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    https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/article240264696.html

    Missing dog’s ghostly barking heard underground. He was in a car buried in Virginia


    A missing dog case turned strange this week in western Virginia, when the owners reported their beloved pet’s disembodied bark was coming from somewhere in the earth on their property.

    Not from a cave, a tunnel or drainage pipe, but from the dirt itself.

    The family, who was not identified, responded to this odd turn of events by calling Franklin County Animal Control and Shelter, and that proved to be a wise move, according to a retelling posted by the shelter Monday on Facebook.

    Turns out “sweet elderly Henry,” their beagle, was very much alive but got hopelessly stuck underground Monday while doing “what any curious rabbit chasing beagle does,” the shelter wrote.


    “He managed to chase something in a hole on his property, which turned out to be a buried old abandoned vehicle,” the shelter posted.

    “Once inside, he manage(d) to get wedged in the far back and couldn’t get himself out. His worried family ... went out searching. They heard him barking beneath the ground.”

    Poor Henry was so deep that animal control had to call the Fork Mountain Fire Department and Franklin County Public Safety “for assistance and tools needed to dig and bend metal to get him free,” the Facebook post explained.

    Animal Control officials didn’t say how long it took to get the dog out, but photos reveal the long-buried vehicle was upside down in the ground, and Henry was trapped in its bowels.

    One photo shows Henry’s head and floppy ears weren’t visible until after rescuers dug several feet down.


    “Happy to say Henry is fine! He did not experience any pain during the rescue, just a little cold,
    thirsty and tired!” the shelter posted.

    “He was taken in the house to his favorite bed in front of the fireplace!”

    A final photo provided proof, showing Henry asleep under a blanket in the house.
     
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    The terriers are bad for going into holes,it's what they were bred to do but sometimes get stuck.Hunters in the UK go to any lengths to free their dogs,I've even heard of them blowing out mountain sides with dynamite in extreme cases.The Pet Cemetary heading reminds me of the time I was watching the horror movie of that name,I heard a thump and went out to find my pup had escaped and was hit by a car.I had to bury him before the kids woke up.I will never watch this movie again,a new one has come out but no,never.
     
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    I could not watch that whole movie...had to stop about halfway through. Just waaay too disturbing!
     
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    Horror movies don't worry me usually but "disturbing" describes that perfectly and something else on top of that for me now.It's like it's cursed.
     
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