Report from Ralph Barnett via George Markie
Sightings of a: black panther-type creature were first reported to The Courier early last summer when separate witnesses saw the creature at Crombie Country Park, Ledcrief Fisheries near Tutlybaccart, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and Old Downie Farm north of Newbigging.
A week later the elusive beast was spotted at Whigstreet, five miles south of Forfar, when Alexandra Ismay, her daughter Hayley (20) and Hayley's boy friend Steve Devlin (27) watched it in fields from the family home.
Other sightings were made close to Linlathen Nursing Home near Balgillo, Broughty Ferry, and in the Muirdrum area.
In early August residents of Checkiefield, on the outskirts of Kirriemuir, saw a mystery black animal in broad daylight but, although they immediately called the police, a search proved fruitless.
Dundee Courier, 4 th January 1995
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