Tag Archive for Cumbria

Beast of Cumbria still reported

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24 sightings in 5 years of a “big cat” is really not that much. Most can be chalked up to misidentifications. The livestock attacks may also have alternative causes. Records reveal growing number of sightings of ‘beast of Cumbria’. The mystery surrounding the controversial ‘beast of Cumbria’ continues as police records reveal a rise in…

Suspected lynx seen in Cumbria

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Report of an unusually large cat. News & Star | News | ‘Big cat’ spotted on the prowl in Carlisle. Shelley McNeill, 33, of Merith Avenue, Botcherby, was walking her two daughters to school yesterday morning when they spotted the mysterious creature. She said: “We were coming from Botcherby and walking towards the section known…

Big cat sighting report from west Cumbria

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Times & Star | Mystery big cat spotted in west Cumbria. The cat – described as the size of a Labrador dog – was spotted on Steel Brow, Arlecdon, near Whitehaven, at 7.30am last Monday. The witness – who has asked that his name is withheld – has an interest in wildlife but said: “It…

Ghostly figure photographed in window of Cumbria guesthouse

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Demolition workers photograph ‘ghost of former guesthouse worker’ Demolition workers were given a fright after photographing a ghostly figure peering through the window of a derelict Victorian guesthouse. David Grimshaw, a former resident at the property, said he was convinced the figure is the ghost of his mother, who died nearly a year ago aged…

Cumbria cursing stone is not supernatural

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Councillor who tried to rid town of historic ‘cursing stone’ blamed for local disasters dies suddenly A councillor who blamed a ‘cursing stone’ for local disasters and said the monument should be destroyed has died after a sudden illness. Jim Tootle, 59, hit the headlines for suggesting that the cursing stone might have been responsible…