Wildm an of central England.
PP'hysical description: Black creature. Large, white eyes.
Behavior: Rides horses.
Distribution: Woodseaves, Staffordshire, England.
Significant sighting: On January 21, 1879, on the highroad over the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal between Ranton and Woodcote, 1 mile from the village of Woodseaves, a strange creature jumped on the back of a man's carthorse and rode it into a canter. The man's application of his whip had no effect on it.
PP'ossible explanation: Ghost or other apparition.
Source: Charlotte Sophia Burne, Shropshire Folk-Lore: A Sheaf of Gleanings (London: Trub-ner, 1883), pp. 106-107.
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