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originally posted by: Casandra
The article says the creature didn't have any hair or feathers. How come some people describe it as having feathers then? And those who say the article had a picture, now we know it didn't. So... what's going on here?
How come so many people remember it and the details match in some cases (the Unexplained Mysteries books, magazines like Saga, Argosy, etc.) while in others they don't (feathers/no feathers, bird/pterosaur, 3 men/6 or more)?
I've never seen the photo but I find the subject fascinating. I wonder what happened to the body of the creature (the article says it was going to be skinned), or the bit ot wing the men brought back with them. Could it be possible it was taken to a museum or university to be studied, maybe?
You can't just drag a huge corpse like that through town without someone noticing it:
"Hey Bill, what's that you got there?"
"Oh, this? Just a bird that flew into my horse. And I just had it washed, man!"
Anyway, I hope the mystery is solved some day.
originally posted by: NephraTari
This is a huge bird but is not what is known as a thunderbird by most north american tribes. Thunderbirds look more like an enormous Raven. I have seen up close once, the thread is in this forum somewhere. It was the catalyst to my awakening. These birds are strange and definitely belong in this forum, but they are not what are often referred to as Thunderbirds in our stories.
originally posted by: ShadeWolf
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?
I know of one or two stories about fog disappearances, and I'm fairly familiar with the skybeasts theory. Regarding the first, look up the "Lost Battalion" of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, some sources say that they vanished into a "low-hanging cloud" and were never seen again.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: NephraTari
Whenever I think of massive birds, I think of teratorns and specifically, this picture of Dr. Kenneth E. Campbell in front of a model of Argintavis Magnificences. It does have a ravenesque appearance.
originally posted by: andy1972
a reply to: Vasa Croe
Am I the only one thinking the dimensions of said Thunderbird described above are maybe a little OTT?