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Location: Catfield, NORFOLK
Encounter: Several women were out one night gathering rushes, trespassing on the marshes near Catfield Hall [TG378213], when they heard the keeper coming. Suddenly a large black dog appeared among them, and started chasing back and forth among them, whimpering. Finally one of the woman realised it wanted them to follow it, and it led them across the worst part of the marsh to a footpath, then on to a main road and home. When they looked around for the dog, it had disappeared.
Source: P. R. Adams (descendant of one of the witnesses) in the 'Eastern Daily Press', 20/8/1977.
Comments: This encounter occurred in about 1842.
Place Name: Catfield - OE 'open country frequented by wild cats'

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