Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 9th, 2010
The above is Harry Trumbore’s drawing of the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui in The Field Guide of Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates.
The BBC News is informing us of this one:
The myth of the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui is to be made into a movie by an amateur film company.
Carrbridge Films is run by young people from the Cairngorms National Park.
The Big Grey Man is said to haunt the Cairngorms, but sightings are linked to walkers’ reflections being cast on low cloud.
To raise £2,500 for a new camera, Carrbridge Films has offered sponsors “perks” such as roles as associate producers.
Director Fergus Thom, 18, said the project was one of the company’s most ambitious.
Inspiration for the film, called Broken Spectre, include an account from Prof Norman Collie in the late 1800s.
He claimed to have been “seized with terror” when followed by an unseen creature while descending Ben MacDhui.
Mr Thom said: “We’re all very excited to be embarking on another big project and look forward to getting out and about and capturing all the wonderful locations we have on our doorsteps.
“Having said this, we also have a lot of work ahead of us to prepare the plot and screenplay.”
The group hope to complete the film by early next year.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.