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Friday, 26 August 2005

`Big cat sighting left me terrified'

Thealleged sighting of a big cat last weekend on Bournemouth's West Cliff brought memories flooding back for Branksome woman Carol Lewis.

Two years ago Carol came face to face with a large dark brown cat as she walked home from the beach along Alum Chine.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Friday 26th Aug 2005

Wednesday, 24 August 2005

Warning after 'big cat' sighting

Holidaymakers in Dorset are being warned to dial 999 if they see a big cat-like creature following a number of sightings across the county.

Pc John Snellin, wildlife officer for Dorset Police, has advised people not to approach them or corner them, especially if they are injured.

Source: BBC News Wednesday, 24 August 2005

Was puma on prowl at West Cliff?

Residents are being warned to be on their guard following sightings of a big cat in Bournemouth and on the outskirts of Christchurch.

A shocked security guard alerted police at the weekend after spotting a large black cat while on patrol at a Hurn industrial estate.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 24th Aug 2005

Monday, 22 August 2005

Birthday boy feels the curse of Were-Rabbit

LITTLE William Cain has finally seen The Curse of the Were-Rabbit after his first trip to see the movie ended when the film melted.

The youngster went to Cineworld in Weymouth with mum Jenny to see the popular Wallace and Gromit movie for his seventh birthday.
But he had to go home and return another day after the film melted and sound failed shortly after the start.

The breakdown came after a few posters advertising the film found their way to Portland, where local people refuse to say the word `rabbit' because of a long-standing superstition about the creatures' burrowing collapsing quarries.

Source: Dorset Echo Saturday 22nd Oct 2005

Thursday, 18 August 2005

Ghostbusting enterprise

A team of paranormal investigators from Dorset is determined to find definitive proof of the afterlife.

The ghost hunters have just opened for business and already have bookings from a haunted homeowner in Wareham, who claims to see a phantom at the end of the bed, and a terrified man from Blandford who hears voices when his house is empty.

Source: Dorset Echo 18th Aug 2005
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