posted on May, 18 2014 @ 07:59 AM
Devil dogs and hell hounds have a special place in the legends of the British Isles. You wouldn’t want to meet one of these beasts alone in the
dark, on a lonely moor – you probably wouldn’t live to tell the tale...
But maybe, just maybe there is some truth to these legends.
Archaeologists have recently discovered the bones of an enormous dog in the ruins of Leiston Abbey, Suffolk, England. The animal would have stood 7ft
tall on its hind legs and has been estimated to weigh around 200lbs.
It comes from the same era as legends of Black Shuck, the infamous black devil dog of the area which terrorised the local community.
"The encounter on the same day at St Mary's Church, Bungay was described in ‘A Straunge and Terrible Wunder’ by the Reverend Abraham Fleming in
This black dog, or the devil in such a likeness (God he knoweth all who worketh all,) running all along down the body of the church with great
swiftness, and incredible haste, among the people, in a visible form and shape, passed between two persons, as they were kneeling upon their knees,
and occupied in prayer as it seemed, wrung the necks of them both at one instant clean backward, in so much that even at a moment where they kneeled,
they strangely died."
The remains of this massive creature were found just a few miles from St. Mary’s, fuelling speculation that Black Shuck has been caught at last.
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