Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thunderbird or Something Else?

El paso, Co - Thunderbird Sighting


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


Thunderbird or Something Else?

I got in another possible Thunderbird report, it has never been reported until now.  The wingspan of the bird in this report is larger than any reports I have read. Could it have been a Thunderbird or something else?

- Start Report - 

Name: Christine ******

Email Address: 
Withheld but on file

State: Colorado

County: El paso

Date of Sighting: 2006

Time of Day: 4am

Nearest Town: COLORADO SPRINGS (less than half mile from national forest)

Length of Sighting: 1min

How many Witnesses: 1

Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail:

I Stepped out onto the front porch suddenly & started something above me on the roof.  I Heard a loud clawing or scratching above but before I had a chance to look,  there was a great flapping sound like a large flag in the wind.
A percussion type force filled my ears & actually knocked me backwards into the door. Looking up I saw in silhouette from the moon light of a huge winged thing. (40ft wingspan easy)It  lifted away from the roof & as it flew off it made an unearthly sounding screech, almost like a croak.
I would greatly appreciate hearing from a cryptozoologist regarding this, this is my first time speaking about this at all & I've done a lot of research: given other known "bird related" elements (carcass damage,  eyeshine & hemophagocytosis) I think there is a connection between this thing and the reported cattle mutilations. Thank you

(Note: I did send Christine an email and some info about this possibly being a Thunderbird.) 


- End Report -


This does sound like a Thunderbird but the wingspan is lager than any reports that I have read. A bird this large would not have any problem attacking cattle and this could explain some of the cattle mutilations in the area.

Thanks to Christine for sending us the report. If anyone in this area has had a similar sighting or has had a cattle mutilation problem and you don't know for sure what it was , then please let us know.



Thanks
~Tom~  





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Monday, August 18, 2014

Want To Gain More Knowledge About Bigfoot?

Out Fox a Fox?


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!


 
Want To Gain More Knowledge About Bigfoot?
Maybe You’re Doing It All Wrong
By Dorraine Fisher

    Every once in a while, I go back and watch really old documentaries about bigfoot. Some might think it’s humorous or simply a waste of time, but there’s a really good reason I do it. It helps me realize that progress is being made in the field. No matter how many people are still laughing or turning up their noses at the subject, I know great strides have been made. It points me in the direction to go from here, because there’s still a lot left to learn.

But there is so much debate and so many roadblocks get thrown up on our way. How do we rise above all that and really expand our ability to gain knowledge on the subject?

Well, the answer is somewhat complicated, and at the same time, as plain as the nose on your face. Every time we’ve made assumptions about these creatures or listened to science when it developed hypotheses, they’ve been turned on their ear…or at least educated suggestions have caused reasonable doubt. So, as strange as it may sound, when we’re trying to solve all the little mysteries of Bigfoot, maybe we need to just automatically turn our attention to the opposite side of the spectrum. Flip it on its underbelly and examine it from the other side.

The first original hypothesis is that they are some kind of great ape. It made sense, right? That’s what they look like. It seems logical.  But the judgment made by science was to assume that they should fit into a category that matched the behavior and appearance of other great apes. But now most of us are slowly beginning to realize they don’t quite fit into this category since they don’t always behave like gorillas, and they seem much more advanced. If they are indeed a great ape, they need a whole new category for classification; one that defies the old rules.  So if they don’t fit into that great ape category, are they a great ape or not?  Do we give them a new category, or do we try to slip them into one of the conventional ones?

It was originally believed that sasquatches require wilderness in which to live and the enormous food source that wilderness has to offer. But the pin points on the sightings map are getting closer together and venturing out into non-wilderness areas more and more. The term “suburban bigfoot” is starting to creep into our consciousness as more sightings are closer to home.  Once again, our hairy friends made liars out of us.

And now the new idea is that they may be some kind of human. Okay, fine. Let’s work on that. Hundreds of sightings suggest a human-like appearance. It seems logical that some kind of offshoot of our species survived in its original “wild” state alongside us for all these thousands of years, undetected. It could happen. It would explain their seemingly high intelligence level.  But what criteria do we use to decide something is “human?”

For years, it appeared that science rejected this theory anyway, to some degree. Possibly because so many thinkers have a problem with calling something human if it’s not at least nearly as sophisticated as we are; meaning a similar intelligence level, progress level, and level of basic ability and technical ability.  Chimps are our known closest living relatives, but they are not considered human since they haven’t built civilizations or super computers, or they simply can’t put pegs in holes as fast as a human.  Is that what defines something as human? Or is it simply DNA structure? And who decides?

So this begs the question: do we need to rethink everything? Probably, because here’s the thing: If bigfoot has taught us anything, it’s that some things just can’t be lumped into the normal categories. Sometimes we have to be able to think beyond what’s acceptable and normal and…classifiable.

