ObscUrban Legend Wikia
Advertisement
Wolfie
Wolfie.jpg
An artist's depiction
Background
Type Cryptid
Continent Europe
Country England
One-Time? Yes
Theories  · Cryptid
 · Extraterrestrial
 · Hoax

Wolfie was the nickname given to one of the weirdest cryptids ever encountered in Britain. The Lawson family lived in Abbey House, Cambridgeshire, from 1904 to 1910, during which time Wolfie was spied on many occasions by the children, and once at close range by their father as it sped down a corridor.

Appearance[]

One depiction of Wolfie superficially resembled a large, brown-furred, short-eared hare but with some notable additional attributes: always running on its hind legs, sporting a pair of flipper-like front paws, and equipped with a long bird-like beak. This depiction was possibly influenced by artistic license, with most original reports referencing primarily canine features.

Wolfie was mostly seen on the ground floor at twilight, or in the drawing room when lit by lamplight, but even unseen its presence was readily evinced by the distinctive pattering sound of its footsteps.

Possible Explanations[]

There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:

  • An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
  • An extraterrestrial
  • A ghost
  • A hoax

Trivia[]

  • In 1947 a mysterious “tiny doggie” was reported in the kitchen by Christopher, the young son of Celia Schofield, in referring to Wolfie.
  • In 1920, a 2-year-old girl named Charmian, living at Abbey House with her parents after the Lawsons had moved out, was once found crying in the doorway of the dining room. When asked by her mother what had frightened her, she replied "an animal". Charmian thereafter refused to enter the dining room alone, but continued to report sightings of the creature.
  • The first reported sighting of Wolfie was in 1904, when John, the Lawson's young son, was 3 years of age. His mother (Dorothy Lawson) had come up to his nursery to bring the child downstairs, and found her son staring "strangely" at the window curtains. He then asked her where "the little brown thing" had gone, claiming that just before his mother had entered the room, an animal had come in and stared at him before vanishing behind the curtains. Dorothy checked, but found nothing. Some time later, her little daughter Jane reported that a similar animal had come into her nursery, and asked her mother if there were wolves in the house. Both sightings - along with many other odd incidents - were recorded in detail by Dorothy in a diary she kept throughout their stay in the house.
  • A lawyer named Jacob Butler, who had owned Abbey House in the 18th century, was a noted eccentric who was said to have trained his dog to walk on its hind legs. Damien O'Dell, author of Paranormal Cambridgeshire , speculates that Wolfie may have been the ghost of this dog.
  • Author Leecy Davis wrote a cryptozoology-themed children's book about Wolfie. She added bird-like characteristics to her description of the creature, although the original source material describes it (in much vaguer terms) as having only dog- or rabbit-like features.
v · e · d
Cryptids
North American Cryptids
Airborne Frogman · Batsquatch · Buena Vista Giant Spider · Black Demon · Belled Buzzards · Black Star Penguins · Blue Birdman · Boston Lemur · Campfire Creature · Carmel Creature · Charles Mill Lake Monster · Coonigator · Crawfordsville Monster · Crocodingo · Deer Man · Demon Leaper · Deridder Roadkill · Dos Palmas Winged Snake · Dublin Lake Monsters · East River Monster · El Verde Creature · Enfield Horror · Flannel Shirt Sasquatch · Flying Horse of Mexico · Flying Horse of Virginia · Flying Rays · Giant Penguin · Giant Shrimp in the Laundry Room · Gow-Row · Green Clawed Beast · Green Eyes · Grunch Road Monster · Highway Beast · Jackson Dragon · Killer Cactus · Kinderhook Blob · Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp · Manor Road Pig-Dog · Mantis Man · Metepec Creature · Michigan Dogman · Montauk Monster · Moss Man · Mountain Boomers · Mud Mermaids · Mutant Canine · Nightcrawler · Octoman · Oil Pit Squid · Oklahoma Octopus · Panama Creature · Pennsylvanian Albino Bigfoot · Red Devil-Bat of Chester · River Lizards · Riverside Monster · Rochester Rat-Dog · Sewer Blob · Sheepsquatch · Snallygaster · Sugar Bundle · Sun Birds · Swift Peter · Texas Big Bird · Texas Stiltwalkers · The Awful · Tick Canyon Giant Rabbit · Tumor Seal · Whatzit · Wood Devils
