Black Shuck and Other Black Dog Reports

 
White Dog

Location: West Kennet (Wiltshire) - Long Barrow
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve), sunrise (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Appearing to mark the start of the longest day of the year, this pale hound has been observed at sunrise. Some reports say the dog is accompanied by a ghostly druid.


 
Dog with Large Eyes

Location: West Stockwith (Nottinghamshire) - Intake Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This canine entity with eyes as large as saucers is said to roam the fields around the lane.


 
Pitch Forked Dog

Location: West Woodyates (Dorset) - Manor
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A farmhand discovered a dog laying in the hay - he poked it with his pitchfork, causing the entity to vanish. The sound of a coach has also been heard as it stops by the front of the house, though nothing is seen.


 
Cerberus

Location: Weston (Yorkshire) - Dobb Park Castle
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This three headed hound stands guard over a hoard of hidden treasure somewhere on this site.


 
Barghest

Location: Wharfedale (Yorkshire) - Trowler's Gill
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: This demonic dog is the size of a small bear, with yellow eyes as large as saucers. To stare the beast in one of these eyes will result in the death of the onlooker within days.


 
Shuck

Location: Wicken (Cambridgeshire) - Wicken Fen
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A calf-sized dog bringing death to all that see it runs this area of the Fen, which is currently a nature reserve.


 
One of Three Shucks

Location: Willingham (Lincolnshire) - Bridge at River Till
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of three bridges in Lincolnshire that is said to be a haunt of the black shuck.


 
Hairy Jack

Location: Willoughton (Lincolnshire) - Exact location not known
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1933
Further Comments: Known locally as Hairy Jack, the black dog which haunts this area is said to be covered in pigs hair. A local man was said to have been pushed into a gatepost by an invisible dog after it placed its paws against his shoulders.


 
Panting Dog

Location: Wilton (Wiltshire) - Field known locally as Severals (path of old Roman road)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom hound found here would be completely silent, though the dog's panting gives away its location. The Roman road is also haunted by a woman in black, said to move so quickly that she is impossible to catch.


 
Dog with Glowing Eyes

Location: Winsford (Somerset) - Winsford Hill, and surrounding Exmoor area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The devil dog found in Exmoor has been known to dematerialise slowly, leaving just a pair of red glowing eyes behind.


 
Bridge Dogs

Location: Wissett (Suffolk) - Mill Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two bridges along this stretch of road are the haunt of the black shuck.


 
Long Legged Dog

Location: Wix (Essex) - Crossroads in the village
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: August 2007, around 20:00h
Further Comments: A dark dog with long legs and drop ears suddenly appeared in front of a car. As the driver passed, the dog vanished as quickly as it had arrived.


 
Galley Trot

Location: Woodbridge (Suffolk) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown, but prior to twentieth century
Further Comments: The large demonic dog once reported around Woodbridge was white and as large as a cow. The creature was said to give chase if people fled from it.


 
Ghostly Dog

Location: Woodcutts (Dorset) - Ruins of Priory
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A large black hound has been observed here several times, recognisable from its lack of ears and saucer-sized eyes.


 
Talking Shuck

Location: Woolpit (Suffolk) - Road approaching the village
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: The shuck in this yarn caught a man and spoke, informing the unfortunate gentleman that he would be dead within a week. Not surprisingly, he died the following night.


 
Black Dog

Location: Wootton Bassett (Wiltshire) - Black Dog Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Unsurprisingly, it is a black dog that haunts the road which has taken its name. It is believed to only reveal itself to those soon to die.


 
Huge Dog

Location: Worksop (Nottinghamshire) - Blyth Road, near Hodsock Priory
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 11 May 1991
Further Comments: A black dog with glowing red eyes standing taller than a Great Dane was encountered by a woman driving home. The creature appeared to be dragging something large across the road, although the witness was not sure what it was. Distracted by something else for a few moments, the woman turned back to look at the hound, only to find it had gone.


 
Padfoot

Location: Wreghorn (Yorkshire) - Area between village and Headingly Hill
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This creature, a midnight black dog the size of a donkey, would bring bad luck and misfortune to all who saw it. It was also always heard when a local person of some importance died - his howls and barks would cause all the mortal dogs in the neighbourhood to also howl.


 
Barguist

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Side roads and snickleways in city
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large black hound with red glowing eyes is said to prey on humans alone along the snickleways in the city, though it has also been spotted in the old castle area.


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