The Saturday Strangeness

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The Saturday Strangeness

Stick man 131. Beware the Stick Man!

There are some mysteries within the field of the paranormal which simply defy any explanation. Take for instance the creepy case of the Stick Man. In 2003 a story appeared on the message board of Fortean Times Magazine, from a man who claimed that 'several years ago' he'd encountered a bizarre humanoid in the Brockley area of south-east London.

His story read as follows:

I was walking from a friend's house to my own, in the early hours of the morning after a night of general chat while I was at university here in London. I had drunk only tea or soft drinks all night and had consumed no drugs whatsoever. The time was around 6 am and dawn was literally breaking when a friend and I found ourselves walking down my street where my apartment was located. We saw a figure walking up the street towards us. The word we coined later to describe its movement was 'lolloping' — a kind of up and down bouncy walk. It took a few seconds for the two of us to realise this was no human being.

The creature was entirely black and like a cardboard cut-out, flat and one-dimensional. It had no features at all, and it had arms that hung down to its knees. It seemed to be ignoring us, then it seemed to realise we could see it and it began to lollop faster towards us. We ran to my front door and hid in the hallway as quiet and unmoving as possible when we saw the thing — we felt it was male — approach the front door and appear to look through the glass from the way its head moved up and down and around. It then turned away.

Just what had the terrified witnesses observed that morning?

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Last Updated 28 November 2009


'like a cardboard cut-out, flat and one-dimensional'
flat is 2-dimensional by definition. a needle is one-dimensional for example, but i can hardly imagine a needle walking on the streets.

lee jackson

Actually, there was a book about this mysterious figure recently released ... and there's a play in production ... how spooky ;-)

lee jackson

Hmm, I've seen this mysterious figure myself somewhere ... now, where was it?


There are no one dimentional objects. even a needle has diameter and length making it two dimentional.

Taking it to extremes,even an atom is two dimentional

Hector Ormano

I think it is quite crucial to remind you that, stricly speaking, there are no two dimentional objects in this world.

Even a needle has a certain length, width and depth.

David C

we live in an at least 3d world! so everything in it is such.

Nefer Khepri Hemet

This fascinates me because when I was 17 (am 46 now) I was with my dog in the backyard of the house where I grew up in northern Illinois. It was a lovely fall day. My dog and I were playing fetch. Along the back of our property was a wooden fence. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something move against that fence, but yet saw nothing. It was as if the fence itself was moving. I focused intently and then I saw a small (2 1/2 foot tall) humanoid figure that appeared to be made out of sticks, or wood. I thought maybe it was an elf of sorts. My dog also saw it and proceeded to chase it through about 5 backyards before the creature alluded us. Until today I have never heard mention of such a creature anywhere else. And no, I wasn't drinking or doing any drugs at the time. Neither was my dog!