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This is my theory as to why they were so damn big. I was in a tobacco field. The tobacco plants there were ten friggin feet tall. I did think it was strange at the time but thought it was normal. The leaves of the plants were a foot across and over a foot long and had such prominent veining they almost looked muscular. Now, Ive seen tobacco plants before that at George Washingtons Mt.Vernon. Ive been there dozens of times. Those plants were more brown than green and half the size of the Maryland plants.
Its accepted that the tobacco farmers grow genetically altered tobacco for more yield. This is true. Some have gone as far as to take a "glow in the dark" gene from one species or another and cross them into the plants so that they start to glow when they need water. That didnt last to long from what I understand. But whatever the farmers have been breeding into their crops in order to have super crops got into the food chain. The soil, water etc.
Owls feed on mostly rodents. A tobacco field or any other farm land is usually overun with rodents. Perfect hunting ground for owls. As an unintended result whatever was used to alter the tobacco so extremely has also ended up having unintended results on the local ecosystem. One result may be the supernaturally huge owls I saw that night. This is a perfect example of genetically altered plants gone wrong and why we need to be more careful. For details on this terrifying incident read my "Mothman..giant owl? post. I was with over ten people who saw the exact same thing. Yes we were drinking but sobered up veeeery quickly. Your thoughts please...thank you..SoS..
Okay heres something for you "its gotta be supernatural" folks. The Mothman is supposedly linked to the Chief Cornstalk curse. The giant owl figures into indian lore like the thunderbirds. So maybe ol Cornstalk summoned the giant owls of indian lore to haunt us forever.