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Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:30 PM

its la lechusa.
and it doesnt have a real meaning its just a name


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:59 PM

My dad is from ft.woth TX he has been telling me and my siblings stories of la chusa for years. According to him and the rest of his family the lachusa is a creature with the head of a women and the body of a bird....they can range from being the siz of an owl to being as large as a grown man. People also say that there are good la chusa and bad la chusa. If you make the la chusa call either one could show up. the thing is you dont know which kind will show up. The bad la chusa will attack and basically rip you apart and cart off your soul. the good la chusa are said to help if your in distress. They say if you are ever to come across a la chusa and it calls out never to call back. They also say that the way to distinguish between a good or bad lachusa is in the face. the evil ones have the face of and old ugly women, the good have the face of a beautiful young girl. I was always skeptical as a kid until we visited my granfathers house in ft. worth. While out in the backyard one night me and my older brother were playing and he called out for la chusa and did the "la chusa whistle" we laughed and continued messing around. after tireing ourselves out we were walking to the backdoor when something came swooping down, it didnt land it just kept swooping back and forth around my grandpas backyard it scared the **** out of me and ive never played around with this particular "myth" its not really my thing to mess with things that are considered "other worldly"


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:25 PM

theSOURCE on Jun 15 2005, 11:59 PM, said:

The word lechuza simply means "owl."

I've never heard of la lechuza being particularly huge or menacing, though (ala Mothman). My grandfather used to tell me several old legends concerning la lechuza. He said that superstitious people believed that whenever someone heard an owl hooting just outside their window it was a warning that someone in the family was going to die soon.

He also said many believed if they saw an owl perched on a tree looking into their house it was a sign that an evil person had put a curse upon their home.


Indeed the proper spelling is lechuza and it does mean owl. Of course the secondary meaning is of a shape shifting, or bilocating, brujo or bruja (Spanish for witch) who can either shift into, or through their spirit possess through bilocation their own animal familiar, or appear as an owl. They are anywhere from three feet up to six feet tall. They do usually fly over and come near houses that they have cursed. The curses are usually in the form of something dug up in the soil or an object placed somewhere on the grounds. They are checking up on their trabajitos (lil jobs). Brujos and brujas can also shift into other animal forms such as coyotes but the most popular legends of folklore seem to focus on the owls.

deadluv21 on Jun 19 2005, 03:21 AM, said:

Lechuzas are witches who shape shift into large half woman, half owl creatures. When I was a child I saw a currandero (witch healer) cast a ritual and drop a lechuza from a tree and stab it in the heart with a silver knife. My mother forced me to turn away at that point so I missed the "shape shifting back to human form". The lechuza that was killed by the currandero was allegedly causing trouble in the neighborhood. If you go to teresafbarker.com you can read about lechuzas. She calls them by their other name, Tecolotes. If you click on the site map on the homepage, you will find tecolotes under supernatural. Teresa Barker had some bad experiences with lechuzas herself. The kind of lechuzas that were bothering her were not shape shifters, they were sent by witches to do the harm. I personally know a Bruja (witch) who keeps owls in cages in her backyard. You can guess what she does with them."


Sounds about right. My family has seen them before.

hartman on Dec 27 2005, 10:06 PM, said:

Does anyone know how to catch and or kill a la chusa?  If so  please get back to me, thanks.


Some say you can cuss at them, others to read the Bible, and others claim silver objects such as bullets or knives.

Daniella2310 on Dec 28 2005, 07:41 PM, said:

Yep. Lechuza is a kind of owl. (ugly though). I remember when I would be at my beach house, I would hear them at night and my aunt always told me they attack people by taking the victims' eyes out haha of course she was kidding, but it was scary when I was little. I loved it.


The pulling eyes out or scratching on window screens is what is most frequently said to scare children.

CharmedFan3 on Dec 29 2005, 05:01 PM, said:

What do witches have to do with La Lechusa?. I really dont understand why witches-who practice wicca would shapeshift in to large birds and attack people i really doubt that witches can shapeshift in to owls or birds that is more of a demonic related story. As far as i know Witches are the followers of Wicca and there is no point to accuse witches of being La Lechusas.


Not all witches are practicing Wiccans. Wiccans chose an old word but there are witches in every culture of this world.

I have a story maybe I will share later but have to go...and great job in resurrecting an ancient thread...


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:02 PM

firefemme1202 on Nov 16 2004, 05:55 PM, said:

Do you know what La Chusa is SUPPOSED to be?  I live in Texas now but spent my first 11 years of life in Southern Cali and our urban legend was Bloody Mary, outside my house complex, there was a creek with overgrown trees and bushes and brush with a cage in it, and my friends and I were afraid it was the cage where bloody mary kept the kids (even though I'm sure it was just a cage for like raccoons or possums or whatever) so LaChusa is probably the same tall tale.  But even if your Grandma isn't the type to tell them, how old was she? She probably honestly believed it was LaChusa when it was really a big bird or whatever lol...Do you know anything else about this legend aside from it supposed to kill you if you return the call?

