The Beast of Tunbridge Wells: Terrified Walker Claims 8ft-Tall Creature With Demonic Red Eyes And Long Arms Roared At Him In Historic Town's Woods
It is an historic and quaint 'middle England' town which doesn't really like creating a scene. But if the reports of one terrified walker are to be believed, the residents of Royal Tunbridge Wells could have a giant Bigfoot-like creature in their midst. A man walking in the woods beside the town's common claims to have spotted an 8ft tall beast with demonic red eyes and long arms.
According to The Sun, the ape-like creature, which looked like America's legendary Bigfoot, roared at the walker, who immediately ran off in fear. Over the past six months there have been a number of sightings of a mysterious beast. Locals in the Kent town have mixed opinions about the claims - with some believing it could be a joker wearing a fancy dress costume. Sightings in the town go back decades. The Kentish Apeman was first spotted on the town's common during World War Two 70 years ago.
A man called 'Graham S' told a story of how an elderly couple saw it in 1942. Writing for the community website Tunbridge Wells People, he said: 'They were siting on a bench when they became aware of a shuffling noise behind them. 'Upon turning around they saw a tall, ape-like creature with eyes that were burning red moving slowly towards them. They both fled - terrified.' Bigfoot was the name given to an ape-like creature which many people believed inhabited forests in the northwest region of the U.S. Scientists however do not believe it is a real animal and say rumours of its existence have come from folklore and hoax. Royal Tunbridge Wells is located in west Kent about 40 miles from London. It has a population of about 56,500 and is popular with tourists.
Panic has hit a small Serbian village after the local council issued a public health warning that a Vampire was on the loose. A world away from the usual council warnings about icy roads, the council has warned that the vampire is looking for victims after his legendary home was destroyed. An old ruined watermill on the Rogacica river at Zarozje village is said to have once housed the vampire Sava Savanovic - who is said to have drunk the blood of anyone who dared visit. The local Jagodic family bought it up years later and turned it into a tourist attraction after being too scared to use it for anything else.
Locals are scared the vampire has been disturbed from his former home
However, their terror led to the building collapsing over a lack of building work for fear of disturbing the vampire and they are now worried that Sava has been disturbed and is on the hunt. Local mayor Miodrag Vujetic said: "People are worried, everybody knows the legend of this vampire and the thought that he is now homeless and looking for somewhere else and possibly other victims is terrifying people. "We are all frightened." Locals are in doubt that the vampire legend is true and the council has advised terrified residents to put garlic up outside their home to ward off the ghoul. The mayor added: "We have also reminded them to put a Holy cross in every room in the house."
The discovery of a skeleton found with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles, dating from 550-700AD and buried in the ancient minster town of Southwell, Notts, is detailed in a new report. It is believed to be a ‘deviant burial’, where people considered the ‘dangerous dead’, such as vampires, were interred to prevent them rising from their graves to plague the living. The skeleton was found by archaeologist Charles Daniels during the original investigation of the site in Church Street in the town 1959, which revealed Roman remains.
John Lock, chairman of Southwell Archaeology, said the body was one of a handful of such burials to be found in the UK. Mr Lock said no one could be sure why the body was staked in the way it was: “People would have a very strong view that this was somebody who, for whatever reason, they had a reason to fear and needed to ensure that this person did not come back.”
A crumbling period house set on 80 acres in county Limerick, which was once valued at €40m, is still on the market, but its price has dropped to just around €1m. Local property developer Michael Daly had expressed interest in developing the site, back in 2007, subject to planning permission, and had “magnificent plans” for the site before the collapse of the construction industry. Located near Moyross, the property was ripe for potential given the then plans for the Regeneration area, and were to include an industrial estate and train station. During the boom period, its asking price rose from €1m to €10m, and then soaring to €40m, before collapsing back down to its original price-tag. Auctioneer Pat Kearney, of Rooney’s, said one of the interesting aspects to the house, which was built in the 18th century, is that it appears to be haunted. “We’ve had several incidents reported from people over the years about things that they can’t explain. Some people have seen a figure passing by the window on the first floor, and workmen have told us ‘there’s something funny going on in that house’, and they knew nothing of the history of the house.
It seems to be a harmless, benign ghost. Other people who lived in that area years ago said they always ran past the gate,” said Mr Kearney. The estate went on the market in 2001 following the death of previous owner, Limerick solicitor and coroner, Jim Lyons in 2000. It was marked with an asking price of £IR1m and little interest was shown in the site which was inherited by the Lyons family. At that time the site was valued at just over €500,000 an acre, but Mr Kearney said it should sell for in excess of agricultural values, or €10,000 to €12,000 per acre, amounting to €960,000 in total. “We’ll listen to any decent proposal. We’ve been walking the land with a few people who are interested, and they’ve gone off to discuss what they could do with it, especially given its close proximity to the city. Mr Kearney said in the early noughties farmers were offering €1m for the site, but “then the Celtic Tiger kicked in and developers became involved, and the price kept going up, up and up.” But he said the “plans were stillborn when the Celtic Tiger collapsed. The whole thing went up in flames.” The house was valued at £55 in the early 1850s and was gutted by fire in 2001.