Beast of Rutland

Sunday 15th August 2021

A woman has spotted a massive cat that resembled the notorious “black panther of Rutland” lurking in a farmland near her home.

Mum-of-three Michelle Lee, 36, believed the huge beast could be the mysterious beast she heard rumours of as a child.

In the footage she recorded on her phone, a five-foot-long creature prowls around the bush in a farmers field just five minutes away from a reservoir in Empinham, Rutland of the east Midlands.

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Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.