Discussion in 'Cryptozoology' started by nivek, Jan 15, 2019.
Dinosaur Bird Spotted in Pennsylvania
A Pennsylvania man on Wednesday said he saw a “lizard-like” bird in Lehigh County
The man, a 47-year-old construction worker who provided a full name and contact information but asked to remain anonymous, said he was outside cutting firewood for his fireplace when the unusual creature showed up last Monday at 2:14 p.m..
“A large shadow appeared above me. I ran inside to grab my phone, but by the time I came outside the bird was gone. I’ve been terrified to go outside since that event,” he told Cryptozoology News
The eyewitness, who also provided a sketch of the purported flying animal, described it as a green bird with a 20 feet wingspan and fully covered in scales.
“It also had a spike on the end of its tail and razor-like talons,” he said, adding that it resembled a lizard.
I'd say based on the "drawing" that since it had feathers it wasn't a pterosaur. Also the drawing and the writing look like they were done by a 7 year old.
yeah, sounds more like the "thunderbird"
I'd say the guys kid saw an eagle and was freaked out since he has been reading to many dinosaur books.
I don't see it as being a thunderbird either.
No pic of the bird, that's a bummer, unless it was a cover-up, maybe it was a thunderbird...
'Large bird' knocks out power for 22,000 in Hammond
Wondering what caused the outage that left thousands without power in Hammond on Friday afternoon? You can credit a 'large bird.'
According to Entergy Louisiana officials, the bird apparently flew into the region's substation just before 4 p.m. and managed to completely knock out power for about 22,000 customers. Crews were dispatched to assess the outage and energy was restored just before 5 p.m., officials said.
The roughly hour-long outage affected most of the city of Hammond, above I-12. Reports showed that traffic lights at most intersections were out while power was down.
The bird died as a result of its collision with the power lines, according to a report by WBRZ.
he says that he saw it, not his kid
Yes I know that is what he said......then he must have had his kid draw the picture.
I'd say this is a classic example of a guy wanting attention.
yeah that's a little too weird for me lol
there is no proof for either theory here really, mostly because he din't take a picture of the creature
any new investigations?
I agree.....I don't see it being a pterosaur or what people call a "thunderbird".
It is a pity he didn't give any real information.
Witness in Gary, Indiana Terror-Stricken by 'Grayish, Bat-Winged' Flying Creature
Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters published a report last Monday from a woman whose husband had witnessed a "grayish" flying creature "with large wings that were similar to bat wings" on January 19th.
According to the report:
Strickler has so far been unable to speak to the witness directly, but hopes to be able to do so soon.
“The email was dated Saturday, January 19th at 11:11 p.m. [EST]," he said. "I have attempted to talk to the witness, but he is far too shaken and fearful this being will re-engage with him. Hopefully, the witness will eventually open up."
Chase Street, referenced in the report, runs north to south and is intersected by the Little Calumet River. The city of Gary itself sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, and Chase Street begins less than three miles from the great lake, and just south of the Grand Calumet River.
2nd Winged Humanoid Observed in Gary, Indiana
Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters received a second sighting report out of Gary, Indiana this week, following the one which occurred on January 19th. This more recent report is of an encounter which occurred months prior to the previously published sighting.
"On Monday, January 22, 2019, I received a text message from a resident in Gary, Indiana," Strickler said. "I called the witness...to discuss his observations."
"[The witness stated] that his family had been on their front porch one evening in late September 2018," he continued. "This was on the 300 block of East 43rd Ave. in Gary, Indiana. Across the street was a small lot with several tall trees. It was a clear night and the moon backlit the grove of trees."
The creature described by the witness bore a strong resemblance to that which was reportedly seen on January 19th of this year. That creature was said to be a "grayish" flying creature "with large wings that were similar to bat wings.”
"[The witness'] brother or father noticed a large winged being flying near the top of one of the trees, and made the rest of the family aware of the being. The children were taken back into the house. [He], his brother and father continued to observe the winged humanoid...which was described as having a body of four to five feet in length. The wingspan was approximately 10 to 12 feet, but could have been larger. The entire body and wings were dark in color," said Strickler.
"[The witness] stated that the body reminded him of a 'large monkey' in shape. The wings were bat-like and reflected in the moonlight," he added.
"All the witnesses heard a 'whooshing' sound when the being flapped its huge wings,” Strickler said. “The winged being flew into the trees and disappeared.”
As has been noted previously in other submitted sightings, this report came after the witness' brother saw the report of a similar creature from earlier in the week.
