posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 12:48 PM
When I was a child I lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba with my parents and younger sister.We had just moved to a new town-house development just outside of
the city,in the summer of 1975. I was a very bright 6 1/2 year old boy,so my parents took notice of this, and bought me a telescope and microscope
set.I used the microscope just about everyday, observing various plants and insects.
On this one hot summer day I was walking around my neighborhood searching for specimens ,when all of a sudden I heard this loud buzzing sound,and this
dark shadow passed over me.I looked up and what I saw was a giant dragonfly about five feet above my head.The wingspan must have been 18 to 24 inches
On another occasion ,my aunt was watching my sister and I ,while we were playing in our swimming pool in the backyard. The swimming pool was round
with aluminum siding.Once again I heard this loud buzzing sound, and the dragonfly landed on the edge of our swimming pool.My aunt was terrified, and
screamed.My sister seemd to be in shock.But I was fascinated with childhood wonder.
I saw that dragonfly many times during that summer, and to this day it is one of the most incredible things I have seen in my life.I have done some
research, and have found out that the largest dragonfly today, has a wingspan of 7 1/2 inches wide. While prehistoric dragonflies had a wingspan of 2
1/2 feet wide.Which seems closer to the size of the dragonfly that I had witnessed.
I was wondering if any of you have ever seen anything like this.Thanks for reading.Peace.