Reports are coming from the wild regions of the Welsh mountains of a man who was found wondering aimlessly, and in an impoverished state…….
Apparently he was unable to find his way out of a very big forest ! His first words to those who found him were : “It seemed like the trees were all around me. They were talking to me and threatening to fall on me. There was no escape, and I thought I would die in there ! “
So deluded was his sense of reasoning that at one point he was convinced he had seen Ray Mears (Bushcraft and Survival expert) walking towards him with a bag of cakes, and asking him if he would take them to Narnia !!
Onlookers laughing at the man were left dumbfounded when looking at the pictures in his camera. They appeared to be taken not by a man who was out of his mind but by someone who had been having a fantastic time….. One onlooker said, “They were full of the joys of somebody who had found a new world !! “ Another said: “I wish I’d discovered what he had found in there”
The forest in question was the COED-Y-BRENIN forest in the Snowdonia National Park. And he was found near Ganllwyd.
Here are the pictures and videos found in his camera, and in the order in which they appeared. We have also added the mans own words as he explained to people the images, and what had happened to him :
“ I was driving near Bala when I left the main road and headed up over the hills travelling West.”
I was really happy here (above) and thought, “This is great.” ….. The road was lovely and a delight to drive along. “A bit narrow like.”
The road started rising and then I was right next to the tops of these tall Pine trees. I felt like I could have reached out and touched them. The roots of them were somewhere down the steep hillside.
I thought the forest here was the Coed-y-Brenin forest. The place where I was intending to go. I then realised that this particular forest wasn’t on my map and that there was something wrong with the map I was carrying.
This is a road and not a meandering river going through this vast expanse of mountainous countryside. However, alarm bells began ringing because I didn’t see some of these roads on my map. I came to a few junctions but didn’t know where I was as the places on the signs weren’t on my map either ! ……….. I attempted to use my sense of direction to guide me.
I saw this lovely Welsh speaking sheep. It said “Baa”. Is that Welsh ? Then after about an hour or so of driving along the meandering country mountain road I came to what I thought was the Coed-y-brenin forest (above right).
I found a river and knew I could get a drink if I needed to, and if it got dark. A slight feeling of trepidation was creeping in to me because of the lack of road signs and my map not being correct. Some junctions didn’t have any signs. On this picture (above) the road was the same height as the view of these trees. “I was level with them and it was great !”
I was getting really excited as each turn along the way presented me with great views. I was by now wondering why nobody had posted videos on YouTube of this forest for me to look at. The forestry roads and places were amazing….
A really nice stream. One of so many here. Another landscape view of the Coed-y-brenin.
My worst fears began to come true. This video (above) was taken while I was lost and looking for a way to go. I had headed up this road which was not sign posted. It turned out after about two miles to be a dead end. The video shows me driving back to where I came from.
I know you won’t believe me but this video above is where I found Narnia. I began seeing strange creatures and one of them went into this forest. So I followed him.
The onlookers viewing his pictures were unable to convince the man that Narnia didn’t exist. It was pointed out to him that the reason for the snowy appearance of this photo was the fact that the settings on his camera were set to take a Black and White image. There was no snow, no Narnia and no funny creatures in the forest !
I knew I was lost but couldn’t help taking more pictures. I was so happy being here. Even though I was starving. ha ha
I came to another river as I drove across a bridge. The sun was beginning to appear so I felt much better.
I found this fantastic river.
The same river as in the video above.
Another really nice place was just by this tree.
The end of the road ! I couldn’t go on anymore so I laid down my head on the ground just here. Next thing I knew there was a group of people telling me “They’d found me.” ….. But they seemed more interested in the pictures in my camera.