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Perception Report 4

by The Night Monitor

Black Stream 04:00


Welcome to the fourth instalment of Perception Report - The Night Monitor's musical periodical soundtracking unexplained phenomena.

Cover story: 3rd July 1976. Cornwall, England. During a period of strange happenings in the area (including a sighting of local sea monster Morgawr on the same day) the mysterious winged cryptid known as Owlman makes its second appearance of the year, when two girls are startled by the bizarre bird monster while camping in the woods near Mawnan church.

Sally Chapman - "It was like a big owl with pointed ears, as big as a man. The eyes were red and glowing. At first, I thought it was 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 pincers."

Barbara Perry - "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 straight up and disappeared in the treetops."


Fortean Times 16 & 17 (June & August 1976)
'Alien Animals' by Janet and Colin Bord (Granada 1980)
The Unexplained 59 (1981)
'Monstrum! A Wizard's Tale' by Tony 'Doc' Shiels (Fortean Tomes 1990)
'The Owlman and Others' by Jonathan Downes (CFZ 1997)


"The Night Monitor meanwhile is Scrivin’s channel for purely Fortean tunes, a series of releases “soundtracking unexplained phenomena”. The pick of Perception Report 4 is “Owlman Of Mawnan”, each element of which shakes and warbles as though mixed down from a decrepit (OK, haunted) Tascam four-track." Sam Davies - The Wire


released July 1, 2022

Written and produced by Neil Scrivin.
Artwork by Neil Scrivin.


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