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Big Cat Sightings and Encounters

Cow Sized Cat

Location: Gatwick (Essex) - Fields parallel to railway track near the airport
Type: ABC
Date / Time: March 2007
Further Comments: A woman travelling on the train spotted a black cat stalking a herd of cows in a field. She reported that the creature was about half the size of one of the nearby cows.

Leaping Cat

Location: Glemsford (Suffolk) - Cornfield in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2006, Summer
Further Comments: A witness watched a large black cat as it leapt around in a cornfield, as if hunting. A week later the witness and a friend came across footprints almost the size of dinner plates in the same field.

Black Cat

Location: Glen Prosen (Angus) - Wooded hill in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: June, mid 2000s, 15:00h
Further Comments: Disturbed by a loud scream, two walkers looked around and spotted a black cat, around four foot long with a long thick tail and shoulders that were higher than its body. The cat looked at the walkers then disappeared into the bushes. Dogs could then be heard barking in the distance from several directions.

Black Cat

Location: Glenfield (Leicestershire) - Fields in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: Policemen, farmers and walkers have all spotted an unidentified large black cat in the area.

Yellow Eyed Creature

Location: Golcar (Yorkshire) - Bunny Woods
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2007?
Further Comments: One witness reported throwing a stone at a large black shape, not realising it was a large cat until it opened its yellow eyes.

Road Crosser

Location: Great Milton (Oxfordshire) - Country road
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 30 April 2008
Further Comments: A woman who stopped her car to answer a mobile phone spotted a large black cat cross the road in front. The cat stood three foot high and possessed a long black tail that drooped downwards. The sighting lasted for around five seconds.

Dark Fawn ABC

Location: Great Wigborough (Essex) - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 1996
Further Comments: The dark fawn ABC here was believed to be a mountain lion.

Black Leopard

Location: Greenock (Inverclyde) - Fairrie Street
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 2006
Further Comments: A Greenock couple were surprised to find a large black cat in their front garden which quickly ran away. It is believed that there is at least one adult ABC and two cubs living in the area.

White Cat

Location: Gunthorpe (Nottinghamshire) - River Trent, riverside road leading to West Stockwith at the end of Commonpiece Lane
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1890s
Further Comments: This light coloured feline was the size of a pig and was said to have vanished when a local man tried to kick the creature.

The Catbeast

Location: Halifax (Yorkshire) - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Ongoing since 2005
Further Comments: Dubbed 'catbeast' by local press, this alien big cat would appear to be more than one entity, as descriptions range from 'black panther' to 'tiger'.

Grey ABC

Location: Halstead (Essex) - Fields near town centre
Type: ABC
Date / Time: June 1996
Further Comments: Seen at a reasonably close distance, this cat was charcoal grey in colour.


Location: Haltwhistle (Northumberland) - Park Road
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Summer 2006
Further Comments: A woman walking her dog watched as a large black cat crossed the road in front of her before vanishing into bushes.

Big Black Cat

Location: Hartest (Suffolk) - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Mid 1996
Further Comments: A large black cat was seen by a witness, around fifteen metres separating them.

Large Black Cat

Location: Harton (Yorkshire) - A64 opposite Harton turning, between York and Malton
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Around 2am, Summer 2011
Further Comments: Observed twice by a worker in a petrol station over a four week period, this large black cat moved across a field illuminated by the garage lights.

Black Panther

Location: Haverfordwest (Dyfed) - Road just outside the town
Type: ABC
Date / Time: March 2005
Further Comments: Witness Dixie Tilley was cycling near the town when he saw what looked like a black panther. Dixie said the creature disappeared under a fence when he cycled within thirty metres of its location.


Location: Hayle (Cornwall) - St Ives Bay Holiday Park
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This cat was videoed by one witness, while other people saw the creature with a rabbit in its mouth. A zookeeper on holiday spotted the creature and identified it as a large cat.


Location: Hayling Island (Hampshire) - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: July 1988
Further Comments: A jungle cat was knocked over and killed along a road on the island, though sightings of other large cats continued for a while afterwards.

Cream Coloured Wolf

Location: Henham (Hertfordshire) - Back roads towards Thaxted from Stortford
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 2011
Further Comments: A cream coloured wolf was spotted by occupants of a car while passing through this area. They stopped close to the creature which did not run off, apparently unfazed by the human presence. A few days later they observed the creature again. Some believe the creature to be more mundane and is a large German Shepherd.

Sleek Black Cat

Location: Hinckley (Leicestershire) - Fields along the A5
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 15 December 2014, 15:15h
Further Comments: A large cat, described as sleek and black, was spotted by a witness stalking along a hedgerow. The creature was said to be around six foot in length, and between 300 and 500 yards away.

Black Panther

Location: Holton St Mary (Suffolk) - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 1998
Further Comments: A 'stooped' large feline was reported in the area.

Big Cats

Location: Honington (Suffolk) - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April 1985
Further Comments: Several sightings of ABCs occurred in 1985, though it was unclear whether they were of a single creature or a possible family.

Church Cat

Location: Horsham St Faith (Norfolk) - Church
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April 1996
Further Comments: A large cat was observed by the church, standing around 25 meters from the witness.

Cats' Eyes

Location: Houghton-Le-Spring (Durham) - Seven Sisters Round Barrow
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 17 December 2019, 21:00h
Further Comments: While walking along the track passing close to Seven Sisters, a witness spotted cat's eyes reflecting in their torch beam. The witness turned off the light, and when they turned it back on about a minute later, the torchlight reflected multiple pairs of eyes. The witness said the eyes were between knee and waist height and moved very fast.

Black and Stocky Cat

Location: Huddersfield (Yorkshire) - Meltham
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Spring 2005
Further Comments: The local newspaper offered five hundred pounds to the first person to photograph the large black cat which has been spotted locally dozens of times over the past ten years.

Cat Attack

Location: Inkberrow (Hereford & Worcester) - St Peter's churchyard
Type: ABC
Date / Time: December 1993
Further Comments: While hunting for the locally named 'Beast of Inkberrow', Nick and Sally Dyke discovered the cat in the churchyard - it knocked Nick over and took a swipe at Sally before running off. She was left with three ten centimetre long claw marks down one side.

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