The Owlman and Others

The Owlman and Others EASTER Two young girls playing in the churchyard of Mawnan Old Church in southern Cornwall were frightened by what they described as a nasty bird man flying over the church tower A few months lat

  • Title: The Owlman and Others
  • Author: Jonathan Downes
  • ISBN: 9781905723027
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • EASTER 1976 Two young girls playing in the churchyard of Mawnan Old Church in southern Cornwall were frightened by what they described as a nasty bird man flying over the church tower A few months later it was seen again, and the witness said It was like a big owl with pointed ears, as big as a man The eyes were red and glowing At first I thought that it someone dEASTER 1976 Two young girls playing in the churchyard of Mawnan Old Church in southern Cornwall were frightened by what they described as a nasty bird man flying over the church tower A few months later it was seen again, and the witness said It was like a big owl with pointed ears, as big as a man The eyes were red and glowing At first I thought that it someone dressed up, playing a joke, trying to scare us I laughed at it We both did Then it went up in the air and we both screamed When it went up you could see its feet were like pincers Her friend added some details of her own It s true It was horrible, a nasty owl face with big ears and big red eyes It was covered in grey feathers The claws on its feet were black It just flew up and disappeared in the trees These were the first of a series of sightings of what has become known as The Owlman of Mawnan a series of sightings that has continued to the present day These grotesque and frightening episodes have fascinated researchers for three decades now, and one man has spent years collecting all the available evidence into a book.To mark the 30th anniversary of these sightings, Jonathan Downes, the Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology the world s largest mystery animal research group has published a special edition of his book The Owlman and Others which was first published in 1997.A witness who saw the creature in 1995 likened it to a vision from hell , and another witness identified only as Gavin describes how his Owlman sighting in 1989 has blighted his life ever since The book also tells the story of Morgawr the Cornish Sea Serpent, and the summerof 1976, which was not only the hottest on record, but was the year that the whole of southern Cornwall went crazy I have explored various explanations for the events in the book says Jon, and I am not completely sure which one is true But I know one thing for sure I wouldn t let my children play alone in those woods.

    One thought on “The Owlman and Others”

    1. Well writen investigations, eyewitness accounts and real print of news paper accounts of the strange experiences. Has many of pages with cool eyewitness drawn pictures, newspaper accounts of incident and cool artwork. I would give it 5 stars but skipped to many pages on waky theories, witch craft and wizardry to summon the mystery beasts with no results. Even skippin these pages there were ALOT of great material left to read which took me a long time to read. This is so close to the perfect Cypt [...]

    2. In parts this is an intriguing discussion of bizarre goings on in Cornwall in the seventies. However, much of the story is tied up with that of Doc Shiels who may or may not have instigated a hoax, and this wasn't really what I was looking for in the book - though much of it was interesting. Some of the parapsychology technical jargon went over my head as a layman. But then, my lessened enjoyment may also have been due to outside factors, as I was made to read this book for two days, seven hours [...]

    3. I love books about the weird and strange, they're great for research for story ideas.The Owlman and Others is certainly a rich source of such ideas. I doubt Mr Downes conclusions about the nature of the Owlman and similar manifestations will fill the hearts of skeptics with joy, but I kind of hope he's right.Worth reading.

    4. I didn't like this book at all.I found this book boring and long winded. Along the writing was very small and lightly inked which I found hard to read

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