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Rainbow Owl Urban Legend

Updated on February 17, 2013

Rainbow Owl Is It Real?

Urban legend or not this Rainbow Owl picture has got many in a flap. This rare species can be seen in it's secret habitat on most days. A secret habitat so secret that everybody in world of cyber space has access to it if they first know where to find him. This secret place I am referring to could be Pinterest. He also can be found hidden in Facebook in the bowels and deep in the enchanted forest. Someone in Wellingborough in the UK has also had the foresight to name a wordpress blog after him as well as a Facebook Fan Page. Well if he is on FB he must exist, right, because everything you see on FB is true?

You think I am joking don't you ? Do a Google search for the little critter and there you will see him sitting there as bold as brass.

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Rainbow Owl Urban Legend ?
Rainbow Owl Urban Legend ? | Source

Urban Legends.

There are just some things you have to get off your chest and this is one of them. It is really strange how things just fall into your lap at times. Only this week I was prompted to start writing about Owls as I had had quite a few near misses with them whilst working out in the countryside of Lincolnshire. Amazed at the beauty of the Barn Owl and Tawny Owl I was stunned that they were out searching for food on the cold wintry mornings we have been getting this winter. Aren't they nocturnal creatures, heard but not usually seen ? Oh well that is a story for another article very soon.

No, you see I had already prepared a title for my Owl article then found a Hub Pages exclusive title so I thought I would claim it and write the article around this title. Research was the next step to find out about this so called urban legend, the Rainbow Owl.

Oh yes, I forgot, there will be more articles in this series of articles about Urban Legends as I have one started already about Merlin and Camelot. This is another article that I have in the drawer started but just lacking the finishing touches. I tend to flit around as the mood takes me. Concentration is often a problem some weeks as the day job gets in the way. Anyway keep watching this space and if you enjoy this one then maybe you will like the next in the series.

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The real picture.
The real picture. | Source

You decide.

Some will want to believe that this Owl really does exist. I mean there is a Santa Claus isn't there?

Started on FB this story went viral pretty quickly from what I understand and got cyber space talking and writing about it. So how come I had never heard of it until now? I really must get out more.

Perhaps it is the same for you. Well now you have seen him for yourself what do you think?

He is reported to live in the forests of China and the U.S for real. I prefer my version that he really only exists in cyber space. The thing that makes me believe this is that I found the photograph that the Rainbow Owl was photo shopped from.

Now what do you think?

Or could it be the other way round? Mmm I wonder.


Take the poll below and let me know what you think.


Which picture do you believe is the photo shopped one?

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Thank You.

As always thanks for reading to the end. All you have to do now is to add this article to your Social networking pages to get the word out. Start sharing today with everyone you know. If you are on Pinterest use then button at the top of the article.

Thanks again for helping me.

Kind regards.

Have a great day.

Steve.



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Rainbow Owl Links.

If you are interested to know more about this story click on the links below to see what has been written about him.

http://therainbowowl.wordpress.com/

http://pinterest.com/poshcoffeeco/

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/classics/u/classics.htm



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  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Aww bless you Sarra Garrett. Thank you for your votes.

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    Sarra Garrett 

    5 years ago

    They do exist, they do exist, they do, they do, they do. Voted up and Awesome.

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    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Sue, you could make loadsamoney though.

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    Susan Bailey 

    5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

    That could be my next project... Genetically engineering a Rainbow Owl, could be a little ambitious though.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    See Bailey, you'll have to wait a long time to see one as colourful as this one. Thanks for sharing and voting.

    Truthfornow, glad you like it.

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    truthfornow 

    5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

    I noticed that with Facebook a lot of urban legends are getting a lot of coverage. I love the picture ~ makes me want it to be real. Look forward to reading some of your other urban legend hubs.

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    Susan Bailey 

    5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

    Love the rainbow owl. Can't wait to see a real live one!!! Great hub - voted up interesting and shared.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Redberry Sky, thanks

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    Redberry Sky 

    5 years ago

    Fantastic - I love urban legends, and the odder the better. Love the photo - this owl so deserves to go down in twitter history! Fittingly tweeted and voted awesome.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Valleypoet, thanks for the comment. It's an interesting thought. What would it be called I wonder ?

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    Valleypoet 

    5 years ago

    If a parrott were to mate with an owl then............who knows! LOL

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks for being the first to comment, always exploring.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Interesting article. This is my first to hear of the Urban Owl. Who knows for sure? Cheers..

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