Black Dogs : There have been countless reports of phantom like
creatures of canine form, which have been termed, black dogs, devil dogs
or hellhounds. Local names
for these creatures from around the United Kingdom include:
Black Shuck � East Anglia
Skriker �howler� � Lancashire
Muckle Black Tyke � Scotland
Mauthe Doog � Isle of Man
Gwyllgi �dog of darkness� � Wales
Barguest � Yorkshire
Even though these creatures go by different names depending on their
location throughout the British Isles they all share very well defined
Allegedly they are as large as Labradors or Alsatians and are usually
described as being black, often with shaggy coats.
They are said to exude a distinctly sulphurous smell and their
crimson eyes glow like fire. Although
appearing to be solid they can apparently disappear at will, sometimes in
a fiery explosion. It is said that anyone who touches one of these beasts
usually dies shortly afterwards. Even
the act of seeing a black dog is believed to be an omen of doom.
These beasts are said to frequent more restricted localities such as a
specific country lane, churchyard or riverbank.
They are not known for straying very far from their established
territory that is often associated with ancient monuments, or ley lines
marking out postulated channels of earth energy.
Some of the explanations for black dogs include the following:
the misidentification of normal dogs
entities that share origins with nature spirits and other
beings referred to by some investigators as elementals
� namely a form of moving energy trace, possibly the preserved images of
real dogs from the past that have been triggered by meteorological effects
running like a 3d cine film.