LONDON (Cryptozoology News) — As the residents of flood-devastated Southern England brace for the incoming monster storm “Ruth”, another person from the region is dealing with a different sort of nightmare.
The 25-year-old student, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Cryptozoology News that he saw “a troll looking creature” running erratically across the flooded fields in farmland last week on a train headed to London.
“I came home to the village to visit my parents before getting back to London,” he said. “I planned on staying there longer, but I was afraid the trains would be cancelled.”
On his way back to the country’s capital, he explained, an incredible occurrence took place.
“You have got to see it to believe it. I fell asleep a few times, I was zonked. When I wake up, the sun is almost down, I look through the window on my left and I thought I’d lost the plot. I see a three meter tall fat bloke running through the soggy fields, water up his knees. I was gobsmacked.”
Then things got weirder. As the strange figure approached the slow running train, the witness was able to observe its face at close range.
“I thought it was a person…until it got closer to the train. We were going at a very slow speed because of the surrounding water. It wasn’t a man. I don’t know what that was but it had hair all over the body, and a bald face and chest. The eyes reminded me of a gorilla’s but it had long ears like a wolf, and short white horns. I wasn’t sure if I was still dreaming.”
Other passengers on the train also saw the creature, he said. “I remember talking to a young boy and his mum. There weren’t many people traveling that day, it’s usually quite empty during the week.”
Then the train allegedly sped up and the creature was left behind. “No, I wasn’t dreaming mate. I also know what a bear looks like and it looked more like a troll. Remember, from the Lord of the Rings?”
The man said no pictures or videos of the sighting were taken. “Well mate, I was quite surprised, like I said. You just don’t have got any time to reach your phone and take a picture. Things happen fast, that’s what people don’t get. So, unless you are a trained journalist or similar…and you are expecting something to happen, you’ve got nothing,” he explained.
According to Norse and Scandinavian folklore, trolls are magical beings that live in the caves of rocks and mountains. They are not fond of humans and tend to avoid them as much as possible, though sometimes they imitate their behavior. These creatures are nocturnal and supposedly turn into rocks if exposed to sunlight, erecting new landmarks to be found and named by people later.
“Friends and other people say it’s rubbish, but I know what I saw,” the man said.