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In some small towns of Greece, it is believed that if an owl
appears at a house at night and "sings" someone in that house will
die.

Submitter comment: My informant holds this superstition above all other
superstitions she believes in because when she was twelve she saw an
owl in her yard at some point in the evening and some weeks later her
mother became deathly ill. One year after that it is said that an owl
was seen on their rooftop and some months later her father passed
away.

Where learned: GREECE

Keyword(s): MYSTERIOUS ; unexplained

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001946CA

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