What Mrs B. saw, and never spoke of until she confided in me in 2006, was very much a Kentish Bigfoot, something quite unique. This is an account never before published that has remained in her mind for more than thirty years! This is what she told me: “I was in the local woods in the August of 1975. I was eighteen at the time and myself and my boyfriend were about to light a small fire, as it must have been around 10:00 pm, quite dark. My husband was crouched down sorting the fire out and I was standing. It was then that I saw them, two piercing, reddish eyes just around ten yards away. I froze in terror, because this thing was big. It was around seven-feet in height but in the darkness I could make out the bulk of it. It’s figure wasn’t like that of a man, it was a mass, a hulking figure, like it was hairy. I really thought I’d seen the Devil!”.
“I just stood there and then it seemed to lower, quite slowly and after a few seconds it disappeared behind heavy foliage, but I could sense it was still there. I immediately made excuses to leave and we did, and I kept that terrifying night with me and never spoke to anyone”.