Cannock Chase Beast, Bigfoot? Werewolf, or both!!!! Part 1


Wolf Like Cannock Creature 30/6/06

The Beast of Cannock Chase is back – and on the hard-shoulder. Motorists on Junction 10A of the M6, near Cannock, jammed Highways Agency helplines one Wednesday morning, with reports of a ‘wolf-like creature’ racing between lanes at rush hour. Motorists looked on in disbelief as the three-foot long creature, described as ‘greyish black’, raced between lanes, dodging stunned motorists before diving for cover in nearby trees. Highways Agency staff joined motorway police to hunt for the creature and later stated the ‘beast’ was likely to be a husky dog. But a spokes person at Saga Radio, whose eye-in-the-sky traffic reports were the first to clock the event, said: “Highways staff said that it was probably a husky dog. But everyone who saw it is convinced it was something more than a domestic dog.

Cannock Chase Woodlands, Home To All Manner of Creatures.

West Midlands Ghost Club says they have been contacted by a number of shocked residents who saw what they claimed to be a `hairy wolf-type creature’ walking on its hind legs around the German War Cemetery, just off Camp Road, in between Stafford and Cannock. Several of the witnesses claim the creature sprang up on its hind legs and ran into the nearby bushes when it was spotted.”
Nick Duffy, of West Midlands Ghost Club, said the stories of werewolf sightings on the Chase area were something that he had encountered before. He said: ‘the first person to contact us was a postman, who told us he had seen what he thought was a werewolf on the German War Cemetery site. He said he was over there on a motorbike and saw what he believed was a large dog. When he got closer, the creature got on his hind legs and ran away.”

Mr Duffy added: “I’ve spoken to many witnesses and I know when they are putting it on. But what struck me as strange about this was the way he told it. I’m in no doubt that he was telling the truth.”

The creature was also apparently spotted by a scout leader walking over the forest land earlier in April. The man, who the Post stated did not want to be named, said he saw what he initially believed was a large dog prowling by the bushes. It was only when he got into his car to drive away that he realised something strange about the animal.

He said: “It just looked like a huge dog. But when I slammed the door of my car it reared up on its back legs and ran into the trees. It must have been about six to seven feet tall. I know it sounds absolutely mad, but I know what I saw.”In recent years there have been a high number of pet disappearances especially in the area around the German War Cemetery, and it’s certainly the case that the area has been the site of animal (particularly deer) mutilations over the past decade.

Large Dark Shape 2008

A group of friends walking through the area in the early hours of the morning spotted a tall dark figure which quickly ducked down – one of the group approached it, only to hear it run off. Walking back towards their car, two of the group heard a roar which they believed sounded like a silver backed gorilla. One person also reported red eyes glaring at them from the bushes.

These accounts are just a small sample of the many accounts on the Chase, from the Pig man to Black Eyed Kids. The Chase is a hotbed for Cryptid’s, Paranormal happenings and Strange phenomena, UFO sightings, and many an upright hairy figure be it Werewolf or Wildman.  Once a huge forested area sadly like Sherwood Forest this is now a rural setting with small woods and green corridors consisting of fields, rivers, streams and railway line whether active or left disused.

Until Next Time, Deborah

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