I remembered something earlier that my father experienced at the Neuadd Reservoir, which sits at the south base of Pen-y-Fan, about 15 years ago.
He's very experienced fly fisherman and was night fishing at the reservoir. He heard a noise which came from the other side of the lake. He said it
was unlike any noise he has ever heard before. My father learnt to fish from a very young age and having fished all over the place for so many years,
rivers and lakes, he is completely accustomed to the various noises of different species of animals, day and night. There was no-one else up there at
the time, no campers or other fishermen. My father would never admit to being scared but I could tell this had unnerved him. Not quite enough to
give up on the fish and leave mind, he stuck it out the night
I text him earlier for a specific description of the noise, it's been so long since we last talked about it and he responded ''a very loud howl. Like
a cat only deeper. Not a bark like a fox or dog''.....
There are most definitely large non-native cats all over the UK, no conspiracy there, big cats were popular pets for the wealthy back in the 1960's
and 70's. But in 1976 the Dangerous Animals Act made keeping them illegal, unless a very expensive licence was purchased, meaning some owners dumped
their cats in the wild. But what about back in 1900? I suppose it's possible some may have escaped from travelling circuses, which were so popular
So, was a large cat possibly responsible for the death of Tommy Jones? It would certainly be typical behaviour for them to drag their prey away to
I'm also reminded of this thread ''The Welsh Werewolf'' by Trackhunter www.abovetopsecret.com...
in particular boymonkey's
post 2nd down from the OP in which he saw something which may have resembled a werewolf in the Black Mountains, which are only around 10 miles
north-east of Pen-y-Fan.
I was hoping others would jump into this thread with some theories about what may have happened to Tommy Jones, over the years I've wondered if aliens
or spirits may have led him up to the peak of Pen-y-Fan.... It's only today I was thinking about what my father's experience and connected Tommy's
death with the possible involvement of a large cat.... Or a werewolf even.
I've spent a lot of time around these mountains and have never experienced anything odd, scary or even remotely out of the ordinary. But there's
something about the incident involving Tommy Jones that just gets to me and makes me question it.... It has done for over 30 years now...
Whatever happened to him, I hope little Tommy rests in peace
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