Thanks for taking the time to read my experience. Ever since I can remember I have always noticed a white owl flying above me wherever I am early in the mornings before the sun has risen. Whether I was headed to school 10 years ago or when I am on my way to work now, there it is flying above me. I have heard that owls are often associated with a death that has or is about to happen.
Now this is where I will explain my creeping feeling. During these early hours before the sun has risen, I always feel as though I am being watched or followed.
The scariest moment of all was when I was 15, walking to school (I attended a school across town to be with friends so I had to leave about an hour early to walk to their closest bus stop). I would always walk the same way and take a short cut on some train tracks to save time. This particular morning, I was feeling a little bit more drained than usual but I left thinking it was just one of those mornings.
As I walked down my street I felt a creeping feeling. Once I turned down the lane of train tracks I turned around to confront what I felt sneaking up on me, I was knocked flat on my back by an unseen presence. I lay there for a minute or so stunned and noticed it had got increasingly cold around me (it was winter but Southern California doesn't get that cold). I looked around but saw nothing but the streets and train tracks but heard faint voices. The next thing I saw was the white owl flying over head and I felt relieved and the feeling of being watched left me. I still have no idea what had happened or what may have shoved me to the ground, but I still get that dread of whatever it was when I am walking from my house to my car at 4:30am every morning. I don't see the owl every morning anymore, but I do see it at least once every month.
Thanks for reading. I like to think the white owl is some form of animal protector or something. Anyone with insight to owls and spirits I would like to hear what you may think.