Dartmoor

(34 Posts)
starsorwater Wed 21-Sep-16 18:51:50

Have heard a very odd tale from a friend who thinks no one would believe him and is rather stressed. Something he saw.

starsorwater Wed 21-Sep-16 18:53:03

I wondered if anyone else (fairly recently) have had any unusual experiences.

hooveringhamabeads Wed 21-Sep-16 18:57:58

Might need to be a bit more specific there OP.

Freezingwinter Wed 21-Sep-16 18:59:01

Well I'm intrigued anyway? Do tell!

Tanith Wed 21-Sep-16 19:00:20

Is it dog-related? Because I think Arthur Conan-Doyle might have got there first...

RawPrawn Wed 21-Sep-16 19:00:56

Oooh! Is it the Hairy Hands?

ArthurFoulkesayce Wed 21-Sep-16 19:01:01

Tell away

hownottofuckup Wed 21-Sep-16 19:01:19

Definitely need to expand on that OP...

SweetChickadee Wed 21-Sep-16 19:02:41

...stick to the roads, stay off the moors...

helpimitchy Wed 21-Sep-16 19:02:48

Occult activity?

hownottofuckup Wed 21-Sep-16 19:06:58

Ooh is it something to do with strange whistling?

EsmesBees Wed 21-Sep-16 19:09:45

Ha! RawPrawn I remember reading about the hairy hands whilst on holiday in Dartmoor when I was about 11. I was terrified every time we drove anywhere.

Fourormore Wed 21-Sep-16 19:12:09

Ooh I've driven through the hairy hands bit. Was terrified!

Ineedmorelemonpledge Wed 21-Sep-16 19:15:48

Oooh! Is it the Hairy Hands?

I love the hairy hands. I remember watching the sky the whole time on a Sunday school trip one year....

hooveringhamabeads Wed 21-Sep-16 19:17:08

We did a ouija board at the hairy hands place as teenagers #hardcore grin

starsorwater Wed 21-Sep-16 19:42:37

Not hairy hands, hairy paws. (Never heard of hairy hands!)

Gabilan Wed 21-Sep-16 19:48:30

Well they recaptured the lynx but really, anything could be up there. It's a big place and there are plenty of hiding places for predators and prey alike. Not heard anything specific but I'm not that close to it.

Pettywoman Wed 21-Sep-16 19:48:45

Big black cat thing?

MrsBernardBlack Wed 21-Sep-16 19:53:46

I know a farmer up by Hexworthy who saw something with hairy paws, about 10 years ago though. People also talk about some very heavy witchcraft that goes on.

Always been a bit disappointed at total lack of hairy hands vibe grin.

starsorwater Wed 21-Sep-16 19:56:01

No, I think the lynx was recaught by then. He was wild camping in a little bivvy tent sure he heard something and then saw at least 3 big skinny long legged dogs? Def not foxes. What other animals are talked about there?

oooh please tell me, whats the hairy hands story?

Tanith Wed 21-Sep-16 20:14:05

There are a few "hound" legends, including the Wisht Hounds that are reputed to hunt evil-doers to their deaths. The Hound that inspired The Hound of the Baskervilles is another.

You might find this site useful, Op. It has a lot of information about various sightings.

Though I particularly like this cautionary tale grin

Gabilan Wed 21-Sep-16 20:16:34

Phone the zoo, tell them their wolves are out. It'll be fun.

Unless he saw the ghostly Wisht Hounds.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if there were wild packs of something up there. Then again, I also wouldn't be surprised if your eyesight starts playing tricks on the moor and a few loose lurchers started to look like wolves.

Tanith Wed 21-Sep-16 20:24:40

Hairy Hands Legend on Wikipaedia

MostlyHet Wed 21-Sep-16 20:25:02

Well, based on Sherlock Holmes I can say with absolute confidence that there are sucking bogs on Grimpen Mire which can drag a pony to its watery grave in a matter of minutes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle says so, so it must be true.

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