Witch vs. Scientist in the Battle for the Loch Ness Monster

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LOCATION: Loch Ness, Scotland WORDS: Gareth E. Rees Hastings resident, Kevin Carlyon, high priest of the British Coven of White Witches and former wrestler, was born under a full moon in an outside toilet. On his website he tell of how, as

The Eel with a Head the Size of an Armchair

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LOCATION: Dover WORDS: Gareth E. Rees In the waters of Dover harbour, there was an eel with a head the size of an armchair. That was the rumour I heard anyway, aged 15 or thereabouts.  Back in the late ’80s.

Deep in the Woods Where Ghost Dogs Prowl

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LOCATION: Brede High Woods, East Sussex WORDS: Gareth E. Rees Something big has been moving through these ancient woods. On a dark slope, many of the trees are tilted and broken. Uprooted trunks like Gorgon faces. My dog, Hendrix, is

The Medway Megaliths & the Phantoms of Blue Bell Hill

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LOCATION: Kent WORDS: Gary Budden Mention the words megalith and Neolithic to many people and they will instantly think (unless their eyes, understandably, glaze over) Stonehenge. Maybe Avebury, Silbury Hill or the standing stones at Callanish. Postcard-ready sites away from