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Originally posted by fattytheking
ive heard of large birds of prey flying away with sheep in their talons, why not a little girl? on animal planets most extreme animals show, they said that a eagle or hawk could lift more weight than a heavy cargo lifting airplane in a scaled comparison.
Originally posted by James the Lesser
Uh, Golden Eagles kill and eat deer. But don't think they carry them off, but dive bomb them and kill them on the ground and eat them there.
i dont believe that one bit.
Huge birds have featured in mythology. The Illini Indians painted a picture of a monstrous bird called the piasa or bird that devours men, on a rock face near Alton in Illinois. They used to fire bows at it as they passed in their canoes. The painting was seen by missionary explorers in the 17th century, before the rock face was destroyed.
According to the Illini, the piasa is scaly, with a long tail, horns and red eyes, it can be seen once a year, at dawn on the first day of autumn but despite vigils over the years no-one has seen it recently. However, some Indians claim to see another type of huge winged creature, the thunderbird. According to James Red Sky, an Ojibwa Indian of Ontario, Canada. We saw a thunderbird a few summers ago. A huge bird it was; a lot bigger than planes you see go by today. It didnt flap its wings not even once. It was white on the underside and black on top.
Modern reports of giant birds came from the USA in the late 19th century. At Dents Run, Pennsylvania, in 1882, Fred Murray saw a flock of birds that, he said, looked like giant buzzards. With wingspans of more than 16 feet.
In 1947, farmers in Ontario, Canada, were experiencing problems with a giant black bird that was attacking livestock. A few months later an outbreak of sightings occurred in Illinois. Theres a bird outside as big as a B-29! gasped 12-year-old James Trares as he rushed indoors to his mother. That was in January 1948 and on 4th April the same year, Walter Seigmund, a former army colonel and even though it was estimated that it was over 4000 feet up in the air, he was certain that it was giant bird. More sightings followed including some over Missouri, in which several witnesses thought they were seeing a large plane until it flapped its wings. Police and flying instructors were among the witnesses at the time.
makes you think doesnt it?
[edit on 1-11-2004 by optimus fett]
Originally posted by optimus fett
possibly wasnt an eagle as we know it