Tag Archives: British cryptozoology

Dragons of St Leonard’s Forest, Sussex

MARK DAVIES treats us to another investigation of monstrous goings-on in Sussex, this time focusing on the dragons of St Leonard’s Forest. Whilst researching the Dragons of the South of England, one particular location immediately stood out for me – … Continue reading

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A Sussex dragon – the Knucker of Lyminster

Uncanny UK is delighted to welcome MARK DAVIES as a new contributor, with this interesting article about the Knucker of Lyminster, a notable beastie from his newly adopted home of Sussex in southern England. Having moved to Sussex in late … Continue reading

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Encounter with a Pooka? Weird creature in Northern Ireland

RICHARD FREEMAN describes another strange and menacing critter from his files. This time, a possible encounter with a pooka or phouka – an animal-like entity found in Irish folklore. In 1997 in the Grayfield-Greencastle district four miles from Kilkeen in … Continue reading

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Pterodactyl sightings in England

Pteranodons over Yorkshire? Bat-winged monsters in Lancashire? RICHARD FREEMAN revisits a flap of pterodactyl sightings in England. On September 15, 1982, a man walking his dog in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, heard a loud scream, followed by a low groan. Fearing … Continue reading

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Sea monster in the Hebrides

I have just started reading – rather belatedly in life – ‘Ring of Bright Water’, Gavin Maxwell’s classic account of his life, in the company of various pet otters, at Sandaig, a remote bay in the western Highlands of Scotland. About a … Continue reading

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Giant poison shrews of Scotland

Dr KARL SHUKER reveals a little-known cryptid from northern Britain – the lavellan. Continue reading

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Wild men of the woods

Were the Woodwoses of medieval legend a British equivalent of Bigfoot? Continue reading

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Here be dragons

A huge reptilian beast devouring livestock and men… no wonder the dragon has captured the imagination for centuries Continue reading

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Animal magic

Every year reports come in of weird , sometimes unidentifiable, creatures in the British countryside Continue reading

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