We humans have this burning need to categorize, classify, lump into groups, organize into files, and buy furniture with drawers just so we can wrap our minds around certain things. Just so we can make sense of things that wouldn’t otherwise make sense.  Why? Because that’s how our brains process things. That’s how we were designed.  We can’t help it, right? Well, not so fast. Because the most amazing thing about the brain is that you can use your own mind to conquer the limitations of your own mind.  Just knowing you NEED to think differently can open up a whole new world of thought. We can all go places we’ve never gone before…right inside the confines of our own heads.  If you understand what puts limitations on your thinking, it suddenly won’t be limiting any more.  And that’s because the human mind is capable of so much more than we think.  And each and every one of us has that capability. And that’s the mind you need when you’re trying to sort out the details about cryptids.

People who believe in bigfoot, the paranormal, the mysterious, are one step ahead of the rest. If you’ve seen strange things that you couldn’t explain or if you’ve had things happen to you that defied reason, you have a distinct advantage.  Your brain has learned something very important.  Your imagination has the ability to stretch beyond the norm.  You’ve had to sort that out in your mind and find a way to make peace with it and come to understand that there are things out there that you may never fully understand.  And when you can do that, you’ve made a huge leap towards actually coming to understand, not only that, but a lot of other things too.  And that’s an amazing advance in human brain evolution, right inside your own head.
 
So, what if we’re all not weird after all? What if we’re just psychologically advanced?  That might seem funny, but is it really? Sure, it’s a lot of fun to talk about Bigfoot,  but there’s a lot we can derive from it besides fun. It’s an exercise in being able to begin to comprehend something that was once thought to be beyond comprehension.

The world of bigfoot research is strange in many ways. But it’s an opportunity to learn to step outside the comfort zone of our cozy little conventional thought box and imagine that things might be different than what we think. Because with bigfoot, that’s very probable.
**********DF

   
       





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Friday, August 15, 2014

Interview With Bigfoot Researcher Dan Baker

Bigfoot researcher
Dan Baker working in the field


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


Interview With Bigfoot Researcher Dan Baker

In our 17th interview in the series, I get to interview Sculptor and Bigfoot Researcher Dan Baker.
Dan has also recently form a fast growing Facebook group called American Primate Exploration or just simply A.P.E., So make sure to check it out.
I hope you enjoy this interview.


- Start Interview -

TM: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?

DB: Studying Bigfoot in general for 20+ years. Actively involved in field research for 4 years. .

TM: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started? 

DB: I was 12 years old in 1967 when Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin made the world famous film and I was hooked from that time on. I had the opportunity to tell Bob Gimlin that very same thing and his reply was "I'm sorry". Lol .

TM: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?(details please)

DB: Once while out in the field, some of our team members were growled at, and on another occasion, a large rock was thrown and hit a guardrail on a road about 250 yards away from us. We never really felt in any kind of serious danger.

TM: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?

DB: My answer to skeptics is that "Absence of proof is not proof of absence". I have grown a much thicker skin than I once had, and I continue to move ahead.

TM: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?

DB: I would like to see more acceptance of Bigfoot, but not at the expense of the creature's well being. I believe that educating the public is the first step, but it should be done in a way that it includes the participation of the people in the learn process. I.E. question and answer periods etc.

TM: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?

DB: My favorite time of year for research is the fall. It seems as though there is more movement during this time of year around the harvest.

TM: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?

DB: My favorite story is of my sighting that Dorraine Fisher interviewed me about. (Found HERE)

TM: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?

DB: I would most likely be studying anthropology and paleontology if I weren't doing Bigfoot research.

Thanks for doing the interview and good luck with all that you do.


Dan with the legendary Bob Gimlin from the famous Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot footage. The footage shot that day in 1967 was of a female Bigfoot and the footage is still being debated and reviewed all these years later. 






 



Sculpture of  "Monster Man Dan" now doubles as a logo for 
A.P.E.








- End Interview -


Dan is a fine sculptor, researcher and person, we recommend you check out his facebook group.

I hope to do more interviews in the coming weeks.

Thanks
~Tom~







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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Power Of Ouija Boards – Real Or Fake?

Ouija Boards



This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!


 
The Power Of Ouija Boards – Real Or Fake?
Real or Not, I Love This Stuff!
By Dorraine Fisher


Hmmm.
Check out this video. The man claims to have poltergeist activity when he summons it from his Ouija board.
I’ve always been really curious about Ouija boards, but I’ve never had any strange personal experiences with them. It does seem really easy for kids to pull pranks on each other with these things. They’ve been doing it since 1891.

But who knows?

