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- May 30, 2009
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I don't normally bother clicking on bare naked URLs, and I wish I hadn't bothered with this one too! But during my student days in Exeter I could frequently see the distinctive tower of Haldon Belvedere on the SW horizon ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haldon_Hills ) so this seemed 'local' to me.Bigfoot73 said:It isn't much of a report, what does "bigger than an average sized man" mean? It "appeared" to be looking at him? No description of eyes or face?
If it weren't for the fact that the story is accompanied by a set of of photos which couldn't be more unambiguously of a dog, as well as the animal's owner coming forward, would this sighting by a local familiar with the animals in the area have been taken seriously. Probably, and his outdoor credentials would likely been touted as proof that he knew what he was talking about, whereas in fact he was bloody hopeless.Martin, however, is adamant that the animal was not a dog: "I have worked with dogs all my life and it was definitely not canine.
So, there may only ever have been one "genuine" bigfoot sighting, and the rest have been people unknowingly witnessing reconstructions, and then reconstructions of misidentified reconstructions.ChrisBoardman said:I'm sure some signtings stem from someone reconstructing a sighting for a TV program.
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/lo...-woman-says-she-saw-bigfoot-in-angus-1.799761‘My reports of seeing a monster were not taken seriously’ — woman says she saw Bigfoot in Angus
By GRAEME STRACHAN, 22 January 2015 7.53am.
A Bigfoot hunter believes the mythical beast could still be roaming the Angus countryside.
- Charmaine Fraser, who claims to have sighted a Bigfoot.DC Thomson
Charmaine Fraser, 41, claims to have seen a Bigfoot near a disused sandstone quarry during a morning walk with her gran’s dog as a child.
She has now gone public on her sighting and wants people to help her prove the existence of the mysterious creatures.
Charmaine, who is orginally from Monikie and now lives in Edinburgh, said she saw the 7ft, black beast with no neck and broad shoulders in Carmyllie in the early 1980s.
She told The Courier: “I was with the dog and we were coming down the path that leads to the track running past the bottom of the property and out to the farm road.
“Just before I got on to the track, the dog stopped suddenly and started to growl, whine and bare her teeth.
“I looked up to see a large black figure further along the track standing with its back to me.
“It was reaching up to a branch on a tree at the side of the track and was tall, of thick build with no neck and wide shoulders.
“I remember standing in shock for a second or two before screaming and turning to run back to the house.
“As I screamed, it slowly started to turn round but I didn’t hang about to see its face.
“Needless to say, my reports of seeing a monster were not taken seriously and dismissed as it probably being a neighbour.
“For years I wondered what it was and have recently found out about other possible sightings further north-east.”
Charmaine, who has a degree in psychology from St Andrews University, said the creature was “like a gorilla standing upright”.
She said she saw a figure in the same area shortly afterwards with a “humanoid shape” and eyes that shone orange when headlights picked it out in the darkness.
Charmaine said the area near the quarry at Carmyllie used to be pine woods but almost all has since been cleared for housing.
She said: “My sister found a den made of branches in the woods, with five or six animal skulls arranged in a semi-circle.
“The strange stories I’ve heard makes me think something could still be there.”
Mum-of-one Charmaine has since joined the British Bigfoot Research team and has urged people in Angus to come forward with their own sightings.
Anyone with information can contact Charmaine [email protected]
A gorilla standing upright would look a little like...Charmaine, who has a degree in psychology from St Andrews University, said the creature was “like a gorilla standing upright”.
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/lo...ells-of-night-he-saw-bigfoot-in-fife-1.814485‘I’ve experienced some crazy stuff but this was a big surprise’ — former civil servant tells of night he saw Bigfoot in Fife
By Graeme Strachan, 30 January 2015 8.35am.
Bigfoot investigators have revealed a Fife man has broken a 10-year silence and reported seeing the mythical beast just off the Tay Road Bridge in 2005.
- The roundabout where the man claims to have seen the creature.DC Thomson
The sighting was brought to light just a week after The Courier told how a former Angus woman claimed to have seen a Bigfoot near a disused quarry during a morning walk with her gran’s dog as a child.
