Barn Owls Mistaken for Aliens in India
Here is a video that made the rounds back in 2017. The video was filmed at a construction site in the city of Visakhapatnam, India. Ufologists quickly made the video a viral sensation believing that the video showed clear evidence of aliens.
The video turned out to not be a hoax, but simply misunderstood.
The creatures standing on two legs with a menacing presence sure seemed like aliens, but they were actually a species of barn owls native to the region in central India. These two creatures have some defining characteristics including downward pointing beaks and heart shape faces, traits not common in owls that most are used to seeing.
Veterinary experts explained that the owls were malnourished and young, thus had not yet grown feathers which would have made their identification more obvious.