There’s no doubt that one of the biggest mysteries in the U.K. is that of what have become known as “Alien Big Cats” (“ABCs”). For decades, sightings have been made all across the U.K. of large, dangerous-looking cats. Usually black or tan in color, they are generally accepted by the public as being all too real. The U.K. Government, however, is far less enthusiastic about endorsing such accounts. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop such cases from surfacing on a regular basis. People often ask me: where is the evidence? Are there any leads which can take the matter further, to the point of getting, hard, definitive evidence? Well, yes there are such leads and threads. It’s just a matter of noticing them and following up on them.
Several such leads – of a controversial and eye-opening nature – appeared in the pages of England’s Chase Post newspaper (now closed) in 2006. And, in the same time-frame, an equally controversial and eye-opening account appeared in the pages of the Birmingham Post (which is still alive and kicking). “Terrified Chase-folk are certain a panther is living in their midst after a spate of fresh sightings in the forestland around their homes,” reported the Chase Post in March 2006, relishing the huge wave of strange beasts that had apparently elected to make the Cannock Chase their unholy home in early-to-mid 2006. As evidence of this, the newspaper cited the testimony of a man named Andrew Lomas, who had a close encounter of a distinctly weird kind with one of the Cannock Chase’s elusive big cats late at night near Pye Green.
Lomas stated that: “I was riding through to Pye Green at around 11.00 p.m. when I saw something dark in the road, in my headlights. At first I thought it was a deer, but it moved so fast as I got nearer. I got the impression it was something else. As I passed the spot where it had been, I slowed down and looked into the bracken. I could make out a pair of red piercing eyes staring back at me. It gave me the chills and I drove off straight away. I never believed all these stories, but now my opinion has changed. I know what I saw.”
Echoing Andrew Lomas was Janette Muller of Hednesford: “I was out walking with my boyfriend over Cannock Chase when we noticed a disturbance in the bracken ahead of us. All of a sudden this big black shape jumped up and took off up the hill. I’m not sure at all what it was, but it was much too big to be a domestic animal. It made a hell of a noise as it raced away.”
Read More: Mysterious Universe