posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 04:59 AM
I have had a similar experience involving an oversized dragonfly.
It is one of the two weirdest experiences in my life.
It would have been 1998, my friend and i were walking through the bush just down from hd his house to go to the shops, it was a bush we walked all the
time, used by heaps of school kids and hikers etc.
Anyways, we had stopped at a bridge that crossed a small creek, just taking in the view and throwing stones into the creek when we heard a buzzing
sound. I thought it was some with a remote controlled helicopter, it was pretty loud! Next thing ya know, top of the tree line, about 8-10 metres
away appears what looked like a bird but it was certainly not a bird. I look at my friend and he looks at me, next thing, it flys down down to us but
at some weird as angles, it darted to its right very fast then down on a diagonal to about 2 metres from us over the water. This thing was very large
and unlike any other dragonfly i had ever seen.
It was about 8 inchs in length but very very fat, not thin like a normal dragonfly, this thing was real meaty, at its fattest part, must have been
about 1.5 inches across and rounded, not flat. Its eyes were huge too, like just under the size of hlaf a golfball, everything about it seemed out of
proportion. The main thing i did notice that made me think this thing was even wierder was its wings. On its back it had a hump which had another
set of wings coming out of it, the hump was the size of half a golfball so not only did it have its normal wings out of its body but the hump gave it
the thing checked us out for about 3 of 4 seconds then buzzed off up over the canopy out of sight.
Very very weird indeed.
Never seen anything like it again in my life.
I live in Auckland, New Zealand and we saw it in the suburb of Birkenhead, Tui Glen Bush.