S01e11 Cryptozoology in the UK
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Cryptozoology is the search for and study of mythical and legendary creatures. The UK has a number of very famous cases. I cram a brief overview of some of the most notorious and a few lesser known cases in to the half hour of this podcast. Undoubtedly, the most case is that of the Loch Ness Monster. Did you know that sighting have been reported for over 1500 years? The UK is also famous for it's legendary and elusive bug cats. I take a look at the Beasts of Bodmin and Exmoor and ask the question - are these two big cats linked by a single incident? As well as Big Cats there is a famous case of a big dog - possibly the inspiration for the Hound of the Baskervilles - Black Shuck. I also take a look at the case of the Ainsdale anomoly, a 15ft creature that has washed up on our shores in the year 2020.

https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/loch-ness-monster

https://www.bodminjail.org/blog/historical-tales/beast-of-bodmin/

https://www.exmoorzoo.co.uk/animals/exmoor-beast

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/beast-exmoor-caught-video-one-5399825

https://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/03/move-over-nessie-five-mythical-british-beasts/

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/bizarre-15-foot-long-sea-22453303

https://allthatsinteresting.com/black-shuck

As always, if you would like to contact me you can do so via the website https://tallboyradio.wordpress.com/a-history-of-hauntings/ or by emailing me HHauntingPod@hotmail.com or on twitter at https://twitter.com/HHauntingPod/  The opening music for this podcast is "Weak Knight" by Devon Church and the closing music is "BDS" by Lewis Pickford.

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