[MR] BBC: Black Dog of Blythburg

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 02:19:41 PDT 2019

Noble Friends,

Today the BBC is offering a delightful video story about the "Black Shuck",
a spectral hound that haunts the English village of Blythburg. The story of
Black Shuck dates to 1577, when the parish church was damaged in a fierce
thunderstorm. Villagers say a black hound broke into the church where they
had taken refuge, killing two people, bringing down the steeple, and
leaving his still visible claw marks on the church door. The hound is said
to have attacked another church in near-by Bungay on the same day:

Black Shuck has his own page on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Shuck .

Similar animals are said to haunt other parts of England, including a huge
black cat known as the Beast of Bodmin Moor which seems to have made
regular appearances in recent times:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beast_of_Bodmin_Moor . Such legends have
inspired popular works of British fiction, including Conan Doyle's HOUND OF
THE BASKERVILLES and J.K. Rowling's character Sirius Black in the Harry
Potter series.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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