Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Other British Man-Beasts: Part 1

I mentioned recently that in addition to reporting on the many and varied cases of so-called Bigfoot-like entities in Britain, I was also going to post the data I have in-hand on other British man-beasts - including werewolves.

Here's two cases from my files:

The first concerns a woman who claims to have seen “a hairy man with a wolf’s head,” roaming around near Loch Morar (a Scottish loch that, notably, also has a longstanding lake monster legend attached to it), and that was further described as “walking on two feet but running on all-fours.”

The witness, now in her seventies, described seeing the creature at a distance of about 70 feet, and said that it “stared at me in a horrible way,” before bounding away.

The second case involves a similar man-wolf seen, somewhat bizarrely, in the early hours of a winter morning on a stretch of road outside of the Scottish town of Oban. In this case, the witness was a mailman on his way to work, who described seeing the creature racing along the road at a very high speed in the opposite direction to that which he was traveling in.

The beast totally ignored the shocked driver, who continued on his journey in a highly agitated state, not quite believing what it was that he had just seen. But he was sure on the facts: that at around 3.00 a.m., and for a few brief seconds, he had encountered a tall, man-like figure with wolf-like features hurtling along the road at breakneck speed.

Part 2 of this series will appear here next week.

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