“[The witness'] brother contacted him when he saw my post of the recent winged humanoid sighting in Gary, Indiana. They had not told anyone else outside of the family. At that point, [he] texted me," explained Strickler.
Chase Street, where the January 19th sighting took place, is around two miles west of the 300 block of East 43rd Avenue in Gary—an area located between the Little Calumet and Grand Calumet rivers, and approximately five miles south of Lake Michigan.
Funny, but not a reliable source.
It was an April fools joke lol, at least that's what the source said...
This snake is huge!...
An Everglades record: largest female python captured in Big Cypress
A 17-foot-long female python, the largest ever captured at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida's Everglades, took four people to hold it. A team of researchers posted a breathtaking photo of the snake on the Big Cypress Facebook page,
Big Cypress said the snake sent a new record for the area.
The python weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs. Rita Garcia, a spokeswoman for Big Cypress Preserve, said the eggs were destroyed and the snake was euthanized.
"She is the largest python ever removed from Big Cypress National Preserve and she was caught because of research and a new approach to finding pythons," the Preserve said. In 2017, a python measuring 17 feet and one inch and weighing 132 pounds was captured in the Everglades.
Big cat stalks Cornish village after 5-inch paw print is found, dog is mauled and its owner is chased
Police have confirmed the print was that of 'a large cat' after a local dog walker told how the animal mauled his pet.
Police experts in Harrowbarrow took a plaster cast of a paw print almost five inches wide. One officer said: “Something has been here which should not be.”
A dog owner told how a panther chased him into his house after attacking his dog.
James Stephenson, 23, spoke after police took a plaster cast of a paw print nearly five inches wide.
He said he saw labrador Marley “taken down” as the pet roamed his one-acre garden in Cornwall.
James, who lives with mum Tricia in Harrowbarrow, recalled: “Marley was walking the far end at night and I was about 20ft from him when he was suddenly taken down to the floor as if his legs had given way.
He was covered in blood. He had a deep gash on his front left leg and one between his toes.
“On his left shoulder was a big black mark, as if a muddy claw had scraped down his side.
The RSPCA said the cat had probably caught something and was eating it in our garden and that’s why it didn’t take to Marley. It was just protecting its food.”
Engineer James added: “Two nights later I went out with a big torch. I saw two large green eyes reflecting in the light.
"I shouted to it and was waving my arms around to scare it off but it started to run towards me. I quickly got back inside. It was very scary.”
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Incident Detail Report Shows Man Called 911 to Report Sighting of '7-8 ft Tall' Creature in Woodstock, Illinois
The Singular Fortean Society was contacted recently by a man who said he had seen an "unusual being" with wings and "bright green eyes" charge at him from the McHenry County Fairgrounds in the early morning hours of February 28th. The witness compared his encounter to a sighting that had been reported in Woodstock earlier in the month.
According to a message received through the Singular Fortean Society's contact page:
Investigator Tobias Wayland attempted to contact the witness via telephone at a predetermined time agreed to by all parties, but was forced to leave a voicemail. The witness has not yet responded.
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for any information pertinent to the incident was then filed with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and while an official report was not written, the 911 call information was released.
According to the incident detail report documenting the call, at 2:46 a.m. on February 28th, an officer responded to the 911 call of a man who said he’d seen a “mysterious creature described as being 7-8 ft tall and wearing all black” that “charged at him from the fair grounds screeching at him while he was in the Jewel lot and then it retreated.”
“[The witness] named the creature the ‘Dufield Pond Swamp Monster,’ since he had the first sighting with police involvement,” the report continued. “Investigation to continue.”
The McHenry County Fairgrounds are directly opposite of the Dufield Pond Conservation Area, out of which another witness saw a large, winged being "covered in dark fur" emerge on February 22nd. The locations of these sightings are approximately 35 miles west of Lake Michigan. Several large, wooded parks and conservation areas exist within a few miles of these locations; many more are within a several-dozen mile radius.
This is the latest news in a string of flying creature sightings from within a few hundred mile radius surrounding Lake Michigan, including every state bordering the great lake. These sightings ostensibly began in the spring of 2017, but more historical accounts are being reported as more people become aware of the phenomenon. They generally take place in the evening or at night, often in or near a park, and around water.
Witnesses consistently describe a large, gray-or-black bat or bird-like creature—although in a small number of cases the creature was described as insect-like—sometimes with glowing or reflective red, yellow, or orange eyes; and humanoid features such as arms and legs are often reported. Many of the sightings are also of something seen only briefly or are described only as a flying creature with few details, which leaves open the possibility that a large bird or bird-like being could explain some encounters.
there is a flap going on there apparently, a lot of winged monster sightings....
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