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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:06 pm    Post subject: Owl Symbolism on Dollar bill Reply with quote

Anyone heard about the little owl on American $1 greenbacks? It's supposedly something to do with freemasons and the "elite" of america so I've heard. I can't describe where it's at, but look online for it's exact location.


Symbolism by surreal artist Josh Neuman
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Owlers Forum.

When I first check a dollar bill I could not find the owl. But, checkin on-line, I finally did find it.



From what I understand, it is suppose to be a Great-Horned Owl. Pretty cool little fact.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats infinatly tiny. o-o
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what drove them to put an owl on the dollar bill anyway?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see any explanation, but I am assuming that it was put in for security protection.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! That us SUPER tiny! but, why pick a great horned owl? Didn't a lot of native american tribes associate them with bad things? That really is strange! I wonder what else is hidden on the dollar bill.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The owl was added in the 50's or 60's. I am speculating that it is a GHO. It sort of looks like one, but who knows. It is very small.

I also understand that there are 2 spiders on it also. Didn't look for them.

From all of my research, know one seems to know why the owl is there, and the Treasury Department does not even acknowledge that the owl exist. But, obviously it does. That is why I think that it is a security feature. As the dollar bills get older, the owl starts to wear off.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I actually found it on the dollar bill after seeing this post. Still looking for the spiders. I'd google it, but I'm afraid of pictures of spiders.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After doing a bit more research, I

1. couldn't find a picture of spiders, and
2. got a lot of sites that said the owl WAS the spider.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you ignore what looks to be the head of the owl on the dollar bill, it does slightly resemble a spider.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can find a reference to the spiders at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_one-dollar_bill

If you look at the bottom of the dollar bill, it is in the middle between the "ONE DOLLAR" wording and the round "1" on the very bottom line.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:22 am    Post subject: owl on dollar bill Reply with quote

If you simply google, "great horned owl bohemian grove" you can find a lot of links between that on the dollar bill and the skull and bones society.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh ive seen the owl on there! WHEN I STARTED SHOWING ALL OF MY FRIENDS THAT THEY DIDNT BELIEVE ME AND THOUGHT IT WAS JUST LINES. BUT SURELY, THEY FINALLLY FOUND IT:d
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yet, another thing i did not know about...the owl on the dollar bill. that is so cool.

and when googling it myself, i came across this groovy little owl made out of a dollar bill:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to say priceless, but actually it isn't.
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