The Beast of Bodmin Moor

ABCs, or Alien Big Cats, don’t just exist in England. They can be encountered all over the world. It just seems that England has more than its fair share of them, so much so that the two are intrinsically connected. And one of the most infamous of Jolly Ole England’s ABCs is the Beast of Bodmin Moor. So what manner of big cat, what tain’t supposed to be there (ABCs are also sometimes known as BCWTSTBTs, but you can understand why they’d want to go with the fewer letters, I reckon), is the Beast of Bodwin Moor? It’s a big panther of the black variety. (I know, I know, why’s it always gotta be about color? But a black panther is a black panther, whether leopard or jaguar—the only two species of big cat that come in black, neither of which is native to England.) Sightings of the Beast of Bodwin Moor stretch back through the ages all the way to the late 70s.

According to the Wikipedia “…scientists reject such claims [that BCWTSTBTs exist in the Bodwin Moor vicinity] because of the improbably large numbers necessary to maintain a breeding population and because climate and food supply issues would make such purported creatures’ survival in reported habitats unlikely.” I take issue with that. It isn’t unlikely that a population of leopards or jaguars exists in secret in those parts; it’s impossible. But then we don’t really think ABCs are just plain ol’ animals, do we?

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

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