“La lechuza has also been spotted in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Many people from that area report seeing a big bird with big wings who steals babies. My husband, who’s from Venado San Luis Potosi, Mexico, says when he was 10 years old he and his grandmother, uncle, aunt, younger sister, and their four-week-old baby cousin were coming back from a festival and arrived home late at night. When they were getting out of the truck they were riding in they heard a loud whistle from a light post close by.

When they looked up they saw this big black bird with big wings and an old lady-like face standing on top of that post. They knew right away what it was and what it wanted. That’s when my husband’s Grandmother and Uncle told his Aunt to stay in the trunk with the baby and ordered him and his younger sister to go inside the house. His sister did as was told, but he stayed and watched in shock. When his Grandmother asked it what it wanted and why it was there, it replied with a deep lady-like voice saying, “You know what I want. I want the baby.” That’s when his Grandmother said, “NO!” and started to curse it and told it to leave. That’s when it broke out in laughter and opened its large wings and flew away.

It is said to be a witch, whom with witchcraft, can transform into any animal, but apparently, they (witches) like to transform into this bird-like creature but have also been known to transform into any creature. My parents are from San Luis Potosi, as well, not from the same town as my husband but the same state and they also tell many similar stories like this one. It’s very hard to believe but it’s even more difficult to not believe with so many people having similar stories and eyewitnesses all around Mexico giving the same account of these type of incidents. It is what it is, we live in a world of so many mysteries.” – Mary

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