Alien Big Cat (ABC) reports from the Paranormal Database

Black Cat with Glowing Eyes

Location: Thetford (Norfolk) - Wooded areas
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April 1985
Further Comments: A large cat with eyes that glowed red was reported in the forest.

Mountain Lion

Location: Thirlmere (Cumbria) - Forest
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 2018
Further Comments: A Mountain Leader, supervising a group of teenagers on a DofE Gold expedition, cut through the forest to meet up with them. The leader reached a fifty foot (fifteen metre) clearing and on the other side stood a tan coloured Mountain Lion. Man and cat stood and stared at each other for around a minute before the lion turned and slowly walked into the trees. The lion was headed in the direction the leader wanted to go in, so he retraced his steps and walked around the forest instead.

Green Eyes

Location: Thompson (Norfolk) - Unstated road in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2004, around midnight
Further Comments: A witness returning home by car spotted a large cat just a few metres away from a deer. He stated that he saw the perfect side profile of the creature just before it disappeared into the hedge: a long sleek body with a long tail drooping to the ground and then hooking upwards.

Light Brown Cat

Location: Todmorden (Yorkshire) - Bacup Road
Type: ABC
Date / Time: February 2011
Further Comments: Licensee of the Masons Arms Lynne Goldfield reported observing a brown cat with high hind legs as she walked her dog along this road.


Location: Tollerton (Nottinghamshire) - Area near airport
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Summer 1976
Further Comments: Dozens of witnesses reported seeing a large cat that resembled a lioness, though no hard evidence was ever produced.

Dark Fawn ABC

Location: Tolleshunt Knights (Essex) - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 1996
Further Comments: Possibly the same creature seen in Great Wigborough, the alien big cat observed here was thought to be a lion.

Black Cat

Location: Totnes (Devon) - Area around Dartington Hall Estate
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: A farm worker watched a large black cat, the size of a dog, leap over a high boundary fence in a single bound.

Cat Attack

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Woods near the village
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 2000
Further Comments: Joshua Hopkins, aged 11, was attacked by a strange cat 150 centimetres in length. The claw marks that were left on his cheek had to be treated in hospital.

Cat Crossing Road

Location: Tunstall Forest (Suffolk) - Road cutting through the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 20 April 2004
Further Comments: While driving through the forest, this woman saw a large unidentified cat cross the road ahead of her. She reported it was between 4.5 feet - 5.5 feet in length, including the tail. When it was mentioned to a forest warden later in the day, he said it was not an uncommon report in that area.

White Cat

Location: Turin (Angus) - Fields near Turin House
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Day time, Summer, 1989
Further Comments: A mother and daughter watched a large white cat close to woodland over a period of fifteen to twenty minutes. They compared the size of the cat to that of a deer.

Vectis Monster

Location: Unknown (Isle of Wight) - Unknown
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 6 January 1940
Further Comments: An early ABC report from the UK, this creature was said to have a head of a lion, though the body resembled a dog. Deaths were reported in the local livestock population.

Scratching Post

Location: Wallis Wood (Surrey) - Footpath at edge of wood near Oakfields estate
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Late 1980s or early 1990s
Further Comments: A mother and her two children returning from a visit to the mobile library spotted a 1.5 metre long black cat sitting on the path ahead of them. After watching the creature for a minute or two and realising that the cat was not going to move, the family went back the way they came. A year later when in the area, the family found the base of a tree was covered in scratches, as if the large cat had used it as a scratching post.

Panther Size Cat

Location: Warter (Yorkshire) - Woods near Warter Priory
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2001, circa 15.30h
Further Comments: While walking their dog, this witness watched a large black cat leap across the path twenty yards (18 metres) ahead of them. The dog, which was running around freely, immediately ran back to the owner, and both walked back the way they had come.

Alsatian-Sized Cat

Location: Welham Green (Hertfordshire) - Station Road, woodland near
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: Andrew Hollings, out walking his dog in the evening, encountered a cat 'the size of a Labrador or Alsatian with a long tail'. The creature slowly emerged form woodland.

Beast of Brookmans Park

Location: Welwyn (Hertfordshire) - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Named the 'Beast of Brookmans Park' by the local press, this panther was spotted by several people during 2005.

Large Black Cat

Location: Wendover (Buckinghamshire) - Main Exit to Woods
Type: ABC
Date / Time: September 2006
Further Comments: A driver reported passing along this road and slowing down for what they assumed was a large black dog. As they approached, they realised the creature was in fact a very large black cat.

Chiltern Puma

Location: Wendover (Buckinghamshire) - RAF Halton housing estate
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 1983, and 2005
Further Comments: In May 1983, four women encountered the 'Chiltern Puma' while walking through the estate - the creature past within three metres of the group. The cat was seen a half dozen times during that year, in over a three week period, all within a thirteen mile radius. In 2005 another witness reported seeing a large black creature close to the old RAF hospital site.

Beast of the Bay

Location: Whitby (Yorkshire) - Several areas, including abbey, St Peter's Court woods, and surrounding villages
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2001 onwards
Further Comments: A black panther-like cat has been observed a dozen times over a seven year period, on one occasion the cat was accompanied by a cub.

Big and Black

Location: Willingham (Cambridgeshire) - Exact area unknown
Type: ABC
Date / Time: February 1996
Further Comments: This typical large black cat seen at some distance.

Flecked cat

Location: Winchcombe (Gloucestershire) - Area around Mount View Drive
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April 2012
Further Comments: Several witnesses reported seeing a large cat around this new housing estate. One woman said it was the size of a Labrador with a flecked brown coloured coat. Fur from the creature had been recovered, but at the time of writing, DNA analysis has not been carried out on the evidence.

Sooty Cat

Location: Winestead (Yorkshire) - Area around the former mental hospital
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 2000
Further Comments: The police were called after three people watched a large black cat padding around a field around fifteen metres from their location.

Large Black Cat

Location: Wivenhoe (Essex) - Outside police station, High Street
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 27 January 2009, early hours of the morning
Further Comments: The so-called Beast of Essex was spotted by a police officer along the High Street - the large black cat fled down the side of the police station. A search for the creature was launched, but nothing could be found.

Light Brown Cat

Location: Wokingham (Berkshire) - Forest Road and surrounding area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: June 2004
Further Comments: At least eight people in the space of a year have reported a large cat in the area. It was said by one person to have ears like a fox, though light brown in colour with a long straight tail. Another man near Woodcray Manor Golf Club stated that he watched a cat with a pair of large green eyes, fifteen centimetres apart, staring at him.


Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - Disused railway line
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: This large brown cat was blamed for attacking a dog being walked by a child. It was seen a few times walking along disused rail tracks in and around the Wolverhampton area.

Cat Larger than an Alsatian

Location: Wombwell (Yorkshire) - Pontefract Road / Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1998
Further Comments: A large black cat was spotted as it darted across the road in front of a car.

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