Cryptid

Written Confession: The Scotland Goblins

The following written confession was submitted via email:

“Last summer me and two friends went camping in the Knapdale Forest in Argyle and Bute area of Scotland it’s very mountainous and covered in dense Forests and woodlands/Creeks and Caves.

We would camp for several days in the summer weather permitting but this long weekend break was very warm we found a perfect place to pitch the tents in some tree cover from the sun keeping the temperature down inside the tent.

After a good days fishing and cooking our evening meal my friend Matt went to bed while me and John had a chat and drank a Budlight it didn’t get dark until around 10:20pm in the evening at around 9:00pm me and John heard a strange noise coming from in the woods loud enough to be heard over the small waterfall and creek.

We don’t have any large predators in Scotland anymore sadly only Deer/Birds/Beaver none of which it was made this noise and to our knowledge nobody else was around we trekked 3 miles from the main road to get here! 

We always wear dark clothes in the woods and dark paint or camouflage even while fishing, we followed the noise up over the ridge down a small hill and over a stream like body of water the noise was getting loud but it sounded like two people speaking or disagreeing maybe two lost tourists from somewhere in Europe was my guess until we sneaked over the ridge crawling on our stomach trying not to be seen.

As we looked down on to the creek I can only describe what I seen as two Goblins around 2/3ft tall dark grey/black skin with a similar face to a human just a few big wrinkles like a Pug, both of them had large stones in their hands and pointing into the trees, looked like they were arguing about letting an animal they were hunting get away which could only be small Vermin squirrels I’d guess! 

They then walked away from us into the trees after the argument you could hear them talking and laughing as they disappeared. 

The next day we told Matt he said he heard voices earlier that day close to the camp but never thought anything of it we took a walk back with Matt and found a cave like structure 6ft wide in the ground I can only guess that’s where they came from.

I’ll be returning this summer in June hopefully they will be around the area again.”

When a Bigfoot Photo... Isn't

In the world of Bigfoot, researchers and enthusiasts are constantly searching for answers and evidence about the existence of this famous but elusive bipedal cryptid.

Sometimes, compelling proof is presented to the community that points to Bigfoot as alive, well, and very real. At other times, the community is rife with zoomed-in images, red circles, and pareidolia - the phenomenon in which the mind sees supposed patterns where none actually exist.

The images below, taken and shared by Jason Parsons on the Pennsylvania Sasquatch Research Facebook page, demonstrate how someone might perceive a Bigfoot form in a photo when, in fact, there isn't. 

On the PSR Facebook page, Jason writes:

"What looks like a Bigfoot looking through a gap in the trees, with fingers touching the branch, looks totally different when taken with a professional camera.

First photo is taken with an iphone 7 zoomed in.

Second is taken with Canon 5d mk3

Here we can CLEARLY see that a blurred and distorted image of what might look like a Sasquatch, is in fact (and in most cases) just leaves and shadow."

In no way is either Jason or The Confessionals attempting to prove through this post that Bigfoot does not exist. Rather, the post and photos provided serve as an illustration of how we in the Bigfoot community should examine evidence with a practiced eye, and from different perspectives, to establish viable proof. In our excitement to discover Bigfoot, we should continue searching for evidence that he's "out there" somewhere and acknowledge the extraordinary instances when he is there in a photo... and also understand that sometimes, he just isn't.

                                                       The uncropped iPhone shot.

                                                       The uncropped iPhone shot.

                                            Zooming in on the original iPhone photo.

                                            Zooming in on the original iPhone photo.

                The same scene, from a slightly lens different perspective, using a Canon camera.

                The same scene, from a slightly lens different perspective, using a Canon camera.

                      A zoomed in shot of the same scene using the much clearer Canon lens                                                            ...  and without a lurking Bigfoot in the bushes.

                      A zoomed in shot of the same scene using the much clearer Canon lens                                                            ...and without a lurking Bigfoot in the bushes.