|The Pig-Man of Cannock Chase|
|Last Sighting||Unknown, possibly 1993|
|Possible Population||Supposedly an individual.|
"When night falls, eneter the woods at your peril, For inside lurks something worse than the devil. Avoid at all cost the gathering place, where at midnight the Pig-man roams on Cannock Chase...."
Roswell, Area 51, Cannock Chase. These are a list of some of the most mysterious locations involving cryptozoology on planet earth. Most have heard of Roswell or Area 51, but few have heard the tale of Cannock Chase. This horrible location has kept the locals in sheer fright for nearly a century. A large structure known as the Pye-Green Tower resides inside Cannock Chase, where an abnormal amount of sightings of UFOs, odd lights, werewolves, giant snakes, Bigfoot, black cats, aliens, and many reports of government officials sneaking around the perimeter of the tower and the forest. The tower was built during the Cold War by the British as a backup comm. system worried about an unexpected EMP attack from the Soviets. But they say there is more than electronics inside those mysterious walls. Another mysterious being said to lurk about the Pye-Green Tower- The Pig-Man.
According to the local legend, this creepy monster originated when World War II had just recently ended and British and American scientists joined allegiances to conduct a series of peculiar experiments. The tests went too far. Allegedly, they abducted a woman, hypnotized her, and then impregnated her with an artificial human-pig DNA seed in an attempt to create a creature to perform their tests upon.
The scientists closely monitored the woman for 10 months, and they finally determined that the horrible test did not work. A year later they were stunned to discover that her pregnancy was severely delayed. She bore a baby human, who had the snout and face of a pig! Much later this creature retreated into the woods of Cannock Chase to avoid the prejudicial glances of human eyes. For decades, people have since then reported seeing a tall man with the head of a pig roaming about the mysterious landscape.
Lee Brickley, a local, knows this odd legend well. He first heard about it in his school, from the aforementioned rhyme. After doing at least a decade on research about the pig-man he finally wrote a book about Cannock Chase which documents many sightings of this humanoid. Once an e-mail was sent to him by a local couple that documented their encounter with the pig-man. Here it is in its original form:
“Dear Mr Brickley,
I’ve seen something rather odd on Cannock Chase that I think may be of some interest to you. In October 1993, whilst walking around Castle Ring, myself and the wife heard some strange noises coming from the surrounding trees. Thinking it was likely to be a local couple enjoying an illicit liaison, we quickly moved away from the sound and headed back in the direction of our car. Upon reaching the steps down to the car park, I happened to turn around and lay my eyes on the strangest creature I’ve ever seen. This thing was seven feet tall, from the neck down it looked like a man, even wearing clothes, but it’s head was far too big for a human and it had an elongated face with a snout-like nose. When I pointed it out to my wife, she became terrified, so we started walking more quickly towards our car and got inside. That’s when we started to hear this really high pitched squealing noise that sounded like a pig being killed. That really spooked us….
Have you ever come across anything like this before?
John & Anne”
The most disregarding fact of this creature is the fact that no physical evidence has been documented, other than purported sightings over the years. Wouldn't the pig-man be dead by now? Could he just be a Bigfoot? A pig-man hybrid might just not be as far-fetched as you'd think. In 1999 scientists said that pig transplants were
in fact safe for humans! Currently they are working on xenotransplantation at different levels, on different species. But this just might not explain the pig-man. What could the pig-man actually be?? You decide!