likely to have come from a Wildman. 3. Audio that has been heard and witnessed first hand, i.e. When our wild man has vocalised in front of a witness. I feel to have a record of wild man vocalisations documented to be a great reference tool for when we ourselves hear unexplained noises in the woods. The next section details Audio month to month to see if there is any annual pattern. In this section I have excluded one to one vocals, or any vocals that came about directly due to human presence. Could these vocalisations have a seasoned meaning as to say reproduction or clan meets? Lastly is the witnesses direct description of vocals heard. Context may apply here, ie if someone had nearly hit you with their bike, you’d probably screech as well,
NOTE- One possible advantage to researchers in the U.K. Is that wild man vocals may have more of a chance of being heard here due to our countries distribution of housing as opposed to remote areas abroad that span hundreds of miles with little or no housing.
17. VOCALISATION AND AUDIO
HEARD AND WITNESSED IN SAME AREA
18. NATURAL VOCALISATIONS WITH NO HUMAN INFLUENCE, BY SEASON
19. VOCALISATIONS HEARD AND/OR WITNESSED
HOWLS AND YAPPING
LOW GUTTURAL EXHALE
SECTION 2. DAILY LIFE
Have Uk sightings allowed us to maybe speculate a little further into what it means to be a wild man living day to day here in the U.K.?
To start with, I’ve looked at diet. Sections 20-22 deal with what may be on the menu and sections 23-24 look at what our wild man has actually been seen eating/hunting. Here is also listed scavenging from bins, which, though not directly seen so far in the files, we do have Isabella’s account, of refuse bins being destroyed in ways beyond the scope of human strength in areas known to have good wild man populations.
So what do they eat? How much protein is actually needed to maintain that muscle mass? There are examples within nature and the fossil records of animals of great size existing on a solely vegetarian diet. What vegetation in the Uk is edible and should we be seeing examples of these being eaten in our trips out? There have been researchers finding digging sticks and small holes in the ground consistent with roots being dug up presumably for eating. Do our wild men capture exclusively wild game? Or does domestic livestock at times also feature on the menu? Does our wild man avoid domestic livestock as part of its remaining elusive strategy? If it is documented capturing livestock does this potentially tell us more about the rest of it’s diet availability? Surely deer are abundant year round? Do they choose not to hunt deer at certain times of the year? When I researched sheep loss in the UK, I was shocked. Even with the price of uk meat on the increase and the subsequent rise in sheep rustling, a lot of sheep go missing each year in the uk. Big cats may play a part but shouldn’t we be seeing more fleece and remains on our trips out? And how much other livestock potentially goes missing and remains unreported?
20. DIET- MEAT/PROTEIN-DOMESTIC
HUTCH ANIMALS-RABBITS ETC
21.DIET- MEAT/PROTEIN- WILD
SEA FOOD-MOLLUSCS ETC
22. DIET- PLANT/CROP/OTHER ETC
SCAVENGING BINS ETC
23. SEEN EATING
24. SEEN HUNTING
25-26. Other indicators of possible hunting activity include the sounds of animals under duress/ in pain/ or remains found. These may strengthen our convictions as to their diet, but may also be attributed to other animals or cryptids. So what do we have officially here in the UK that can predate our larger animals? Dogs are the first to spring to mind, and in some cases justifiably so. Can a fox take down an adult deer? Or sheep? Badgers? Boar? Large raptors? What are we to think when our top predators are taken down with carcasses/surrounding areas showing evidence of direct attack and not natural death with expected predation? Though not recorded in the files, the UKs big cat community are amassing lots of evidence of these kinds of attacks. What also got to me in researching believed big cat kills in the uk is that British scavengers are known to leave these kills well alone until the big cat has moved on from the area, on occasion this can be upwards of 7 days. So, large game found up trees? Big cat? Raptors? Other cryptids? The American Dogman has been sighted in trees. Or is our very capable Wildman also consuming his hunting successes from the relatively peaceful location of a tree canopy? Lastly, I can’t cover a category that includes animal mutilations without referencing the long speculated UFO association.
25. DIET INDICATORS- AUDIO
26. ANIMAL REMAINS/MUTILATIONS
DEER UP TREES
SHEEP- SPINES REMOVED
27. HUNTING-USE OfF TOOLS/TRAPS How do they obtain their food? Do they use traps or tools? How proficient and accurate is their throwing abilities? If one of their hunting tactics involves the ability to throw projectiles to kill, does this have implications as to their intentions towards us when they throw at people to miss? If this is the case then it may lend weight to the theory that much of their more questionable actions towards us are more a scare tactic than a meaningful assault. Lastly in this section I have included a category on ‘sniffing the air’ Do our Wildmen hunt by smell? To date I can’t find evidence to indicate that our wild man has a sophisticated olfactory system that allows them to hunt this way. Do they have advanced senses to improve their hunting successes other than great night vision? Do they rely on traps to catch their food? Do they rely more on Intellect? If we look at their potential diet, how many of these animals are easy to catch? How do you catch a rabbit with your bare hands? I know these guys are agile but an 8 foot wildman catching a rabbit by running round a field? Rabbits generally don’t stray too far from their burrows and can disappear in seconds. Traps? How do you catch fish without tools? There’s Trout tickling and seasonal Salmon in our rivers, but other than that? Does their skills in being elusive make them great ambush predators? Or conversely, does their skills at being great sit and wait/ambush hunters what makes them so great at remaining elusive?
28. OUR WILDMAN AND WATER- I’m assuming our Wildman has to drink. So when we’re out and about what kind of water source should we be focusing on? Is any water acceptable? Even muddy puddles and stagnant ponds? If thirsty enough, I assume so. But does our Wildman have a water source of preference? How much water does a 7ft plus potential hominid need each day to stay happy and healthy? Does good, ‘clean’ water affect their distribution? Should we be giving this more focus when planning our trips out? Estuaries also display sighting clusters. Could this also be due to the extra potential food available in these areas? And. not just that natural flora and fauna found with our waterways but as a water source for all our other wildlife as well? Human settlement also tends to cluster around estuaries. For our Wildman who I assume, wants to remain hidden there must be a pay off to risk spending time in these areas. Here I have included accounts where our Wildman has been seen close to a water source or interacting with a water source. Our Wildmans relationships with water may also have a navigational quality to it. And, if so, could give us hints as to where they’re going and from where they’ve been. Lastly, if Wildman distribution was plotted on a map with uk water sources would a pattern appear?
29. PERSONAL HYGIENE- Do our Wildmen spend time on personal hygiene? There is at least one uk account where a witness observed a Wildman bathing for about half an hour in a woodland pond. Other experiences aren’t quite so fragrant. Is the odour that some experience due to a lack of good personal hygiene or are there other potential reasons at play? (Covered in previous section) Do our Wildmaen clean their teeth? Do they use sticks for this? Would they be sharpened to a point? Do they use herbs? Are nails chewed or naturally worn down due to some dexterous activity and what would that be? The bathing pond mentioned at the start of this section was described as a clay pond. Clay has many benefits to both skin and health. Was this a deliberate act or purely coincidental? Though clay is commonplace in the uk, it makes several other appearances in the files.
30. SLEEPING- Do our wild men sleep? Logically they do. There is an historical account of one caught napping. I think it’s a fair observation to make that they would choose their location wisely whilst in such a vulnerable state. Could this also be one reason for wood knocks? One Wildman alerting another sleeping companion to a human presence? If our Wildman is more of a solo traveler and doesn’t have the advantage of a companion look out, where do they sleep? If structures and glyphs found in residential woods are made by our Wildman, do they also sleep in these more populated woods or travel to other areas for this purpose? I imagine many of us, like myself, have at some point given themselves the challenge (whether imagined or real) of remaining in a wooded area undetected by another human? My main concern would be people’s dogs. Playing hide and seek with a dog would, I imagine, invariably result in our canine friends winning out! Do our wild men have tactics and strategies for this? Do they retreat from areas popular with daytime dog walkers? Do they have scent tactics in place to deter dogs? Or other tactics? Do they retreat to large private woods maybe? Do they sleep up trees? When do they sleep? I have a sighting -time of day section further on. In at least one account a witness noted that the Wildman he saw had twigs and sticks caught in his hair. Evidence of ground sleeping? Or simply of having traveled through a twiggy environment? Though not in the files that I’ve come across so far, some uk researchers have found what they believe to be ground sleeping prints. Deer are a new and welcome addition to some of the areas that I research, so I’m not familiar with the trace evidence they leave behind, beyond the very basic trails, prints and droppings, I still wouldn’t know how to tell the difference between a deer’s sleeping print and a Wildmans, yet more to research!
