A Monster a Day, the Grey Man of Scotland

Am Fear Liath Mór

the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui

By The Fairytale Traveler’s contributing author, Christy Jackson Nicholas

Illustration of the Grey Man by thecryptozoologist webs com

Illustration of the Grey Man by thecryptozoologist webs com

Also known (a bit more easily said) as the Greyman. This spirit or monster haunts the summit and passes of Ben MacDhui (Mack Zhwee), the highest peak in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland.

He is said to be a very tall figure covered with short hair, and causes hikers to be very uneasy, even when not seen. Evidence is limited to some sightings and photographs of unusual footprints. Traditionally, he is a supernatural being, but is compared to the Yeti and Bigfoot. In mainland Europe, creatures called Wudewas (Wood Men) have been reported back to the 13th century and are believed to be descendants of their Cro Magnon ancestors.

Hikers in the area frequently report they feel and hear someone following them, but the mists obscure any figure. One such report was by climber John Norman Collie in 1925, where he described hearing the crunching sound of footsteps behind him in the mist, but with strides 3-4 times longer than his own.

 

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

12 Comments on this post

  1. Thanks for hosting me!

    Christy Jackson Nicholas / Reply
  2. This is very interesting. Thanks for this series! But…wouldn’t all modern humans of European origin be “descendants of…Cro Magnon ancestors”?

    Darrell Pursiful / Reply
  3. Interesting. Must say Billy Connolly came to mind 🙂

    Andy / Reply
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