Here are some of the most famous big cat sightings in Essex

Saturday 7th August 2021

Just like a scene out of the Lion King, big cats have often been seen wandering around Essex – or so it has been claimed on several occasions.

Over the years the county has been the hunting ground for everything from black panthers and the mystery “Beast of Brentwood” to felines too big to be domestic

It remains unknown, however, exactly why the huge-toothed beings would choose to prowl around Essex, but there must be a logical explanation.


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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.