Everybody seems to have gone big cat crazy after an alleged Lion was seen in Essex (UK). News sites, Facebook and Twitter were a buzz with reports and sightings, several pictures appeared online, most were just fake while people were having a laugh.

But was it really a Lion? Or just a big scruffy domestic cat?

Lion or just a big scruffy house cat?

Lion or just a big scruffy house cat?

The only picture I believe to be real is this, and from what I can see I really think it was just a cat! Or possibly even a stuffed toy!?

The Essex police have now called off their search and people appear to be returning to normal life… I suspect the Essex Lion will now enter the urban legened books and will continue to be spotted every now and again.

Other Links:
Essex lion search called off
Essex ‘lion’: Police call off St Osyth animal search

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.