Black Shuck and other Devil Dog reports from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Grey Dog

Location: Selkirk (Borders) - B7009 between town and Langholm
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom dog, slightly larger than a collie and in dire need of a groom, walks silently along this road at dawn and dusk.


 
 


Suicide Shuck

Location: Selworthy (Somerset) - Road leading to Tivington
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shuck is thought to contain the soul of a local man who committed suicide.


 
 


Expected Accident

Location: Shap (Cumbria) - A6, Shap Fell
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large black dog would run across the road before leaping over a cliff that dropped several hundred feet. A few days later a serious accident would occur at that spot.


 
 


Gabriel Hounds

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Area around parish church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These hounds are said to have the faces of men, and have been heard passing the church on dark, still nights.


 
 


Saucer Eyed Dog

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Bunting Nook, Graves Park
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 2012?
Further Comments: This creature, with its unusually large eyes, has been known to turn itself into mist if threatened. A ghost hunter in the area reported to have spoken to a couple who witnessed a large black dog appear out of nowhere as they travelled down the lane.


 
 


Scratching Hound

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Road outside the Botanical Gardens
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: October 1998
Further Comments: A phantom dog attacked one witness walking along this road - it bit his calf and clawed his back, leaving red weals. The man developed a high fever, but recovered after a spirit exorcism was performed.


 
 


Shock

Location: Sheringham (Norfolk) - From the sea
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The black dog known as Shock to residents of the town would emerge from the sea and run up the hills. The entity was said to be headless, with white cloth covering the stump.


 
 


Vanishing Hound

Location: Shipton Gorge (Dorset) - Exact area unknown
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dog was encountered by a local man as he walked home late one night. Wanting to move the creature from his path, the man threw a stick at it - the piece of wood passed straight through the hound, causing it to vanish.


 
 


Black Hound

Location: Singleton (Lancashire) - Unknown cottage
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A priest had to be called in to rid a building of a large black dog that had taken up residence - the creature was banished to under the river Wyre, allowed only to come back when the river dried up.


 
 


The Padfoot

Location: Skipton (Yorkshire) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early nineteenth century
Further Comments: This black, horse-sized hound unset the villagers when it paid them a brief visit.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Snitterfield (Warwickshire) - Brook House (AKA Bell Brook Inn)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: An unnaturally large dark hound was seen running across the lawn.


 
 


Disappearing Dog

Location: Soulbury (Buckinghamshire) - Road between Soulbury & Stewkley
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1880
Further Comments: A large black dog here often escorted a local farmer as he drove his cart to market. When a girl tried to pat its head, it vanished.


 
 


Doggy Escort

Location: South Muskham (Nottinghamshire) - Crow Lane, between village and Bathley
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century, and 1910s
Further Comments: A black dog would often appear along this road, trotting by the side of horse riders and motorcyclists.


 
 


Cusith

Location: South Uist (Outer Hebrides) - Road alongside Lochnan Eilean
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: September 1949
Further Comments: A woman walking with two friends in the pitch dark watched as a self-illuminating dog, the size of a collie but with a small head and no eyes, ran towards her. The creature vanished as it bounded past, but the two men with her saw nothing at all. Once she reached home and described what had happened to her aunt, the older woman told her it was a Cusith, a fairy dog.


 
 


Calf Sized Dog

Location: Southend-on-Sea (Essex) - Road between Rochford/Ashingdon & Hullbridge
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1991
Further Comments: A calf-sized dog walking on the other side of the road was spotted by the passenger in a car (although not by the driver), unnerving the witness considerably.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: St Audries (Somerset) - Road between village and Holford
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: If it was not bad enough that this stretch of road was haunted by a shuck, some also say the area is also home to a phantom coffin that lies ominously in the middle of the lane and also a grey misty shade of indeterminate origin.


 
 


Noisy Dog

Location: St Blazey (Cornwall) - Road near town
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large black dog (some say it is a bear) is said to have sounded like a horse trotting, startling the witnesses who had expected to see a pony.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: St Giles In the Wood (Devon) - Lanes in the area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Late nineteenth / early twentieth century
Further Comments: A large black dog was said to haunt the lanes and the farms in this area, as far down as Copplestone.


 
 


Headless Dog

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Ville-au-Roi
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large black headless dog was said to patrol this road at night. Those brave enough to strike out at it hit nothing but air.


 
 


Calf Sized Hound

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Road leading to St Saviours from L'Eree
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This large black dog was said to have caused one man to die of shock after it sat in his cart.


 
 


Shuck

Location: Stapleford (Cambridgeshire) - Wandlebury Hillfort
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: Large black dogs run about this area, a witness claiming to have seen one the size of a pony.


 
 


Pack

Location: Stevenage (Hertfordshire) - Six Hills (collection of barrows)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ancient site is patrolled by a pack of large black shucks. The barrows are said to have been constructed by the devil.


 
 


Harriet

Location: Stogursey (Somerset) - The Witch Tree
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shuck which appears here is believed to contain the spirit of Harriet, once a local witch who remains much feared.


 
 


Phantom Pooch

Location: Stonehenge (Wiltshire) - Doghill Barrow
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ancient burial mound is reportedly haunted by a dog, which conceals itself beneath the hill.


 
 


Shuck with a Monk's Body and Dog's Head

Location: Stowmarket (Suffolk) - Clopton Hall
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This strange entry in the 'shuck' category stands guard over a hidden hoard of gold. A legend states that St Felix instructed a monk and a dog to guard the buried treasure, and over the years the entities merged into a single presence.


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