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I-Team: Expert trying to identify mysterious bird flying around S. Texas
www.mysanantonio.com ^ | 11-16-07 | Joe Conger

Posted on 11/17/2007 7:54:40 PM PST by dynachrome

I-Team: Expert trying to identify mysterious bird flying around S. Texas

Web Posted: 11/16/2007 12:42 AM CST

Joe Conger KENS 5 Eyewitness News

More sightings of a huge flying creature, originally reported by KENS, have prompted an investigation to determine if it is a monster or myth.

"Even though it was dark, the thing itself was black. The blackest I'd ever seen," said Frank Ramirez.

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: birds; callingartbell; cryptozoology; myth; texas; thunderbird; weirdstuff
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Hillary winging her way to a meeting of the coven?
1 posted on 11/17/2007 7:54:43 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

As long as tax payers aren’t paying for her broom.


2 posted on 11/17/2007 7:56:04 PM PST by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: dynachrome

Mothman..flying south for the winter...?


3 posted on 11/17/2007 7:56:24 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tomorrow!)
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To: dynachrome
"Even though it was dark, the thing itself was black. The blackest I'd ever seen"

Sounds like Hilly's heart.
4 posted on 11/17/2007 7:57:31 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: dynachrome

vulture?
condor?


5 posted on 11/17/2007 7:57:32 PM PST by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: pcottraux

crypto ping. News report is very dramatic.
WE are dooooooomed!


6 posted on 11/17/2007 7:58:58 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: nuconvert

mothra


7 posted on 11/17/2007 7:59:27 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
8 posted on 11/17/2007 7:59:31 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: dynachrome

Thunderbird


9 posted on 11/17/2007 7:59:33 PM PST by BGHater (Lead. The MSG for the 21st Century.)
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To: dynachrome

Drug smugglers in muffled flat back ultralights


10 posted on 11/17/2007 8:00:15 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Thanks Mom for not considering me a "choice".)
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To: nuconvert

Condor was my first thought, but I doubt one would be near San Antonio since most of the ones left are on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

http://www.blm.gov/az/asfo/wildlife/Condor.htm


11 posted on 11/17/2007 8:03:49 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: dynachrome
mothra

Has anyone seen these ladies nearby?

12 posted on 11/17/2007 8:05:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: dynachrome

From Wiki:

“Some cryptozoologists first theorized that the thunderbird myth is based on sightings of a real animal. Regarding the question whether such a large bird could have flown at all, the prehistoric vulture-like Aiolornis incredibilis (previously known as Teratornis) which was described in 1909 had a wingspan of around 5 m (16 ft) and was capable of flight, but probably would have favored heavy winds to facilitate takeoff. This bird, however, was almost certainly never seen alive by human beings, but a slightly smaller relative, Teratornis merriami must have been frequently encountered by early Amerindians.

It is generally believed that Merriam’s Teratorn was a dynamic soarer, riding upcurrents of heated air. Their finger bones have adapted to bear the load of huge primaries, allowing them to maneuver expertly in strong updrafts, as typically found associated with storms (Campbell & Tonni, 1983).

Paleontologists reject the continuing existence of a large and conspicuous bird like Aiolornis or Teratornis in modern times, and anthropologists point out that American Indian thunderbirds were not especially similar to this creature (and usually not very similar to birds at all). The changes of “thunderbird” records over the years - from pterodactyl-like beings in the late 19th and early 20th century to teratorn-like birds becoming prominent from the middle 20th century onwards, as reconstructions of teratorns were reaching a wider audience - suggest that most records are considerably shaped by underlying expectations. In a similar vein, cryptozoologist John Keel states that his mapping of Thunderbird sightings corresponded chronologically and geographically with storms moving across the United States, but this is only to be expected in either case.”


13 posted on 11/17/2007 8:07:03 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Army Air Corps

Looks like they saw Raymond Burr.


14 posted on 11/17/2007 8:07:25 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome

Migratory pteradactyl.


15 posted on 11/17/2007 8:08:06 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Pining for the fjords.)
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To: sinanju

AS long as they are not burning fossil fuel.. it will be okay


16 posted on 11/17/2007 8:08:49 PM PST by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: Professional Engineer

Just thinking that if it unloaded like pigeons do, proof of it’s existence should be obvious!


17 posted on 11/17/2007 8:09:25 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome

Don’t know what these folks are seeing, but an eagle is pretty darned big.


18 posted on 11/17/2007 8:09:47 PM PST by labette
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To: dynachrome



19 posted on 11/17/2007 8:10:21 PM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: dynachrome

The turkey buzzards in Texas have their own hangars.


20 posted on 11/17/2007 8:10:23 PM PST by groanup (You can't skin a chicken with a butter knife. Ross Perot)
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To: dynachrome

Could be. Either that or Algore in a Speedo.


21 posted on 11/17/2007 8:10:46 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ari-freedom

I forgot about “ghidra, the three headed monster”


22 posted on 11/17/2007 8:11:55 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: Army Air Corps

Eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww!


