Episode 21: Aww, Shuck: Black Dogs and Hellhounds

Black dog weather vane (photo from johnknifton.com).

Black dog weather vane (photo from johnknifton.com).

Black spectral dogs have been seen across the UK for hundreds of years. Some are terrifying monsters, while others are considered omens of impending death, and some are protectors of the weak. What are black dogs, and where do they come from? Join us as we explore the legends...and make Harry Potter references.

Resources:

http://theghosthuntuk.com/black-demon-dog-legend/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Shuck

https://modernfarmer.com/2014/06/black-shuck/

http://www.hiddenea.com/shuckland/introduction.htm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2629353/Is-skeleton-legendary-devil-dog-Black-Shuck-terrorised-16th-century-East-Anglia.html

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Shuck

http://popculturemyth.tumblr.com/post/4577796122/hellhoundsblack-dogs-there-is-a-huge-variety-of

Music:

Deep Horrors by Kevin MacLeod

Something Wicked by Ross Bugden

Haunted Places by Alex Lisi

Hey Sailor by Letter Box

All used under the Creative Commons License.

Myths and Mysteries theme is Circles in the Sky by Cinematic Waves.