Justified & Ancient
- Sep 15, 2001
- Somewhere in the labyrinth
I just checked two books by Sally and Chips Barber (Dark and Dastardly Dartmoor and Ghastly and Ghostly Devon - both little touristy booklets) - disappointingly, neither contained the tale of the flapping ghost.The story of the tall being flapping its arms reminded me of a similar one in Theo Brown's Devon Ghosts:
That would have been before the A38 that we know was built, so I'm not sure where the old A38 went then or exactly where this might have been.
It might be the same story that Chips Barber refers to in Tales Of The Teign. According to him, at least three cyclists have been chased by an arm-flapping 'spectre' until they'd fallen off their bikes. But he gives the location as 'between Pitt Hill and the village of Hennock' — which is, I believe, just inside Dartmoor National Park.
Neither accounts mention cars being chased though, only bicycles.