While waiting in the car outside the Co-op my eye was caught by some movement in the shrubbery across the road. I couldn't quite make out what it was so I quickly took a photo with my phone camera. Luckily I captured this image because when I looked again, whatever it was, was gone.
Later that night I enhanced the image to make it clearer. Combining the information in the photo with my memory of the sighting.
It appears to show a strange dark green crouching creature with antlers. Its unclear what it was doing.
I questioned a passerby: "Best forget it. Once you start to see them, they appear to be everywhere in town where there are trees and bushes. Staring out with their eyes. Moving about. Doing things." The person hurried away before I could find out more.
Have you seen any strange creatures like this around town? If so comment below stating where and when. If you happen to spot one, don't approach it. Don't feed it or attempt to communicate with it. Be safe. We don't know what they are yet.
During the summer Whitstable resident Ms _____ and her daughter _____ were combing the pebbles for fossils near The Street:
"It was such a hot day, and I'd just found a small coral impression in a pebble. I looked back down and there it was in the sand. An old necklace, shining in the sun. I cleaned the surface and the misty image of Father Christmas appeared, looking right at me. He looks a bit piratey but I'm sure its him"
Is this a true-believing sailor's lucky Christmas charm, lost in a shipwreck many years ago, and washed up on the shore? Or something less exciting?
The jury is out on this one, but Ms _____ concluded by saying "I'd swear that when I noticed it there was a brief flurry of snow over us."