In Mexico and Texas tales are told of a ghost known as La Lechuza,“owl” in Spanish. Also known as the “Witch Bird.” Folkore says that she was once a curandera (woman who practices folk medicine to cure physical or spiritual illnesses) that was exposed as a witch and killed by the townspeople, but returned to seek revenge in the form of a human-sized bird with a woman’s face. Sometimes, she is the ghost of a woman who was widowed by a man who remarried, or was the wife of an unfaithful husband.
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"i like to chase birds. and i want to hold birds."
Fairy Tree. You will see these all over Ireland. Usually a Hawthorn, but sometimes Ash or Oak. Ghosts and spirits hang out here, so you'd never go near one at night....and no one would EVER dream of cutting one down! Sep 2010
Zashiki-warashi are house spirits, fond of mischief, loved by all, and believed to bring great fortune and riches to those whose houses it haunts. They appear as ghost-like five or six year old children... They are considered guardian spirits of the house, and gods of luck & a house that drives away such a spirit will fall into decline and ruin... These spirits may befriend the children of the house & keep elderly or infertile couples company.