A spectral hound which roams areas in Cornwall and northern England. It is regarded as a death omen and often manifests itself as a large dog or a bear with large saucer eyes. According to local legend, the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne were formerly haunted by a nightly guest, which appeared in the shape of a mastiff dog. Some variations add that these spectral hounds, which prowl about in the night, drag heavy chains behind them.
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