History became legend. And legend became myth. And so it goes with history, folklore, legend, and myth. Never one quite separated from the other. A confusing mix of anecdotal tales, a blur of fact and fiction. We might continue to regard it so, were it not for the various news reportings of monsters at large, or discoveries of evidence of monsters at large, in Scotland today.
And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge. — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Fake news? Legends of old were born of fake news. And myths in turn from legends passed into the everyday currency of folklore. It just takes a little time to pass. That is all.
A new survey shows 14% of Scots believe that they have encountered a mythical creature at some point in their lives. People from Glasgow are a lot more likely to claim this than people from Edinburgh with one in five (20%) in Glasgow making the bold claim, compared to one in 10 (10%) in Edinburgh. — Scottish Field Magazine
Only time will reveal the truth behind these stories. Unless, of course, you are unlucky enough to witness the evidence for yourself, first-hand.
Scotland, beware. There are monsters at large, lurking in every shadow.
Sawney Bean is a legendary figure from Scotland, who is said to have been a prolific cannibal. Together with his equally cannibalistic family, Sawney Bean murdered and robbed unfortunate victims from their hidden sea cave on the Ayrshire / Galloway coast. These victims would then be eaten, and their leftovers pickled.
Is there a wolf in Scotland? These mysterious howling noises baffle Scottish Island and give me goose bumps video - Strange Sounds
Hotel night manager Paul Naylor was conducting his nightly rounds of his Outer Hebrides hotel on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides on August 31st when a haunting sound stopped him in his tracks: Is this sound coming from wolves? I doubt: wild wolves haven't been present in the United Kingdom for hundreds of years.
An international team of archaeologists have discovered that two mummies found on an island off the coast of Scotland are, like Dr. Frankenstein's monster, composed of body parts from several different humans. The mummified remains, as much as 3,500 years old, suggest that the first residents of the island of South Uist in the Hebrides had some previously unsuspected burial practices.
A woman who claims to have seen a Scottish yeti as a child has signed on to hunt for evidence of the creatures around the world. Charmaine Fraser, 41, has joined the British Bigfoot Research team as they look to prove the existence of the mysterious creatures.
SHOCKING pictures of a Loch Ness monster-type beast found on a US beach have sparked talk Nessie could have moved Stateside. The mystery creature was reportedly found on Wolf Island in the state of Georgia by a father and son, who were out on a boat trip, reports .
VAMPIRES may have been romanticised in recent years by swooning teenage girls - but in the 1950's one elusive creature turned hundreds of brave Scottish children into fearless monster hunters - in a case which made headlines around the world.