Monday, November 5, 2012
The Legend of the Man-Monkey
Over at Mysterious Universe, I focus my latest article on a legendary British beast of Bigfoot-type proportions, albeit of a distinctly spectral kind.
Its name: the Man-Monkey...
And as I note in the opening lines of the article:
"On the chilly evening of January 21, 1879, a man was walking home, with his horse-and-cart in tow, along the tree-shrouded lanes that to this day still link the hamlet of Woodcote in Shropshire to the tiny locale of Ranton, Staffordshire, England. All was as it should have been until around 10.00 p.m., when barely a mile from Woodseaves and while crossing over Bridge 39 on the Shropshire Union Canal, the man’s life was plunged into chaos and terror. Out of the darkened woods emerged a frightening beast: it was large, black-haired, monkey-like in appearance, and sported a pair of bright, self-illuminated eyes that glowed eerily and hypnotically..."