The mysterious figure said to roam a specific trial in the Western Swiss woods for a decade now has been caught on film.
‘I came across him near the marches,’ said the unnamed amateur photographer who tracked him down. ‘I approached him up to a dozen metres away.
‘He had a military cape, boots and an army gas mark – an antique type, I think. He measured more than 1.90m. He stared at me then turned his back on me and left in silence.’
At any rate, the man, known locally as “Le Loyon”, wears a camouflaged cloak and roams the forest trail daily. Up to this time, he had been only a legend with no photographs establishing his existence.
In another piece, he’s like the Loch Ness monster.
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For over ten years, someone has been patrolling the forests of Switzerland dressed in a gas mask, boiler suit and cloak. Every day, the mysterious man walks the same route through the forests.
One recorded encounter with Le Loyon is particularly unusual. On a hot summer’s day in 2012, a family driving through the forest in Maules saw Le Loyon on patrol, but this time he was holding a bouquet of flowers. Scared that he might attack them, they drove off.
Ideas about about the identity of this person abound – a mentally unstable person, a survivalist, a person with a horrible skin condition. The police say “he” hasn’t done anything wrong but would like to meet up with the mysterious character in order to assure residents regarding the unnerving behavior.
Of course, it’s not certain that the photo has not been staged or has another explanation.