Skip to comments.I-Team: Expert trying to identify mysterious bird flying around S. Texas
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 ...
As long as tax payers aren’t paying for her broom.
Mothman..flying south for the winter...?
crypto ping. News report is very dramatic.
WE are dooooooomed!
Drug smugglers in muffled flat back ultralights
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.
“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.”
Looks like they saw Raymond Burr.
AS long as they are not burning fossil fuel.. it will be okay
Just thinking that if it unloaded like pigeons do, proof of it’s existence should be obvious!
Don’t know what these folks are seeing, but an eagle is pretty darned big.
The turkey buzzards in Texas have their own hangars.
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