I too live in Texas,La Chusa is a half bird half wiitch? or a Witch that changes her shape into a Big Owl,This legend goes far back into the Mexican foklore.Legend has it that when this witch lady was practiceing witch craft she had neglected her children and somehow they died in or around a river"Rio Grande" and she went madd,Legend also states that if you hear her calling someone will die soon,others say that she went madd and killed her children and when she cries out it is because she is looking for them.
"AAAAAAAEEEEEEEE,DONDE esta mi EJOES,AAAAEEEEEEE donde esta mi MEJITOES" is what she is heard to be saying and to hear her message is to hear certain death.but to see her brings death to your door.


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

cjg123 on Mar 27 2009, 01:59 PM, said:

My dad is from ft.woth TX he has been telling me and my siblings stories of la chusa for years. According to him and the rest of his family the lachusa is a creature with the head of a women and the body of a bird....they can range from being the siz of an owl to being as large as a grown man. People also say that there are good la chusa and bad la chusa. If you make the la chusa call either one could show up. the thing is you dont know which kind will show up. The bad la chusa will attack and basically rip you apart and cart off your soul. the good la chusa are said to help if your in distress. They say if you are ever to come across a la chusa and it calls out never to call back. They also say that the way to distinguish between a good or bad lachusa is in the face. the evil ones have the face of and old ugly women, the good have the face of a beautiful young girl. I was always skeptical as a kid until we visited my granfathers house in ft. worth. While out in the backyard one night me and my older brother were playing and he called out for la chusa and did the "la chusa whistle" we laughed and continued messing around. after tireing ourselves out we were walking to the backdoor when something came swooping down, it didnt land it just kept swooping back and forth around my grandpas backyard it scared the **** out of me and ive never played around with this particular "myth" its not really my thing to mess with things that are considered "other worldly"

that is also part of the legend,I heard the story of some people and one Old lady that played with the legend one night and was found dead the next morning with her hair whiter than snow an a look on her face that could only be discribed as horrid,Go to Mexico just across the border going into nevo Laredo and the mear talk of this brings bad luck and might even get people spooked and run awy.


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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:08 PM

theghost on Mar 27 2009, 05:02 PM, said:

I too live in Texas,La Chusa is a half bird half wiitch? or a Witch that changes her shape into a Big Owl,This legend goes far back into the Mexican foklore.Legend has it that when this witch lady was practiceing witch craft she had neglected her children and somehow they died in or around a river"Rio Grande" and she went madd,Legend also states that if you hear her calling someone will die soon,others say that she went madd and killed her children and when she cries out it is because she is looking for them.
"AAAAAAAEEEEEEEE,DONDE esta mi EJOES,AAAAEEEEEEE donde esta mi MEJITOES" is what she is heard to be saying and to hear her message is to hear certain death.but to see her brings death to your door.


You are confusing the legends of La Lechuza with that of La Llorona (which means the sobbing woman). There are many lechuzas but only one La Llorona. The Llorona, in one of the accounts about her, had a husband who neglected her and spent all their money on drink and women. The wife was so distraught she drowned her children in the river. When she died she was not allowed in heaven and was told to find her children first so she can now be heard at night walking up and down the river banks crying for her children. La Llorona dates back to the Aztecs actually, it was one of the omens that their empire was going to fall, another was a three-headed comet, the first Llorona was at a lake actually as well and not a river. There are many different versions of La Llorona and she is said to haunt many bodies of water, each locality has its own variant and claims she haunts their local body of water, so it is an urban legend or a ghost story and she is usually thought of as a ghost which haunts.

La Lechuza is not a cryptid either. I am from San Antonio, firstborn here, the rest of my family is from father south, so grew up with these stories, they have been told and retold more times than I can remember, my sister even knew how to do a lechuza call, putting both hands together and making a whistler as her fingers from one hand moved.

My uncle as a teen in Alice, Texas caught a lechuza on their property and broke its leg. A few weeks later he was on a ladder and fell and broke his own. They said the witch cursed him. When a lechuza returns to normal form any damage sustained will remain.

My mother has seen them before as well. They sometimes come in groups from two to three or so. They can be heard speaking normal speech. They do not have human faces. They are unusually tall for a regular owl. I truly believe in them.

