sound of the chain would frighten people so much that they would
stop in their tracks only to be caught by the dog. The dog would
then circle its victim at great speed in order to terrify them further.
bodily harm was ever done to the victims but they were usually found
cowering against a hedge in a state of shock after their encounter
with the Black Dog. Due to this, the slightest mention that the
dog had been heard was enough to send people hurrying back to their
did the dog ever exist, or did smugglers make him up, so that scared
parishioners wouldn't see them landing secret stores of brandy and
is still said that if you do see Le Chien de Bouley, there will
be a storm.