Similar to the Raven or Crow, Owls can come at a critical time as an omen for a death soon to come. But death can come symbolically and metaphorically as well as physically. Owls denote a time of great transformation and invite us to transmute what no longer serves our best interest into something that does.
When a Melanistic Owl appears in a vision or dream, it emphasizes the rarity of something special and sacred. This could be you personally, or a person you have met, or a person yet to arrive in your life. This could also be an omen of a true miracle that is about to happen or has happened to you recently. On a darker note, this could symbolize the feeling of being trapped, caged, or confined without the ability to be or feel free.