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 by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Mystery big cat is spotted in Shropshire again
Jack Humphrey, 20, was driving home from work at the William Withering pub in Wellington in the early hours when he says the creature leapt in front of his car.
He said: “I was driving past the new houses in Trench Lock, where the roofing centre is, when it ran across the road. It was huge.
“It must have been three times the size of a fox and it was jet black.
“Its tail was thin and long, it was definitely a panther.”
Previous sightings of a big cat in Telford took place in 2008, when Shropshire Star reader Sarah Leeder said she came across the animal while she was walking on the trail near Apley Woods.