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Interestingly, one photograph that could certainly have inspired people to believe that they had seen the genuine thunderbird photo is one of a large marabou stork held with its beak open and its massive wings outstretched by some native men, reproduced at the beginning of this present ShukerNature post and again below. Tellingly, it appeared in a number of popular books worldwide during the early 1970s, including none other than the Guinness Book of Records, which at that time was second only to the Bible as the world's bestselling book, so was certainly seen by a vast number of people around the globe.
originally posted by: oblvion
a reply to: theantediluvian
Everyone can disagree at will...but it was BERNSTEIN.
I was in the 99th percentile in reading comprehention/retention at the time by the ISTEP test....parents and teachers alike were awed by my skills.
In 1882, the Tombstone Epitaph began publishing both a daily and a weekly paper, the Tombstone Daily Epitaph and the Tombstone Weekly Epitaph, respectively. The Epitaph went through various changes during this period. It turned Democrat when Harry Woods took over as editor in 1883. The following year, it became Republican when it consolidated with the Tombstone Republican as the Tombstone Daily Epitaph and Republican. A Democratic judge, George Berry then combined the Cochise Record and the Tombstone Epitaph to become the Daily-Record Epitaph in 1885. Berry employed the help of John O. Dunbar, a Republican, as editor. This newspaper was replaced by the Daily Tombstone Epitaph later that same year, before changing its masthead back to the Tombstone Daily Epitaph in 1887.
Muhuru - a stegosaurus or ankylosaurus said to be living in Kenya.
Nguma-moneme - A spinosaurus-like creature seen in the Republic of the Congo.
Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu - A creature said to be living in the Republic of the Congo whose description fits that of a kentrosaurus.
Kongamato - A pterosaur-like creature supposedly living in Africa.
The famous Loch Ness Monster is sometimes said to be a living plesiosaur.
Velociraptor-like creatures have been sighted in Arizona and Chile.
Burrunjor - A supposed theropod dinosaur living in Australia.
Iguanadon sightings are reported in Papua New Guinea.
Mammoth sightings are reported in Alaska and Siberia.
The famous Bigfoot and Yeti are said to be living members of gigantopithecus.
Illustrated London News carried an article about a "pterodactyl" that workmen discovered while laboring in a tunnel for a railway line, between Saint-Dizier and Nancy, France. The large creature (some readers assumed a pterosaur) was said to have stumbled out from the limestone, fluttered its wings, made a croaking noise, and dropped dead. I have not myself seen this article, but if my information is correct the story is in the February 9, 1856 issue, page 166.
A fourth species of Ctenochasma was first described (but not named) by Philippe Taquet in 1972. A single specimen, consisting of a partial skull with complete brain case, was found in France and housed in the collections of the Saint-Dizier Museum. Detailed comparison to other Ctenochasma specimens in 2004 confirmed that it was a new species. In honor of Taquet's work on the specimen, Christopher Bennett named the species C. taqueti in 2007.
originally posted by: Thorneblood
Since we are speaking of the old tales, does anyone else recall the many stories of mysterious mists or fog that made people disappear?
Or the flying jellyfish?