The following account was published in “The peat-fire flame : folk-tales and traditions of the Highlands & Islands” by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor (1937). ‘There is told among the clachans fringing the shores of Loch...
Category: Black Dogs
Apparently there have been reports of a black dog that has been seen seen on the road between Spinkhill and Killamarsh. It is thought to appears to lone drivers.
According to tradition Slough Hill Lane and the area between between Balsham and West Wrattling was haunted by a black dog with the face of a monkey. It was described in James Wentworth Day’s ‘Here are Ghosts & Witches’ (1954) as ‘a cross between a big rough-coated dog and a monkey with big shining eyes.
The following is extracted from County Folklore: Suffolk (1893). ‘In Melton stands the ‘Horse & Groom’ inn – in the days of toll-bar gates (thirty years ago) occupied by one Master Fisher.
Wicken Fen is a wetland area which has been cared for by the National Trust since 1899. A Black Dog is said to haunt the area around Wicken Fen.
A Phantom Black Dog known as Black Shug is said to haunt Holwell Mouth wood at either dusk or dawn.
A phantom Black Dog known as Guytrash (or Shriker or Skriker) was said to haunt the lanes and fields around Wycoller, Parson Lee and Height Laithe. As with many Black Dogs, seeing Guytrash was thought to be an ill omen foretelling the death of someone close to the witness.