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#16    Seraphina


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Posted 05 November 2003 - 11:27 PM

Just to go back on topic for a second...

The legend of 'the Big Grey Man' actually interested me quite a bit, for obvious reasons tongue.gif But unfortunately...the stories are myths, stemming from a strange effect that the mist at that altitude creates.

Basically, the mist acts like a magnifying glass, making a hiker's shadow seem far larger than it actually is...if the hiker has his back to the sun, then it will indeed seem like a ten foot tall creature is striding through the mist ahead of him (the mist is thick enough that it actually displays the shadow on it, as though it were a wall).

Actual sightings of the creature itself are likely exagerations, or stories told after one too many pints tongue.gif I'm afraid there's no bigfoot in scotland...would be pretty cool though...most people who see the 'creature' ahead of them would likely turn and run like there's no tommorow without actually confirming what it was.

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 11:49 PM

QUOTE (dancin'hamster @ Nov 5 2003, 04:42 PM)
people who met the Old Grey Man died shortly afterwards;

If this is the case, then how has the story been passed down?

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 05:15 AM

Moving this topic to the cyptid section.

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 12:07 PM

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A brief story from T C Lethbridge and Van der Post about sudden feeings of terror and unseen attackers ~

Lethbridge himself had a strange experience on the Island of Skellig Michael. He went off alone to look at the site of an old Celtic monastery. He then began to clamber down the cliff for a better look around. Halfway down the cliff, a strange an unpleasant sensation enveloped him…….the overwhelming feeling that someone wanted to push him down the cliff. The feeling was so strong that he became giddy and nauseas. He decided to turn around and climb back up the cliff, towards the ruins of the monastery. Back at the site, Lethbridge was suddenly and violently flung on his face. There was no wind, no animal, and no living soul around.


Laurens Van der Post describes a similar incident during his expedition in South Africa, at a place called Slippery Hills. In a natural amphitheatre, their guide, Samutchoso, knelt down to pray. He was pulled backwards violently, and tore both his knees. He was totally alone.


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Posted 06 November 2003 - 10:44 PM

i'm full blooded native american mohawk indian, it sounds like the creature known in our lore as the windigo.

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