posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 01:09 AM
I would like to remain a-non-o-muss in this matter . In 1982 I was fishing in Lake County Illinois ,35 miles north of Chicago ,7 miles east of lake
Michigan.The area i was fishing is heavily wooded ,Des Plains river to the east of me and lake Minear to the west . I wasn't having much luck fishing
at the lake. I started walking towards the river .I seen an old picnic table half covered in moss , i sat to have a smoke. The shade was perfect
,the breeze was blowing hot humid air into the canopy of the woods,i was perfectly content ,but something felt strange .You ever get the feeling
someone is watching you. You look around and discover someone actually is .I looked around...... behind me ..in front of me ..left ...right...nothing
..i grinned ......My grin didnt last long ,i still felt that creepy feeling someone was watching me.
I don't know why but i turned my head,, over my right shoulder and looked up .mother ****** Thats what i said ***...I was frozen ...about 30 feet
from me sitting on a branch of a small cottonwood tree was a f****** black bird 6 feet tall ,about to bust the branch he is perched on .
Just watching me ..I could see in that birds eyes it was an intelligent s.o.b. the way it observed me .I was about to have a f****** heartattack ..
For some reason i told myself """its an illusion ""Not real"""no bird is that big """
I was scared ,this bird looked intimidating ,,it could have eaten me ! i am sure .
Wooosh A mighty flap of his wings 2 times and he was 30 feet straight up over the canopy .The wingspan was at least 20 feet possibly 25 feet .I sat
still on the picnic table still in shock ..a dream like state ..
I looked up to see the giant make a pass over me ,just skimming over the tops of the trees .and a second pass and he was gone ..
He looked like a giant crow ..mixed with a falcon or eagle . the beak was absolutely straight .Black as night 100%from head to talons.
I told some friends ,nobody believed me .I know what i saw .I wont never forget it ,but i am not obsessed about it anymore .I post because i seen a
documentary about this on the history channel. I just want anyone who documents this sort of sighting to know the year and location for their data
They call it a blackhawk and believe>> thats a perfect name for it .
i didnt know there was so much about this on the net i am off surfing .