reply to post by OpTiMuS_PrImE
I did some checking on the Native American legend of Thunderbirds.
A documentary on the Discovery Channel postulated that the Thunderbird legend might be grounded in reality. Perhaps this bird does exist, in some
remote part of the Sierra Madre or someplace. It was suggested that maybe these birds ride thermal air currents, in the manner that big birds do; this
is why their appearance, coming from the west, would correspond with thunder storms. Naturally, the birds would be perceived as not merely preceding
but actually causing them.
There have been a few reports in recent decades from people who claim actually to have been attacked by these birds. These stories echo ancient
Cherokee legends, according to which there was a time when the birds carrying off children of the tribe was a serious problem. Intriguingly, it has
been demonstrated scientifically that the time and place of these attacks have coincided with thundery weather conditions, ie exactly when, from both
the scientific and traditional points of view, you would expect the birds to appear.
You saw this on Wednesday. What was the weather like on Tuesday if you remember? I believe it was very rainy. Saturday it is suppose to be stormy
also. Notice the weather we've had this year. I swear more rain and storms then sunshine.
I've noticed also this area of Al seems to have quite a few ufo sightings even in broad day light but when you go to get your camera they aren't
there anymore. I know this for fact. I came back with my camera and they were gone but about 3 minutes later military jets showed up but I've seen
enough of them in my life so why take the picture.
The plural thunderbirds (as the Kwakwaka'wakw and Cowichan tribes believed) could shapeshift into human form by tilting back their beaks like a mask,
and by removing their feathers as if it were a feather-covered blanket. There are stories of thunderbirds in human form marrying into human families;
some families may trace their lineage to such an event. Families of thunderbirds who kept to themselves but wore human form were said to have lived
along the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The story goes that other tribes soon forgot the nature of one of these thunderbird families, and when one
tribe tried to take them as slaves the thunderbirds put on their feather blankets and transformed to take vengeance upon their foolish captors.
The Sioux believed that in "old times" the Thunderbirds destroyed dangerous reptilian monsters called the Unktehila.
The part about reptilian monsters caught my attention with all the ufo sightings around here.
It almost sounds like the Thunderbirds could also be like the fallen angels of the bible intermixing with mankind and taking on human form. Have you
ever wondered why angels are painted and pictured with wings when in the bible it never mentions them having wings when they walking among mankind?
Maybe angels, thunderbirds and et's have lots in common.