AN APEMAN standing eight feet tall and with “red burning eyes” has
been spotted lurking around woods … in Tunbridge Wells. Reports claim that a “hairy beast with demonic eyes” has been seen on the 200-acre Tunbridge Wells Common in Kent several times in the past. According to local community website Tunbridge Wells People, the Kentish Apeman – or British Bigfoot – was first seen 70 years ago during World War Two, but has “now returned”. It states that the last sighting took place on the edge of the woods when the “beast” roared, scaring off a man walking home through the woods. The witness said the apeman was “covered in hair” and had “long arms and stood at around 8 ft tall”.
Dubbed the Kentish Apeman, it is claimed he towers eight-foot tall, is covered in hair and has red demonic eyes. And while that may sound like lots of people after a night on the town, what’s intriguing many is the fact a recent sighting ties in with one nearly 70 years ago on the same spot. The most recent sighting is on Tunbridge Wells Common – the 200-acre wooded site which sits in the centre of the town and is one of its most picturesque features.
But after it was reported, it jogged the memory of another local resident who went online to reveal how it tallied closely with a story he had heard years ago.
The author, who billed themselves as Graham S from the town, revealed how when he was working as a painter in the house of an elderly lady, she regaled him with a tale of coming face to face with the apeman on the Common during World War Two. The post read: “One particular day she went to the Common with her husband and was sitting on a bench when they became aware of a shuffling noise behind them. “Upon turning around both her husband and herself saw what she described as a tall, hairy ape like creature with eyes that were burning a reddish colour and it was moving towards them at a slow pace. They observed this creature for some time until they became afraid and they both fled – terrified. “She went on to say that they told the police and members of their family, thinking that a gorilla had escaped from a zoo, but were laughed at and were not believed.”
Not to far away in fact only a small journey we have two more accounts of a British Bigfoot type creature in Sevenoaks, one in the 1970’s and the other in the 1990’s both can be found here along with all of the UK accounts on the MAP OF UK Accounts.
Until Next Time, Deborah