Monday, October 05, 2009
A couple of weeks ago a 12-year-old girl called Jessica Wilkins or Jessica Wilkinson encountered the Owlman of Mawnan.
This is the first sighting I have heard of in several years and only the second this century.
Yes, the news did come from Tony Shiels but I know that he was in Ireland at the time because we were with him. No doubt this revelation will cause further coals of opprobrium to be heaped upon my poor head by those who like to think that they know best.
However, we exist to tell you the news as it is told to us and we will, however, give you more news as and when we get it.
It is suspected that this may be a tropical disease of unknown origin that he picked up whist on the recent trip to Sumatra, so he is in an isolation ward with nothing but his mobile `phone for company.
We will let you know what happens as soon as we know, ourselves.
Remember him in your prayers.
Adam joked to me on the `phone that in the light of recent events, some idiot would say that he really just had a light head-cold, and that we were exaggerating things just in order to make an impressive effect....
Well, I have known there were big cats here, as well as wolf pairs (but have no proof of that yet to show). I finally do have proof of a large cat at my fiance's house; it is actually using his grave drive at a litter box of sorts at times.
This is a rural area where most people leave their large dogs out loose: labs, pits and GSDs.
My fiance called me a few weeks ago and told me he saw a cat that was too large to be a house cat across the street where there used to be plenty of regular-size cats (now we only see 1).
About a week ago I stayed the night at his house. Normally his lab will bark if anything shows up on the property and it immediately wakes Jay up - no barking that night. We figure this cat must have scared Epoch off, which would have been a good-size cat.
These are the pictures I took the next morning after we got home from eating breakfast and noticed what was in the drive and what was in the field next to the drive. As I said, there is a large dog on the property so I made sure to not get pictures of his feet, which are smaller than the cats feet.
While we were taking pictures in the field, Epoch the lab, was taking care of the kitty litter mess.... It was like he felt bad that it happened and he did his best to destroy what was left.
These strips were originally published in the 1960s in the American horror comic Creepy, published by Warren Pulishing. The original run was an impressive 145 issues from 1964 to 1983.
Creepy was resurected by Dark Horse Comics in 2008.
I always think that appealing directly for donations is ridiculously vulgar, but it costs a lot of money to actually do stuff. We have a string of little projects that we would like to do over the winter, and things would be much easier if we sold some more memberships and got a few more donations.
However, what we would really like is some sponsors. We are getting something in the region of three quarters of a million hits a year. I hope that we shall be able to attract some on-topic advertising for the bloggo, which will be able to push us up to the next level. Don't worry. It will never get to the stage that we are advertising any old tat like some people we might mention, but some on-topic sponsors would certainly help.
Sorry to be a pain.
Yesterday we announced the first trenche of speakers for next year's event. Now we are proud to add
GLEN VAUDREY: The waterhorse
SAM SHEARON aka "Mr Sam": Redwoods Bigfoot
and should there be something worth reporting upon, there will of course be a talk on our Texas trip in March in search of blue dogs.
When you add them to the speakers announced yesterday, it looks like this will be another bumper year:
MATTHEW WILLIAMS: Crop Circles
ANDY ROBERTS: The Berwyn Mountain UFO crash
LINDSAY SELBY: Loch Ness adventures
NEIL ARNOLD: The mysteries of Bluebell Hill
RICHARD FREEMAN et al: Sumatra 2009 Expedition Report
JON AND CORINNA DOWNES, AND MAX BLAKE: What happened in Killarney
MAX BLAKE: TBA
More stuff will be added as and when....
Film of the week - hmm... let me think…. A few months back I asked a young rapscallion of my aquaintance if he had ever seen Akira, and to my shock and dismay the answer was no. I was shocked and dismayed. Akira was the film that legitimised animation in the West. Before Akira 99.9% of all animated films and TV series available in
Here’s the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqp1BDXpAJU
And here’s a humorous related vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jafd97yJFOI&feature=channel_page
And here’s the news:
I don’t know; it seems ‘nuts’ to me…