View Poll Results: Do Unicorns exist?

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    I don't believe in unicorns though there is a theory that unicorns of mythology are actually goats whose horns were altered to grow together. Magot Alder's Drawing Down the Moon features Oberon and Morningglory Zell RavenHeart and their flock of goats and they did a minor surgury on some of their kids' horn buds to turn them in "unicorns".

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    I believe they exist....

    I haven't seen one....

    and I don't have proof.
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    they exist in our hearts
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    Actually unicorn means 'having one horn'. There have been cases of animals who's horns have grown together in a genetic defect and/or mutation. This of course is not like the mystical unicorn but the deformity in animals, though rare, could of been the bases for the myth.

    As for the mystical unicorn...who knows for sure? Perhaps it was a spiritual creature or just a creature from another realm that has occasionally shown itself to a few.

    Anything is possible, even if not probable!! Just a thought!

    I say yes..without proof.

    Also the material many horns are formed from decays easier than bone so fossils may not be possible. Also some horns are edible to animals like mice. Some animals that shed their horns annually have a horn that mice and other rodents eat and gnaw into dust!!
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    Several real life unicorns have been crafted. It is commonly known as the "Living Unicorn Project", by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart.

    His unicorn was featured in the Barnum & Bailey Circus. It looked like a goat with a fake horn attached. In fact, as radiography and x-rays proved, it was a real, growing horn which was crafted by transplanting the real horn buds from their normal position to one in the center of the forehead.
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    Well unicorns are mentioned in ancient times (Sumerian & Babylonian traditions for instance) though it seemed they looked different to modern day versions. They were said to have a white body, a red mane, blue eyes and a single horn. The horn was white, black and red

    Pliny describes them as having a horses body, a stag's head, feat of an elephant and tail of a boar

    It does seem that vistors to India area do report seeing them or hearing them spoken about as though they were as common as elephants up to 1500s

    John Williamson research into unicorns is fascinating if you're interested and of course the French tapestries which tell the story of the unicorn -the last frame being the unicorn captive and unable to roam the physical world

    In 1994 an alleged horn from an unicorn was sold at auction in London for a few thousands - it was carved with jesters, dragons and green men (though its doubtful it was from a real unicorn)

    And in the 16th century the English crown jewels were suppose to include unicorn horn

    A cup "made from unicorn" horn (with gold and diamonds in it) was said to have been inherited from Queen Elizabeth I by King James I who then gave it as a gift to the Duke of Brittany

    If you look at the history of European royals a lot of them claim to own Unicorn horns (or did in the 16th century)

    There is still a "unicorn horn" in a catherdral at St Denis France

    So my take it this - clearly something out there triggered the rumours, I hope it was a real unicorn but I have an open mind. Would be interesting to have some proper research into the "unicorn horns" that do exist to see if even just one of them could be from a unicorn

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    They exist in my world! I saw one just this morning!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulHealer
    So my take it this - clearly something out there triggered the rumours, I hope it was a real unicorn but I have an open mind. Would be interesting to have some proper research into the "unicorn horns" that do exist to see if even just one of them could be from a unicorn
    They could have been narwhal horns, I think. Sea Unicorns, they were called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Mischief
    They could have been narwhal horns, I think. Sea Unicorns, they were called.
    I have heard that before -but still since someone out there was prepared to pay thousands (more than I would have done even if I had that sort of money) would be nice to know what he bought

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    yes they exist, and any one here can think I am crazy if they want to. I have seen them. I know a little girl right now who talks to them. Everything exists it just depends on what you are willing to see.





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