Monday, July 10, 2017

The Big Grey Man On Monday Mystery...!

Once in a great while, there is a tale from another part of the world that sounds a lot like those we hear a lot closer to home.

From Scotland, for instance, is this story of something called the Big Grey Man. Sort of the Yeti of Scotland, I suppose. Either way, here is the story from Listverse for you to ponder.

The Big Grey Man Of Ben MacDhui

Photo credit: Brocken Inaglory

Known in Scotland as Am Fear Liath Mor, the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui is a cryptid, similar to the Yeti or Bigfoot. He is said to be found on Ben MacDhui, the largest peak in the Cairngorm Mountains, and it first became more than a local legend in 1889, when Professor Norman Collie allegedly saw it.[2] Though he technically didn’t see the Grey Man, he was quoted as saying: “I heard something else other than my own footsteps. For every few steps I took I heard a crunch and then another crunch as if someone was walking after me but taking footsteps three or four times the length of my own.”

Various other accounts have come from a number of people since then, including Peter Densham, a member of the airplane rescue team for Ben MacDhui. Naturalist and mountaineer Alexander Tewnion also claimed to have seen the Grey Man, firing three shots from his pistol at a figure which charged at him through the mist. A Brocken spectre, a phenomenon where an observer’s shadow is cast upon the surfaces of clouds opposite the Sun, has been claimed to be the cause of these so-called sightings, although that doesn’t explain the sound of an extra pair of footsteps.

So, what do you reckon this "Grey Man" is? A figment of someone's imagination, maybe a figure seen after one or two at the pub? Or could it be something even more sinister...?

Coffee out on the patio this morning, if you don't mind.


linda m said...

Since there have been reports from all over the world of "Big Foot/Yeti" sightings I am going with Big Foot/ Yeti. The Smithsonian Channel has tracked these sightings and done shows about all of them. So very interesting and still mysterious.

Momlady said...

Who's to say they don't exist? There are many unexplained things out there. Keep the great stories coming, HJ.

JO said...

I don't know about these things there is a show on about people hunting them for over 35 yrs and they claim to but never have any pictures. So who knows.

No coffee again for me until the next round of labs this morning. This is getting annoying. Enjoy a cup for me

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Ditto Momlady!

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
The tales of encounters have been around for a long, long time. A true mystery.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Momlady...
All of the unexplained things give us something to think about. Keeps us on our toes, or it should.
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Jo...
I do hope all the labs go as planned and that all is well. Take care!
Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Sis...
True, there are many mysteries yet to be explored and answered. Hope I can help a bit.
Thanks, sis, for coming over today!