Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ferla Mohr, The Big Gray Man

Being Scottish I especially love a good Scotts tale of fairies and legend. I don't know how true it is for the people on the whole but from my own observations and from family members I would say that people from Celtic decent tend to be somewhat superstitious and also great storytellers. I seem to recall hearing something about "The big gray man" growing up, but I could be mistaken. Whether myth or actual cryptoid I don't know but I would say this bears investigation. Should anyone have any knowledge on this creature that they are willing to share, I hope you will.

Going back to the 1920's in a region of Scotland known as Ben MacDhui there have been reported sightings of a Sasquatch like creature known as "Ferla Mohr" or "The Big Gray Man". The Ferla Mohr is said to be a 25 foot tall hairy man-ape creature that is described as more of a supernatural presence than an actual creature, although actual sightings of the beasts are said to have occurred.

The Ferla Mohr seems to have supernatural powers. He is said to be able to control the weather, including the fog and the rain. He can also cause such extreme fear in both humans and animals that they will try to commit suicide by leaping off cliffs or reportedly have even died trying to get away from him.

Author Jamie Hall has done a lot of research on this subject and some of this information has been taken from his website Many thanks to him. You can read more about Jamie and his other work at

For other great books on the subject, check these out. These are also from Jamie's site.

Grey, Affleck. The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui. Aberdeen, Scotland: Impulse Books, 1970.

McEwan, Graham J. Mystery Animals of Britain and Ireland. London: Robert Hale, 1986. Pages 171-172

Newton, Michael. Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide to Hidden Animals and Their Pursuers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2005. Pages 59, 198

Redfern, Nick. Three Men Seeking Monsters: Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-Men. New York: Paraview Pocket Books, 2004. Pages 21, 217-226

Shuker, Karl P. N. Scotland's Greyman

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Call to help a friend, a fellow lover of the paranormal. Please read.

This was posted on the "My Para" network site, to which I belong. It's a wonderful network over 3000 strong. They were hit with some devastating news. News that no "famiy" wants to here. One of their members was diagnosed with a terrible illness and they are desperate to help her get well and of corse in our society, that takes more money than health insurance will provide. If you can find it in your hearts to contribute....even a dollar, you'll have done your good deed and can feel good about helping. Read on and meet Mary Beth.

"I'm always seeing posts declaring that the paranormal community is one big family. How we should support and help each other.

Recently, one of our "family" members posted the following:

'We at Tri-State Paranormal of Northern Kentucky are putting together a fundraiser for one of our own......Marybeth Stagman is our case manger and on a couple weeks ago she found out that she has a rare form of breast cancer and the following day she discovered her mother had passed away. So now we are putting together a fundrasier for her and the breast cancer foundation.'

So here's your chance people. As I said, put up or shut up. And I don't wanna see one post about how you "can't" afford it. Just $1 people, or $5 or $10, what ever. Go dig in the couch cushion! Don't buy that Quarter Pounder this week. Forgo that StarBucks. How about it? Can you practice what you preach???"

So far they have only raised $355 of the $5000 needed so I hope you will consider giving, even $1. Go to mypara,net for more information and to donate. You can go to the "We are family?" post under forums or go to the right side-bar where the donation box is and simply donate. All donations to for the entire month of November will be going to Marybeth's medical fund. Thanks for considering Marybeth. I'll keep you updated on our progress.

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