I don’t get the sense that these things are benevolent, either. Now, I also don’t get the sense that they’re terribly malicious, but sometimes the indifferent force of nature can be more frightening than enemy bearing evil intent. I expect these things are scaring more than just crows. Be honest, if you heard or saw one of these shambling across the moors at night, would you go out and say hello to it? Shake its hand? Give it a hug? Invite it into your house to sit by the fire and have a cup of tea with you? I’m betting the answer is no.