During six weeks over the summertime of 1996 no less than
15 people reported witnessing a small flat, olive-green-faced
monkey type humanoid creature with no tail running running
through the woods. Occasionally it was also spotted swinging
in the trees. Two websites, the '1996
Humanoid Reports' and 'Bigfoot
Encounters' both note this remarkable occurance. Was it
a baby Bigfoot? Was it a 'Chupacabra'...?
A friend of the group had an
unnerving experience in the summer of 2006. He and two friends
decided to spend the night at the nearby Seven Quarry. After
pitching the tent in the first quarry everyone felt great,
but as nightfall approached they started feeling edgy and
nervous despite making double-sure that nobody else was there.
It was a one-way-in, one-way-out location, and impossible
to navigate safely in the dark. They were alone. However,
after a couple of hours into the night the group were getting
quite worried and heard heavy footsteps on the gravel around
the tent that was shortly followed by heavy breathing. Then
something kicked the ground-sheet of the tent inwards towards
them where it stayed until they pushed it back out, something
that they couldn't recreate in the morning without first moving
the fly-sheet out of the way beforehand. They spent the remainder
of the night in the tent not daring to leave until the sun
was back up and the atmosphere returned to normal.
During our walk down in the woods we came across this unusual
set-up that was originally an Ampitheatre built by students
from Brixham Community College. Sadly, however, it's seen
a long time of non-use and its age is beginning to show. When
we came across it it had the appearence of a ritual site with
the four surrounding stumps covered in carvings that depicted
the four seasons and the suits on a pack of playing cards.
Within these stumps was a small offering bowl and all around
the surrounding trees were many un-nerving wooden masks looking
down onto you. The discovery of empty tea-light candles could
suggest that people have used the area as a ritual site. Photos
of this and another discovery are below.
These are the four stumps of the site, each depicting different
seasons and each having a playing card suit engraved on them.
On either sides are horizontal, carved logs. Dotted around
the site are discarded tea-candle cups.
This is the face on the Spring stump.
On the other side of the stump are are flowers just bursting
into bloom alongside the Spades icon.
This carving of a dragon is on the Summer Stump.
On the opposite side is a carving of the sun.
This is the Autumn Sutmp, showing an empty tree with falling
The Winter Stump has this un-nerving face.
Which, when you look closely, has two-pences in the eyes.
Could this be the face of the dead with pennies on the eyes?
In the middle of these stumps is what looks to be an offering
High in the trees surrounding the site are these carved masks.
The following pictures are of these masks.
On our way back from the site we diverted off the main track
a little and stumbled across this. Could this possibly be
a grave? It's about 5ft in length and 2ft in width and the
ground level inside has sunk indicating that something underneath
has collapsed in on itself to create the indentation.
How to get there:
The woods are very easy to find but you do have to walk approximately
three quarters of a mile to reach them. Starting from Brixham,
if you drive out past the Toll House on the main road out
towards Churston, take the right into Churston Village just
after you've passed the two gate houses of where Gramercy
Hall School used to be. Drive down here and past the tennis
courts, bear right past the turning down to Churston Court
Inn and on your left there's an alcove with a stone stile
leading to a path. You can park here or if it's full you can
park tucked away on the small road that you just passed that
takes you to the Churston Court Inn. Hop over the stone stile
and walk down the path and you'll come to a stone gateway
that leads into Churston Woods. There's a information board
above the location just as you go in. Follow the downwards
path until you reach flat land, bear right and continue walking
down towards Churston Cove. You can't miss it.
Humanoid Reports: Contains an entry regarding the
strange green-faced creature spotted in the woods.
Encounters: Another site that talks about this strange