Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 12th, 2010
Giant owls did exist, at one time. The Cuban fossil species, Ornimegalonyx oteroi, was one of them.
As a followup to the New Mexico Bighoot reports, this account has come into Cryptomundo:
The year was 1986.
My family and I were driving south near Corona, NM; it was around 2:30am, when in the distance we all saw a 3 foot tall giant owl. At fist we were not sure but as we approached it, we realized that our eyes were not playing tricks on us. My father who was driving about 80-85 miles an hour thought about swerving, but decided not to. As we approached the owl, it’s back was facing towards us, and with in two feet or so, the owl’s head spun around, you could see it’s big eyes glowing from our car headlights.
Right before impact the owl opened its wings, (about 3 feet long on both sides) and flew up trying to avoid being hit. The owl ended up hitting the roof where it meet with the windshield; I immediately turned and looked back to see if the owl had fallen on the road, but I did not see anything fall from the sky.
The next day my father and I checked out the car; there was no signs of damage to roof. My family and I did not think about it much but after my grandmother’s death only days after, my mother feels that the owl had some connection with her dying. My mother feels that the owl was sent to make my father swerve and causing us to roll our car and all of us dying. I am not sure about all of that, but what I am sure is that night was the most freakiest night of my life; just the way the owl slowly turned it had around still give me the chills today.