reply to post by Hemps
About 12 years ago. I started to notice them, usually in groups of three. Once I noticed them, I started to notice that they were all over the place.
After about 2 weeks, it started to creep me out.
I read up on the birds of the area I was living in, read a bit about crows, and chalked it up to coincidence. I ignored them for the next couple of
days. They started landing on the sidewalk in front of me, like they were trying to get my attention.
After work one day, I walked back part of the way home with a co-worker. I just kind of casually said: "lots of crows around here, eh?"... and he
said: "crows? haven't seen many of those in a while. the odd robin and jay, lots of gulls, but I haven't seen many crows"...
...at which point a crow dive-bombed him from behind, knocking his hat askew. I`ll never forget the sheer profundity of his next statement: "oh,
Officially creeped out, and seeing them in more numbers and greater frequency, i sought the advice of a shaman (Cree) friend of mine.
He asked me what they did when I noticed them. (fly away, once I noticed them. always west.)
Then he asked me if they looked happy. (not as such, no)
Then he asked if I was happy in my job, and in my life, in that city.
I packed my bags, made my excuses, bought an airline ticket, and left. In hindsight, it was one of the best decisions I`ve ever made.
Your mileage may vary.