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Subject: Ben Macdhui whirlwind
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 16:02:40 EDT

On 6th September 2003 we were near the Airmen's memorial on Ben Macdhui and went over to look down into the Lairig Ghru. It was a gorgeous warm sunny afternoon around 1.30 with no wind, unusual, since we saw rain falling down at Aviemore on the way up the hill, and again as we went back down. As we stood we heard a sudden noise coming from the drop just below us. It was instantly recognisable as a large plastic sheet violently flapping in a strong wind. It only lasted 3 or 4 seconds, and a warm gentle breeze washed past us. We had a good look but could see nothing physical that would have caused it. The weather remained calm and sunny until we were well down the hillside.
We read similar accounts in 'The Angry Corrie' and understand it may have been a tiny whirlwind. It was nevertheless an unmistakable sound and doubt we will ever experience it again. Just thought you would like to know about it.

Roger & Isabell Eddie