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What's the Legend Behind the Bogey-Owl?

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It creeps through the ... air? Rather than under your bed? Regardless, it’s a terrifying thing to be following you around.

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The utter weirdness of the British Library’s public domain Flickr library strikes again. This is an image from “The Young Pretenders [A tale.] ... With twelve illustrations by P. Burne-Jones,” and I’m betting it fucked the kids of 1895 up but good.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Truly owls are terrifying.