The Cryptid Zoo: Owlman

Owlman is the name of a strange hybrid creature that, appropriately enough, combines human and owl anatomy. Owlman's size is said to be the same as a regular human. He is often seen flying, which should rule out a person in a costume. He makes a hissing noise and has glowing red eyes. The claws on his feet are unusually large and are black in color. His feathers are generally descibed as light grey or white. Owlman has been sighted by many witnesses in Mawnan Woods and in the cemetary of Mawnan Old Church in Cornwall, Britain. He mostly appears to young girls, and it is thought that there is something demonic about him. Some researchers have suggested that Owlman is a hoax that was created as a counterpart to America's Mothman.

You can find out more about Owlman from the following sources:

Benjamin, R.W. Owlman of Mawnan

Brookesmith, Peter, ed. Creatures from Elsewhere. London, Chartwell Books, 1989. Pages 30-31
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Downes, Jonathan. The Owlman and Others. CFZ Communications, 2001.

Downes, Jonathan. The Owlman of Mawnan

Half Man, Half Bird

McEwan, Graham J. Mystery Animals of Britain and Ireland. London: Robert Hale, 1986. Pages 150-153

Mendham, Trevor. The Owlman of Cornwall

Newton, Michael. Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide to Hidden Animals and Their Pursuers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2005. Pages 228, 311, 360, 412, 423

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Redfern, Nick. Three Men Seeking Monsters: Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-Men. New York: Paraview Pocket Books, 2004. Pages 10-11, 99, 123-125, 136

Wikipedia, The. Owlman

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