Black Shuck and other Devil Dog reports from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Tchen Bodu

Location: Clos du Valle (Guernsey) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This black hound, known locally as tchen Bodu, is seen as a death omen for either the witness or someone close to them.


 
 


Wide-Eyed Dog

Location: Coate (Wiltshire) - Roadside
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Circa 1938
Further Comments: A large dog with saucer sized eyes would sit on the roadside. No one would see it move (it would just vanish from view), although if stones were thrown at the creature, the eyes would grow even larger. It once appeared to one man who discovered the time of the sighting matched the time that his father died. The same area is also haunted by a phantom white donkey.


 
 


Dog of Justice

Location: Collingbourne Kingston (Wiltshire) - Marlborough Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: This shuck appeared to two men who had just committed a murder, chasing them back to the village where they were trying to escape from. The creature vanished once they were arrested.


 
 


Headless Hound

Location: Coltishall (Norfolk) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The black shuck which walks this area is instantly recognisable as the creature is missing a head.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Colwinston (South Glamorgan) - Pwyllywrach Manor
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: August, first Monday of the month (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Cries and screams can be heard from a man who was torn into small pieces by hell hounds once a year.


 
 


Small Black Dog

Location: Combs (Derbyshire) - Road between Combs and Cockyard
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: Smaller than the average shuck, this phantom dog was reported to silently follow people down a hill before vanishing.


 
 


Pongay

Location: Coppull (Lancashire) - Darkland Bridge and surrounding area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Part dog and part ghost, Pongay was once often blamed for accidents and mishaps in the area.


 
 


Escort

Location: Cottingham (Northamptonshire) - Old Corby Road area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shuck was regarded as the traveller's friend, walking alongside any one traversing the road on their lonesome. It would vanish into thin air if touched.


 
 


Great Shaggy Beast

Location: Coventry (West Midlands) - Whitmore Park
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1949
Further Comments: Standing almost six foot tall, this black dog made itself known to a couple of water workers along Watery Lane (who wisely ran away). Prior to this, the creature had appeared in the middle of the eighteenth century, and was said to denote a death in the witness's family.


 
 


Human-faced Dog

Location: Creag an Ordain (Highland) - B869, between Stoer and Lochinver
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: On closer examination, this shuck has the horrible face of a person, with little devil-like horns. If it barks more than two times, disaster will follow shortly.


 
 


Phantom Dog

Location: Cricklade (Wiltshire) - Abingdon Park Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: A Woman's Institute member encountered a ghost dog here, terrifying her.


 
 


Fire Breather

Location: Crockerton (Wiltshire) - Unnamed road in the area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly hound was said to be able to blow fire from its nose.


 
 


Shuck

Location: Cromer (Norfolk) - Cliff Paths
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Many people have reported seeing the black shuck in this area of Norfolk, with the local populace claiming the creature is the ghost of a dog whose master drowned just off the Cromer coast.


 
 


Black Retriever Drowning Child

Location: Cromer (Norfolk) - Off the coast of Cromer
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local child befriended a 'stray' black dog and took the creature swimming in the ocean - while out over deep water the dog changed into a human, and tried to drown the youngster. Another version of the tale states the dog doesn't transform, by merely barks and growls, preventing the child from swimming back to land. In both versions, the child is saved by the intervention of sailors.


 
 


Black Hound

Location: Cwmbran (Gwent) - The Chapel, St Dials
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that this area was home to a large black dog which hunted souls. A local minister faced the hound and banished it after smacking the creature between the eyes with a bible.


 
 


Dewer

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Dewerstone Woods
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A Wisht huntsman, Dewer would chase people up the highest crag in the area and leave them to fall to their deaths - if the drop didn't kill them, the unfortunates would be consumed by hell hounds waiting at the bottom.


 
 


Large Black Hound

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have inspired the famous 'Hound of the Baskervilles', several phantoms are held to blame for this creature (including Drake (for his dealings with the devil) and Richard Cabell (a man so evil that he now hunts children with his devil dogs!)).


 
 


Yeth Hounds

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - General area of the Tavy
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These variants of the shuck, complete with hunters on horseback, have been heard running in this area after dark.


 
 


Wish Pack

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Marchant's Cross
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Led by Drake, this pack of hounds patrol the area.


 
 


Wish Hounds

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Wistman's Wood, one mile north of Two Bridges
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Large black dogs are rumoured to hunt in this area of the moors - they once killed the son of a farmer.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Dean Combe (Devon) - Area near waterfall
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a local weaver metamorphed into a great black dog when the village vicar threw consecrated earth into his face - the hound was then taken to a pool by the waterfall and instructed to only harass people once it had emptied the water using a small cracked shell.


 
 


Huge Hound

Location: Deane Water Bottom (Wiltshire) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: The phantom black dog that haunted this area was believed by some to be a former murderer, or the Devil. The dog was said to have been banished in 1931, after a local Reverend buried some bones in the churchyard which had been discovered in a cottage, although it has been seen since, most recently in 2008 by a witness who described it as having an abnormally shiny coat and a spiked collar.


 
 


Dog with Long Shaggy Coat

Location: Ditchingham (Norfolk) - Half way between Ditchingham and the Maltings
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1938
Further Comments: While returning home late one night, a male witness saw a large black dog walking along the same path towards him. He stepped into the middle of the road to let it pass, only to see it disappear once close to him.


 
 


Wish Hounds

Location: Ditchling (Sussex) - Road between town & Westmeston, and nearby downs
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The local shucks, known as wish hounds, reportedly stalk these roads. One of them is said to be headless.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Donhead St Mary (Wiltshire) - Watery Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: The hound that haunted this road was not thought to be harmful, though the locals were said to be afraid of travelling here at night.


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