Monday, June 29, 2009

The Maidstone Monkey!

A Mr Price reported that a year or so ago, in the wilds of Maidstone, he was awoken one night by a startled domestic cat. Upon reaching his bedroom window and looking out he was amazed to see a 'monkey' bound along and head off towards the woods. Mr Price had seen a large puma a few years before but the last thing he expected was a monkey. In height he stated that the creature was Labrador-size, but the length smaller than a domestic cat, as on all fours it leaped by.

The witness stated that the primate was larger than a capuchin, which inhabit South America, the Weeper Capuchin however, which lives in the north-eastern region of South America, can measure up to18 inches in length, whilst the Brown Capuchin (which inhabits much of north, east and central South America) is similar in size. Mr Price said the animal was brownish in colour but hard to tell under the street lights, and it seems very likely the animal had escaped from a private menagerie.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What the papers say...

The Sheerness Times Guardian of Thursday 25th June 2009:

From Our Files

50 years ago...A Sheerness man attacked by a bear as he slept was refusing to talk to reporters. He was humiliated by the deep scratches to his head, hands and face, which were caused by a honey bear, the same size as a child's teddy bear.

The creature, which had been brought to England by a relative, had been locked in the bathroom, but was let out in error by the man's wife. Charles O' Neill was fast asleep at home in Medway Road when he awoke to find the bear clawing at him. The animal was caught and accepted into London Zoo.

Mr O' Neill was deeply embarrassed by the incident, calling it "bizarre in the extreme".

Monday, June 15, 2009

A strange Sussex tale...

Taken from Richard Jefferies 1879 work, WILD LIFE IN A SOUTHERN COUNTY, Neil's latest CFZ post HERE

Friday, June 12, 2009

What is the mystery behind Thanet's strange object ?

THIS IS KENT investigate the strange, black, triangular object photographed for GoogleMaps, which appeared a mile or so off Thanet, kent.

Painted Ladies invade Kent...

The beaches of Thanet have been visited by enigmatic butterflies...courtesy of THIS IS KENT

An Interview With Neil Arnold...

Nick Redfern is a well known author who resides in Texas. At his MONSTER USA blog he talks to Neil Arnold about hunting monsters.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Neil Arnold will be giving a talk and signing copies of MYSTERY ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLES: KENT at The Bookshop, New Ash Green, 7 The Row, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JB - 8:00 pm.