BOOGER DOG, PLAT-EYE, AND SPECTRAL BLACK HOUNDS
Spectral black hounds were explored in depth in Mark Norman’s 2020 book, Black Dog Folklore. They have been a staple in United Kingdom tales since before the 16th century, where they are mostly represented as antagonistic to Christians, and are associated with crossroads, burial mounds, places where executions have taken place, and long forgotten pathways.
CATAMOUNTS, BLACK PAINTERS, AND THE APPALACHIAN CHUPACABRA
According to Cassandra Yorgey’s February 17, 2023 Exemplore expose, Experts deny population of cougars in Appalachian Mountains, officially, mountain lions vanished from the mountain range sometime in the 1940s, and are considered “extinct” in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. However, not everyone believed that. In fact, “big cat” sighting of cougars, black mountain lions, and even a cat-like beast known as the “Appalachian Chupacabra” have continued since they were allegedly hunted out of existence.