Tynedale’s legendary black cat filmed in one of the most compelling sightings of all time

0

Video taken in rural Northumberland appears to show a large black cat walking through a farmer’s field – in broad daylight.

The footage was taken in the remote Allen valleys by a worker who wishes to remain anonymous – but said he “must have been bigger” than a normal cat after spotting it about 40 yards away.

Over the years, there have been countless sightings of the Tynedale’s black cat in the area and throughout the county.

Read more:Go here for more Northumberland news and updates live from Northumberland

While it is not known exactly what the animal is, it certainly looks big and moves like a cat.

In the past, wildlife experts have said there is no reason not to believe big cat sightings in Northumberland.

A Stocksfield resident said she saw Tynedale’s black cat staking deer in a field behind the Guessburn Estate in 2008 – and she was not alone.

Two other people said they saw the animal in the same year, and there has even been a sighting in Hexham town center before.



A still from video captured in the Allen Valleys area of ​​Northumberland appearing to show the elusive Northumberland Black Cat

Another sighting of the animal was reported by a motorist driving between Allenheads and Hexham in the early hours of the morning in 2019, while people also reported sighting a large cat in Oakwood and Slaley Forest.

Experts have said it could be a lynx, puma, or even a hybrid from an animal released into the wild by its owner.

Elsewhere, pumas have been sighted near Alnwick and Rothbury, while two girls have previously reported a black cat in the grounds of Alnwick Castle.

Witnesses include filmmaker Georgina Kiedrowski who produced a documentary for Tyne Tees Television after spotting a large black animal while driving on the A1 near Darlington.

She was enticed into making the film after reporting the incident to the police and being told it was a common occurrence.

Further afield, one of the northeast’s most famous sightings of a big cat was taken by photographer Philip Nixon at St John’s Chapel in County Durham, who actually took a photo of the so-called Durham Puma in 1992.



Is this the Puma Durham?
Is this the Puma Durham?

This image, Ian said, is a real sighting although it is still not known what the animal actually was.

Philip captured the image of a large, reddish-brown cat-like creature the size of a border collie, with a rabbit in its jaws.

He was said to have a very long tail that curved upward as he moved.

For the latest Northumberland news delivered straight to your inbox every day, go here to sign up for our free newsletter


Source link

Share.

Comments are closed.