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Are you superstitious? Read this, and you decide...

A bird that is trying to get in a house is a sign of death, says the old superstition.

If this were the case, I would be dead by now. Last spring, a red bird began pecking at the patio door at my house non-stop. He would fly off, then come right back, flying into the door. He would start in the morning, and do this all day long. By July and August, when we had the hottest days of the year, he was still at it. At times, I was afraid it was going to die, because you could see it’s heart pounding.

At first, the dogs and cat would go crazy, but they got used to it, and after a while, it became normal, and they didn’t pay any attention to it. I had heard of this before, and actually, it happened several years ago, for maybe a month, but never went on for this long. I asked several people what their thoughts were, and some said it was because it saw it’s reflection and thought it was another bird. Or, that it was mating season, and thought that another bird was in its territory. I thought that was possible until it started going to the window at the front of the house which is under a covered porch. For it to see itself, it would have to purposely fly under the covered porch to get to the window, as if it were trying to get in the house through another entrance.

This went on all year, until winter started coming on, then it quit. To my amazement, a couple days ago, it was back, doing the same thing. I am completely perplexed by this incident, and have no answers. I am not a superstitious person, but I began thinking about all the bad things that happened this year.

Was the bird warning me of terrible things to come like the many deaths that occurred this year, or the fire that gutted my mother’s house, the robbery, or the personal problems and heartbreak that I have endured this year? I am beginning to wonder.

I do believe in signs, and have always paid attention to things that happen in nature, but what explanation can there be? Could it be a warning of more significance such as the end of time? I don’t know. What I do know is that there are strange and bizarre things that happen in this world that we do not understand.

If any of our readers out there have had such an experience, I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. I have always loved to watch birds. I love wildlife, and am a huge animal lover in general, but this brings a whole new meaning to the term “bird watching.”


+1 #3 Christine Bowen 2015-02-12 17:27
I "Googled" BIRD TRYING TO GET INTO HOUSE, and this is where I was taken. It sounds like the same "identical" thing is happening to both of us. Mine is a female Cardinal, who apparently has nothing better to do with her time each morning than "ding" my back French doors over and over! I had read where it was a sign of death to those who are superstitious, but I am a believer, and not particularly so. I find this very strange...she does not seem to be frightened at seems deliberate. I do believe that God sends "signs" of things to come-the Bible speaks of the end times as there "....Being signs in the Heavens above, and in the earth beneath... " This is the second day that this has happened~ yesterday I did not think too much of it- but two days in a row ?? Strange, indeed...
0 #2 Al 2014-03-09 23:19
Same thing is happening with me right at this moment.
A robin has been trying to get into my house. Stands there for hours pecking then it will fly up set on my chair much like your pic turn around and fly into the window. He will try to fly into our doggie door also.
I had one death in my family 2 years ago and there is no recovery from it, I can't handle much more. So I hope that is not what that means.
0 #1 Citizen 2013-01-15 21:33
If you will put a couple of rubber snakes out in the areas where its hitting the windows it will stop..

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