What Does It Mean When a Bird Flies Into Your House?

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According to a superstitious belief, when a bird flies into a home, it is a sign that the inhabitants of the home will shortly receive an important message. If the bird is white or dies while in the home, it is said to be a sign of impending death. However, if the bird defecates on the occupant's head, it is considered to be good luck.

Some superstitions say that if a black bird flies through an open window into a home, it is a sign of misfortune. If the bird does not settle in one spot, it means the home has disincarnate souls. On the flip side, if a black bird builds a nest in the home, it is a sign of good fortune for the next year.