The Major Oak located in Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, UK is surrounded in local Folklore.
It is most famously known as being a Hide out for the legend that is Robin Hood. The Robin Hood legend has been debated for many years by historians. Many believing that he was a real person, and many believing that records show great evidence that he could have indeed existed and have several real names that the legend could have been attached too, while others believe that it was just simply tales from other outlaws….
The Major Oak is between 800 and 1000 years old and since the Victorian era, its massive limbs have been supported by an elaborate system of scaffolding and it is the largest oak tree in the UK.
Over the years I have heard many tales of its hauntings….
People visiting the tree over the years have reported seeing ‘something’, depending on which witness account you read they all describe something big in nature. Some have said they have seen a male who is about 7 feet tall, dressed in green while others report something similar in height but appeared to look like a bear.
A ranger of the forest in the 1980s spotted a loving couple at the tree, he said the bloke wore an old style hat and coat and the women’s most striking feature was her hairstyle, he stated that they looked like they had came from the 1940s. A bird caught his eye for a second and he looked back and the couple had vanished…he then realised that the couple were walking in an area where no footprints existed and the vegetation was too dense to walk through…..
A second report of the couple was reported 3 years later by workman. He was working on the site at midnight when a couple appeared walked straight past him and disappeared he had described the couple exactly how the ranger had.
Who they are and what era they come from nobody knows but many speculate that it may date back to when the army used the forest during ww2 as camps…..