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Impossibly large bird spotted in Mendenhall Valley

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posted on Feb, 11 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: TXTriker

I've seen an eagle swoop after a cat before.
It got away but yikes!




posted on Feb, 11 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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The dinosaurs never went extinct.
They just adapted.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

yep!



There has been no mention since this sighting of anything else,
so this will probably go down as one of those once every 10 years or so sightings.

The last report of something like this in the skies above AK was in 2002,
which is covered in the documentary I posted,
but the history of such sightings goes back into the 1800's.

I found a more recent article on the history of Thunderbird sightings in Alaska and this little bit of history:


Jerry D. Coleman had been the first investigator on the scene of the incident, and over the years since, his brother, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, has chronicled this, and other similar reports of Thunderbirds. Writing about the recent Alaskan incidents at his Cryptozoo News blog, Loren gave some historical context for the recent sightings near Juneau:

“The late cryptozoologist Mark A. Hall documented in his book Thunderbirds: America’s Living Legends of Giant Birds (2004) that ethnographic and anthropological investigations published in 1870, 1874, 1881, and 1904 told of Thunderbird reports in Alaska.

The accounts were from the Tlingit in the Alaskan panhandle and at Sitka, near Mount Edgecumbe, at the glacier near Katalla, from the Diomede Islands, near a mountain near Sabotnisky (present-day Fortuna Ledge), and around Kotzebue Sound, Alaska.”

In other words, there is quite a history of such reports in Alaska, as well as an existing basis in folklore among Native American traditions (and much the same can be said of the American Sasquatch).


Alaskan “Thunderbird” Reports Are Already Taking Flight in 2018

Kind of cool really.
People don't understand how isolated Alaska really is unless they see it for themselves.
There is a lot of untouched/unexplored forest and mountain ranges.

I love it.



 
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