Black Shuck Monster or Myth?

  • Black Shuck Monster or Myth?

  • Julie Anderson

    Organizer
    January 20, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Black Shuck The Devil Dog.

    A medieval tale. He could be found stalking the dark silent lanes and for shore of East Anglia.

    He was a large menacing terrifying creature that could walk silently upon the unwary with glowing red eyes. To come face to face with him was an omen of your impending death.

    His Howl was said to strike fear in to travellers and he was said on a foggy night to lure people on the for shore to their death in the quick sand and incoming tide

    Accounts of a Malevolent Hounds can be found in many areas under other names in the Midlands to the Isle of Man.

    One famous account is taken from the writings of Rev. Abraham in 1577

    “This black dog, or the divel in such a linenesse (God hee knoweth al who worketh all,) running all along down the body of the church with great swiftnesse, and incredible haste, among the people, in a visible fourm and shape, passed between two persons, as they were kneeling uppon their knees, and occupied in prayer as it seemed, wrung the necks of them bothe at one instant clene backward, in somuch that even at a moment where they kneeled, they strangely dyed.”

    It describes an attack in a church.

    The hound was said to be able to blast open the doors of churches during storms with a lightening bolt.

    Children we’re frightened with the warning if they did not behave Shuck would come for them.

    There have been modern reports of encounters in 1990s Norfolk a family walking back to their Holiday Caravan saw a Large black dog with glowing eyes and had a long run of bad luck afterwards. </p><p>In 1960s Yorkshire a policeman met a large black dog in a lane but it just vanished in front of him.

  • Julie Anderson

    Organizer
    January 20, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Another Tale of a hell hound

    The hellhounds of Wistman Woods Devon

    Step inside Wistman Woods in Dartmoor and you’ll find a wonderful maze of twisted and stunted oak trees covered in lichens, and mossy boulders – but do so at your own peril. The name itself comes from an ancient dialect word for “eerie”, and the wood is well-known for being home to a pack of hellhounds who are led by a dark-robed figure that threatens to steal the mortal soul of anyone stupid enough to enter the woods. A hellhound is a supernatural dog with mangled black fur, glowing red eyes and super strength. Anyone who sees or hears a hellhound can expect a brutal and sudden death.

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