La Lechuza is a creature out of Mexico and Texas. The legend is of a human-sized bird with a woman's face who lures victims to her by cooing and crying like a baby. She'll capture them and take them to her nest where she eats them at her leisure. In some tellings the creature came from a woman who practiced black magic before being killed by neighbors for her evil practices, while other tellings state that La Lechuza is a woman during the day but witchcraft turns her into an owl at night.

Legend Rock. Ancient aliens!!!

According to legend, this is the grave of a warlock. His head is burried either between his legs or in the stone at the top, and if reunited with his body, he'll come back to life. Rehobeth-Ridge Road Cemetery New Philadelphia, Ohio

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The Banshee, ("woman of the síde" or "woman of the fairy mounds") is a feminine Spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish mythology the creature is called the bean sìth or bean-nighe and is seen washing the blood stained clothes or armour of those who are about to die. Alleged sightings of banshees have been reported as recently as 1948.

Agustín Víctor Casasola- Woman accused of witchcraft. Mexico City, ca. 1935

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La Lechuza- South American folklore: an old woman witch that can turn into a huge barn owl and swoop down and prey on young men.

El sombreron- Guatemalan legend: a short man that wears all black and a huge black sombrero. He loves braiding the hair of the horses he rides, his dogs, and the women he woos. He uses a silver guitar to seduce women that have long black hair and big eyes. Once he's captured her, she usually dies because he does not feed her nor lets her sleep.

The Banshee, from the Irish “bean sí” (“woman of the síde” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish folklore, usually seen as a harbinger of death, as well as a messenger from the Otherworld. In Irish legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die.

Porfirio Díaz standing next to the Aztec Sun Stone. The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons.

Great Grey Owl.

An Indian legend says: "When a human dies, there is a bridge they must cross to enter into heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based on what they know of this person, decide which humans may cross the bridge... and which are turned away." That would be Karma at it's finest...

In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. Banshees were said to appear for particular Irish families, though which families made it onto this list varied depending on who was telling the story. Stories of banshees were also prevalent in the West Highlands of Scotland. In Welsh folklore, a similar creature is known as the Hag of the mist.

WHITE OWL ~ Cumbria, England

SuperStock - Mexico, state of Yucatan, a Mexican woman wearing a traditional costume

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A Yowie....an unidentified hominid reputed to lurk in the Australian wilderness. Reports of yowie-type creatures are common in the legends and stories of Australian Aboriginal tribes, particularly those of the eastern states of Australia.

MEXICO: strange Creature photographed in the municipality of Ecatepec

Amelia Jane Murray

A small creature that possibly taken from a barn in Mexico.  They took a series of DNA tests but the results were inconclusive.