Next EdFortSoc : Wednesday 11th January

Scott Lyall will be speaking on:
Do The Hills Really Have Eyes: The Emergent Folklore Of Cannibals In US National Parks
Tales of strange disappearances and sightings of wild, primitive looking people within national parks in the US have become more common on social media in the last couple of years. In this talk, I’ll look at the content of these reports and look at what the origins of these beliefs are, and whether there’s anything to them. This will take in native folklore, horror movies, the Missing 411 mythos, bigfoot, and take us from the Galloway coast to the Smokey Mountains.
Is this purely a cultural phenomenon, or do the hills really have eyes?
Beehive Inn
Grassmarket
Edinburgh
7.30pm, £1