Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thunderbird Spotted in Alaska?

Thunderbird Spotted in Alaska?

I am more impressed by just how rarely this creature is seen.  This publicity sprang just one other sighting covering at least a generation.  In fact all our sightings are low and easily identifiable.   My own sighting of a putative Marsh Hawk back in the day could more properly be described as a juvenile Thunder Bird.  The wing span was easily several feet as it glided and flapped low over our stubble field.  It was much bigger than a bald eagle which at the time i had never seen.

What i saw was way too big to be any known bird from the manuals.   The wingspan was easily that of a frigate bird but much wider and quite raptor like.  I saw this in Mid Western Ontario which is far distant from the sea but close by the Great Lakes.  Gulls were commonly seen there.

As i have posted in the past, these raptors easily hole up inside a full skirted evergreen providing an excellent view while fully camouflaged.  All real hunting would be at night.  We now have ample sightings to confirm the existence of this bird.  This one is typical.  Further away and size will be confused.


Thunderbird Spotted in Alaska?

February 06, 2018

The Alaskan city of Juneau is buzzing after a resident reported what can best be described as a 'thunderbird' soaring through the sky.

The weirdness began when the witness, named Tabitha, posted about her sighting to a Juneau community Facebook group.

According to her, as she was driving down the road a "huge black bird" appeared overhead and sported a wingspan which she estimated to be "at least 20 feet."

Despite living in the area her entire life, Tabitha insisted that his bird was unlike anything she had ever seen before and marveled that it was "almost the size of a small airplane."

Unfortunately, she was unable to snap a picture of the creature, leaving one to imagine what it may have looked like in the sky as we've done with image used with this article.

Insisting that the post was not a joke, she asked if anyone else had seen something similar, which sparked considerable discussion among members of the group.

Although it doesn't appear that there were other witnesses to Tabitha's thunderbird within the Facebook group, a separate individual told the Juneau Empire that she had also seen an oddity akin to the creature "a few years ago."

The accounts of the two women align with a third thunderbird tale from Juneau which made headlines in 2002, leading some to wonder if there truly is a monstrous bird lurking somewhere around the city.

As one can imagine, skeptics say that such a possibility is pretty unlikely and that the 'thunderbird' was probably just an albatross or some other prosaic explanation.

However, this is far from the first time that an anomalous and enormous bird has been seen by astounded observers. Coast Insiders can learn more about the thunderbird phenomenon by checking out the 11/15/2005 edition of the program featuring the late cryptozoologist Mark Hall.

Source: Juneau Empire

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