What an interesting story. They could have thought of a better headline than ‘Tribe of Liliputians Living in Colliery’ though, couldn’t they?
Some miners exploring a disused workings in Poolway, Gloucestershire, came across a mysterious creature with a striking resemblance to a human being, but only 14in high. The creature snarled like a monkey when it was trapped, and was so frightened by its encounter with the men that it died soon after.
The miners noted the strangeness of the situation (the description of the creature is amazingly detailed, isn’t it?) but didn’t think to bring any evidence back with them. They left the tiny body on a pile of coal only for it to have disappeared when they thought to go back for it the next day. They attributed this to the creatures tribe taking it away.
Unsurprisingly, it was suggested that a touch of drink might have contributed to this sighting.
Soon after though, a woman saw a similar creature sitting on a lump of coal in her scuttle when she was preparing dinner one night. The children of the house were so scared of this terrifying beast that the man of the house threw the scuttle, coal and creature out of the front door.
I wonder if the poor thing picked itself up from under the pile of coal and stomped off to tell its other family members not to bother trying to make friends with those stupid new neighbours?
I wonder how surprised the little creature was at this mistreatment. After all, the description of it included a smiling face. It sounds like they had a small and cheerful visitor sitting safely out of harms way and not showing any signs of being a problem. They saw it, panicked, and chucked it out of the door.
Typical….. Nobody ever claps a big bowl or a sack over the top of these strange creatures, do they? A story like this never ends with photos or any type of artifact does it? It always ends with a variation of ‘and we never saw it again’.
It is almost like it wasn’t even real…