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Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

BIG CAT NEWS: Hale, and Gloucestershire

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived in some way by us, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.

It takes a long time to do and is a fairly tedious task so I am not promising that they will be done each day, but I will do them as regularly as I can. JD

Big cat-like animal spotted in Hale
Messenger Newspapers

A FATHER and son got a shock when they caught sight of a mystery cat-like animal in Hale. Mark Jackson was driving home from a party with son Jay, aged 14, when he saw the creature on Belmont Road. The 43-year-old described the brown-coloured animal as ...

The first report this time is one an animal with a 'hooked tail' near Manchester, but soon we go back south to Gloucestershire, where Rick Minter neatly plugs his book whilst answering claims that these big cat reports make the locals seem like yokels.

Gloucestershire big cats: Reports don't make us rednecks
This is Gloucestershire

RICK Minter, author of BIG CATS – Facing Britain's Wild Predators, considers Gloucestershire's big cat reports. "THE big cat reports make us look like yokels," read a comment on the TIG website recently. But far from being rednecks, people who report ...

And, yes, there are more Gloucestershire reports...


New A38 big cat sighting
This is Gloucestershire

BIG cat sightings in Winchcombe have prompted one man to reveal he had a similar experience near Tewkesbury. Following Echo stories earlier this month about a panther-like beast having been spotted in Winchcombe, Cheltenham resident Ian Nicholl said he ...

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