31. LIVE/SHELTER- Where do they shelter? Do they seek shelter? As a guide line, it’s generally only aquatic/semi-aquatic mammals and birds that don’t seem to object overly much to the UK’s rain. Do our wildmen live exclusively in the open? If it’s hair and not fur that covers their bodies, how much protection does that give them from the elements? They’re seen out in the open during Scotland’s harsher winters, does their blood contain biological anti-freeze? Are the ‘shelters’ we find in the woods any better than standing under a tree during rain or storms? So where else would they seek shelter if needed? There are certainly a number of incidences mentioned in the files where paranormal investigators have experienced having stones thrown at them whilst conducting their investigations in tunnels etc. As this is a well documented behaviour from Wildmen, some, including myself, may conclude that it’s more likely that these missiles came from a Wildman than from a ghost. (Though homeless people can’t be ruled out) The UK has potentially thousands of miles of tunnels, used and forgotten, from mining, rail, sewerage, flood control, WW2 bomb shelters, aristocracy escape tunnels, church catacombs, smugglers tunnels etc On top of this, the UK has potentially vast caves and cave networks. Our wildman has also been documented sheltering in abandoned buildings. Even with all this, I believe that our Wildman has the means and motivation to excavate their own shelters if needed.
32. REPRODUCTION-For a good majority of life on this planet reproduction is a driving force for many adult behaviours. Is the same true for our Wildman? This section is problematic as once again I feel that answers may be dependent on type. Is this man/ape behaviourally more man, or more stereotypical cave man/ape? So, have the encounters experienced here in the uk given us any insights into our Wildmans family life? Well, males have been sighted, so can we logically conclude that there are also females? Juveniles have been sighted, so can we conclude that reproductive takers place? There are many colours reported, so can we conclude that their gene pool is pretty diverse? I do feel that at least some genetic diversity would be lost if populations were small and had remained isolated for 1000’s of years. The only other way I can think to get around it, was if the original Wildman population was coincidentally also very diverse, meaning that all colours had a high chance of reproductive success, and have remained so. Or that hair colour variation is maybe considered ‘desirable’ and so again giving better chances of maintaining those colours with increased reproductive success. Are all colours genetically dominant and that’s why we see so many? Or am I again looking at this all wrong and our Wildman has a subtle multitude of colours expressed in their hair, an evolutionary adaptation for camouflage maybe? Would a geographic map of hair colours by decade show if colour diversity is increasing or decreasing? Can we also conclude that as our Wildman is generally described as healthy, that inbreeding potentially isn’t an issue here in the uk? Would that again hint at good numbers? Or are we back to getting hints of a more supernatural type of Wildman visiting us from a world of good numbers and diversity? Can the varying behaviours we see here also shed light on Wildman parenting? Does the fact that some people experience varying levels of ‘aggression’ reveal a hint of that individuals parenting influence? Some Wildman do their utmost to remain hidden when humans are near, others seem to lack caution as to being seen or behaving in a way likely to draw attention themselves. Is this just individualism, lack of wisdom and foresight, or simply that they weren’t taught to exercise control when in the potentially dangerous company of humans? Could this kind of behaviour have a deeper meaning? Could they have family, mates and/or young ones in the near vicinity? Would this explain why such a normally elusive Wildman suddenly chooses to risk antagonising his human neighbours? I have also wondered if