Black Shuck and other Devil Dog reports from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Red Eyed Hound

Location: Beckingham (Nottinghamshire) - Old Trent Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large black dog with glowing eyes is said to have driven a local farmer mad after the man tried to block the creature's path. The farmer was also left almost completely paralysed. The hound is said to walk from the churchyard to nearby marshland before fading from view.


 
 


Headless Hound

Location: Beetham (Cumbria) - Between village and Milnthrope, and surrounding countryside
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that if this large creature follows you, death is not far behind.


 
 


Capelthwaite

Location: Beetham (Cumbria) - General area near the river Bela
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Also known as a Cappel, this spirit is said to be able to transform into any four legged creature, though it prefers the form of a dog. A local vicar is said to have banished it into the river Bela.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Belchalwell (Dorset) - Unnamed gate in the area (still standing?)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A particular gate in the area was said to be home to a black dog once the sun went down.


 
 


Sluagh

Location: Benbecula (Outer Hebrides) - Unknown
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Sluagh are a fairy host that travel across the sky to the land of the ever young, Tir-nan-Og. A couple of hunting hounds belonging to the Sluagh are said to have landed in Benbecula briefly before heading off on their travels.


 
 


Glowing Mouthed Hounds

Location: Birstall (Leicestershire) - General Area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The locals here say their devil dogs, known as Shag Dogs, have a glow that emanates from the inside of their mouths.


 
 


Headless Hound

Location: Bishops Cannings (Wiltshire) - Churchyard
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dragging a chain, this decapitated dog crosses the churchyard.


 
 


Large Hound

Location: Blairgowrie (Perth and Kinross) - A93 north of the town
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom dog, said to be huge, patrols the road. Its presence makes normal dogs nervous and horses shy.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Blakeney (Norfolk) - Little Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lane is a favoured haunt for the black shuck. The same lane is reportedly haunted by a ghostly horse and carriage.


 
 


Hunt

Location: Blandford (Dorset) - Woods in the area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be part of a phantom hunt, these ghostly dogs have been heard running and yelping through woodland. It is also thought that a headless shuck haunts the area, though it is less sure whether the entity is connected to the hunt pack.


 
 


Following Dog

Location: Blyborough (Lincolnshire) - Road by village pond, leading to Grayingham
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As this creature followed a woman, she turned and lashed out with her umbrella - only for it to pass straight through the creature.


 
 


Shuck

Location: Blythburgh (Suffolk) - Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 04 August 1577, and 1973
Further Comments: During a church service in 1577, a large black dog burst in and created havoc. Blackened scorch marks said to be caused by the creature still exist today on the church door. Many years later, in 1973, a man working in the marshes near the church reporting hearing a panting dog standing besides him, though nothing could be seen.


 
 


Watcher Shuck

Location: Bourne (Lincolnshire) - Bourne Wood
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The large black dog here would observe people while they were in the wood, though the creature would never leave the protective tree line. The site may also be the haunt of a grey woman and a grey man.


 
 


Shadows

Location: Bournemouth (Dorset) - Talbot Woods
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A shadowy hound, said to be slightly larger than a Saint Bernard dog, was reported to haunt this area. The creature has never seen directly, but only from the corner of the eye. Scraping sounds resembling claws on concrete can also be heard, always behind the witness.


 
 


Country Dog

Location: Boxford (Suffolk) - Between village and Middleston (Essex)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area between these two villages is reportedly patrolled by a shuck.


 
 


Grave Hound

Location: Bradnop (Staffordshire) - Road behind Oxhay Farm
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The site where a Jacobite was murdered by a companion is now haunted by a phantom black dog.


 
 


Invisible to Some

Location: Bradwell (Derbyshire) - Town gates?
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Only one of the two lead miners playing cards at the gates to the town could see a large black dog as it approached them. The man tried to point the creature out to his co-worker, but his friend was completely obvious to the phantom hound which then disappeared. Shaken, the witness refused to go to work the following day, and later heard his co-worker and several others had been killed when a shaft collapsed.


 
 


Bedroom Shuck

Location: Bredon (Hereford & Worcester) - Cottage, exact location not known
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: During World War 2
Further Comments: Appearing in a bedroom, this dog had glowing red eyes and warm breath - it disappeared as it approached the bedroom door to leave.


 
 


Hound with Pointed Ears

Location: Brereton (Staffordshire) - Coal Pit Lane, and roads leading to Brereton
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1972, 1985
Further Comments: This large black dog, with pointed ears and glowing eyes, is said to haunt the area. In 1972, one witness watched a large ball of light crash into the ground, and the hound appeared soon after.


 
 


Sitting Shuck

Location: Bridport (Dorset) - St Mary's Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shuck is said to sit inside the church, and to see it will quickly bring ill-fortune.


 
 


One of Three Shucks

Location: Brigg (Lincolnshire) - Bridge along Wrawby road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of three bridges in Lincolnshire that is said to be a haunt of the black shuck, this one normally manifesting on a Saturday night.


 
 


Large White Dog

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Beach
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Last dog sighting unknown, tall man seen in Spring 1977
Further Comments: Reportedly the size of a small horse, this phantom dog will follow lonely walkers on the beach for short distances before vanishing. A witness reported seeing a tall man in old fashioned clothing and a tall hat walking along the sidewalk during the night in 1977 - the figure vanished into the mist.


 
 


Morphing Shuck

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Dead end lane in Hallen Bristol, next to the M49 bridge
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1908 and December 2004
Further Comments: The large black dog seen here in 1908 was seen to climb out from a hedge, before transforming into a donkey and standing on its hind legs. A very similar creature was seen in 2004, as it passed through a car, shaking the occupant.


 
 


Shaggy Dog

Location: Broadwindsor (Dorset) - Common Water Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This road is another haunt of the black shuck in Dorset.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Broomfield (Shropshire) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A gentleman who committed suicide in the village is said to have returned in the form of a large black dog.


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