The sand dunes and shoreline of Formby Coast on
Merseyside are reputedly haunted by a phantom black dog called 'Old Trash'.
The ghostly hound has been seen by few people and is
thought to have huge, luminous eyes, the sight of which will bring grave
misfortune to the onlooker.
One Halloween night, two reporters went to Formby in the
hope that they might catch a glimpse of 'Old Trash'. Just as midnight was
approaching, one of the men saw a dark shape circling the top of a sand dune.
As they moved closer, they saw the shape of a dog, but as soon as they reached
the top of the dune the figure vanished. The sand was undisturbed. Whatever
they had seen had made no footprints.