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
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
NEWSLINK: ‘Big cat’ spotted prowling in Wakefield
animal thought to be a big cat has been spotted prowling the
countryside close to Wakefield.
Raven Horsechief, 55,
of Freestone Drive, saw the creature on farmland, near to Kirkthorpe,
said it was much bigger than a domestic pet.
was the fourth time Ms Horsechief has seen the animal in the past
couple of weeks.
She said: “My
friend was visiting and she was shocked when she saw it.
said it was a big cat. It was the size of a labrador or an alsatian.
have seen it a few times at night in the field opposite my house. It
is definitely bigger than just a normal cat.”
There have been
other unexplained sightings of big cats which date back to 2000, when
the “Beast of Ossett” was first spotted.
Three years later,
a large panther-like animal was seen stalking the village of
And there were also
reports of a puma-like beast roaming between Ossett and Alverthorpe
Horsechief has reported the sighting to Big Cats Monitors, a group
dedicated to proving the existence of wild big cats in the country.