A video of two odd-looking creatures, found at a construction site in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, in India, created quite a buzz on social media after alien-enthusiasts thought that they had discovered evidence of extra-terrestrial life forms.

The one and a half minute video posted on Nov. 18, showed the creatures standing in a corner. After the video showing the alien-like creatures went viral on YouTube, animal experts pointed out that the creatures in question were nothing more than barn owls.

The type of owls, as seen in the video, with characteristic features such as "heart-shaped faces" and "downward beaks" are found in large numbers in central India, mentioned Shivani Dongre, curator at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.

Apart from their unusual facial features, another aspect that could have confused the viewers who saw the clip, was the fact that the owls were standing on their feet (almost like humans) instead of sitting perched on a tree.

"When birds get attention, they tend to be observant in behavior which is probably why the birds look alarmed. As it was a construction site, the birds were on a flat surface. If they had a surface to grip on, we could have seen them perch," Dongre said, Indian news outlet the Deccan Chronicle reported. 

Another startling fact about these owls was the lack of feathers covering their bodies. Regarding this, Narasimha Reddy, a veterinarian in India, said: "They can be young chicks waiting for their mother to bring back food which is why they were standing on their legs. At the same time, because they were on a construction site, it could be that they got some skin infection that causes the feathers to fall off."

As to the wide-eyed, shocked look on the face of the owls, experts said that it was possible that the young birds were scared about being filmed by the video-maker.

Citizens were also requested not to touch or attempt to move the birds as they looked frail and malnourished and needed immediate medical attention. According to medical experts, these types of owls were not seen in broad daylight unless they were changing their roosting places, India.com reported.