Monday, June 30, 2008

The Dartmoor "Something"

I mentioned last week that I would be posting a hitherto-unpublished story brought to my attention recently by a chap named Bob Shenton, who saw "something bloody odd" on the wilds of Dartmoor back in the winter of 1967.

Bob was driving across the moors late one night (at the time he worked as a plumber and was heading to a house to deal with a case of a burst water-pipe) and - while near the village of Postbridge - came across something decidedly strange.

According to Bob, for the very briefest of moments, and as he approached Postbridge, he caught sight of what looked very much like a large ape-like figure crossing the road in front of him and vanishing into the shadows at the edge of the road.

Interestingly, Bob described the creature as "like a shadow" in the sense that it seemed one-dimensional in nature - which closely echoes the description of the similar beast seen at Bolam Woods by Jon Downes in 2002.

Not only that, Postbridge has been the site for many years of a phenomenon that may very well be related: namely, that of the infamous hairy-hands, which I have discussed at this blog previously.

I am contacting local newspapers in the area to see if anyone else can shed further light on this mysterious encounter. I'll keep you posted.

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