Charmaine Fraser, 41, who is originally from Monikie and now lives in Edinburgh, said she saw the 7ft black beast with no neck and broad shoulders in Carmyllie in the early 1980s.
The mum-of-one has since joined the British Bigfoot Research team where a sighting on the Fife side of the Tay Road Bridge has now been brought forward by a former civil servant from Fife.
The man, who has asked not to be named, said the encounter happened in August 2005 around 3.40am at the Five Roads Roundabout on the A92 when he was driving home from work.
He said: “After navigating the Five Roads roundabout, I was proceeding home on the A92 when my headlights picked out what I thought was a man standing by the left-hand side of the road.
“As I approached the figure stepped out in front of my car and I naturally brought it to a halt to avoid hitting the individual.
“This ‘person’ was a large hairy ape-like creature which turned to look at the car as I approached.
“Its eyes gave out a shine which was very noticeable and it crossed the road in about three large strides.”
The man said he felt uneasy but brought the car to a stop and put the window down.
“I could hear something like crunching as something was clearly moving through the forest but I had no torch with me to shine towards the sounds,” he added.
“There was an unpleasant odour in the air and suddenly I got a feeling I was being watched as everything went very quiet.
“I then continued home. Thinking back this individual was well over seven feet tall and a dark brown colour.
“Its hair was of reasonable length. I have never seen this again anywhere in Scotland and only confided in my partner.
“I know unequivocally what I saw and it is still clear in my mind as if it happened yesterday.”
“I worked as a civil servant for many years and experienced some crazy stuff — but I must admit that this was a big surprise.”
Most scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, because of the lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population.
It’s a serious study’ — St Andrews University researchers dressed up as bigfoot
23 February 2015 2.01pm.
St Andrews University researchers have been using fake monsters to test how people report encounters with mythical creatures.
- The St Andrews bigfoot takes a time-out.Supplied
One exercise saw a person unleashed in a popular Edinburgh attraction dressed in a gorilla suit as part of a study to see how people react to so-called bigfoot sightings.
The experts have also used props and costumes to create other beasts.
The team from St Andrews are keeping tight-lipped about their research until it has been published in a scientific journal.
However, Dr Charles Paxton, a research fellow and statistical ecologist at the university, explained the “serious study” would help his team find statistical patterns in accounts of weird and wonderful sightings. He admitted: “People think it’s a bit odd until I explain what I’m doing.”
The bigfoot experiment took place at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
They chose the venue as it has 50 giant redwoods — similar to those which adorn the US forests where Sasquatch sightings are generally reported.
He said: “It’s like the area where you get reports of bigfoot. There are other experiments that have involved fake monsters.”
The garden visitors were all told they were taking part in an experiment beforehand.
One group were told to look out for bigfoot and sent on a route that would bring the fake gorilla into view. They were later asked to report their sighting.
The other group did not get to see the fake primate but they were asked to write down a personal account as if they had.
The study then looked at differences in the two sets of accounts.
The team revealed details of their bigfoot study at a day of talks in Edinburgh at the weekend.
It covered a diverse range of subjects such as “Nazi flying saucers”, “bigfoot” and the “evolution of sea monsters”.
However, the academics maintain they are not just monkeying around as their prop-laden projects have sound scientific methods and aims.
Dr Paxton previously catalogued all known sightings of the Loch Ness monster to look for consistencies or patterns which could be explained by natural phenomena.
“It’s a serious study of people reporting things,” he said. “I’m trying to see if there are statistical patterns.
“All my work gets published in proper scientific journals . All I do is with the aim of getting proper results.”
iv collected almost 300 sightings of the uk man beast so peopleare seeing something out there. i started at 15 when i saw him myself, still getting reports 33yrs on.http://forteanzoology.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... tmoor.html
Sighting in the Haldon Hills about five miles from me!
I live on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, and can see Haldon Belvedere and the Haldon Hills from the common above my house.Haldon Hills are not far from Dartmoor National Park, but they are separated from it by the Teign Valley. And the witness stayed at Kennford, not Kenford.