posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 09:24 AM
reply to post by chardonnay
Chardonnay, you describe the animal as very clumsy and unsteady. Do you nevertheless feel it could easily have reached you if you had gotten closer
to try to lure it out where you could have seen it better? You and your son sound like you felt so threatened that your fear overrode your curiosity.
After reading about what some birds in Australia are capable of, I do not blame you!
I'm trying to get a sense of what locomotion this creature could have been capable of at the time, and whether the lack of grace on ground is an
indicator of age or of a species more comfortable in the air, when its plumage is in good order, that is. It was probably some known species rendered
unrecognizable by moulting, but you never know. I wonder if it really was a baby or just looked like one because of the odd state it was in, having
lost its feathers or having ragged plumage.
I don't doubt it was difficult to get photographic evidence. Last summer I saw very suspicious heat lighting repeatedly flashing in the same exact
place over and over again over the ocean. Now it could have been a normal weather phenomenon but I had never seen anything like it and wanted to
catalog it so more knowledgeable people could give me their take on it. I grabbed the iPhone and thought I was getting good video of it, only to find
on playback I got nothing but inky black "soup" for visuals and the sound of my own breathing. But the fact I thought to break from my fascination
and grab a camera at all is only because I've spent so much time on ATS and its kind of trained me to try and become a better observer and remember
to reach for the camera more than I normally would.
I can't say snapping pictures comes second nature. And my experience with cell phone cameras and just taking pictures of my cat and kids is most of
the photos are a blurred mess, so it's a good thing I live with these strange beings and can get multiple photo ops with them. If I ever do run
across Sasquatch, it will just be a big brown blur on camera. If on video, it will be a video of the ground, my tennis shoes, and sounds of me running
and screaming for MY mother. I've been deathly scared of the concept of Sasquatch since I saw a dreadful "documentary" on them in the 1970's when
I was a little kid. Jason, Freddy Kreuger, Chucky never bothered me but Sasquatch, no thanks.