Brocken specter

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Brocken specter

[′bräk·ən ‚spek·tər]
(meteorology)
The illusory appearance of a gigantic figure (actually, the observer's shadow projected on cloud surfaces), observed on the Brocken peak in the Hartz Mountains of Saxony, but visible from other mountaintops under suitable conditions.
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Twelve writers were selected, out of around 1200 applications, to take part in eight weeks of paid training with three Scottish independent production companies, the winner being Brocken Spectre, who look like being a new shining light in Scottish film making.