Recently, we stumbled upon a story out of western Switzerland about a gigantic, terrifying figure known as ‘Le Loyan’. For about a decade now, Le Loyan has been an urban legend among the children who play and live near the woods of Maules. He is alleged to wear a gas mask, a boiler suit, and cloak–and once he was sighted holding a bouquet of flowers.
In September of 2013, the first photograph of Le Loyan was taken. An amateur photographer sent in the featured image, claiming he was about a dozen meters 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,’ the photographer said.
Is this man a deranged hermit who just wants to be alone? Is it a paranoid survivalist preparing for end times? Or could this actually be a case of paranormal activity? Whoever–whatever–he is, Le Loyan has been terrifying both children and adults in the area for years, so much so that most families avoid the forest altogether.
Who is Le Loyan and what does he want? The boogeyman of Switzerland is one creepy dude…or dudette.