Friday, 26 July 2013

Huffington Post Mention The Pig-man

(Source: Huffington Post)

"Deep in the woods of Cannock Chase, England, where sunlight doesn't venture and animals don't frolic, there is one creature that roams: The Pig-Man.

In a town also known for its frequent werewolf sightings, Cannock Chase has a long history of eerie happenings, according to the BBC. As early as the 1940s, the Pig-Man -- a half-human, half-swine, and full terror of a creature -- has allegedly been seen by those brave (or perhaps dumb) enough to venture into the woods. Witnesses recall a human body in tattered clothes, a distorted face, an unmistakable snout and the shrill squealing of the Pig-Man heard miles away.

And now one man has reportedly solved the mystery of the nightmarish Pig-Man.

Lee Brickley has spent over a decade researching and hearing first-hand accounts of the Pig-Man, according to the Birmingham Mail. His findings are now published in his new book on strange phenomena, "UFO's, Werewolves And The Pig-Man."

In it, Brickley explains that the Pig-Man is less of a diabolical, disgusting humanoid and more of an urban myth.

The Mail reports that a recent email sent to Brickley from..........more


Full Article HERE

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Close Encounter 1954 - Staffordshire

(Credit: BBC)

I came across this video a couple of years ago, and have never been able to discover the identity of the lady witness. It is a clip from a show called "Out Of This World", first broadcast on the BBC in 1977. Although I imagine the woman above may not be with us anymore, she talks about her sons who were apparently also present during this otherworldly "encounter". 

There must be lots of people out there who are familiar with this story, and possibly many who know the lady's identity - so if that's you, get in touch, I'm interested....

When you watch the video I'm almost certain you will agree that: at the very least, this lady believes she is telling the truth about her experience. In fact, if she is lying about the whole thing, the acting job being undertaken is truly worthy of a golden globe. 

It is not clear from the video how close to Cannock Chase the sighting took place, but the program does state "Staffordshire" and from the visible scenery in this video, it looks suspiciously close by. 

She speaks of seeing a "huge Mexican hat" shaped craft, manned by two beautiful, golden haired, Nordic type beings, hovering above her house whilst her children were present. To me, she seems relatively trustworthy and this makes her account incredibly fascinating.   

So please, take a look at the video, let me know what you think, and if you have any additional info, drop me a message. 

Until next time......


Written by Lee Brickley 2013


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Return Of The Black Eyed Children




Some of you may remember an article I posted on this blog a couple of month's ago about an encounter my auntie had with a black eyed child on Cannock Chase in the early 1980's. Well, yesterday whilst sifting through my email inbox I came across a very interesting message from another local lady who claims to have seen this terrifying entity in the woods. I had to write an article on this, not least because the sighting is so similar to my aunties encounter over 30 years ago.

Mrs Kelly (pseudonym) relays that:

.....around 2 months ago my daughter and I were walking through Birches Valley (an area well known for it's spectral sightings) when we heard the screams of a young child. I couldn't tell if it was a boy or a girl, but they definitely seemed in distress and sounded very close to us, so we instantly started running towards the noise. We couldn't find the child anywhere and so stopped to catch our breath, that's when I turned round and saw a girl stood behind me, no more than 10 years old, with her hands over her eyes, like she was waiting for a birthday cake. I asked if she was okay and if she had been the one screaming, she then put her arms down by her side and opened her eyes, which is when I saw they were completely black, no iris, no white, nothing. I jumped back and grabbed my daughter, when I looked again, the child was gone. It was strange really, I knew something was going to happen, even before it did, I just had a weird feeling.....”

So what is it about these black eyed kids? Where do they come from?

Well, if you look around on the internet and read a few books you'll find many different theories as to their origins. Some people believe them to be extra terrestrials, vampires, ghosts and even inter-dimensional entities, but there is one immense difference between the sightings of black eyed children around the world and the stories coming out of Cannock Chase: only on Cannock Chase do the sightings consistently happen during the daytime.

