Exmouth 150-year-old legend appears in North Devon

A 150-year-old mystery which began in Exmouth has again reared its head in Devon – this time in Woolsery, North Devon.

A 150-year-old mystery which began in Exmouth has again reared its head in Devon - this time in Woolsery, North Devon.

The original 'Devil's footprints' appeared after a light snowfall on February 8, 1855, and travelled 100 miles across rooftops and land from Exmouth to Topsham in Devon - even crossing the estuary of the River Exe.

The phenomenon has never been explained and became a local legend - this month the strange occurence was repeated when similar prints were spotted by 76-year-old Jill Wade in her Woolsery back garden.

The North Devon grandmother said the single track of cloven-like prints appeared to have been made by a two-legged creature, similar to the footprints recorded in the Exmouth area in 1855.

She said: "I looked in the garden and it really intrigued me.

"I couldn't believe it - the footprints were in the shape of a cloven hoof. There were no other marks at all in the snow.

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"I was quite surprised by it and I hadn't got a clue what it was, but I thought I would love to know.