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The Fiskerton Phantom is a cryptozoological phantom cat or other creature, which was reportedly sighted near Fiskerton, Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom. This is one of many alleged non-native British big cats about which a variety of theories have been proposed.
The sighting was reported by four girls, between the ages of 9 and 14, staying at a caravan park next to the Tyrwhitt Arms pub at Short Ferry, a small hamlet near to Fiskerton, who described a four-foot-tall jet-black, bear-like creature feeding on a pheasant. The girls, who fled immediately to seek help in the pub, also reported finding large paw prints at the location when they returned later. Dave Brumhead, the Landlord of the Tyrwhitt Arms, reported that a motorist had made another sighting that evening, near where the girls had been. There were several further reports of a panther- or bear-like animal in the area in 1997.
In popular culture
The sighting formed the basis for the character of Fiskerton, voiced by Diedrich Bader, in the Cartoon Network animated television series The Secret Saturdays created by Jay Stephens.
- Henderson, Eugene (August 27, 1997). "Girls Flee From The Holiday 'Phantom'". The Star. Retrieved October 27, 2011.