After the Spiritualist Movement of that time that took place during and shortly after the American Civil War in 1865 and beyond, Americans had lost so many of their loved ones to the war, that séances and attempts to talk to the dead became a popular pastime in America. First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln, was known to have held regular séances at the White House. It was quite an accepted practice for many years. But the so-called mediums used more “complicated” equipment devoid of the Ouija board we know,  or preferred to summon spirits while in a trance. And, incidentally, many of them were exposed as frauds.

And the country settled down a bit, but the movement wouldn’t die completely.

In 1886, The New York Daily Tribune announced a new “talking board” with the alphabet, numbers, yes, no, good evening, and good night, along with the raised pointer. It looked more like the Ouija board we know today, but it wasn’t quite there yet.

And in 1891, The Kennard Novelty Company was manufacturing and selling talking Ouija boards as toys to children and adults alike.  Later, a man named William Fuld, who worked for Kennard, took over the board’s manufacturing, and created his own style of board finally called the Ouija, which he explained was the combining of the French and German words for yes. And the name has stuck ever since. Later the manufacture of the boards was taken over by Parker Brothers and eventually, Hasbro, that holds the patent to this day which is still Fuld’s design.

The Ouija’s so-called “power” was said to be based on a phenomena first described by a scientist named Benjamin Carpenter who wrote a scientific paper on the subject and theorized that muscular movement can often happen independent of conscious thought.

Maybe he was right, but we may never know.  And since then, people have made all kinds of claims about the power these boards hold. And there have also been a lot of pranks going on with them too.

So check out this video and see what you think. Real or fake?


****DF






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The Sixth Sense of Dogs - Paranormal Activity Caught on Camera

Was this paranormal activity caught on camera?


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!



The Sixth Sense of Dogs - Paranormal Activity Caught on Camera

I haven't posted a ghost video for a long time and this one, real or not, was kind of interesting.

Dogs have a strong sixth sense for lots of things, including paranormal things.This dog kept seeing something outside the window, so the owner ran a video camera to find out if he could capture something. But that didn't turn out to be the interesting part. The movement outside the window could easily be a person or animal, but watch the blinds move as the dog is looking out the window.

What do you think? Real or fake? ********DF





[source: Rather freaky ]


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Possible Bigfoot Seen in Lake

Bigfoot in lake
Bigfoot Steps out of Lake?

This report by TCC's Jimmy Craze. Jimmy is an avid outdoors man who enjoys fishing and bigfooting. He conducts field research and witness interviews for The Crypto Crew.




Possible Bigfoot Seen in Lake

This report comes from Georgia and it happened about a month ago. It was at Lake Buckhorn , Temple, Ga.

While Jimmy was out fishing in his boat one night he seen some bright eye shine next to a house but it appeared to be in the lake.
Upon investigating the area he took the above photo of a very large wet footprint on the edge of the bank of the lake.

In the above photo Jimmy is standing with his heels are on a big tree root that runs across the edge of the bank and from that root towards the lake, it drops down to the water about 1-1/2 to 2 ft.

After doing more investigating and returning in the daylight the next day, Jimmy took this photo for an after picture.


 In the after photo you can see the root running along the bank. I have placed an arrow to show the direction the foot track was going.
And right next to this was a 6 ft fence with knee to waist high weeds and against the fence it was trampled down were something has been walking there quite often.

So, could it have been a Bigfoot in the lake? It is very possible it could have been. It is also highly doubtful that a person would have been wadding around the lake at night. Plus if you think about the eye shine, a person would not give off eye shine.

Has anyone else seen a bigfoot in a lake or stream? If so please let us know.

Of course, we can not say for 100 percent that it was a Bigfoot, but it is very possible.

Jimmy is continuing to investigate the area for other evidence that Bigfoot is visiting this lake.

We hope to have an update at a later time.

Thanks
  








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Monday, August 11, 2014

Interview With Paranormal Researcher Chris Bores

Paranormal Investigator
Paranormal researcher Chris Bores during an investigation


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


I recently reviewed the paranormal documentary film Pursuit of the Paranormal, my review can be found Here, but I also had a chance to interview the director and creator of the film, Chris Bores.
Here is our 16th interview in the ongoing series, I hope you enjoy it.


 - Start Interview -  

TM:  How long have you been researching/studying the paranormal?

CB: I have been investigating the paranormal since 2006 when all the ghost hunting show began exploding onto our TV sets. It took me a few years to really figure out the path I wanted to take in this field but in 2012, I was really able to able to figure out a skill set that helped me get some pretty amazing conversations going with spirits

TM: What got you interested in ghosts, Was there a particular event that got you started?

CB: Like many, I got caught up in the ghost hunting craze when Ghost Hunters on Syfy became popular. I didn’t realize it was an actual pastime with a specific methodology until then.

TM: During your research/studying of the paranormal, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a spirit?

CB: Oh yes. I have been attacked on one occasion and had to leave the room and tell the spirit enough, I am leaving. Thankfully it backed down after I said that. On other occasions I’ve had to bless an area from a negative being.

