“I was working with a young client with childhood onset Schizophrenia. This individual was a harm to themselves and others.
My back was to the window in my office when they started screaming “THE MAN IN THE BLACK IS HERE HE FOLLOWED ME NO NOOO!” As I am trying to calm them down, they start to sob.
HE IS AT THE WINDOW. I CAN HEAR HIM. HE SAYS HE WANTS TO HURT YOU. HE WILL COME IN HERE AND TAKE YOUR SKIN OFF HE WANTS YOU DEAD.
I am trying to calm them down, moving through the plan we had when they were overcome by their hallucinations.
Then I hear tapping on the window.
There is an enormous black crow at the window. Tapping on the glass extremely hard with its beak. The bird was just staring at me. It would tap, bringing its head back and slamming its beak into the glass. Then staring. Over and over again.
I got the client calmed down and we ended. The bird was still there. We leave the office.
The bird was still there when I came back.
Next client comes in. Bird was still there.
That bird sat at my window another four hours, staring and tapping.” — LustfulGumby