Tim Whittard is a mental health nurse specialising in psychiatric intensive care. Additional interests include; parapsychology and zoology/cryptozoology. He has written and published several essays and also a bestselling book.
Big Cats in Britain – New Trail Cam Photo Evidence and Dead Body of Puma Killed on UK Road
A remarkable trail cam photo has surfaced which some experts believe could show one of the mystery big cats of Britain. The controversial photo, taken at an undisclosed location in Kent in south-east England a number of years ago, has never been released in the mainstream press until now.
THE FRESH PRINTS OF ELSEWHERE
The rich and varied biome of the United Kingdom and its wilderness is home to countless legends and mysteries, with an opulent tradition of folklore focusing on weird and unusual creatures.
On the Origins of the 'Dangerous Wild Animals Act' of 1976 – PART II (Those Who Forget History are Destined to Relive it)
To re-cap, this piece of legislation is of particular interest to the folk who research and study the subject of big cats in Britain; for it is considered by many to be the very bedrock of the phenomenon - a notion I personally dispute, yet have already partially explored and written about other hypotheses (Whittard, 2020b), but that said, I cannot deny its significance.
On the Origins of the Naturalised Big Cats of Britain
In my article of August this year, "On the Origins of the 'Dangerous Wild Animals Act' of 1976", I discussed and outlined the events which brought about the introduction of the aforementioned legislation (Whittard, 2020). However, this is not the true origin of the British big cat phenomenon, and there is an additional story to be told, which goes some considerable way to shedding further light on the mystery of how the big cats of Britain came to be living and breeding in the wilderness of the United Kingdom.
Possible Big Cat Evidence – Cinderford, Forest of Dean
The following report was relayed to me by a colleague over 10 years ago. It has remained buried in my records for much of the time since, but has circulated occasionally in the big cat groups of Facebook. I received the report from a fellow nurse who I worked with in a large psychiatric hospital at the start of my career.
On the Origins of the 'Dangerous Wild Animals Act' of 1976
For those of us who are intrigued by the frequent reports of big cat sightings in the wilderness and countryside of Britain, the ‘Dangerous Wild Animals Act’ of 1976 is likely to be familiar. It is an essential component of the tale, which is referred to by all enthusiasts and experts, but is actually understood in depth by very few…
PAWS FOR THOUGHT
From Cat-Flappers to Purrfect Partners To say our initial interaction had been tense would have been an understatement. It was a little over a month ago perhaps that we both got our whiskers in a twist, with early promotional work for the ‘Britain’s Big Cat Mystery’ documentary spilling out across social media and the unavoidable onslaught of interest triggering the keyboard armies of the internet to begin posting comments, both positive and negative. It was amidst this frenzy of comments that I first came to interact personally with Carl Marshall.
A Beastly Omission
In my role behind the camera on the production of the soon-to-be released new documentary ‘Britain’s Big Cat Mystery’ by ‘Dragonfly Films Video Production’, I was given the task of making sure no stone was left unturned as we attempted to cast a spotlight on the shadows of the enveloping mystery and conspiracy surrounding the British big cat phenomenon, so as to be as certain as possible that nothing had been missed. Matt Everett (the creator and director) asked me to revisit historic cases, old news reports, ‘Freedom of Information’ requests, and to do as much as possible to substantiate rumour and myth with fact.