Big Cats, Bunyips & Secret Tunnels: Some Of Perth’s Spookiest Urban Legends

Big Cats, Bunyips & Secret Tunnels: Some Of Perth’s Spookiest Urban Legends

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We heard a story from a friend of a friend of ours… As we celebrate Spooktober, we’re getting into everything spooky and mysterious about Perth. We’ve explored some of Perth’s most haunted places over HERE, and now we’re looking into some of the peculiar stories we’ve heard about our fair city over the years.

Big Cats Of …

The suburbs of Perth are rife with tales of big cats prowling through the night – from the Toodyay Tiger and Dwellingup Panther, to the Jarrahdale and Capel Cougars, the Kojonup Tiger, and the Yanther (the Yanchep Panther), and of course a little further south – the beloved Nannup Tiger. Theories of how the mysterious, enormous cats came to be roaming our suburbs range from the innocuous to the fantastical. Were cougar kittens brought to Australia by US servicemen during the Second World War as mascots? Was there an accident at a travelling circus that caused the cats to escape? Are they actually the last surviving thylacines? Or are they just feral cats that have grown to a giant size? Whatever the truth may be, the continued sightings have made the Big Cats an enduring Perth legend.

The Satanists of Kings Park

Another long-standing legend, there have been rumours for decades that Kings Park is the site of unholy Satanic rituals. Allegedly, witches and Satanists gather at midnight to commune under moonlight and summon dark forces. The myth has been exacerbated by the untimely deaths of homeless people in the park, as well as the park’s vast area shrouded in darkness.

East Perth Cemeteries Coven

Another legend of the occult, it’s long been claimed that the historic East Perth Cemeteries are home to a coven of witches who, much like the Satanists of Kings Park, perform dark rituals under the cover of darkness. Perth’s oldest cemetery

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