a treatment of the UFO abduction lore
Owl hooting sound effect at the 1:22:45 time count...
So, we have an owl immediately preceding a UFO abduction. I see nothing overly "sneaky" here. More just a spooky sound effect that would be fitting in any haunted house movie.
Later, at the 2:27:35 time count, the same great horned owl sound effect shows up right before another abduction. This time there was a gray alien that met the woman abductee in a hallway, and she said to the woman, "Time has come Mary, time has come for you to understand." So, the alien plays the role of messenger.
She is shown a hybrid child. Mary is a quite an insightful name for a woman who gives birth to a child fathered from the great beyond.
Also of note: There is a Dark Shadows link with this movie. Both have the same musical director, Bob Cobert.The executive producer (Dan Curtis) was involved in the original vampire soap opera, and he also directed *The Norliss Tapes* one of the more bizarre occult made for TV movies of the 1970's. And, he also directed Burnt Offerings!