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Mystery Bigfoot-like creature terrifies visitors to England's South Downs

By T.K. Randall
April 6, 2024 · Comment icon 30 comments
Bigfoot next to a lake.
Who or what lurks in the remote parts of the South Downs ? Image Credit: Bing AI / Dall-E 3
Several witnesses claim to have had an encounter with what has been described as a growling bipedal creature.
Something strange is roaming the South Downs - that is, at least, according to reports of a mysterious creature that has allegedly been seen (and heard) on several occasions around one of the region's lakes.

Some of these reports come courtesy of fishermen who claim to have encountered a "growling" creature on a particularly rough piece of terrain with a sharp incline.

"I felt incredibly on edge and it was a feeling I can honestly say I had never experienced before or since," said Mike Brown. "It really was as if something was watching me and I was not welcome."

"I think though the most standout thing is the terrain being covered in the dark, it sounds dangerous enough to attempt in the daylight let alone in the dark! When you can't see any obvious signs of torchlight, that's the really scary part because no human could do it without suffering injury."

Another witness, Michael Brindle, saw the creature running near the lake.
"I was dozing on my chair next to the rods when I was woken by a loud growl from the opposite bank," he said. The creature, whatever it was, seemed to run at considerable speed on two legs.

He was so unnerved by the incident that he quickly packed up his things and left.

"The hairs on my arms [stood up]," he recalled.

But could there really be a Bigfoot-like creature stalking the shores of the lake ? It's worth recalling the recent case of a Bigfoot sighted in Washington State that turned out to be a cross-country runner.

It's also possible that the fishermen could have mistaken a conventional animal for something more unusual in the darkness.

"[Whatever the case] I hope to never hear it again," said Michael.

Source: Mirror | Comments (30)

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Comment icon #21 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 2 months ago
Googled you. Loving your podcasts.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Trelane 2 months ago
Bigfoot in the South Downs. I made my siter in law (originally from the UK) shoot a drink through her nose she was laughing so hard when I mentioned this to her.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Trelane 2 months ago
Good point Bats. I missed the request from Saru, and it makes sense to ask that.  "I'll hang up and listen..."
Comment icon #24 Posted by Harte 2 months ago
Comment icon #25 Posted by Unusual Tournament 9 days ago
@papageorge1  Well what did he mention and why did he contact you?
Comment icon #26 Posted by Alchopwn 9 days ago
Brian Blessed has been getting drunk and streaking again.
Comment icon #27 Posted by DieChecker 8 days ago
Only one thing that could have spurred such deep reaching fear in an Englishman. Must have been a lost Welshman out looking for a snack by the lake.
Comment icon #28 Posted by DieChecker 8 days ago
I think theres a "Bigfoot" up in Scotland. Called the Grey Man, or some such. Edit: found it...òr
Comment icon #29 Posted by Amanda Evans 3 days ago
I live in that area. It's stunningly beautiful. This story did make me smile. There are areas of the South Downs that are connected with Witchcraft and demons, as well as dragons. But Bigfoot is a new one!
Comment icon #30 Posted by the13bats 3 days ago
People love mythical creatures I know I do.

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