A black beast resembling a huge cat is said to terrorize farmers around Exmoor park.
From the 1970s to the 1990s, an alleged mysteriously huge black cat was said to terrorize farmers, kill their livestock, and then fade back into the forest around the national park of Exmoor.
In 1976, the Exotic Pets Act was passed making it illegal to own exotic pets in the UK. Thus, some researchers suggest that the animal is actually a black panther or some sort of puma that was released into the wild…after someone was unable to keep it as a pet.
Legend has it that the beast killed as many as 80 sheep in the year of 1983…and then five years later…so much livestock was killed that the Ministry of Agriculture stepped in.
The ministry sent in Royal Marines to take care of the beast – however, despite them allegedly seeing the beast a few times times they were unable to actually kill it.
The Ministry of Agriculture denies the existance of the creature. Strangely, however, there is a large amount of evidence that supports its existance in the form of eyewitness sightings, photographs, and dead livestock.
What is the beast of Exmoor and did it really exist? What was really killing all those sheep?
Video credit to Strange Mysteries YouTube channel