Some animals associate with paranormal – such as cats. If we talk specifically about birds, these are ravens and owls. I had not heard, however, that the peacocks were also in this category. That’s what Nick Redford points out in an article about Mysterious Universe, the first-person stories in his article are his. His material begins with the following quote from The Book of Phrase and Fable, 1898:
The tail of the peacock is the emblem of the Dark Eye, the constantly watching traitor. The story is this: Argus was the chief adviser to Osiris, the ruler of Egypt. When the king goes to India, he leaves his queen Ices to Argus. But he used his hundred spies (called the eyes) to become so powerful and fearful that he could usurp power. Argus closes the queen in a fortress and proclaims himself a king. God Mercury, however, stands up against him, takes him in captivity, and cuts off his head. But then, goddess Juno turns Argus into a peacock and puts his eyes on the tail.
Is it accidental mention of the peacock in this myth? There are several modern mysterious stories in which this bird is also present.
In 2004, I traveled to Puerto Rico along with John Downs from the Center for Fortean Zoology – we were looking for a breakwater. We investigated a number of cases where the mythical beast had attacked and killed peacocks. Interestingly, broodabra had not attacked any other animal, just the peacocks. Why, we never understood.Two years later, in 2006, I spent 6 months in the UK. Then there had just been a few cerebral circles in the field near the ruins of the historic Charthy Castle in Staffordshire.Because I was close I decided to go and see the circles, they were from the classical elementary type, with no drawings in them. The most interesting thing was that several punic feathers were carefully placed in the center of the formation. Other feathers were scattered on the side of the road. I had no idea why they were there. But there was one known. Jane Adams practiced Wika and she told me in a conspiratorial tone that the feathers were placed there as part of a strange and embarrassing ritual. The aim was to call out in our world a strange beast like a “phantom cat”, a “black dog” or Bigfoot. And to my question who exactly does these rituals, Jane told me that this is an occult organization that has put tentacles all over the UK. Truth or not – it was a remarkable story.In 2012, cryptologist Neil Arnold (pictured) published his book “Shadows in the Sky”. There it describes something that happened only a few months after the appearance of the crop circles in Staffordshirer.