Cannock Chase's 'Pig-Man' an Urban Myth, Manufactured by Army to Keep Civilians Away from Military Installations
By Anshu Shrivastava | July 30, 2013 7:21 PM EST
There is something mystical about the deep woods of Cannock Chase, UK. If legends are to be believed, wild beasts such as demonic dogs, monster cats and huge serpents; werewolves, aliens, Pig-Man, all have found the woods homely. Over the years, residents of the place have reported their sightings in and around the spooky woods. Pig-Man is integral to the local folklore and there is a four-line rhyme warning about the Pig-Man, who is more fiendish than the devil.
"When night falls, enter the woods at your peril
For inside, lurks something worse than the devil
Avoid at all costs, the gathering place
Where at midnight, the pig-man roams on Cannock Chase"
Cryptozoology.com says that according to the local lore, once the Second World War ended, British and American military scientists came together and a series of experiments were undertaken by them. Closely related to the eugenics movement and similarly to the Nazis modus operandi, the tests went too far.
The eugenics movement had gained momentum in the early 19th century. It was based on the belief that if human breeding is controlled and only the best genes are allowed to reproduce, the human race can have superior species, according to PBS. "It was presented as mathematical science."
It looks like inspired by this mathematical science, the scientists allegedly kidnapped a woman and hypnotised her. They then impregnated her with an artificially created human-pig DNA seed. According to Cryptozoology.com, they were looking for the birth of a creature on which they could conduct their tests.
The baby born after a delayed pregnancy had a huge head and snout, which was eerily similar to that of a pig. One fine day, the Pig-Man escaped and made woods his place of residence. Over the decades, there have been reports of his sighting - "a strange tall man with a swine face roaming around the Casnnock Chase woods."
"Witnesses recall a human body in tattered clothes, a distorted face, an unmistakable snout and the shrill squealing of the Pig-Man heard miles away," Huffington Post reports.
Lee Brickley's book "UFOs, Werewolves And The Pig-Man" claims to tell the real story behind Pig-Man. Mr Brickley has written the book after more than a decade of research and interviewing eye-witnesses, according to Birmingham Mail.
It has often been reported in media that trails of ghosts, paranormal activities, UFOs lead to the gates of the military of that particular country. According to Brickley, Pig-Man is also an "urban myth" that was stoked to keep the wartime, sensitive installations hidden from the prying eyes of the public.
He told Birmingham Mail that a former soldier's grandson emailed him the highly-sensitive information.
When his grandfather was stationed at Cannock Chase, "he and some others had been tasked with spreading rumours around the local area about a human/pig hybrid on the loose in the woods," Mr Brickley quoted the grandson's email in Birmingham Mail. "He said this was a known military tactic for keeping civilians away from army occupied areas."
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