The other day I saw some people talking about local folklore and legends and I decided to share one of my favourites from Scotland. It’s the legend of Am Fear Liath Mòr (Big Grey Man), a strange presence or creature that’s said to haunt the summit of Ben MacDhui, the second highest peak in Scotland.
While Am Fear Liath Mòr can appear as an extremely tall, grey figure, it can also be encountered as a strong presence that causes intense feelings of dread and terror among hikers. Some hikers have turned and seen a huge grey figure looming out of the fog, while others have simply found the terror too much and fled the area. What’s alarming is that a lot of these people are experienced hikers who know the mountain well.
When sighted, the entity seems to follow at a distance, though on one occasion, people driving through the area reported seeing a large creature with an inhuman face chasing their car, keeping pace with them up to speeds of 45mph, and seemingly attempting to get into the car.
This is not the only hint that the entity might be malicious. It has been reported that hikers, driven into panic by the terror that accompanies the presence, have become disorientated in fog and found themselves close to running over the edge of the cliffs at Lurchers Crag. Perhaps most disturbingly of all is the fact that some of the survivors reported being drawn to cliff edges and precipices almost hypnotically.