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Encyclopedia > Beast of Bodmin
Beast of Bodmin
Creature
Name: Beast of Bodmin
Classification
Grouping: A Shoog
Data
Last sighted: Present day
Country: United Kingdom.
Region: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Habitat: Moorland
Status: (Status)

The Beast of Bodmin, like The Beast of Dalmuir, is a phantom wild cat which ranges in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Bodmin Moor became a centre of these sightings with occasional reports of mutilated slain livestock: the alleged leopard-like cats of the same region came to be popularly known as the Beast of Bodmin Moor. Phantom Cats also known as Alien Big Cats (ABCs) are a phenomenon of a number of countries and states including Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, and Hawaii. ... The Cheeswring, a granite tor on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor (Photo by Mick Knapton) Bodmin Moor is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall, England, 208 km² in size, dating from the Carboniferous period of geological history. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... Phantom Cats also known as Alien Big Cats (ABCs) are a phenomenon of a number of countries and states including Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, and Hawaii. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... The Cheeswring, a granite tor on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor (Photo by Mick Knapton) Bodmin Moor is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall, England, 208 km² in size, dating from the Carboniferous period of geological history. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... For other uses, see Leopard (disambiguation). ...


The Beast of Dalmuir is an long heralded 'thing' that regularly stalks the Dalmuir Area in Scotland.

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Controversy

A long held hypothesis suggested the possibility that alien big cats at large in the United Kingdom could have been imported as part of private collections or zoos, later escaped or set free. An escaped big cat could not be reported to the authorities due to the illegality of owning and importing the animals. Phantom cats or alien big cats (ABCs) are a phenomenon of Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii. ...


The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food decided to conduct an official investigation in 1995. The study's findings decided there was "no verifiable evidence" of exotic felines loose in Britain, and that the mauled farm animals could have been attacked by common indigenous species. The report stated that "the investigation could not prove that a 'big cat' is not present." The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a UK government department, dealing with agriculture, fisheries and food safety. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Less than a week after the government report, a boy was walking by the River Fowey when he discovered a large cat skull. Measuring about four inches wide and seven inches long (10 × 18 cm), the skull was minus its lower jaw but possessed two sharp, prominent incisors that suggested that it might have been a leopard. The story hit the national press at about the same time of the official denial of alien big cat evidence on Bodmin Moor. The River Fowey is a river in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


The skull was sent to the Natural History Museum in London for verification. They determined that it was a genuine skull from a young male leopard, but also found that the cat had not died in Britain and that the skull had been imported as part of a leopard-skin rug. The back of the skull was cleanly cut off in a way that is commonly used to mount the head on a rug. There was an egg case inside the skull that had been laid by a tropical cockroach that could not possibly be found in Britain. There were also cut marks on the skull indicating the flesh had been scraped off with a knife, and the skull had begun to decompose only after a recent submersion in water. For other similarly-named museums see Museum of Natural History. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Ghostly Origin

There has been some speculation as to whether the animal is of ghostly origin. The creature makes the usual hissing and growling sounds of a large cat such as a panther or mountain lion, but also has made what sounds like a woman screaming. The creature haunts one of the most popular sites in the world for ancient magical practices. The area is home to ancient stone circles and burial mounds. There are also said to be giant tracts of land, shaped like figures of the zodiac that make up the area.


Miners who used to mine cobalt in the area for years reported that the mines were full of demons, this is where the names 'kobolds' and 'mine goblins' came from. Soldiers from the British army tracked and had one of the creatures surrounded in a barn. The soldiers moved in toward the barn, forming a circle as they neared it, but when they entered the barn the creature had vanished.


The story about the creature vanishing after it was trapped inside a barn could be a sign that it may be a spiritual or folkloric being. It could be possible that the creature found another way to escape, such as a mine shaft, since the area is a source of many old cobalt mines. It seems very strange though, that this creature has been documented many times on video, has left tracks and multiple dead animals, has been tracked by soldiers, and sharpshooters, and still not one has been captured or killed.


Recent sightings

Sightings of the Beast of Bodmin Moor continue. In October 1997, officials from Newquay Zoo claimed to identify paw prints left in mud to the south of Bodmin Moor as the tracks of a cougar. Soon after that discovery, an alleged photograph of the Bodmin Beast materialized, purporting to show an adult female cougar. The authenticity of this piece of evidence remains unconfirmed. , The town should not be confused with New Quay in Wales. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation). ...


Sightings of related beast, TBoD, centre around the Dalmuir area in Scotland. Dalmuir, an area well known for it's wild environment and pungy smelling habitats has long been terrorise by the beast. Latest estimates put the beast at an astonishing 27/28 years of age, suggesting that TBoD has found a profitable domain, rather like it's Bodmin cousin.


Popular culture

  • The Beast of Bodmin Moor was briefly mentioned in the cult film Dog Soldiers.
  • The Beast of Bodmin Moor is the subject of a VISA commercial shot in Queenstown, New Zealand featuring Lance Henriksen.
  • The Beast of Bodmin Moor, a robot built by the team from Cornwall which also built Roadblock (robot), was a semi-finalist in BBC's Robot Wars.
  • The Beast of Bodmin Moor is the title of a 1997 video by Jethro (comedian).
  • The Beast of Dalmuir is a popular Glaswegian myth although no confirmed sightings have yet gained any plausible accreditation.

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dog Soldiers is a British horror film, written and directed by Neil Marshall and starring Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee and Liam Cunningham. ... Visa is a brand of credit card and debit card operated by the Visa International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA, an economic joint venture of 21,000 financial institutions that issue and market Visa products. ... Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealands South Island. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Roadblock Series 1 Roadblock, the eventual series winners, was a wedge made from a road sign with a petrol powered circular saw attached. ... Robot Wars is a British game show broadcast on BBC Two from 1997 until 2002, with a final series broadcast on Five in 2003. ... Cover of JeThRo video Go You Ahead Hmmm. ...

See also

This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Cryptozoology (from Greek: κρυπτός, kryptós, hidden; ζῷον, zôon, animal; and λόγος, logos, knowledge or study – zoology) is the search for animals hypothesized to exist, but for which conclusive proof is missing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Beast of Bodmin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (513 words)
The Beast of Bodmin is a phantom wild cat (or possibly a number of them) which ranges in Cornwall in the United Kingdom.
Bodmin Moor became a centre of these sightings with occasional reports of mutilated slain livestock: the alleged leopard-like cats of the same region came to be popularly and alliteratively known as the Beast of Bodmin Moor.
The Beast of Bodmin Moor was briefly mentioned in the cult film Dog Soldiers.
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