The Cleadon Accounts


A couple of interesting reports from the Cleadon Area in the North East, between country side and shore, with an abundance of resources and cover, Cleadon would seem an ideal place for an encounter, but to have to separate Accounts in the same time period by two different witnesses who reported both accounts at the time to separate sources, it does speak to the fact that something 7ft tall and hairy that looks like a man is walking the country roads of Cleadon.

The Cleadon Geet 2002/3

I'm not to sure of the exact year this happened but I'm 33 now, and what happened took place when I was age 16.  I’m from Whitburn and had been to see my girlfriend who lived in East Boldon, its a bit of a walk so i usually catch the bus. The last bus was around 11pm, and I often used to miss it. Then I’d have to walk home, which took around an hour, so i set off in hopes of catching it.

my well used route was to walk along Cleadon Lane, a country side dark road heading into Whitburn that was a bit over grown and you couldn't see clearly
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On one occasion there was a clear sky and the moonlight was shining; not a full moon, but enough so that it wasn’t pitch black and I could see up ahead as i was walking along heading to the bus stop. About 100 metres up from the Charlie Hurley Centre, next to the sign for Whitburn,i was caught short and needed to use the bushes as a bathroom, I stopped to pee and moved over towards the bushes, so i wasn't visible to anyone.

To my complete shock the bushes open up in front of me, they just parted and this massive, skinny, hairy thing came lunging out at me.
I jumped back, and remember screaming in shock because it was so tall and hairy. I can only describe it as looking like Chewbacca from Star Wars but thinner. It scared me witless, I turned and ran quicker than I’d ever ran before, and i could hear its thuds behind me for maybe 10 metres. It clearly did not want me there, I didn’t stop to look back and my feet didn’t touch the deck.I was running for my life i thought, I can honestly say I would have beaten Linford Christie at that moment in time. I never stopped until I got home, which was next to the Army camp. I did tell people, over and over, I never shut up for weeks about it to my friends, half who believed me (because I wasn’t a story-teller, like some) and half who laughed and didn’t believe me!

I returned on my bike the next day and tried to piece together what had happened. and I noticed that the bushes went down into a ditch, and worked out from the size of the ditch, that the thing must have been up to 7ft tall.
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As the years have passed some people still bring my experience up and chuckle about it, but when I saw your article, I ripped it out and showed a lot of them. They couldn’t believe it. What they no doubt struggled with was the fact that the more people who claimed to have seen the creature, the less likely it was that the beast was imaginary, as opposed to very real.

But a growing number of people have claimed to see the Geet, and no matter how bizarre or unbelievable it might seem we are forced to take seriously what they say.

Devoted sceptics will have already filed the Geet in their “Daft & Impossible” drawer, pointing out that a flesh-and-blood creature of this size simply couldn’t live in our locality without being seen far more frequently.
In any event, no amount of sceptical posturing will make the witnesses deny what they know they saw.

As it’s hard to imagine how witnesses can mistake something else for an 8ft tall, hairy, ape-like monster,  I am left to conclude that they are telling the truth, no matter how extraordinary it may be.





The Cleadon Wildman  6/10/03

I Was in Cleadon in the North East when i encountered what seemed to be a large bipedal creature. I was visiting a friend in the area, when I decided to walk to the local store to purchase some wine to supplement the meal she was about to cook for us.

The night was dark so it is hard to tell exactly, however it appeared to have a thick fur coat. I estimate that I was around 50 yards from the creature as it walked along the edge of a tree line, before it was startled and ran back into the trees. I only came to be walking in the area as a short cut between a colleagues house and the local store, I have been on various web sites looking for other sightings in this area but have so far been fruitless in my search for a similar encounter.  It was solid built, with what looked like a thick fur coat on,

The encounter was very brief so unfortunately there is not much else to report, although there was another person in the vicinity at the time. I believe they were taking their dog for a walk (which is possibly what startled the creature.) although I by the time I had walked
I Was in Cleadon in the North East when i encountered what seemed to be a large bipedal creature. I was visiting a friend in the area, when I decided to walk to the local store to purchase some wine to supplement the meal she was about to cook for us.


The night was dark so it is hard to tell exactly, however it appeared to have a thick fur coat. I estimate that I was around 50 yards from the creature as it walked along the edge of a tree line, before it was startled and ran back into the trees. I only came to be walking in the area as a short cut between a colleagues house and the local store, I have been on various web sites looking for other sightings in this area but have so far been fruitless in my search for a similar encounter.  It was solid built, with what looked like a thick fur coat on,

The encounter was very brief so unfortunately there is not much else to report, although there was another person in the vicinity at the time. I believe they were taking their dog for a walk (which is possibly what startled the creature.) although I by the time I had walked around the waterlogged area between myself and the person, they had gone along with the creature i saw. 



D. L. Hatswell

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