In the U.S many reports suggest that black eyed children often appear in groups, regularly knocking at the door's of unknowing victims and asking quietly if they may “come inside”. Some other stories tell the tale of these devilish children appearing in the back-seats of cars when a driver is travelling alone at midnight, or walking around on empty early morning streets asking anyone around for help, but I wonder what would happen if you offered them your assistance? What would happen if you let them inside your house? Not many people know, but there are a few reports knocking around, like this one, originally posted in pararational.com:

......so I let them in, the one who needed the toilet just walked in and straight up the stairs so I shouted up its on the right, I don’t know why I didn't find this strange but most toilets are upstairs and as he was young I didn't think anything of it. I told the other one that the phone was down the hall, “thanks” he said and he started to walk down the hall, I followed him and then I suddenly came over with a really awful feeling like something bad was going to happen, I became very nervous and a bit shaky I still cant explain how that happened, the boy stopped at the phone and paused, “everything OK?” I asked, he turned to me and looked up and that’s when I saw his eyes, and trust me I will never get that picture out of my head, I was so scared that I couldn't even scream as I turned to run down the hall the other kid was standing at the end." 
"I became very dizzy and struggled to stand up, he walked closer to me and said that they had been sent to collect me, I still couldn't bear to look into his face, I pushed away from him and ran into my front room and slammed the door shut, I was in so much shock about what was happening I couldn't think straight, this is something that you don’t even expect to happen even in movies. After standing against the door for around and hour or so I finally got the courage to make a run for the back door, so I ran to it and unlocked it, I ran to the back of my garden and jumped over the fence not once looking back.....”

Very frightening indeed.....

Of all the paranormal phenomena experienced on Cannock Chase, black eyed children have to be the most eerie by far. The only advice I could offer anyone who comes across these unhallowed, unrelenting and unsympathetic strays is: start running while you still can!

Until next time my friends.........


Written by Lee Brickley – 2013


If you'd like to know more about paranormal sightings on Cannock Chase, you can pick up a copy of my new book “UFO's Werewolves & The Pig-Man: ExposingEngland’s Strangest Location – Cannock Chase” from Amazon UK & US


Saturday, 13 July 2013

Human/Pig Hybrid In England: On Cannock Chase


"It's a chilling rhyme, with a veiled warning, that has been recited by children of a mining community for over 70 years.

“When night falls, enter the woods at your peril,

“For inside lurks something worse than the devil.

“Avoid at all costs the gathering place, where at midnight the pig-man roams on Cannock Chase.”

Since the 1940s, the pig-man – half-man, half-swine – has allegedly been spotted trotting through the Staffordshire beauty spot, a haven for paranormal activity, his haunting squeals echoing across the heather at dusk.

And one man has dedicated a decade of his life to discovering if there’s substance to the Black Country myth – or if the pig-man’s just all pork, sorry, talk.

Lee Brickley, from Cannock, has gathered eye-witness accounts for his debut book, UFOs, Werewolves and The Pig-Man: a veritable A to Z of The Chase’s weird and wonderful. It’s a crackling read.

Lee, aged 27, is convinced the truth is sn-out there."


Full Article HERE



Massive thanks to Mike Lockley from the Birmingham Mail! ......... What a guy!




Thursday, 11 July 2013

UFO's Werewolves & The Pig-Man Out Now!!


Well, it's all been building up to this. From today my new book about paranormal events on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, England has been released on Amazon!!

You can get hold of it here: U.S Orders
                                          U.K Orders

Here's what some other researchers have to say about Cannock Chase:

"Cannock Chase has long been known as a UFO hotspot and a place where all sorts of other paranormal phenomena have occurred. It's one of the UK's most mysterious locations and might even get into a global Top 10 list of spooky sites, alongside such places as Area 51, Roswell, the Bermuda Triangle and a few others." - Nick Pope, MoD UFO Project, 1991-1994

At first glance, Cannock Chase is a wonder to behold with its amazing and abundant natural beauty. However, there is another part of Cannock Chase that dwells within the shadows. A place where madness has substance and nightmares have their own perverse allure. Cannock Chase is as mysterious as it is beautiful. It is a place where the veil is thin, allowing brief glimpses between this world and the next” - Paranormal author Tim Swartz

