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
Friday, 1 August 2014
UK SIGHTINGS: Is this the Beast of Bodmin? Photographer captures mystery image of big cat in Cornwall (VIA NIGEL WRIGHT)
A teenager was taking photographs in fields near his home in Cornwall when he spotted what he believes may be the legendary beast of Bodmin Moor.
Henry Warren, 19, said: 'I was taking pictures of our new house when I saw something run across the field and in front of my lens.
'It was absolutely massive and was hopping up and down like a large cat - there's no way it was a fox or a dog.'
Legendary Beast of Bodmin Moor or runaway pet dog? Student Henry Warren, 19, took this picture in Cornwall
Mr Warren managed to take several frames before the animal disappeared into undergrowth in the field at Gwinear, just a few miles from remote Bodmin Moor where the phantom wildcat is said to roam.