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Saturday, 21 May 2005

The Lynx of Casterbridge?

Thomas Hardy would be amused.

His Victorian villa on the outskirts of Dorchester is not only attracting tourists but now, apparently, a big cat as well.

Max Gate, where Hardy wrote Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and The Mayor of Casterbridge has become the latest location to be noted in the Dorset Echo's big cat diary.

A Dorchester resident told police he saw a tabby cat "the size of a large Labrador with pointed ears" in Allington Avenue late at night.

Source: Dorset Echo 21st May 2005

Tuesday, 3 May 2005

Mysterious Dorset

Experts in UFO, crop circles, government conspiracies and the paranormal from around the world gather at Dorchester's Corn Exchange for the annual 'Unexplained' conference each spring.

Dorset has more than its fair share of mysteries with their roots deep in local folklore, so we asked conference organiser and UFO and Crop Circles expert David Kingston to locate some of our most mysterious places

Source: BBC Dorset - Features - Mysteries 3rd May 2005

Monday, 2 May 2005

Photograph of UFO taken over Dorchester?

UFOEvidence.org website displays a photograph of a UFO seen in the Dorchester area on 14th November 2004. To see the photograph and judge for self visit http://www.ufoevidence.org/Photographs/Photo352.htm
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