"A high plateau bordered by the Trent Valley to the north and the West Midlands to the south, the huge and picturesque Cannock Chase has been an integral feature of the Staffordshire landscape for generations. There is something deeply weird about the Chase: it has strange and monstrous inhabitants in its midst. Werewolves, large black cats, aliens, spooks and spirits, Bigfoot, wallabies, wild boar, and huge snakes have all been reported from within the depths of these mysterious woods..." - Nick Redfern, author of many books including Monster Diary and Wildman

"Cannock Chase has been the centre of many unusual sightings over the years. The Cannock Chase Beast' is probably the most legendary phenomena, but other supernatural horrors have been reported as well. Unknown hominids and serpents reportedly haunt the infamous forest, creating caution for those who travel through it” - Fortean author Lon Strickler;

"Cannock Chase is like a slice of the ancient medieval forests that covered England. Somehow this world within a world has survived in the heart of modern industrial Britain. Should we really be surprised that some of its 'residents' are so strange?" - Cryptozoologist Richard Freeman

Lee presents a fascinating and detailed insight into Cannock Chase and the mysteries that surround this region. His understanding of the area and strong local knowledge offer any reader and fan of the unexplained the chance discover why this area plays an important role within the UK's rich history of the unknown” - Colin Hall, author of Fact or Fiction? The Paris & M6 Crashes

"UFOs, werewolves, orbs, more monsters than an old Universal Studio film. Cannock Chase has them all, and now Lee Brickley is bringing them all into your living room in his exciting new book." - Brad Steiger, author of hundreds of best selling paranormal books

I really hope you all enjoy reading the book!

Until next time my endlessly supportive friends.........

Written by Lee Brickley - 2013


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

An Evening On Cannock Chase


With my new book "UFO's Werewolves & The Pig-Man" due for release within the next couple of weeks, I thought perhaps it would be appropriate for me to spend one last evening UFO spotting and monster hunting on Cannock Chase, luckily my good friend and professional photographer David Reeves was still in town so my night was not spent alone. 

At around 11pm we began making our way towards the ancient Iron Age monument known as Castle Ring where many UFO and werewolf sightings have occurred. This was a warm summers night, so we were shocked to find the area completely deserted, but essentially glad to have some peace and quiet. 

We set up a couple of cameras looking out across the sky, towards the Pye-Green tower, armed ourselves with torches and sat waiting, and boy did we wait. It would appear July 4th has never been a particularly good day for the English (joke), still, we had both heard some strange noises coming from the surrounding woodland, so we chose to go mobile with the cameras and investigate.


Interestingly and as a little side point, my grandmothers ashes are scattered under a tree at Castle Ring, and the picture above was taken when pointing the camera in her direction. See the orbs? In total I took 5 pictures of that tree and two display orbs. I'm not totally convinced about white balls of light on photographs being some kind of entity, for me the jury is still out on that one, for the moment I will sit on the fence, but I have to admit the image above looks rather odd.


We hiked into the thickest area of forest within a reasonable distance from Castle Ring, a place I would not have gone alone had David not volunteered his time to accompany me. Whilst walking down a path with considerable overgrowth, I began to take more photographs in the hope of finding something interesting when I returned home. Now, I think I did actually capture something strange, take a look at this......


David and I both know exactly where we were located when this picture was taken, and can both say with 100% certainty that we were in total and complete darkness, there was no red light. So what could it be? Well, you can never rule out any unidentified light being a reflection caused by the camera's flash, but having been back to the location during daylight hours, and finding no reflective material lying around at all, we can evidently rule that hypothesis out. So could this really be something or someone trying to communicate? Perhaps, it's certainly caught my attention now anyway. 

At around 3am we called it a night, but not before hearing more weird noises coming from the surrounding area of trees. This time they sounded like a man walking towards us, but just as the sound of footsteps would appear nearer, they would seem to head off in a different direction, very much giving us the impression we were being watched. It was most definitely time to go, and we did so promptly. 

Let me know if you have any opinions on the origin of the red light in the photograph above, i'd be interested to find out the general consensus among the readers of this blog.

Cannock Chase is a fascinating and sometimes mystifying woodland, I really hope you all enjoy reading about it in my new book.

Until next time my friends.........


Written by Lee Brickley 2013


Thursday, 4 July 2013

UFO's Werewolves & The Pig-Man: Press Release



Thanks guys!


Lee Brickley