Have you ever been hanging out, minding your own business and all of a sudden, you see some creepy creatures in the crawlspace? Your mind immediately goes to some dark and twisted places. You swear that you have some sort of cryptid or monster in your house. Or maybe, you think for sure that you’ve just made first contact with an alien species. You hope that, whatever the situation really is, you make it out alive. That’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago in a city in India. Was this a Close Encounters of the Third Kind situation? Or was it much more benign and terrestrial?
In the Indian port city of Visakhapatnam, a shipyard worker stumbled upon a terrifying site. Two strange, creepy creatures with huge dark eyes, pointed faces and stiff, upright postures in the crawlspace of the employees’ lavatory. They’re striking, for sure. But what are they? The shipyard worker who made this wild discovery did what most of us would do in our era of “pics or it didn’t happen”. He took a video.
The video by itself is fairly chilling. The creatures, standing upright, stare down the worker with the camera. They’re small—remember, the worker found them in the crawlspace— but the way they stare unflinchingly at the camera is entirely unnerving. The grainy quality of the video adds to the horror-sci-fi vibe. Unsurprisingly, the video went viral in India. People who watched it were convinced that aliens were hanging out in a bathroom in a Visakhapatnam shipyard.
Final Hit: What Are These Creepy Creatures?
So what were these creepy creatures in the ceiling? Were they aliens? Were they interdimensional creatures sent through some portal to wreak havoc and destruction? The truth isn’t all that earth-shattering. As it turns out, the creatures that the shipyard worker filmed were owls. Barn owls, to be exact. They were severely malnourished, which is why they vaguely resembled Roswell Greys. Since Indian law protects the barn owl species, locals have speculated that animals were safely removed so that they could be nursed back to health and rehabilitated to go back into the wild.
Or is that explanation too convenient? Check out the video below and decide for yourself: alien or owl?