Hackney Horrors

Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 26th, 2012

Further to Loren’s post on Thursday of a curious “thing” photographed on England’s Hackney Marshes, readers of Cryptomundo might find this interesting: an article from 2008 by Neil Arnold (author of many books including Monster! and The Mystery Animals of the British Isles: London) that demonstrates this is far from being the first time high-strangeness of a potentially cryptozoological nature has been reported on Hackney Marshes.

As Neil (pictured with me, above, a couple of years ago) notes in part of the controversy: “It began on 27th December 1981, when four young boys came across a beast they described as ‘a giant great growling hairy thing’ as they were playing in the thick snow on the marsh…”

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

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