Alien Big Cat (ABC) reports from the Paranormal Database


Location: Ipswich (Suffolk) - Kelly Road
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: Part of a rash of sightings of ABCs in and around the Ipswich area during 1996. The cat was nicknamed 'Paws' by the local press and a reward was posted for evidence. In the 2000s a witness came forwards to say that the 'cat' was actually a black Labrador which would run freely around the area, and most locals were aware of this at the time.

Big Black Cat

Location: Ipswich (Suffolk) - Tuddenham Road (near pet cemetery)
Type: ABC
Date / Time: June 1996
Further Comments: Seen by a car full of people as it crossed the road, the cat was described as being as large as a tiger with a jet black coat. Locals were unconvinced, and named a local dog as the likely explanation.

Fen Tiger

Location: Isleham (Cambridgeshire) - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 25 August 2008
Further Comments: The police were notified after a large, black cat with a long tail was spotted in the area.


Location: Kesgrave (Suffolk) - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: Part of a rash of sightings of ABCs in and around the Ipswich area during 1996.

Leopard Cat

Location: Kingley (Cheshire) - Crewood Hall Farm
Type: ABC
Date / Time: November 1981
Further Comments: A farmer claimed he shot at a large golden cat that was on his land.

Beast of Carsington

Location: Kniveton (Derbyshire) - General Area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Seen dozens of times over the nineties, this ABC matched the description common over the country - large and black.

Black Cat with Cubs

Location: Leeds (Yorkshire) - Between Headingley train station and Burley Park station
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 03 June 2009 and 28 May 2010
Further Comments: Workers on the track have seen a large black cat, around two metres in length, twice. On the first occasion the feline appeared to have two cubs, one light brown and the other black.

Long Black Cat

Location: Lighthorne Heath (Warwickshire) - Leam Road area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 2006
Further Comments: One man watched a long black cat walk from the basketball court, some one hundred metres away, towards him. The creature stopped its approach around fifteen metres distant and watched the witness for a few minutes before walking off towards the lower village of Lighthorne across National Trust land.

Large Cat

Location: Loch Lochy (Highland) - A82
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 05 April 2016
Further Comments: A driver and passenger spotted a puma cross the road and jump into hedgerow as they travelled south.

Attacked Collie

Location: Longhope (Gloucestershire) - Old Moor's Wood
Type: ABC
Date / Time: February 2000
Further Comments: A collie named Basil was attacked by a large creature in the wood; the vet who stitched up the ten centimetre tear on the neck said it looked like it was caused by a cat.


Location: Longstanton (Cambridgeshire) - Exact location unknown
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 1996
Further Comments: One of many ABC sightings in East Anglia during 1996.

Beast of Lytham

Location: Lytham St Anne (Lancashire) - Green Drive area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April / May 2005
Further Comments: Described as being the size of a collie dog, light in colour with large ears and a huge mouth, this large cat was spotted by more than twenty people over the period of a few weeks.

Bob Tailed Cat

Location: Manchester (Lancashire) - Area around the canal near the Pomona Public House, Old Trafford
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Anglers fishing in this area reported a cat the size of a cocker spaniel which often appeared at day and night.

'White Hyena'

Location: Margam (West Glamorgan) - Lakeside Golf Range
Type: ABC
Date / Time: December 2005
Further Comments: After receiving reports of a large cat, police officers called to the golf range observed a strange creature, a third bigger than an Alsatian and white in colour. One witness said the front legs were bigger than the hind legs and the creature had a long tail which reached the ground. However, an animal warden would soon go on to recover the animal, which proved to be a German Shepherd / Husky cross, slightly different to the given description.

Beast of Balbirnie

Location: Markinch (Fife) - Woods in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Over thirty sightings of a large cat were made in Fife over a twelve month period. Several animal carcasses were found torn to pieces and a ten centimetre long cat footprint was found in soft earth.

Black Cat

Location: Marlborough (Wiltshire) - Marlborough section of the Wansdyke, near to Wernham Farm
Type: ABC
Date / Time: July 2003
Further Comments: While out walking her dog, this witness came across a large black cat close by; the feline looked at her before slowly walking off.


Location: Martlesham (Suffolk) - Between Foxhall & Seven Hills Roundabouts
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: Part of a rash of sightings of ABCs in and around the Ipswich area during 1996.

Busy Cats

Location: Measham (Leicestershire) - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: The start of the twenty first century saw a record number of puma sightings in Leicestershire, exceeding 150 reports of the creature(s).

Fen Tiger Returns

Location: Melbourn (Cambridgeshire) - Fowlmere Road
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 05 December 2012, 05:45h
Further Comments: Cyclist Gavin Elliott-Turner encountered two large black cats in the snow while travelling to work. The creatures ran off across fields, leaving clearly visible footprints.

Large Black Cat

Location: Melton (Suffolk) - Road in the village
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May (?) 2004
Further Comments: A milkman on his early morning round reported seeing a large black cat in the village - the sighting unnerved the man to such a degree he quickly left the scene and refused to return to complete his work.

Red Cat

Location: Mevagissey (Cornwall) - Area west of Town
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 1995
Further Comments: This ABC, possessing a vivid red coat, was blamed for the carcasses of several deer that appeared to have been eaten.

Leaping Cat

Location: Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) - Bleak Hall area, close to railway bridge
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1986
Further Comments: Two teenage friends heard something behind them and watched as a large black cat jumped out into the road. It made eye contact with the witnesses before jumping off again into woodland.

Beast of Buchan

Location: Mintlaw (Aberdeenshire) - Woods near The Beaches
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Late 2006
Further Comments: Local man James Maskame watched a large black cat-like creature leave the woods before running across nearby farmland. This is just one of several in the area, where local media have dubbed the cat 'The Beast of Buchan'.

Black Cat

Location: Mull (Argyll and Bute) - Area around Loch na Keal
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1978 and continuing for rest of twentieth century
Further Comments: The first alien big cat was reported close to Loch na Keal, where it would remain (fleetingly spotted) over the next twenty years.

Emerald Eyed Cat

Location: Mylor Bridge (Cornwall) - Between Mylor Bridge and Carclew
Type: ABC
Date / Time: February 2000
Further Comments: A large cat walked over to a stationary car and stared into the driver's eyes, face to face, through the side window. The creature then took off into the night.

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