A1075 (Norfolk) - Between Thetford and East Wretham, half a mile from the level crossing
June 1986, and 22 December 2007
Driving towards Thetford from the direction of Watton, this witness spotted a large, long haired creature coloured greyish white. It had small ears, a long snout, large eyes, and stood on four legs. The witness drove past the beast three times in total, ensuring a good look at it; on the third pass the creature rose on its hind legs, taking an almost human form, and stood between six to eight feet tall. The driver quickly returned home, only returning two days later to look at the area again - the creature had gone, but there were tracks at the site suggesting something had been dragged. Another witness, a similar creature in December 2007, but said it was greyer in colour with black patches.
An overdramatic imagining of an Earth Hound.
Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire) - Churchyard, Mastrick
Earth hounds are said to be the size of a rat, but with a dog-like head and feet of a mole. They live in churchyards and eat the recently buried. A dead earth hound may have been ploughed up in the Mastrick churchyard.
Aberfoyle (Stirling) - Goblin's Cave, north base of Ben Venue
This cave and the surrounding area are said to be the meeting place of many Urisk.
Abersoch (Gwynedd) - Burrows in the area
Unknown - twentieth century?
Also known as a cenaprugwirion, this lizard is around thirty centimetres long with an orange head and large eyes. Karl Shuker has speculated that the creature is a tuatara, a living fossil found in New Zealand.
An old magic lantern slide of Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Cliffs near the town
Twelve people watched a beautiful pale woman washing herself in the sea, with what appeared to be a black tail splashing around behind her.
Achill Sound (County Mayo) - Glendarry Lake
One witness said that this lake monster looked like a dinosaur, with scales running down the back. Another viewer observed the monster on the lake bank - he described it as four metres in length, with a long neck and a sheep's head. It moved in little 'hops'. A photograph taken in 1968 of the monsters is unconvincing.
Achmore, Isle of Lewis (Outer Hebrides) - Loch Urabhal
27 July 1961
While fishing, two teachers watched a small headed creature with a single hump swim past their boat some thirty-five metres away. It surfaced three times before disappearing.
All over isles (Orkney) - General area
A hybrid, sea living creature, the Nuckelavee was described as having the features of both a mighty horse and its rider. The rider was legless and appeared to grow straight out of the horse's back. Its head was ten times the size of a normal human head, possessing a very wide mouth that jutted out like a pig's snout, and a single red eye that blazed with flame. It was both hairless and skinless. Nuckelavee's breath was toxic and it was responsible for the 'Mortasheen', a fatal disease of cattle.
All over the region (Outer Hebrides) - No exact location given
Martin Martin recorded the tradition of a large otter with a white spot upon its breast. It was said that the king otter was always accompanied by seven normal otters. The pelt of the Otter King was said to offer magical properties to those who owned it.
Alloa (Clackmannanshire) - Inglewood Pond
1975 and 1997
Previously spotted in 1975 by two women, the 1997 witness reported seeing a strange horse with the legs of a dog prancing around the woods in broad daylight. The entity quickly vanished.
Arbroath (Angus) - Woodland in the area
Late twentieth century
Local press reported that Charmaine Frase joined the British Bigfoot Research team having, as a child, twice encountering a tall figure in woodland. The creature was said to be seven foot (2.13 metres) with wide shoulders and no neck.
Aros, Isle of Mull (Argyll and Bute) - Loch Frisa
While the specifics may vary from tale to tale, the loch is named as home to a water horse that drowned a local man known for his dissolute lifestyle.
Bagley Wood (Berkshire) - General area
Walking through the woods after dusk, a couple found themselves chased by a large shadowy quadruped that stood just over a metre tall. One of the witnesses said it did not move like a deer or a dog. The woods is also reputedly home to a phantom highwayman.
An old postcard of Bala Lake in Wales.
Bala (Gwynedd) - Bala Lake
City unknown, Teggie observed March 1995
The first town of Bala is said to be concealed under the waters of this lake. In addition, a monster seen in 1995 and nicknamed 'Teggie' by locals, was described as resembling a humped crocodile, although a story published in the same year claimed recent sightings of the creature were a hoax. Teggie sightings date back to the 1960s, and the creature may have first been encountered by two men boating in the lake.
Ballybay (County Monaghan) - Lough Major
1911 or 1912
Three boys watched a weird water creature playing in the lake - they threw stones at the creature and ran when it approached them. They stated it had a hairy, horned head.
Ballycotton (County Cork) - Somewhere between Ballycotton and Old Head of Kinsale
Circa May 1906
A fishing vessel reported being attacked by a dark fish the size of a whale. The fish rammed the boat several times, only ceasing the assault when the captain ordered the engines to be killed; after half an hour, the fish disappeared.
Ballynahinch (County Galway) - Bridge near to Ballynahinch Castle
A long eel-like creature remained stuck under this bridge for two days.
AI impression of a thick, black eel under the lough.
Ballyronan (County Derry / County Londonderry) - Lough Neagh
Two people in a two man kayak quickly headed towards the shore after spotting a long black creature under the water with a body the thickness of two human legs. A local legend says that Lough Neagh is also home to fairies, who can be heard laughing, and that the lough was created when someone forgot that they had left the cover off a magic well.
Balvaig (Argyll and Bute) - Area in and around sea, and Grador Rock
Incredibly ugly to look at, this monster would sit for many hours on the rock. One man went too close, and he was later found with his flesh clawed off.
Banff (Aberdeenshire) - Off coast
Eight crewmen of a lugger reported seeing a sea creature three hundred feet (ninety metres) long, with three huge humps. The beast made as much noise as a steamer while moving.
Bantry (County Cork) - Bay cliffs
The mermaids said to live in this area would be capable of changing their shape as they came on to land. They would also be seen sitting on the rocks play harps.
Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Menai Straits
A ship was attacked by a sea serpent, which wrapped itself around the ships mast until the crew hit back - it fell back into the sea but followed the vessel for two more days before disappearing.
An old postcard of Barmouth Bay in Wales.
Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Waters of the bay
Late twentieth century / early twenty-first century
Several sightings of various strange creatures have been over recent years, from the traditional sea serpent to a creature resembling a giant turtle with an egg shaped head and two spines jutting from its back. A blurred photograph taken in January 2016 that national press claimed was the monster was more than likely to have been a log.
Barnack (Northamptonshire) - General area
Similar to (or maybe identical to) a shuck, the Shagfoal is reported to resemble a large, black longhaired bear.
Barra (Outer Hebrides) - Reef in Caolas Cumhan
Crofter Colin Campbell raised his rifle to fire at what he thought was an otter eating a fish but stopped when he realised the creature was a mermaid holding a child. The creature dived into the sea after Campbell made a noise.