Since long before the first Halloween, witches and owls have been linked together in some truly bizarre myths. 

       For example, the Romans and Greeks once believed witches could actually transform themselves into owls.  Other folk tales tales say witches used owls as messengers.

       Owls have also been viewed as harbingers of bad luck and even death.  One myth tells us bad luck will befall anyone that hears an owl hoot three times.  Another claims the only creatures that can live with ghosts are owls.

       Even to this day, many people find the calling of an owl unnerving.  However, should the trick or treaters that invade your neighborhood hear the calls of a great horned, barred, barn or screech owl, the sounds can make their nighttime adventure a little more exciting.

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