Category: dogs

ithankthevirgin:

Herminio Perez thanks Saint Pancras for overcoming the fear of going out and walking his great danes. He is a little person, and everybody used to laugh and tell him that he should ride one of his dogs.

myhauntedsalem:

This apparition of a Labrador which appears between the two banks of choristers is one of the photos said to show the Dambusters’ mascot

Investigators decided to step in after a mysterious photograph emerged of what looks like Gibson’s long-dead dog sitting at his master’s memorial.
The picture, taken in the 1980s, shows a Labrador among a school group at a memorial to the Dambusters, close to where Gibson’s dog was buried.

The photographer is said to have claimed the dog appeared from nowhere just as the photo was being taken, refusing to be shooed away.

As soon as the photo was taken, the dog disappeared, never to be seen again.

After staking out the base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, now the home of the Red Arrows, ghost hunters are convinced it is haunted by a ghostly Labrador.

The lead investigator, Paul Drake, said: There is definitely paranormal activity there.

‘One of our investigators felt a cold spot and when we measured it, it was eighteen inches, which is about the height of a dog.

‘The curator of the museum has told us that he has felt for years that he has had a presence following him and he definitely feels that it is that of a dog.’

One investigator who stayed overnight at the base last month even claimed she heard a dog growling when she entered Gibson’s former office.

‘I definitely heard the growl of a dog’, said Michelle Clements, 45. ‘Three of us heard it and we all agreed it was a dog.

‘It was a really low growl. It wasn’t a happy yap at all. It sounded sounded like he was warning us to stay away.’

Remember them: Historians are sceptical about the possibility of a ghost dog but are happy for anything to keep alive the memory of the Dambusters’ work in their Lancaster bombers

After scouring the base with infra-red lights, proximity sensors and video cameras, the team say they picked up activity which suggests the pilot was trying to speak to them.

‘I do believe we spoke with Guy Gibson,’ Miss Clements, a school dinner lady from Leicester, said.

‘We asked him if he was with his girlfriend Margaret and he said yes.

‘We also played some old music from the 40s and there was a response to that as well.’

Gibson’s Labrador, Nigger, was the mascot for the squadron that launched an audacious night-time raid on three heavily defended dams deep in Germany’s industrial heartland using bouncing bombs.

Their success was immortalized in the classic 1954 film The Dambusters, its thrilling theme tune and gung-ho script evoking the best of British derring-do.

The Labrador’s name was used as a code word whenever one of Germany’s Ruhr Dams was breached during the mission.

Tragically, he had been run over and killed outside the base just hours before the raid and, fearing it was a bad omen, heartbroken Gibson ordered the death to be kept secret and the dog to be buried quickly outside his office next to the squadron hangar.

Gibson himself returned from the mission and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery, but was later killed in 1944, when his Mosquito crashed in Holland during a raid.

The story of the Dambusters is now set to be retold in a new film by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson – although the dog is to be renamed Digger as the original name is now recognized as an offensive term.

Jim Shortland, a historian who specializes in the Dambusters, said he was skeptical about the paranormal but welcomed the investigation.

‘What they expect to find I don’t know,’ he said.

‘But I think anything that helps to keep the memory alive of the things those lads did in the Second World War is a good thing.’

IT HAS THE DOGS ATTENTION!

After going through your website and looking at every photo in the gallery, I decided to see if I had anything strange in the hundreds of photos I had. I came across this one. It looks to me like someone leaning their elbow on a table with their face in their hand. This picture was taken when I was 5 or 6 and I’m now 15 so its kind of old. It wasn’t tampered with. I pulled it out of a drawer with many other photographs. My mom says the dog used to “talk” to my deceased Great grandfather. She’d also stand at the bottom of the stairs and bark up, with nothing there. Please let me know what you think?

Submitted by:  Kaitlyn

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TRAILING THE HOUNDS OF HELL – BLACK DOGS, WISH HOUNDS, AND OTHER CANINE PHANTASMS:

There stood a foul thing, a great, black beast, shaped like a hound, yet larger than any hound that ever mortal eye has rested upon. And even as they looked the thing tore the throat out of Hugo Baskerville, on which, as it turned its blazing eyes and dripping jaws upon them, the three [men] shrieked with fear and rode for dear life, still screaming, across the moor.

