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Cannock Chase Creatures

Over the past several years there have been numerous reports of strange encounters on and around Cannock Chase ranging from UFO’s, a Big Foot or Sasquatch, a Big Cat and a Giant Serpent, not to mention its haunting by a Phantom Black Dog.

Below are a series of articles have appeared in the Canock Chase Post and Birmingham Post. Read More »

Cannock Crocodile?

The following article entitled Croc Shock in Cannock was published on the BBC website on 19 June 2003.

’Loch Ness has its monster and Bodmin its beast, but is a ferocious reptile set to put a small corner of Staffordshire on the map? Read More »

Carlisle Big Cat (2009)

The following article by Phil Coleman entitled 'Police Probe After Puma-Like Creature Spotted In Carlisle' appeared in the News & Star on 17 October 2009. Read More »

Carlisle Big Cat (2012)

The following article by Phil Coleman entitled 'Black Panther Spotted In Field Near Carlisle – Claim' appeared in the News & Star on 16 February 2012.

A bus driver has spoken of the moment he spotted what he believes may have been a large black panther in a field a few miles north of Carlisle. Read More »

Carlisle Big Cat (August 2012)

The following article entitled 'Couple Saw Big Cat Near Carlisle's Asda Superstore' appeared in the News & Star on 7 August 2012. Read More »

Cefn Cave Crocodile

Crocodile

There is a tradition that a local man found a crocodile in Cefn Caves, which was a popular visitor attraction. This supposedly occurred near the end of the nineteenth century (approx 1870) and upon discovering the creature he managed to kill it. Read More »

Chance To Be Part Of Project Albion

ASSAP (The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) in partnership with Mysterious Britain & Ireland is opening up its long running Project Albion to enable members of the public to directly contribute towards it. Read More »

Churchfield Wood Big Cat (2005)

According to Alison White in a Newshopper article entitled ‘Sightings of big cats rocket in past month’ (30 December 2006), in January 2005 ‘News Shopper reported how a big cat had been seen near Churchfield Woods, Bexley Village. Read More »

Cowcombe Wood Big Cat (2007)

On 14 February 2007 the following article by Liz Weafer entitled ‘Two Big Cats On The Prowl’ appeared in the Stroud News & Journal. Read More »

Crystal Palace Puma (2009)

On 1 September 2009 Newshopper published an article by Scott Mullins entitled ‘My pursuit of the elusive Palace Puma’ in which he gives the following description of an encounter at Crystal Palace.  Read More »

The Dale Cockatrice

A Cockatrice was supposedly killed here when the peat in which it was hiding were set on fire. It had, according to local tradition been found whilst still in its egg. A woman had got her hen to sit on the egg until it hatched. Unfortunately when it hatched it ate the hen's chicks then ran off. Read More »

Dartford Heath Big Cat (2006)

Helen Wagstaff in a 23 December 2006 story entitled '2 more big cats sighted in county' (Kentonline) gives the following account of an experience around Dartford Heath. Read More »

The Dobhar-chu

The Dobhar-chu or water hound is a lake dwelling creature of Irish Folklore. It is covered in short white fur with a dark cross on it’s back and described as being like a dog or a large sea otter. Read More »

Dobhar-chú of Lough Mask

The following account of a Dobhar-chú in Lough Mask (Lake Mask) appeared in Roderic O’Flaherty’s (1629 – 1718) ‘A Description of West Connaught’ dated 1684 which was translated by James Hardiman in 1846. Read More »

Eltham Big Cat? (2005)

ELTHAM residents fear a big cat is on the loose after foxes were found ripped to shreds.

Laura Downes, 47, of Westmount Road, Eltham, discovered a dead fox in her back garden and thought there was nothing sinister involved.

But when she looked out an hour later nothing was left except clumps of fur, scattered around the garden. Read More »

Faroe Islands Mermaid

In 1723 a Royal Commission from Denmark visited the Faroe Islands in the Norwegian Sea to investigate claims of a mermaid being in the area. They saw a merman approach their ship, submerge then surface to stare at them intently with deep set eyes. Unsettling those aboard, the vessel was commanded to withdraw and as it pulled away, the creature puffed out his cheeks, roared and submerged again. Read More »

Filey Brigg

Filey Brigg is a long ridge of rocks jutting into the North Sea, associated with folklore concerning the Devil and a dragon. Read More »

Flookburgh Big Cat (2012)

On 16 July 2012 the following North West Evening Mail story by Ross Tyson entitled ‘Big cat’ spotted on road' was published.

A COUPLE claim to have spotted a mysterious panther-like big cat while on holiday in the Lakes. Read More »

Forest of Dean Big Cat (2010)

The following small article entitled ‘Girls chased by 'big cat' appeared in the Daily Mirror on 21 May 2010. “A big black cat pursued two schoolgirls after they saw it by a tree in woods, scared 15-year-old Kim Howells said yesterday. Read More »

Ginger Beast of Beckermet

I was intrigued to come across mentions of a Big Foot sighting in Beckermet, Cumbria and sought out the original source, a copy of the Whitehaven News, dated 5 March 1998. Read More »

Great Bernera

In 1895 a sea monster described as having a 15' neck is reputed to have been seen off Great Bernera. This is also the year that whaling began in North Harris, leading to the establishment of a whaling station by 1907.

Green Shark of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Shark

In the Historical Register of Remarkable Events by John Sykes (1833) a strange visitor to Berwick-upon-Tweed is mentioned. In September 1757 a six foot long green coloured shark was caught by a net in the River Tweed just above the bridge at Berwick. Read More »

Guánica Creature

Near Guánica , on 23 December 1995, Osvaldo Rosado, a 44-year old mechanic was washing his car when he had a strange experience with a large creature. As he walked back to the house he was grabbed from behind by what was described as a seven foot tall hairy gorilla like figure. He fought back and the creature ran off. Read More »

Haifa Mermaid

The following article entitled 'Mermaid Fever Makes A Splash In Israel' appeared on the Sky News Website 11 August 2009, written by Dominic Waghorn (Middle East correspondent) Read More »

Helensburgh Big Cat Video

The following article entitled "Policeman takes 'big cat' video" appeared on BBC News Channel website 28 July 2009.

An off-duty Ministry of Defence police dog handler has taken a video of what he claims is a panther-sized big cat.  Read More »



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