The Worcester Werewolf 2016
A terrified couple have drawn a sketch of a fearsome beast they claim to have seen while on a National Trust property at 1am in the Cotswolds. They also took a blurry picture of the animal, dubbed the ‘Werewolf of Worcester’ because the drawing, although it is said to be a big cat, has features of a werewolf. Robert Ingram and wife Nicola sketched what they saw – and the big cat appears to have features which resemble that of a werewolf. From their drawing, it appears to be standing upright like a humanoid creature, rather than crouching like a cat. The beast also has protruding, pointed teeth and fearsome, sharp cheekbones.
The pair encountered what they are convinced was a black panther while driving through Croome Court – a National Trust property – at 1am last week. The couple said the creature weighed about nine stone and was as tall as their car window. They were convinced the big cat was going to pounce on their car before they sped off. Robert produced the sketch so animal experts can find out what the creature is. He told The Mail: “It was petrifying. It looked like it was on steroids. “We were driving along outside the national trust property, there are lots of open fields around there, when suddenly, I spotted something in the road ahead.” “It was getting dark, but I saw its eyes reflect in my headlights. “We stopped the car, and it was just standing there. “We’d heard rumours about an escaped panther in the area, but we’d thought it was a load of nonsense. “But when I saw this animal with my own eyes, I was stunned. It was enormous, far too big for a fox or a dog. It must have weighed about 9 stone – about the same as a slim adult. “It looked right at us and walked up to the car. It then lowered the front of its body and looked like it was going to pounce. “We just slammed the car into reverse and went as far as we could. “I was so scared I fumbled to get my phone out to take a picture, but we’d already driven quite far away. “There was no way you were going to get me to go near it again to take a better picture. It was terrifying.” The couple think the creature has escaped from a zoo. There have been dozens of claims of escaped big cats in Worcestershire in recent years. A spokesman for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust told The Mail: “It is always possible that there is a panther, or other big cat, in our countryside but there hasn’t yet been any firm evidence to prove that they’re there.”
The Big Hairy Thing from Defford The village of Defford, Worcestershire, England is home to a pub called the Cider House. One of the very few still-existing traditional cider houses in England, it has been in the same family for a century and a half, and visitors to the Cider House will find their drinks served to them in quaint pottery mugs, and amid a welcome atmosphere that harks back to a time long gone. More notable is the fact that for the locals that frequent the Cider House, it has a distinctly different moniker: Namely, the Monkey House.So the legend goes, many years ago, a regular customer charged breathlessly into the pub late one night, claiming to have fallen into dense bramble bushes, after being attacked by a group of monkeys. Notably, the village of Defford is situated very close to Eckington, whose historic Eckington Bridge spans the River Avon and at which, late on weekend night in 1957, a man named Albert Micklewright was witness to what was described as a “big hairy thing from Tarzan.”