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Harvest Moon on Friday 13th

Half Breed Creatures

This Friday 13th September there will be a full ‘Harvest Moon’ in the sky.

With a combination of the full moon and the unlucky Friday 13th we have grave concerns for your safety and advise local residents to take precautions and stay indoors.

In previous years, large creatures have been spotted in the shadows of the woodland during a full moon, particularly at the Northern area of the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Half-Breen Illustration
Illustration from “Folk Tales & Mysteries of Tidenham” by Arthur Orfeo

During previous full moons, local Tidenham Farmers have reported livestock disappearing and several cows have been found dragged into the woodland and mutilated.

Local folk tales talk of wolves and even wolf-men at this time of year. However this may just be a local legend created by farmers to keep people off their land – it is far more likely that the animals are large dogs that have escaped.

If you are attending the FREE Cinema Screening on Saturday 14th September, we advise keeping doors and windows closed at all times.

Please report any sightings using #FearFestEvil.

Bride Missing in Chepstow Woods

Elizabeth McRae 'The Bride'

In 1976 Elizabeth McRae went missing from Coombesbury Woods in the Northern area of what is now the National Diving & Activity Centre.

Elizabeth was a rare dog breeder from London who was to marry a local Lord.

Coombesbury Woods
Coombesbury Woods, the site of several disappearances and subject of Chepstow folklore

Her vanity had led her to use Tintern Abbey as the wedding venue, with the reception taking place at a clearing in Coombesbury Woods. The spectacular reception was to be held in a gigantic Big Top tent, holding 400 people and featuring a travelling Circus.

However on the day of the wedding things didn’t go to plan when the Lord’s family discovered she was already with child outside of wedlock. Continue reading “Bride Missing in Chepstow Woods”