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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.”


0 #14 SS 2015-11-11 20:25
At this moment a bird keeps fluttering in front of the window as I am sitting. I kept hearing the chirping or singing noises. The bird flew on the window sill from a dead tree and back to the tree and back to the window sill. It flew upward and then around the side of the house.
0 #13 Fraydon 2015-10-22 01:48
Two days ago a bird flew through my front door and almost ran into me it then flew out the side door. Two hours later while messing around with my sons I managed to break my 8 yr olds adult tooth off close to the gum.
0 #12 daughter 2015-06-10 00:27
Today a bird with red wings and a red beak has heen pecking and fluing into my dads room window all day, we are beleivers of signs and everything we have seen about this situation is negative so we are real scared. But we have our eyes open....ill update soon with yall
0 #11 Unknown 2015-05-08 22:05
One day I had a bird pecking at my kitchen window trying to get in and he wouldn't give up ...... A few days later my uncle died but that was in 2013 ... Right now this blue bird is making a lot of noise outside my window and another one wouldn't move off my door step the other day ! Even when I walked real close it seemed as if the bird wasn't afraid like the others but I've been having a lot of premonitions lately .. I wonder if this is a sign ????
0 #10 Cassy 2015-05-08 13:17
The whole mating theory would make sense if said bird was male. The bird that has been flying into almost every window in my house non stop all day for almost a month is a female cardinal. Everything i have been reading is really freaking me out
0 #9 2015-05-05 23:20
Yes, I had a bird pecking on my sliding glass door. It would fly away come back.kept it up. At the time I had this annoying cough I had to be giving myself breathing treatments.well needless to say I went to the hospital not able to hardly breathe. I was admitted for four days. With pneumonia in both my lungs. ??? OK you decide.
0 #8 maureen 2015-05-01 04:07
But what if the bird is rapping on doors with no windows and then you go upstairs and it seems to follow and go to the room you are in and even gets tangled in the screens of those windows...I think this bird is ceazy..but it has been happening for about a week now
-2 #7 Beth 2015-04-28 10:57
Birds who do this are usually doing it during mating season, and see their reflection. They are trying to chase it off as a competitor.
0 #6 Bill 2015-04-24 01:18
I have a Robin flying up by my windows in my kitchen right now... I first heard it this morning about 6:30... It continued to do this until about 8:00 a.m. and then seemed to stop... I left for the afternoon about 12 noon and returned home about 7 p.m. a little while ago I heard the same noise by the window and sure enough the Robin was back doing the same crazy thing... I really don't know what to make of it...I'm not superstitious.. . But, I do believe in us getting signs... So, I guess I'll just wait and see what happens... What else can we really do ?
0 #5 Susan 2015-04-21 17:09
I have a robin that sits outside my kitchen window on a vine and constantly just flutters at the window which is only about a foot away from the branch, it then sits back on the vine and keeps doing it over and over. It will take a break and fly down to the grown and gets some nourishment then right back up on the vine and continues to flutter at the window. I use to have birds fly at my front window but it was because they could see right through because of a patio door inline with the front window so I now keep the sheer curtains closed. Do not know what to think of this robin doing this as it is the first time this has happened
0 #4 Sandy 2015-04-20 13:28
This is happing to me right now,my husband has been very ill and I'm wondering if it is a sign of death death Quoting Citizen:
If you will put a couple of rubber snakes out in the areas where its hitting the windows it will stop..
+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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