As a follow-up to my current article on the British Man of the woods, I assumed it could be a good suggestion to show to you that such accounts are removed from uncommon. And so they do not simply attain these of us that examine such issues. Typically, the witnesses go direct to the mainstream media. On September 2, 2008, the U.Ok.’s Sunday Mercury newspaper revealed a prolonged letter from a resident of the city of Cannock, Staffordshire, England. It informed a rare story. The truth that the title of the author wasn’t included doesn’t assist in any respect on the subject of making an attempt to validate the eye witness encounter, however on condition that the story is a related one, I embrace it with out edit. And right here it’s:
“Final yr round June time, me and two different buddies had been alleged to go to a 24-hour basketball occasion for charity. Us being lads we determined to skive and go and sit down the lane in my automotive, and do what typical teenage lads do. Anyway, so me and two others had been parked up in a bit pull-in, down a lane in Gentleshaw not too removed from Burntwood, Cannock. We had been parked on this pull-in dealing with the highway, with bushes both facet of us, and a gated-field behind. It was round two o’clock within the morning and we had the inside gentle on within the automotive, when my good friend within the entrance passenger seat mentioned he may see one thing transferring exterior, on the fitting facet of the automotive.
“We turned off the inside gentle to get a greater look and will positively see one thing transferring within the bushes within the distance. Our first ideas had been an individual or an animal, all we may see was one thing giant transferring round. This factor should have been about 10-15m away. (I didn’t precisely have time to measure!) I turned the automotive headlights and hazard lights on, to see if I may see anymore. This factor was the form of a human, however stood about 7-8ft, it was exhausting to inform with it being darkish and such a distance away.
“At first sight it was crouching, not fully to the ground, however approx half manner and dealing with instantly on the automotive. It was too darkish to see whether or not it was looking at us, however I’m guessing it was! As quickly because it realized we had seen it, it stood up straight, hesitated and ran in direction of us. Properly as you may think about I wasn’t sticking round. This factor was positively not human, it was enormous! It wasn’t simply tall, however broad and stocky too. I haven’t acquired a clue what its face was like, or its pores and skin or fur, or no matter it had. It wasn’t gentle sufficient.
“My again passenger darted to the opposite facet of the automotive, and no one mentioned a phrase. Because it got here in direction of us it was rustling large bushes, shaking fairly large bushes, it was similar to in a horror film. I drove out of the pull-in and turned left down the lane, this factor was maintaining with the automotive, however within the bushes. I used to be making an attempt so exhausting to not look in my mirrors, however I may see it within the nook of my eyes, I don’t know whether or not it was flying or leaping or what.
“Its power and quickness was unbelievable. Clearly I wasn’t considering that on the time, I simply needed to get the hell out of there! I drove to the underside of the lane doing about 80mph, and it simply vanished as quickly as I got here as much as a pub on the backside of the lane. I didn’t cease till I entered a residential space.
“The concern was unreal, I’ve by no means been so scared, and did not suppose I might ever expertise something that will scare me a lot. I felt bodily sick, chilly and shaky. I simply didn’t wish to imagine what I had seen. None of us mentioned it, I feel we had been all in denial! I fully blanked it from my thoughts after that, and didn’t talk about it once more till 3 days in the past, when the entrance seat passenger introduced it up in dialog, and now I can’t neglect about it.
“I hate re-living it, however I assumed I might let others know of my expertise. I’m not asking you to imagine me, as a result of to everybody else it most likely appears so far-fetched, however I do know what I noticed and so do the opposite two lads. I’m in no way saying I noticed ‘Man of the woods’ however I do know 100% this factor was not human. I do know different tales say the factor they noticed had purple eyes, however I did not see purple eyes, I wasn’t shut sufficient to see. Glad I wasn’t too. What haunts me now, is… What would its face have regarded like? The place is it? It should have been watching us, and what would it not have carried out if we didn’t get away?”
The story, as extraordinarily controversial because it was and nonetheless is, quickly acquired picked up by further media retailers. One in every of them was an area radio channel, BBC WM. A few days after the story first surfaced, they acquired a cellphone name from somebody (yep, one other nameless supply…sigh…) who claimed to have been one of many guys in query, assuring everybody that the story was completely 100% true. In fact, the chance that there was a second hoaxer at work – by no means thoughts simply the unique letter-writer – can’t be dominated out and solely serves to complicate issues much more. Alternatively, perhaps the entire thing actually occurred simply because it was recorded (though the pace at which the beast was mentioned to have been working makes me suppose the entire thing is, as we are saying within the U.Ok., “bollocks”). No marvel the problem of the British Man of the woods is steeped in a lot controversy.