Legendary characters are occasionally shown to be true. This is the case in today’s post when researchers unearthed what seems to be a 16th-century fabled hellhound using the most advanced technologies available.
The cruel kills of a monstrous hellhound known as Balck Shuck, whose name is said to stem from an Old English term meaning “black monster,” terrified the people of the British Isles in the 16th century.
Archaeologists unearthed the bones under the ruins of Leiston Abbey in Suffolk after 500 years. A veterinarian examined the dog’s skeleton and estimated its weight to be around 200 pounds and its length to be at least 7 feet.
According to local mythology, the fabled monster initially appeared during a storm near Holy Trinity in 1577. Villagers sought refuge inside the church, but the wooden doors could not withstand the beast’s might.
After murdering a man and a kid, the beast departed the creature. The claw imprints from its claws may still be seen on the church door today.
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