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BEAST OF BODMIN
SOURCE: http://www.localmythsandlegends.com/uk/beast-of-bodmin/ like The Beast of Exmoor, is a phantom wild cat which ranges in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Bodmin Moor became a centre of these sightings with occasional reports of mutilated slain livestock: the alleged panther-like cats of the same region came to be popularly known as the Beast of Bodmin Moor. There have been around sixty big cat sightings recorded in the area since 1983. The beast is described by those claiming to have seen it as looking like a Black Panther or big cat with large white-yellow eyes and it's size ranges from 3-5 feet long for the body, with a tail of roughly 18-24 inches. The creature makes the usual hissing and growling sounds of a large cat such as a panther but has also been reported to have made noises which sound like a woman screaming. A long held hypothesis suggested the possibility that alien big cats at large in the United Kingdom could have been imported as part of private collections or zoos, later escaped or set free. An escaped big cat could not be reported to the authorities due to the illegality of owning and importing the animals. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food decided to conduct an official investigation in 1995. The study's findings decided there was "no verifiable evidence” of exotic felines loose in Britain, and that the mauled farm animals could have been attacked by common indigenous species. The report stated that "the investigation could not prove that a 'big cat' is not present." However the police have released classified pictures of large cats shot by farmers. Less than a week after the government report, a boy was walking by the River Fowey when he discovered a large cat skull. Measuring about four inches wide and seven inches long (10 × 18 cm), the skull was minus its lower jaw but possessed two sharp, prominent canines that suggested that it might have been a leopard. The story hit the national press at about the same time of the official denial of alien big cat evidence on Bodmin Moor. The skull was sent to the Natural History Museum in London for verification. They determined that it was a genuine skull from a young male leopard, but also found that the cat had not died in Britain and that the skull had been imported as part of a leopard-skin rug. The back of the skull was cleanly cut off in a way that is commonly used to mount the head on a rug. There was an egg case inside the skull that had been laid by a tropical cockroach that could not possibly be found in Britain. There were also cut marks on the skull indicating the flesh had been scraped off with a knife, and the skull had begun to decompose only after a recent submersion in water.
SOURCE: http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/paranormal/wendigo-vampire-squid-owlman-scariest-monsters/gallery.html?curPhoto=owlman-cornwall-church Owlman - hovering over Mawnan Church in Cornwall, England - Some investigators speculate that because Mawnan Church is built atop a ley line. SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owlman In Alien Animals (1985), British paranormal researchers Janet and Colin Bord pointed out that Mawnan church is built in the middle of a prehistoric earthwork. They suggested that the church may be built on a ley line (a straight line that passes through and links several ancient sites), and speculated that the appearance of the Owlman may be a manifestation of earth energy in this place. However in Modern Mysteries of the World (1989), they retracted this and stated that they believed that the sightings were probably of an escaped aviary bird rather than a paranormal phenomenon. It has also been suggested that the whole thing may have been a hoax by Shiels, who was a "Surrealist painter and writer, showman, wizard and arch-hoaxer" Mawnan Parish Council: http://www.mawnan.org.uk/
1909: JAN-17 [SUN] > UNX > JERSEY DEVIL > Sighting > Bristol, PA USA
Bristol, PA USA
Postmaster E. W. Minister reported seeing a glowing flying thing over the Deleware River.
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