Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Hexham Wolves

A bit of local folklore, though I have to admit it was news to me.....found, accidently, while I was checking the weather for Hexham tomorrow (Ma and I didn't particularly want to get drenched when there were other, possibly more pleasant, wet-weather destinations on offer!)

"(about) One hundred years ago, a Northumberland town was gripped by panic when a mysterious wolf began attacking local livestock. Charles Fort recorded the case – and much other strangeness in Britain during the winter of 1904/1905"

The story at the BBC
The story at The Fortean Times

ps.....maybe if we make it that far west I'll pay a visit to the local library, check out their newspaper archives!

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