I was doing research for my book yesterday when I came across this YouTube video of a bruja sighting in Mexico. Apparently it has made the rounds on Mexican news broadcasts and authorities have actually classified it as a bruja. How cool, (though maybe not so cool for locals who are really terrified of brujas).
I’m skeptical, of course, but it feels much better to let the imagination run away with itself.
I also found this great blog post in which a woman describes how Mexicans view brujas. She also relays her father’s story of a possible encounter with one. Read it here: Growing Up Mexican
Read. Watch. Enjoy. Tell me what you think.
That video is not enough to convince me. There is not enough detail. I find it more likely that it is some kind of rare, undocumented bird that happens to look like their idea of a bruja while it is soaring high up in the sky. It wouldn’t be the only being in creation that takes on the appearance of something else.