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The Beast of Cannock Chase


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Student_of_Spooks
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Hi all,

My name is Alyssa, and I'm a third year journalism student at Staffordshire University.

I've always been intrigued by the supernatural and the unexplained, and because of this fascination I've decided to base my third year dissertation on the subject.

One topic that interests me in particular, is the countless sightings of strange creatures on Cannock Chase over the years. From reports of giant serpents, to that of big cats or wolves on the Chase, I'd love to learn more about it.

I'm interested in hearing from people who've witnessed anything strange on the Chase. I'd love to chat about people's experiences and learn more from actual eyewitnesses about what they've seen.

Or if you haven't seen something but know someone who has, I'd love to speak to them.

There's nothing better than compiling a final year dissertation about such a curious subject!

I'm new to these forums also, so hello to everyone.

Look forward to hearing back,

Alyssa x

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Re: The Beast of Cannock Chase

It may be worth talking with Lionel Fanthorpe.  According to this article it looks like he has taken an interest in the case.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/content/articles/2009/09/29/werewolves_in_sta...

Student_of_Spooks
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Thank you for this Ian.

I will certainly get in touch with him.

Alyssa x

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Re: The Beast of Cannock Chase

I think the 'ghostly' sounds of a WWII Wellington bomber where heard over Cannock Chase one day in 2000.

http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/staffordshire/stafdata.php

Possibly relating to RAF Hixon.  They had Wellingtons flying from there.

James W
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Loads of weird things been sighted here including lots of UFO's.

Large hairy hominids have been spotted for decades. A creature believed to be a werewolf regularly haunts the German Cemetary. A bigfoot type creature has also been seen lurking in the trees. Some have blamed the sightings on 'trolls' and also tribes of primitive humanoids who predominantly live in the disused mine tunnels that run under much of the area. In March 2006 a big cat skull was found, and photographed, on the Chase.

James

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 Werewolves, Hominids, Trolls....Mysterious yes, Supernatural possibly, Cryptid most likely supernatural....Britains Sedona / Skinwalker Ranch? 

Paul Paterson
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 Fears that black panthers are roaming the Scottish countryside following the release of the Helensburgh mobile phone footage have been firmly debunked by international experts. According to big cat conservationist Dr Luke Hunter, And the lack of evidence leads Dr Hunter to remain unconvinced about the existence of big cats in Scotland.

But experts have examined the shaky footage and say the animal’s characteristics are typical of a domestic cat.
Rob Weaver, a BBC wildlife presenter and film-maker, said it would be very unusual for a big cat to calmly walk around in a public place.
“The small, almost dainty steps the creature takes along the rail are not characteristic of a puma, or a similar big cat, which tend to have a far more loping gait,” he said.
The footage looks very much like a very well fed domestic cat to me. ‘Leopards (black panthers are melanistic leopards) do not carry their tails upright, which you see in the footage, while domestic cats characteristically do. He added ‘I’ve seen big cats –leopards, lions, cheetahs, jaguars, tigers and cougars – in the wild thousands of times and nothing about this footage has the appearance or look and feel of any of those species. No way is this a big cat.’
Graham Law, a zoologist at Glasgow University who has worked with leopards for 23 years, also said the animal was more likely to be of the domestic variety.He said: “The video isn’t of a good enough quality to verify exactly what the animal is. A leopard would not confidently walk down a railway line. It would more likely move along the sleepers or stay in heavily forested areas.
Application of Locard's Exchange Principle as well as the Application of the Simons Test. Then we have Dr Luke Hunter of Panthera (well respected) & Dr Alan Rabinowitz, as well as Dr Graham Law as well as Prof McDonald, and so on who disagree completely and have shown this in the Black Beast of Exmoor Documentary. Until there is fact and proof then this myth will continue as a crank subject. Even Mark Fraser said it was a crank subject before he closed down BCIB.
After all these years of these mythical big cat sightings in the UK and still no fact and proof. Tunbridge the so-called big cat tracker from Stroud still can not show any of his big cats. Then we have McGowan and the rest of the fantastists who swear that  these cats are here and breeding? Such fools try to use ego, hype, big words and "I am an expert" or "I know what I am talking about" rubbish. They say big cats are breeding in the UK; big cats are doing this and that in the UK. BS..
Despite the usual dross from others saying that big cats frequent railway lines, really? Since when do cats read train time tables...? Saying that zoo keepers and the lady in the monster quest documentary taking about what is and is not a big cat. She never "forced" her opinion on anyone. Unless these UK big cat crypto groups and groupies can come up with real hard science fact and truth, showing that such mythical cats do exist. breeding and wild, then sadly they have no reply. No big cats..
Scott Lope of Big Cat Rescue, who was used on the MonsterQuest: Black Beast of Exmoor TV episode 2008 said: "these are seen as minor scratches, not consistent with any width or claws of any big cat or wild cat. I would seriously doubt that this was caused by a big cat other than a domestic cat or by oneself." Then we have Dr Luke Hunter of Panthera (well respected) & Dr Alan Rabinowitz, as well as Dr Graham Law as well as Prof McDonald, and so on, who all disagree with this myth hype.
Cryptozoology concerns itself with unknown species for which there are "myths" and with supposedly-extinct species. Strictly-speaking, a species that is simply unknown is not cryptozoological. Cryptozoology" is that it is not a legitimate field of science. Any idiot can call himself a cryptozoologist as if it means something important and it does not. A zoologist is a legitimate title, as is geologist, biologist, etc. Cryptozoologist means nothing.
 
Dr Nick Royle, a senior lecturer in Behavioural Ecology at Exeter University, said people could overestimate the size of animals, which could explain sightings.
He said that research conducted at the university had shown that when viewing an object that was the size and shape of a large domestic cat at a distance of 230ft (70m) from them 21% of people estimated the 'cat' to be the size of a leopard or larger. 
 
Dr Royle said: "The research showed that people can estimate regular shapes such as rectangles of different sizes correctly at distance, but have difficulty estimating the size of cat-shaped objects.
Application of Locard's Exchange Principle as well as the Application of the Simons Test. Then we have Dr Luke Hunter of Panthera (well respected) & Dr Alan Rabinowitz, as well as Dr Graham Law as well as Prof McDonald, and so on who disagree completely and have shown this in the Black Beast of Exmoor Documentary. Until there is fact and proof then this myth will continue as a crank subject. Even Mark Fraser said it was a crank subject before he closed down BCIB.
Sorry, but no "big cats" wild, free or breeding within the UK.



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