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Couple Sees ‘Bigfoot’ in Northern Ireland

NORTHERN IRELAND — Two people claim they saw an ape-like creature in a small wooded area of Northern Ireland.

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Caroline Breen, a 63-year-old woman working as a pet sitter in Glenwherry, told Cryptozoology News she and her husband were walking some of the local dogs in Ballyboley Forest when the alleged beast showed up.

“We approached a small patch of dead trees one day when we caught sight of something crouched behind the bushes,” she explains. “We thought at first it was a human, but as it raised its head in the air, we saw it. The dogs got agitated,” she added about the summer of 1998 encounter.

Breen says her husband walked towards the creature and that it began growling at him.

“I told him to step back. He thought it was a chimpanzee or something. He got closer, to within 15 feet or so, and it was then that it reared up on its legs. It was very tall and it was carrying a big stick.”

The purported creature then reportedly “smashed the stick against a tree” and took off at a high speed. Breen says the ordeal lasted about 4 minutes.

“It ran so fast through those trees, like it had done so a thousand times,” said the woman.

The creature was described as having a chimpanzee-like face but with a “broader nose” and it was covered in “dark brown black fur”. Breen recalls the animal being approximately 8 feet tall.

“I don’t know if this was a Bigfoot but my husband didn’t think we got these types of things in Ireland,” she said.

Reports of Bigfoot sightings in the United Kingdom are rare but have been growing in frequency since the advent of the Internet.

Last year, a Bristol man claimed to have witnessed an ape-like creature as it ate a piece of food with what he believes were improvised eating utensils. The report came one week after another man reported to have seen a similar animal in the county of Suffolk.

In 1982, 48-year-old retired cook Deborah Hatswell said she and a classmate had decided to skip high school when they came across a Bigfoot creature in Salford.

And Breen, who had previously laughed at other stories from the woods her mother had told her in the past, says she now knows there is a “weird ape” roaming the woods of the British Isles.

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  1. Dave Moncoeur

    January 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I met, around 1992, an Irish girl who wondered if members of her family had seen a bigfoot, on the border of northern & southern Ireland. She doesn’t know what her father saw, sometime in the 80s, but he was absolutely terrified of a certain area of his farm, never went back to it, and because the farm toolshed was in that area, this cost the poor farming family a lot of money. Because her two brothers claim they saw a bigfoot in that area their father was terrified of, “behaving aggressively, chucking stones about”, they wondered if that’s what he saw near the toolshed. The farm has a pond (a loch is what my Scottish mind wants to call it) and their father had a very frightening experience rowing a rowboat on it one day, he liked to fish there. But the mother and father were dreadfully tight-lipped about these strange frightening experiences. The pronunciation of the area sounded to me like she, the Irish girl talking to me about this, was enunciating ‘koon yin’, and I felt like writing down ‘cunan’, like a Spanish word like nino, which you only know is pronounced neen-yo through a ’tilda’ over the n, but even if you have some knowledge of Gaelic, it’s a slightly strange name.

  2. billlbob the banana

    January 29, 2016 at 6:30 am


  3. NiceButOdd

    February 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Stories of hairy forest dwellers have abounded in the UK for centuries. They are called Woodwoses, and there are carvings of them on ancient churches.

  4. IAmARobot

    March 3, 2017 at 7:12 am

    This is very interesting, and I will suggest it to friends and they will know I am NOT crazy and that the should belive me when I tell them I saw bigfoot.

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