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 The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui

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PostSubject: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Fri 23 Nov 2007, 11:43 am

The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui has appeared on the main website at

http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/hauntings/thegreyman.html

What are your thoughts on the article and the possibility of a Scottish Yeti?
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Sat 24 Nov 2007, 9:35 am

It was on the site, then gone...and now back. A true mystery. Read it befor it some other computer glitch occurs Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Sun 25 Nov 2007, 9:45 am

The thing that sets the Grey Man apart from other Yeti stories is that the Grey Man seems to possess some sort of intellect at least on the level of ourselves (I'm not assuming Yeti are not as intelligent as us, it's just the Grey man, from reports, seems to display human-esque characteristics at times). For one thing, The Grey Man seems to delight in terrorising walkers, and ghostly music and laughter is supposed to be heard. I think there have even been tales of a huge shadowy figure with a "lum hat"... Apes don't generally wear tophats. I would say that the Grey Man exhibits more supernatural qualities than cryptozoological.

As for the article. It's excellent! One thing I would like to bring to mind though, is to relate the Big Grey man to another mountain-dwelling nastie: A particular one-eyed Fachan that is reported to inhabit Glen Etive. Also, I believe that thinner air can induce halucinations, as far as my recollection serves me. I prefer the big nasty beastie theory though. As with the Fachan!
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Sun 25 Nov 2007, 5:50 pm

I personally favour either the supernatural or the psychological explanation.
Could be yet another entity roaming the Highlands or could be some kind of reaction to the particular conditions of the Ben Macdhui (isolation, climate etc).
While I am convinced of the existence (at least until the '60s) of real hominds around the world I cannot accept that most of these cases can be explained with "flesh and bones" creatures.
More on the subjest later: I come from a very fatigiung period and I am trying to catch up both with the forum and some sleep!
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Mon 26 Nov 2007, 4:00 pm

This month's BBC Wildlife has an article abotu the Yeti. While it's not exactly The Big Grey Man, It's related.
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Tue 27 Nov 2007, 7:59 am

I'll have to buy BBC Wildlife to check that out.

One thing I couldn't find when researching the article was an older tradition about a Grey Man, which is why I think it's more likely a modern phenomena.

On the subject of the Cairngorms as an unspoiled landscape, a human waste disposal box has recently been put into place due to problems with people taking a crap in snow holes. Obviously when this melts (the snow not the crap Smile ) it causes an unsightly and smelly problem. Unless its the Yeti. Perhaps a size and content study should be carried out. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Tue 27 Nov 2007, 11:39 am

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On the subject of the Cairngorms as an unspoiled landscape, a human waste disposal box has recently been put into place due to problems with people taking a crap in snow holes. Obviously when this melts (the snow not the crap ) it causes an unsightly and smelly problem. Unless its the Yeti. Perhaps a size and content study should be carried out.

That's a pity, I had just invented the Mysteriousbritain Inflatable Toilet Seat for when those snow holes are just too cold Very Happy .

Back to the drawing board Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Fri 21 Dec 2007, 3:39 pm

Can anyone care to explain as to why the Big grey Man has been witnessed wearing a tophat?
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Wed 05 Mar 2008, 1:38 pm

Night on the town planned or an eccentric dresser?
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Thu 06 Mar 2008, 11:35 am

Lots of Fur, top hat, could it be a lost American Indian spirit guide dressed in a buffalo hide ??
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Thu 06 Mar 2008, 12:12 pm

LeeWat wrote:
Lots of Fur, top hat, could it be a lost American Indian spirit guide dressed in a buffalo hide ??

That would be Derek Accorah's spirit guide, Sam then?
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PostSubject: Re: The Grey Man of Ben Macdhui   Wed 12 Mar 2008, 1:02 pm

Or perhaps the phantom hitch-hiker... with a polo for an eye?




Actually that's quite an obscure reference... and it might have been a trilby anyhow...
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