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Mark Norman is a folklore researcher and writer based in Devon. His new book, Black Dog Folklore, is available now from Troy Books. Mark is a committee member of the Folklore Society and the Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. He has written for a number of online and print publications and holds what is believed to be the UK’s largest archive of black dog traditions and eyewitness accounts. Mark is the creator and host of The Folklore Podcast which releases twice monthly and features many eminent guests from the world of folklore. You can listen and subscribe free at www.thefolklorepodcast.com.

Reports of Black Dogs that speak are incredibly rare in modern times and, in fact, very unusual in older accounts.

“Bones of 7ft Hound from Hell Black Shuck ‘Discovered.'” During an archaeological dig, the skeletal remains of a very large