Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Neil interviewed at The Ghost Writer's Society

Neil Arnold talks about his research into big cats, and other strange beasts. HERE at the Ghost Writer's Society.

Monday, May 11, 2009

African wild dogs roaming Kent ?

Several months ago it was reported that a pack of dholes (African wild dog) had escaped from a Kent zoo. Moat were recaptured, the rest shot, according to reports. Now, a lady named Denise has come forward to report her sighting of unusual creature roaming the Lyminge area, not far from where the original animals escaped, she writes:

"On Friday the 8th of may at about 6.30 am , I believe I saw what was a fox but taking another look as the animal was moving slowly and deliberately in stalk an sniffing the road , I think it may have been an African wild dog .
I phoned my husband who contacted Port Lympne zoo who say they have counted all of their's an none missing ,
I'm sure it wasn't an ordinary dog as the legs were very slim to the hip brown mottled grey colour with large white tip to its tail which was bushy at the tip
Has there been any other reports in the skeet , and Brady rd area of or around Lyminge."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More on the Channel creature.

Richard Freeman and co reveal the 'Channel Creature' mystery to be nothing more than, as suspected, a dodgy hoax: http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/2009/05/richard-freeman-its-hoax-folks.html

Saturday, May 2, 2009

School of Pilot whales.

Peter Cook, a weekly columnist for the Medway Messenger, recalled in an email:

"My personal recollection is of a whole school of pilot whales coming up the Thames in the 1960s when I was a cub reporter on the Gravesend Reporter. There were about 40 of them. A magnificent sight. I went out in a boat with our photographer Arnold Bearman and still have a couple of prints somewhere. The Billy Smarts Circus people tried to catch one but were warned off by the PLA because of course everything in the London river belongs to the Queen. The whales had apparently come up after a shoal of whitebait. They got as far as Tower Bridge I believe."

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Channel Creature - what is it all about ?!

You may have seen the advert's in the local press ? You may have seen the dodgy You Tube footage ? Now you decide: http://www.thechannelcreature.com/

Is this website for real ? Or just some awful publicity/promotional stunt ? Or is there a really a creature lurking in the Channel between Dover (Kent) and France. Of course not...

Dangerous jellyfish on the shore...

News from the BBC of a Portuguese Man-o'-war being found at West Sussex

The Stranded Whale of Sandwhich Bay


Various links for Marine Wildlife stranding etc.

Various species of whales, dolphins etc, have been stranded/caught around the south-coast. Link HERE for the details.

More south coast dolphin sightings.


Dolphins around Sussex


The mystery skull of Shoreham

This impressive photo was taken by a Robert Clark. on 3rd September 2003 . Uusually these kind of finds paint pictures of great sea serpents but in this case, the mystery was solved.

A large whale skull was landed at Shoreham (Monteum's Wharf, River Adur) from a small (under 10 metres length) trawler fishing three miles off Brighton Marina, Sussex.

Info provided by: British Marine Life Study Society
More details can be found HERE

Jack Pocock and the river monster.

A bizarre tale concerning Medway man and his tales of a monstrous creature said to lurk in the River Medway. For more, click HERE

Octopus invasions along the south coast..

Richard Muirhead investigates some strange visitor's in his CFZ BLOG