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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.


Anonymous said...

You don't have a link to a story or comment about this do you? Would just like to know where Tony got it from is all :)

Andrew D. Gable said...

Hmm. It is a bit perplexing, though, why there's such a preponderance of female witnesses to this strigiform mystery and so few males. This should at least go to show that the Owlman stands on his own divorced from any Shiels associations. Am I correct in assuming this is the second sighting with which Doc wasn't connected?

I heard today that the name of Cornwall is eventually derived from the name Cernunnos, the ancient Celtic horned god (who may or may not be the same as Herne the Hunter). Cernunnos > also called Cerne or Kerne > Kernow is the old Celtic name for Cornwall.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew, the name Cornwall is actually derived from the tribe that used to live in that area, the Cornovii, in Latin. It means something like 'dwellers on the headland' although the Romans being the Romans, they didn't keep the name unique to the area, possibly due to similarities with other Celtic tribes elsewhere (I have issues with the Morris theory, but he is basically on track I feel)... but I digress :)

There does seem to be a majority female witness pool, with only one male (the independent "Gavin"), to the appearances, yes. I wonder if this is because, according to social tradition, women are supposed to be more sensitive to things ethereal and supernatural? Although Elaine Aron seemingly debunked this in 2006, it may offer a clue. There again it may be just down to luck, or lack thereof.