Edited by Rosewin, 28 March 2009 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:54 AM

Rosewin on Mar 28 2009, 08:08 AM, said:

You are confusing the legends of La Lechuza with that of La Llorona (which means the sobbing woman). There are many lechuzas but only one La Llorona. The Llorona, in one of the accounts about her, had a husband who neglected her and spent all their money on drink and women. The wife was so distraught she drowned her children in the river. When she died she was not allowed in heaven and was told to find her children first so she can now be heard at night walking up and down the river banks crying for her children. La Llorona dates back to the Aztecs actually, it was one of the omens that their empire was going to fall, another was a three-headed comet, the first Llorona was at a lake actually as well and not a river. There are many different versions of La Llorona and she is said to haunt many bodies of water, each locality has its own variant and claims she haunts their local body of water, so it is an urban legend or a ghost story and she is usually thought of as a ghost which haunts.

La Lechuza is not a cryptid either. I am from San Antonio, firstborn here, the rest of my family is from father south, so grew up with these stories, they have been told and retold more times than I can remember, my sister even knew how to do a lechuza call, putting both hands together and making a whistler as her fingers from one hand moved.

My uncle as a teen in Alice, Texas caught a lechuza on their property and broke its leg. A few weeks later he was on a ladder and fell and broke his own. They said the witch cursed him. When a lechuza returns to normal form any damage sustained will remain.

My mother has seen them before as well. They sometimes come in groups from two to three or so. They can be heard speaking normal speech. They do not have human faces. They are unusually tall for a regular owl. I truly believe in them.



Wow, I've never heard of La Lechuza, it's very interesting though.

I've been hearing of La llorona and La Siguanaba since I can remember, among other legends. Although, not sure what to make of them!:P


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:39 AM

My mother is an lvn, from south Texas. She worked in nursing homes around Floresville and Jourdanton. I remember her saying that she had seen La Chusa a  couple of times when some of her old people passed on. She also saw something  weird on the roof by the air conditioner one night and was so freaked out by it she called me at about 3 a.m.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:47 PM

I know this is an old topic, but I just gotta say: Sounds loads like a harpy of Greek legend. What do these creatures symbolize, to the point that there are near duplicates (in behavior and appearance) half way around the world? From what time period did the La Lechuza originate, or at least, the legends begin?


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:38 PM

oh noes my windshield wippers turned on!!!it must be lechusa

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:50 PM

Feenix Fire on Nov 17 2004, 02:38 PM, said:

Are you sure it wasn't La Llorona? that pretty much sounds like her. Her story is different depending on where and who you hear it from but its always the same formula. One is that her husband was cheating on her so she took their kids and drowned them in the river. then killed herself. that's the story I hear the most. But usually if someone sees her, it's by a river.  My father-in-law set he heard her crying in a ghostly way but he was too scared too investigate. He trying looking from where he was but couldn't see anything.                                       That's cool though. I also had a relative who rode with Panch Villa. He was either an uncle or grandfather. I can't remember what my grandmother said. But he died long before I was born of course. But yeah, La Lechusa sounds right. Thx. grin2.gif


no, la llorona is a something else, i first heard the story of la lechusa when i was visiting my cousins in mexico. Its said to be a witch who basically transforms or disguises herself as a giant owl....thats all i remember from the story.


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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:32 AM

I live in Texas and we have had an experience with the La Lechuza apparently the la Lechuza is a witch bird that has a story behind it- WELL THERE IS THIS LEGEND ABOUT A WITCH WHO WAS SUPPOSEDLY KILLED BY TOWNSPEOPLE AFTER FINDING OUT SHE WAS A CURANDERA(SPANISH FOR SOMEONE WHO PRACTICE BLACKMAGIC).SHE THEN RETURNS TO HAUNT IN THE SHAPE OF A LARGE BIRD WITH A HUMAN HEAD.LEGEND HAS IT THAT IF SHE WISTLES AT YOU,YOU WILL WAKE UP THE NEXT DAY WITH BRUISES.OUSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF CORPUS CHRISTI,THERE IS AN OLD ABANDONED SCHOOL BUILDING.AT NIGHT YOU CAN SEE A LARGE BIRD WITH AN EVEN LARGER HEAD.PEOPLE SAY THAT IT IS LA LECHUZA. So living in a small town and having this experience was kinda crazy. So what happens when a Lechuza comes to your presents, you must bless it a way. So many People do not believe in the Lechuza but throughout my life span I have been studying these type of Mexican legends and i am only in high school. So
If you don't belive in these legends, have an experience with one and then come back and reply to this message.


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:46 PM

very interesting stuff...


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:35 PM

I live in Puerto Rico and i've heard stories about La Lechusa, it's quite similar to what it's heard in Texas along with La Llorona and Bloody Mary. I find it wierd that such stories can be so similar in such different parts in the world.


Btw, Santera is a person that practices black magic, curandera is usually a person that pratices healing.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:21 AM

according to all the stories ive heard the lechusa is a witch in bird form and can ether look completley like a owl or have a the witches face and a bird body. well it makes a noise like a baby crying and it mocks and chalenges you and you have to chalenge it back (swearing taunting) you know. never heard of it kiling people.





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