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Old 01-04-2018, 01:11 PM
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Maybe an owl killed the Ratliff woman, also found dead at the bottom of stairs and also Peterson was last person with her.

Cmon this dude is a mess and probably killed two women. Id be more concerned that this jack ass is now free again.
I don't think he killed Ratliff, but if he did and got away with it, maybe a random owl attack was just karma's way of levelling the score. Or maybe he trained a bird of prey to attack his wife, who knows?
I'm not saying that the guy is a saint, not even trying to defend him, directly. I'm just trying to make sense of the physical evidence. And however improbable it might be, owl attack fits the evidence much better than the only two scenarios that were suggested at the time; homicide or accidental fall.
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Im sure that the Freemasons were involved in this somehow
I'm not sure that you're taking this thread entirely seriously.
Now, excuse me, I need to research the owl population of late Victorian Whitechapel.
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I'm not sure that you're taking this thread entirely seriously.
Now, excuse me, I need to research the owl population of late Victorian Whitechapel.
A researchers work never ends Joshua.

Never trust an owl.
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Death by Owl: http://hauntedohiobooks.com/news/str...eath-by-owl-2/
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I had not heard of this case before, and was a bit amazed by the owl theory, but tonight I saw some of the television documentary "The Staircase" which was aired in three parts on the series "An American Murder", and it is certainly strange. It was on the ID Channel, for anyone interested.

I looked up Michael Peterson at Wikipedia and got a very good overview of his case. The owl theory is real, and could hold water, perhaps.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mich...murder_suspect)

Very interesting case. No blood on his shirt seems a telling clue
for his innocence. But the death in Germany is also curious.
Anyway, thought I'd update the thread with the info on the documentary, and try to get it back on track for those interested.
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Don't forget that the owl feathers were microscopic. Had she been attacked by a bird, I would expect to see more than that.
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Don't forget that the owl feathers were microscopic. Had she been attacked by a bird, I would expect to see more than that.
Maybe, maybe not. One theory is the owl buffeted her head, and she reached up and grabbed its feet. Many owls have down feathers on their legs, and these feathers ARE microscopic.
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Maybe, maybe not. One theory is the owl buffeted her head, and she reached up and grabbed its feet. Many owls have down feathers on their legs, and these feathers ARE microscopic.
HI PC
no way. first of all the there is no way in hell and owl is going to inflict that kind of damage, let alone kill a grown person. Secondly this is the second time this guy has killed someone using the stair excuse.
Thirdly, she had been working out side-easily could have picked up bird feathers inadvertently.

its ridiculous.
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Maybe, maybe not. One theory is the owl buffeted her head, and she reached up and grabbed its feet. Many owls have down feathers on their legs, and these feathers ARE microscopic.
The husband had means, motive ($1.5m life insurance) and opportunity for the murder. There was also blood splatter found inside his shorts.

I doubt that a tumble down a small flight of stairs could've caused the fractured thyroid cartilage on her throat. Did the owl strangle her as well?
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The husband had means, motive ($1.5m life insurance) and opportunity for the murder. There was also blood splatter found inside his shorts.

I doubt that a tumble down a small flight of stairs could've caused the fractured thyroid cartilage on her throat. Did the owl strangle her as well?
bingo. maybe the owl killed the first wife as well! LOL
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