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 Folklore Roots for The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The phenomena of the Black Dog – apparitions of spectral hounds – are most prevalent in the UK, although they are a worldwide tradition. Despite there being almost 1,000 years worth of sightings to draw on (the earliest recorded report in the UK being probably that cited in the Anglo Saxon chronicle in 1127) it is an area of folklore about which many people are not overly familiar. The most popular appearance of the motif is arguably in the Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.

read more: The Witch, The Weird, and The Wonderful: Wednesday Weirdness: Folklore Roots for The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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This entry was posted on October 14, 2015 by in Animals, Cryptozoology, Demons, Fiction, Folklore, History.

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