Are there any sasquatch/bigfoot stories in the UK?
When I was working up at Pen-y-Pass youth hostel, I used to have fun recounting the legend of the Monarch of the Mist to American and Japanese tourists who were just about to make an ill-advised ascent of Snowdon in their flip-flops, or whatever. It's quite an easy one to believe if you're up there in the dead of night in Winter! Apparently the local guides refused to take climbers and walkers on certain routes up the mountain well into the 20th Century, which was a cause of some irritation to the likes of Mallory, who used to run parties there!Flower said:Wales' answer is the Grey King or Monarch of the Mist, thought to inhabit Snowdon and its surrounding peaks. In the past it was feared as a child stealer, and even the mountain guides were wary of venturing into its domain.....
Torphins? That's just down the road from me. My Granny used to live there. How the hill did I miss this one? Can anyone give me anymore details on it?Catflap said:Yes, there was a report of a large hairy humanoid creature which chased a car near Torphins in Aberdeenshire in the mid 1990s. There are more details in one of the Fortean Studies volumes in an article by Jonathon Downes.
You can find another incident at:
This series still runs - currently on Carlton Westcountry, Sunday pm. (Yesterday was on legends of Jesus in Cornwall - worth a thread to itself!)Homer said:I have memories of a show shown very early 80's as I recall called "West Country Tales" ....
Anyone else remember it??