The Pig-Man Roams Cannock Chase


LEE BRICKLEY reveals the paranormal portal in Cannock Chase in Staffordshire – the home of the mysterious Pig-Man!


UFOs, Werewolves and The Pig-ManWhen most people hear the words “paranormal portal” images of Point Pleasant in West Virginia or Sedona in Arizona undoubtedly spring to mind, but did you know these supernatural vortex areas also exist in good Old Blighty?

Well they do, and Cannock Chase in Staffordshire is one of the most active “portal” areas in the entire country, home to many ghastly ghouls and devilish monsters.

With strange sightings galore, this weird forest seems to hold numerous seriously dark and disturbing secrets, particularly relating to the origin of a creature known locally as The Pig-Man.


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  1. Until I moved away(oddly enough in 1993)I lived on the fringe of Cannock Chase at Little Haywood for forty years and have to say I had never heard any of these stories; neither had my late mother who lived in the village for 73 years. Where they came from, I just don’t know in that case.

    Castle Ring is at the southern end of the Chase, but I’d have expected stories of that sort to get to our end over the years.

    One of the POW camps (predominantly housing Italians) was beside the Rugeley to Stafford road, where the sewage works now stands.

    We had another local ghost on the same road, a young woman in white (with or without a bicycle according to taste) who reputedly haunts the area around Weetman’s Bridge across the Trent. I may have encountered her myself – there is a dip in the road just before the bridge, and dipped headlights reflecting from the wet road surface on the rising side of the dip do take on a vaguely human outline.

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