Owls and UFO Contact

The owl has held a place of reverence throughout history. And as strange as this might seem, owls also show up in conjunction with the UFO experience. I have collected, archived, and analyzed a wealth of first-hand accounts in which owls manifest in the highly charged moments that surround alien contact. There is a strangeness to these accounts that defies any simple explanation.

I will carefully introduce the premise that there is a connection between owls and UFOs, citing real-life examples to make my case. I will also share my own experiences and the challenges of this journey.

Along the way, I will explore the overlap of classical mythologies with present-day experiences. Yet the owl is connected to more than UFOs. Their lore includes profound synchronicities, ancient archetypes, dreams, shamanistic experiences, spiritual awakening, and death. The owl is seen as a messenger, and its symbolism is both benevolent and sinister.

I have been focused on a narrow sliver of reports within the larger pool of research. What has emerged is a pattern of healing and deep personal transformation. This reflects the core mythology of the owl. From the legends of our forefathers to the first-hand accounts of abductees, owls are still playing the same vital role.


Mike Clelland has been immersed in full-time UFO research for over a decade. His focus has been on the outlying details, specifically owls and synchronicities, and their elusive role within the overall phenomenon. Others have touched on these aspects, but none have covered them with his intensity and depth.

His 2015 book, The Messengers, was met with high praise and has sold well since its publication. In it, he explores the mysterious connection between owls, synchronicities, and UFO abduction. It was his first-hand experiences with these elusive events that have been the foundation for his research. This book is also a personal memoir, and a journey of self-discovery. He has published two more books of research, creating a trilogy of exploration.

Mike has given dynamic talks all over the US, Canada, and the UK. He worked as a teacher and is comfortable in front of an audience. He’s also a skilled art director and artist, and he makes use of these skills with highly visual presentations.

Mike is also considered an expert in ultralight backpacking, and is the author and illustrator of a series of instructional books on advanced outdoor techniques. His website, MikeClelland.com, is a comprehensive resource of his research and creative output. After 25 years living in the Rockies, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest.