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2009-03-31 14:01:01

A British theater company said reports of a bear wandering Rendlesham Forest were part of a hoax to draw an audience to Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. The Red Rose Chain Theatre Company said fears of an escaped bear were sparked after they persuaded three people to report seeing a brown bear -- a species extinct in England since the 11th century -- near Ipswich, England, as part of their promotion for the upcoming play, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Company members said a famous stage...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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