South American Cryptids
Arica Monster · Atlantic Ocean Winged Abomination · Beast of Macachín Airport · Brazilian Werewolf · Calama Creature · El Cuero · Gargantuan Globulous · Huallepen · Kap-Dwa · Manta Man · Mapinguari · Minhocão · Parana Creature · Sawtooth Dolphin · Telepathic Football
Asian Cryptids
Buru · Con Rit · Gilled Antelope · Inflatable Hedgehog · Iranian Toothed Bird · Jodhpur Baby · Kting Voar · Maltese Tiger · Man Dragon · Masbate Monster · Rock Apes · Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf · Sukotyro · Wuhnan Toads
European Cryptids
Awd Goggie · Beast of Bosnia · Beast Of Tenby · Black Bird of Chernobyl · Boneless · Canvey Island Monster · Catalonia Fallen Angel · Chudinov Organisms · Crimean War Monstrosities · Flying Worm of Prague · Gnome of Girona · Grampus · Grass Monster · Grecian Dolphin · Highway Humanoid · Hollingworth Lake Monster · Kovahsi Creature · Octosquatch · Owlman · Pennine Pterodactyl · River Thames Monster · Sea Monk · Sewer Humanoid · Shug Monkey · Singing Spiders of Paris · Sussex Serpent · Vampire Caterpillar · Wolfie · 1856 French Pterodactyl
African Cryptids
Ambize · Dingonek · Emela-ntouka · Ennedi Tiger · J'ba Fofi · Manatee of Helena · Mutant Muppet · Spiny-backed Chimpanzee · Trunko
Australian Cryptids
Burrunjor · Elephantman · Hairy Lizard · Hook Island Sea Monster · Kabagon · Landsborough Gangle · Moha Moha · Pukehina Predator · Queensland Tiger · Tusked Yowie
Miscellaneous Cryptids
Antarctic Godzilla · Bermuda Beast · Ningen · Qupqugiaq · Rhinoceros Dolphin · Sky Jellyfish · Sky Serpents
v · e · d
Europe
European Cryptids
Awd Goggie · Beast of Bosnia · Beast Of Tenby · Black Bird of Chernobyl · Boneless · Canvey Island Monster · Catalonia Fallen Angel · Chudinov Organisms · Crimean War Monstrosities · Flying Worm of Prague · Gnome of Girona · Grass Monster · Grecian Dolphin · Highway Humanoid · Hollingworth Lake Monster · Kovahsi Creature · Octosquatch · Owlman · Pennine Pterodactyl · River Thames Monster · Sea Monk · Sewer Humanoid · Shug Monkey · Singing Spiders of Paris · Sussex Serpent · Vampire Caterpillar · Wolfie · 1856 French Pterodactyl
European Alien Sightings
Alien Octopoids · Badajoz UFO Creature · Bat Beast of Kent · Bird Beasts of Var · Crimean Slug · Cumberland Spaceman · Cussac Aliens · Domsten Blobs · Felixstowe Fire Demon · Ilkley Moor Alien · Kinnula Humanoid · Pendeli Egg · The Sandown Clown · Scottish Mines · The Silver Man · Villa Santina Aliens · Voronezh Aliens · Zanfretta's Aliens
European UFO Sightings
Crucifix UFO · Plague-Bearing UFO
European Hauntings
Berkeley Square Horror · Deogen · Derbyshire Ghost Plane · Elemental of Leap Castle · Gef the Talking Mongoose · Glamis Castle · Hairy Hands · Pupa the Doll · Specter of Newby Church
European Phenomena
Bélmez Faces · Black Volga · Devil's Footprints · Eyes in the Wall · Hessdalen Lights · Hungry Grass · Invisible Crowd · The Green Hand · Trevor Silverwood Postcards · Wall-Jumping Dog
European Beings
Cloud Giant · Green Children of Woolpit · Headless Angel of Portugal · Invisible Smoker · Jophar Vorin · Le Loyon · The Manchester Pusher · Pérák · Ratman · Whipping Tom
European Events
Dancing Plague of 1518 · Disappearance of James Worson
European Locations
Flannan Isles Lighthouse

Gallery[]

Photo Gallery[]

Advertisement