they are aware that the word is out as to their presence here in the uk and they are not as concerned as maybe they once were about drawing attention to themselves? Could the fact that (hopefully) no reprisals have come about from human contact resulted in them showing themselves more? Especially if some of us are actively trying to seek them out with offers of gifting and friendship? Or are they the same as they’re always been; we just lack the context from historic accounts of witnesses that never shared their encounters? As somewhere to start, and my lacking knowledge of Wildman social structure, I’ve decided to mainly base my speculations on one of my favourite file accounts. This is the account documented in ‘The history of Ancient Caledonia by John Mccarren and published in 1879. In this book he describes a race of man monkeys that lives on fish, had no verbal language but understood each other by fearful screaming and roaring. Mischievous to cattle, the local inhabitants were fearful of them. Nothing frightened them but fire, and if local inhabitants heard them nearby they would set fire to the Heath to drive them away. Over time they wore back to the forest. He further observed that when they became familiar with the human species, it was dangerous for the women to go out. Are the Wildmen we see descendants of these man monkeys? Have their behaviours and attitudes changed much in the last 140ish years? Considering the church’s hold on its people during the 1800’s I’m glad that such heretic content survived. So do modern day encounters match in essence with what the Caledonians noted back in the 1800’s? Firstly these man monkeys are described as not being human. This I feel is a fair assessment of what modern day witnesses also claim. They lived on fish. Again, I feel this holds true with many modern encounters being close to estuaries, rivers and reservoirs etc. Next they communicated via screams and roars, seemingly lacking verbal speech. We certainly have files documenting such vocalisations. Next they are described as mischievous to cattle. the closest I could come to a modern day comparison with this one, was reports of disturbed livestock and ‘mischievous’ borrowing and returning of people’s possessions that have been left outside. Fear of fire? I think that holds true for most life on this planet. They retreated to the forests. This also appears to be their habitat of choice today. The last sentence is why I have included this account in the ‘reproduction’ section. If for the most part much of what was noted back in 1879 still holds true today , can we conclude that their attitude to cattle and women may also have modern day applications? Is this why we see so few females? Does it stand to reason that if women could be potentially ‘stolen’ that any females procured would be closely guarded? Even hidden? The account makes no mention that any cattle or human women were ever taken. I’m guessing that the fear off this happening was there though. Were human women out on their own approached by these Wildmen? Did this stop if a woman was in the company of a man? Did this send a message that this woman was already ‘owned’? If, as some believe, our Wildman is in some ways a simplistic creature, could they have a culture based on what is left unguarded is fair game? Could this also apply to food resources, such as livestock? If more accounts of family groups come forward, maybe we could get a more accurate picture of our Wildmans family life. So what is the commonest age gap between offspring? Do they have young each year? Do they have an understanding of reproduction and actively choose to keep their populations low? Do they chose to have their young at certain times of the year like many species on this planet? Or are they more human in their approach to having young, having no seasonal time clock in mind? There are also sightings of what appears to be adults with juveniles together. Parent and child? Siblings? Clan friends? If parent and child, is this potentially a hint of parenting and training of their young ones? How to hunt for example?
