The North East Coast of Scotland has a number of reports made of Strange Creatures, Hairy Upright ApeMen sometimes known as the Silver Man or the Running man, Fast foot or the Raah by ordinary people going about their everyday business who are confronted by Impossible Creatures and Events they struggle to explain. Many of the experiences you will read in this article are new and unpublished, some you have heard before, but I included them as the description and location are important and they share a similarity within the events.
Bathgate Hills 'Fast foot' Man/Creature seen by Family 1988 - In the Bathgate Hills of Lothian there is an area known as The Knock Forest due to the strange woodknockings that are reported there, said to be haunted I feel this maybe a case for the Cryptozoology researchers rather than the Paranormal experts as a strange figure was spotted and reported not too long ago. This Figures was seen running in the forest by a family, this Man-like Creature travelled at an estimated speed of 70 miles per hour.
In the summer of 1988 on a forest road to the south-east of Cairnpapple by a family out for a late-night drive. At the wheel of the Fiesta was David Colman, father of three, and at the time a 33 year-old mature student. His front seat passenger was his wife Kathleen, while their two sons and a daughter, aged between six and 14, were in the back. The strange encounter took place on a starry night on a road running parallel to Ravencraig Wood, popularly known as the Knock Forest, less than a mile from their home in Bathgate. The jaunt was unplanned, the youngsters having persuaded their father to take them for a ride in the new car. As he headed for a small but steep incline topped with a dangerous right-hand bend, Davids attention was instantly drawn to his right side. In a split second he saw a glowing figure, in classical running posture, moving extremely fast, possibly between 50 and 70 miles an hour! The figure was bulky and well over six feet tall. 'As it ran in the opposite direction from the car it had its head turned back towards us and appeared to be scowling'