|Drawing of the Beast of Bladenboro|
Bladenboro is located in Bladen County, NC. All across the county, reports of dog attacks surfaced. Residents said they saw something "like a bear or panther"(although I don't think bears and panthers really look alike). They said the thing, whatever it was, was about three feet long and twenty inches high. They said it had a cat's face and a long tail. Some people said they had heard it scream and said it sounded "like a woman with a knife stuck in her back."
On January 1, 1954, two more dead dogs were found, and their bodies had been drained of blood. Professional hunters were brought in to hunt down the Beast of Bladenboro, and the police chief accompanied them. The only things they found are silver-dollar sized tracks. On January 5, Mrs. C.E. Kinslaw heard dogs whimpering outside and went out to see what was wrong. She saw the beast, a cat-like creature, creeping towards her. She screamed and her husband ran out, scaring the beast away.
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