JUVENILES SEEN ALONE
JUVENILES SEEN IN COMPANY
SECTION 3 DAILY LIFE
33. INTERACTIONS WITH EACH OTHER
How do they communicate? Do they have a native tongue and communicate verbally? There have been several accounts where our Wildman has been heard mumbling or muttering, though I haven’t yet come across an account where an English word has been used, I can vaguely remember an account which referenced a Gaelic word/words being used, I’ll have to try and find it. Teeth chattering has also been heard, Does this have meaning or is it simply a mannerism? Imitation of animal sounds has also been heard along with the globally common whoops etc. It’s my personal leaning that one of the compromises that our Wildman has had to make to remain hidden in our smaller nation is that he is not as vocal as say his American counterpart. At times though this tendency seems to be forgotten and when it does, people, dogs and wildlife quickly notice. Why do they chose to occasionally break this otherwise firmly kept rule? My very early assumption was territory dispute but I’ve extended this to encompass any expression of strong emotion. Could it be just territorial? Or are they more civilised than that? Anger? Grief? Celebration? Communication? Or simply, again, frustration at having to curb yet another natural behaviour? I think we’d have to hear it personally to speculate further. Another potential form of communication seen here in the uk is sign language. Was it Neanderthals that were believed to communicate in this way? Could this give us some hint as to their heritage? Wood knocks are another potential form of communication. This for me raised yet another question. My first assumption when I learned about our uk Wildman was that as he is invariably seen alone, that he must also travel alone. So if wood knocks are a form of communication, then who is he communicating with? Us? Or others? Maybe they aren’t as alone as I once thought. Or could wood knocking mean something different entirely? We do have several accounts of researchers wood knocking and getting replies and even getting an encounter with a very surprised Wildman who it seems thought that person was someone else entirely. If these Wildmen thought they knew who was responsible for the wood knocks they heard, could it hint that various clans are more interconnected than I thought? The next question that resulted from thinking that wood knocks are a form of communication was in reference to mind speak or telepathy. If our Wildman can communicate to another with just a thought, what’s with all the knocking? Distance? Woodland acoustics can travel far, but I was reading in Jack Lapseritis book that he has gathered accounts whereby mind speak has occurred over 100’s of miles, a phenomenon he’s experienced himself. So are they a language in their own right? Do double knocks mean something different to single knocks? Other sounds include wood taps, which I believe I’ve also heard once. Rock clacks also got a mention. Does our Wildman just enjoy making sounds? Or do they have to serve a purpose? Could rock clacks be evidence of tool making or strikes to create fire? Lastly is structures and glyphs. What is the significance of these? Do they even have a meaning? I can’t help but feel that they do. Or is that just my human reasoning that something someone has spent time and effort making must have been for some kind of reason. I have seen many researchers that feel that they have come some way in ‘cracking’ the code behind the glyphs found in their areas, with good rates of success when applying their theories. I have also seen that what works for one doesn’t always have the same success rate for others. Do all Wildmen speak a global language? Is there an ancient languages that has remained largely unchanged over the millennia? What would be the implications if this was the case? Or are their many languages? Even regional dialects? The uk has had many different languages spoken over time, many now lost to us. My family on my mothers side originates from Brown Edge, Staffordshire and to hear her talk in the original Brown Edge dialect is a real treat, with barely a recognisable word of English. Does our Wildman also have dialects? Or even a language code unique to each clan? Along with Glyphs, we have structures
34. EMOTIONS OBSERVED-
35. SEASONAL LIFE-
36. ALONE, OR NOT?
SECTION 4 – OUT AND ABOUT
37. TIME OF DAY-
38. DAY OF WEEK-
39. MONTH OF YEAR-
42. HABITAT SEEN IN-
SECTION 5 – REMAINING UNSEEN/TACTICS
43. WOODLAND SKILLS/TACTICS
44. DISGUISING HEIGHT/SHAPE
47. PREVENTING AN ENCOUNTER-
SECTION 6 – INTIMIDATION
48. INTIMIDATION BY SOUND
49. INTIMIDATION BY STRENGTH
50. INTIMIDATION BY SIZE-
51. INTIMIDATION BY PROXIMITY
52. BLUFF CHARGES-
53. ESCORTING OFF TERRITORY-
54. AND STAY OUT!
55. YOU’RE STILL HERE!
SECTION 7 – THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE ENCOUNTERS
56. WITNESS GENDER-
57. WITNESS AGE-
59, MULTIPLE EXPERIENCES-
SECTION 8 – ENCOUNTERS
60. INTERACTIONS- CAMPING
61. INTERACTIONS- VEHICLES
62. INTERACTIONS- PROPERTY
63. INTERACTIONS- PETS
64. INTERACTIONS- PEOPLE
65. FROZEN-WHO BROKE EYE CONTACT FIRST-
66. INTERACTIONS- STRUCTURES/GLYPHS
67. ACCIDENTAL SIGHTING OR NOT?
68. HABITUATION SITES-
SECTION 9- PARANORMAL/SUPERNATURAL/UNEXPLAINED
69. MOON PHASES