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.

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

The Antwerp Owl Goblet (1548-1549). Silver and coconut. This is the oldest known Antwerp owl goblet. The head of the owl could be screwed off, so people could drink from its body. An old Dutch saying was engraved around the neck of the bird: ‘Als alle ander fogels sin thoe neste sois min flige beste.’ (‘When all the birds are [lying] in their nests, my flight is best’) - Decribing the owl as a bird who is active at night.

At least 36 people were reported dead on or around the Maud Hughes Road Bridge. Ghostly figures, mists, and lights have been seen, as well as black hooded figures and a phantom train. According to the legend, a man and woman were held up on top of the bridge while travelling on a car. At first the man got out to get help to save the woman but she died, later the man also died. Another story says a woman threw her baby off the bridge and then hanged herself.

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.

The local legend is that Sarah was a witch and that the cage was put over her grave to stop her from rising! The grave is in the north side of the churchyard and that was traditionally the area set aside for suicides and wrongdoers. But would a witch be buried in consecrated ground?

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

The Bell Witch Cave - The Legend of the Bell Witch is probably the most well verified haunting in the history of the USA. Even U.S. President Andrew Jackson experienced this entity in person. Said after the encounter - he would rather fight the entire British Army than fight the Bell Witch! (Adams, Tennessee)

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Kuyang is an phantom human head without the body and limbs, flying to find the baby's blood. These creatures are known to the people in Borneo. Kuyang actually a man/woman that requires the teaching of black magic to achieve eternal life. During the day, a kuyang will take everyday life as an ordinary person. At night kuyang will fly to find the baby's blood or blood delivery to suck his knowledge as a means of adding strength. #Legend #Ghost #Indonesia

Blodeuwedd - Welsh mythical woman made of oak, broom flowers and meadowsweet and created to marry Lleu Llaw Gyffes. Blodeuwedd plots to kill Lleu so she can be free of him and be with whom she chooses but is eventually caught. Her punishment is to live life as an owl, hated and harrassed by all the other birds.

Great Grey Owl in Grand Teton National Park.

One of the best photography gifs ever made…. I like this pin. It is one of my favorites. There is a surprise. You must ion then tap the owl. Get ready for a "storm" !

Maya Sarcophagus cover, Palenque, Mexico

The Lambton Worm is a legend from North East England in the UK. The story takes place around the River Wear, and is one of the area's most famous pieces of folklore. The story revolves around John Lambton, an heir of the Lambton Estate, County Durham, and his battle with a giant worm (dragon) which had been terrorizing the local villages.

springtime baby birds hatching

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"Owls have fourteen vertebrae bones in their necks, which is twice as many as humans. This gives their neck greater flexibility, so they can turn their head around to 270 degrees."