posted on May, 19 2010 @ 01:47 AM
I stumbled upon one of these a few years ago. It was remarkably beautiful, but what a fright it was. It was on a low tree limb, pulling the cat-like
face (eyes narrow and body flattened). At the time, I had no idea why it was adopting such a strange posture, and was unable to tell it was even an
owl until it returned to normal form--it looks even more bizarre when you unexpectedly see it in real life.
A local who was walking with me told me not to look directly at it when it was changing posture, that to do so would be an omen of bad luck. I didn't
have any trouble believing him.
[edit on 19/5/10 by paperplanes]