23 posted on 11/17/2007 8:13:31 PM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: BGHater
Are Go!

24 posted on 11/17/2007 8:14:03 PM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: dynachrome

Thunder bird ??


25 posted on 11/17/2007 8:14:53 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: ari-freedom
UFB - Unidentified Flying Birds.

WatchingHillary.com


26 posted on 11/17/2007 8:15:37 PM PST by GaryLee1990 (www.WatchingHillary.com)
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To: dynachrome

yeah i remember when thanksgiving was king kong day and the day after was godzilla day
and I’m not the only one
http://www.dvddrive-in.com/holidayfilmfest.htm


27 posted on 11/17/2007 8:16:33 PM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: dynachrome

Birdzilla... I like it.


28 posted on 11/17/2007 8:18:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: Quix

Ping


29 posted on 11/17/2007 8:19:06 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: dynachrome
"If you were to take a man's face and pull his chin down, just like a stretched face," said Ramirez"

Gotta be either Jay Leno or John F'ing Kerry.

30 posted on 11/17/2007 8:24:22 PM PST by matthew fuller (Crop-circles, killer rabbits and UFO'S are caused by GLOBAL WARMING!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
Heeeeeeee's Baaaack!


31 posted on 11/17/2007 8:28:41 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
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To: dynachrome

Nobody has mentioned California Condors. They are mostly on the West Coast, Baja and northern Arizona. No reason they couldn’t make it to South Texas.

Overall length is about 4 feet and the wingspan averages around 9 feet. They are generally black in color.

And yes, when you see one flying it looks as big as a small airplane. Since they prefer mountains, they probably crossed over northern Mexico, instead of across New Mexico and West Texas.

I am also not surprised that anyone seeing one in the wild for the first time would about poop themselves.


32 posted on 11/17/2007 8:39:27 PM PST by Popocatapetl
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To: dynachrome
Just a glimpse of what global warming will bring!

(I can't believe 31 posts and not one global warming quip. Saturday night must really be sloooooow.)

33 posted on 11/17/2007 8:41:45 PM PST by myprecious
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To: BGHater
What's the word?
Thunderbird!

What's the price?
Two bits, twice.

Thunderbird! The preferred choice of all discerning winos.
34 posted on 11/17/2007 8:44:13 PM PST by Sudetenland (Liberals love "McCarthyism," they just believe he was targeting the wrong side.)
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To: myprecious

“(I can’t believe 31 posts and not one global warming quip. Saturday night must really be sloooooow.)”

That reminds me...

Bush’s fault!


35 posted on 11/17/2007 8:45:23 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Fred Thompson's Federalism is right on.)
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To: Sudetenland

Actually it is a Balrog from Morgoth.


36 posted on 11/17/2007 8:45:48 PM PST by Sudetenland (Liberals love "McCarthyism," they just believe he was targeting the wrong side.)
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To: pcottraux

PING-A-Roonee!!!


37 posted on 11/17/2007 8:48:35 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: dynachrome

It's MOTHMAN!

38 posted on 11/17/2007 8:48:58 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: dynachrome

LOL


39 posted on 11/17/2007 8:51:28 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Pining for the fjords.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Carl Rove must have released the critter from the Ranch.


40 posted on 11/17/2007 8:54:18 PM PST by myprecious
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To: ari-freedom

41 posted on 11/17/2007 9:02:39 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: dynachrome
Maybe certain birds can read a calender?
42 posted on 11/17/2007 9:08:54 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: dynachrome
"That's when the thing up there turned to me, and it was in a perched state, and it started to turn," he said. "It started to move its arms and this giant blackness was just coming out. At that point, I dropped the stick and I ran."

Like this fellow?

43 posted on 11/17/2007 10:04:34 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: BGHater
Everybody knows that Thunderbird is blue ;-)
44 posted on 11/17/2007 10:07:19 PM PST by Greysard
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To: martin_fierro
Aww martin, that is the most pitiful picture I've ever seen of our favorite "creature". Here's one I took with my very own camera.

South Texas better get prepared if it's the Mothman visiting. He's only seen before great disasters.

45 posted on 11/17/2007 11:12:14 PM PST by WVNan
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To: dynachrome; Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; ...

46 posted on 11/17/2007 11:38:21 PM PST by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it P. Coe-Troe...in 2008.)
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To: dynachrome
It was a Chicken-Hawk!

47 posted on 11/18/2007 12:21:23 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: pcottraux

The infamous picture (bottom left) of the Loch Ness monster was later admitted to being a fake. They used a clockwork toy submarine as the platform and filmed it attached with the neck attached close to shore.


48 posted on 11/18/2007 1:06:51 AM PST by Tommyjo
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To: groanup

lol


49 posted on 11/18/2007 3:11:20 AM PST by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Thanks. Will check it out.


50 posted on 11/18/2007 3:12:18 AM PST by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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