Black Dog of the Isle of Man.
Etymology: Manx, “black dog.”
Variant names: Mauthe doog, Moddey dhoo.
Physical description: Size of a calf. Curled,
shaggy hair. Large, fiery eyes.
Distribution: Isle of Man, England.
Significant sightings: In the seventeenth century,
when Peel Castle, Isle of Man, was garrisoned,
a shaggy, black dog came silently into
the guardhouse and made itself at home.
In 1927, near Ramsey, at the Milntown corner,
Isle of Man, a friend of Walter Gill saw a
black dog with red eyes. He and the dog looked
at each other until the dog moved aside and allowed
him to pass. In 1931, at the same spot, a
doctor passed a dog nearly the size of a calf, with
bright, staring eyes.