Friday, 5 July 2019


In Ancient times a land stretched between Britain and Continental Europe.

This stretch of forgotten territory, called Doggerland, was first discovered in the 20th century, when fishing trawlers began to drag up remains of Deer, Mammoth, Lion, and prehistoric tools and weapons, just east of 'The Wash'.
A hypothetical map of the now submerged Doggerland, 
that once connected Britain to Continental Europe. 
(copyright - Bryony Coles and Vince Gaffney)  

Archaeologists and anthropologists believe the Doggerlanders were hunter-gatherers who migrated with the seasons, fishing, hunting and foraging for food such as hazelnuts and berries.

However, this landmass was submerged by rising sea levels sometime around 6500BC, at a time when the peoples who inhabited these nations, were distinct from those who now call this island home. Throughout the ages, stories were told and depictions were carved, embroidered and chiselled into our heraldry and woven into the folklore of our island, of the European Wildman.

Known by many names, the Wildman or more properly, the Woodwose, has occupied our superstition and our artwork since at least, the 12th century and even appears as a surname around that time in the form of 'Wudewuse'.

Is it possible that when the seas liquidated the land bridge known as Doggerland, these wildmen sought refuge in remote areas of Great Britain, now cut off from their continental cousins, forever?

We know for a fact that large apex predators once roamed our island and even until comparatively recent times, bears and wolves hunted in or forests and hills, and yet these beautiful beasts did not arrive in Britain by sea but were native to the land. A land that was once connected to the European continent.

So what does this legend have to do with our misperceived overpopulation of concrete Britain? Well, what it offers is plausibility to the theory of how the Wildman or Wodewose arrived on our Island via Europe, whilst removing the significant maritime impediment that has been levied against it.

There are currently over 500 contemporary sightings, of a being that closely parallels the medieval descriptions of the European Wildman - or as it's now commonly known - The British Bigfoot!

Written by Andrew McGrath

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1 comment:

  1. beforethearkresearch@gmail.com30 July 2019 at 00:24

    The British Isles being once a peninsula of Europe before the great catastrophic events toward the end of the Ice Age.
    Heavily primal forested, rich in fauna a hunter/gatherers lifestyle.
    Before the Younger/Dryas cataclysm, the white cliff's of Dover are testament to an event which this area suffered.
    100,000 miles of land flooded in a relatively short period of time.
    The Wurm glaciation was well under way in Europe.
    A change in the World happened 10,000 to 11,800 years ago !
    Having repercussions worldwide, shaking the framework of the planet.
    Throughout evolution perhaps as much as 4 glaciation events have occurred.
    By means of whatever catastrophes came to bare.
    Empirical evidence also exists explaining post glacial ocean subsidence especially around the mid Atlantic ridge, Scotland and Norway, called the glacial fore bulge !
    Gaining current perspective, the evidence and work of Randall Carlson seems to reveal a cometary impactor in the Northern hemisphere.
    Contemporary to this, strong evidence exists to promote that before this devastating effect, as the glaciers were at their largest 10,000 year's ago.
    As the ice started to recede finds have revealed the remains of forested valleys overcome by the ice.
    Doggerland may well have been more heavily forested than once thought, not only consisting of plains and peat.
    Ancient human and, humanoid remains have been found across the sunken European land bridge which once connected the British Isles to the modern continent !
    How dynamic the planet is everything changes dramatically, sometimes being affected by cosmic influence.
    It is not to difficult to ask for that somewhere along the line a different path was taken by certain humanoid ancestors to benefit their continuing survival.
    A very systematic way for their existence on our planet.