Beast of Basingstoke

Sunday 4th June 2023

LETTER: The so-called ‘Beast of Basingstoke’ and what I saw

The idiot policeman who came said ‘it was probably just a large domestic cat‘. How many pussy cats eat badgers?! I also found the remains of a calf …
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.