  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Hound of the Baskervilles

cryptids-of-the-world:

The Turner Beast is a dog-like creature found in Turner Maine. The Turner Beast is described as a dog-like creature with grey fur, small ears, and is known to be territorial and killed pets and livestock. The Turner Beast was eventually shot and killed and was DNA tested and proven to be the hybrid between a dog and a wolf.

cryptids-of-the-world:

Black Shuck is a ghost dog found on the British Isles. Black Shuck is a jet black ghost dog with red eyes that appears on abandoned country roads in front and on the sides of cars. Black Shuck is said to be an omen of ill fortune by people that have seen it who either get very sick or they have a family member die a few days to a few months after seeing Black Shuck. There was a case of Black Shuck that happened on August 4th 1577 at the Holy Trinity Church while everyone was praying there was a clap of thunder and the doors of the church flew open and the Black Shuck burst through the doors and ran down the isle killing a man and a young boy as Black Shuck ran out of the church it caused the steeple to collapse and left scorching claw marks on the church’s door which can still be seen to this day 

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myhauntedsalem:

This apparition of a Labrador which appears between the two banks of choristers is one of the photos said to show the Dambusters’ mascot

Investigators decided to step in after a mysterious photograph emerged of what looks like Gibson’s long-dead dog sitting at his master’s memorial.

The picture, taken in the 1980s, shows a Labrador among a school group at a memorial to the Dambusters, close to where Gibson’s dog was buried.

The photographer is said to have claimed the dog appeared from nowhere just as the photo was being taken, refusing to be shooed away.

As soon as the photo was taken, the dog disappeared, never to be seen again.

After staking out the base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, now the home of the Red Arrows, ghost hunters are convinced it is haunted by a ghostly Labrador.

The lead investigator, Paul Drake, said: There is definitely paranormal activity there.

‘One of our investigators felt a cold spot and when we measured it, it was eighteen inches, which is about the height of a dog.

‘The curator of the museum has told us that he has felt for years that he has had a presence following him and he definitely feels that it is that of a dog.’

One investigator who stayed overnight at the base last month even claimed she heard a dog growling when she entered Gibson’s former office.

‘I definitely heard the growl of a dog’, said Michelle Clements, 45. ‘Three of us heard it and we all agreed it was a dog.

‘It was a really low growl. It wasn’t a happy yap at all. It sounded sounded like he was warning us to stay away.’

Remember them: Historians are sceptical about the possibility of a ghost dog but are happy for anything to keep alive the memory of the Dambusters’ work in their Lancaster bombers

After scouring the base with infra-red lights, proximity sensors and video cameras, the team say they picked up activity which suggests the pilot was trying to speak to them.

‘I do believe we spoke with Guy Gibson,’ Miss Clements, a school dinner lady from Leicester, said.

‘We asked him if he was with his girlfriend Margaret and he said yes.

‘We also played some old music from the 40s and there was a response to that as well.’

Gibson’s Labrador, Nigger, was the mascot for the squadron that launched an audacious night-time raid on three heavily defended dams deep in Germany’s industrial heartland using bouncing bombs.

Their success was immortalized in the classic 1954 film The Dambusters, its thrilling theme tune and gung-ho script evoking the best of British derring-do.

The Labrador’s name was used as a code word whenever one of Germany’s Ruhr Dams was breached during the mission.

Tragically, he had been run over and killed outside the base just hours before the raid and, fearing it was a bad omen, heartbroken Gibson ordered the death to be kept secret and the dog to be buried quickly outside his office next to the squadron hangar.

Gibson himself returned from the mission and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery, but was later killed in 1944, when his Mosquito crashed in Holland during a raid.

The story of the Dambusters is now set to be retold in a new film by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson – although the dog is to be renamed Digger as the original name is now recognized as an offensive term.

Jim Shortland, a historian who specializes in the Dambusters, said he was skeptical about the paranormal but welcomed the investigation.

‘What they expect to find I don’t know,’ he said.

‘But I think anything that helps to keep the memory alive of the things those lads did in the Second World War is a good thing.’