TM: It seems Skeptics are always doubting the paranormal field, and make claims of evidence being faked, How do you deal with it?

CB: I’ve encountered naysayers countless times over the past couple of years. Ghost Hunting is very polarizing. Until you have that experience, you are not going to believe in it.

TM: What do you feel is your best evidence of the paranormal?

CB: I’ve got my share of cool EVP’s just like everyone else. Anyone can do it so I wanted to steer away from really highlighting that part of my research. The main reason I wanted to come up with a communication skill set that breaks the mold in this field is because everyone can go out and capture EVP’s.

My favorite evidence is getting interactions that last for an hour or longer. Not many people can do the type of work that keeps spirits entertained long enough to pull actual information from them. But recently I was at a location talking to this spirit who many referred to as Caroline. Once I got her comfortable enough with my presence, I asked her if that was her name and she said it wasn’t. This is done through a K2 device I use. Not sure what her name really is though. Sadly I didn’t have a device that worked well enough that night to tell me that. 

TM: Do you have a favorite place you would like to investigate?

CB: I’d love to hit up places like the Winchester Mansion or Stanley Hotel. I’d love to see if I could get a conversation started with the spirits that lurk there.

TM: Do you have a place you would like to investigate but haven't got to, yet?

CB: Same as above. Ghost Hunting doesn’t pay a dime so it’s a challenge to travel around to all these places that harbor all the great activity hunters are looking for. Easter State Penn is another place that’s high on my list.

TM: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying the paranormal?

CB: I am constantly working on videos and working with clients in the area to pay the bills. I would probably be doing more of that.


TM: Thanks for doing the interview, keep us posted on your work.

 Here is some pictures of some investigation work.



Chris and team member Alan Cicco getting some background information about the structure before the investigation starts.











Chris and Alan communicating with a spirit by using a K2 Meter





- End Interview -



A big thanks again to Chris Bores for doing the interview and good luck to him and Alan in their paranormal research.

Thanks
~Tom~





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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Now That Bigfoot Is A Type Of Human...

human bigfoot?
Bigfoot - More human than human?


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!






Now That Bigfoot Is A Type Of Human…
How Is Research Going To Be Affected?
By Dorraine Fisher

So now, many researchers are now referring to sasquatches as people. And that’s fine for the researchers doing it. There’s nothing wrong with it at all in that respect. It keeps them thinking and more focused on the cause. But I’m trying to decide if this is always good for the research itself.

What kind of roadblocks could we encounter while we’re trying to learn more about them while, at the same time, thinking of them as humans?

Let me explain what I mean.

Bigfoot, as we still like to affectionately call them, or Sasquatches, Sasquatch people, etc. are still quite a great mystery for us. There is so much left to learn; so much work left to do. So our minds need to be wide open at all times to whatever discoveries lay ahead. And we have to be able to really see the evidence in front of us when we find it, without bias or other influences interfering.

Anthropomorphism is the tendency for humans to assign human features and qualities to other living things. This is prevalent in children’s stories where animals talk and act like humans.

But the point was never made better than when Danny Vendramini, a film director, challenged conventional science and National Geographic’s portrayal of what Neanderthals may have looked like. They often depict Neanderthals looking not so different from us. Even attractive in a way we understand attractiveness in ourselves. Vendramini did his homework and came up with a different theory that opened up a new door in research. He pointed out that, with the real evidence at hand, there is no reason whatsoever to believe that Neanderthals had light, mostly hairless skin or small, human-like eyes. He surmised there is no reason to believe Neanderthals looked like us at all. It’s really only been a guess made my science, prototyped by anthropomorphism.

So, what am I getting at?

Even though it’s believed that sasquatches are a type of human, we need to be very careful about assigning human qualities to them before we know what qualities they really have.

Just because they’re extremely intelligent doesn’t mean their intelligence is or needs to be exactly like ours. All animals that have adapted to their environment are intelligent in the way that is important for their own survival. Intelligence takes on different meanings with different living things.

We humans have a tendency to think we’re smarter than other creatures because we’ve evolved the way we have. But the jury’s still out on whether we can really say that’s true, given the state of our world.

A point was made recently in a discussion group that sasquatches might possibly use tools. And since we’ve never witnessed this, we can only assume that it’s very possible that they do. Though we’re not sure they have opposable thumbs. But the idea that they need opposable thumbs in order to use tools is a type of anthropomorphism. We shouldn’t assume that if they don’t have opposable thumbs, they can’t possibly use tools. It could mean they use tools in a completely different way than we’d expect; one that doesn’t require opposable thumbs.

Seeing them as humans that may share our attributes is okay. But learning more about them can be brought to a screeching halt and we can be set completely onto the wrong course if we make assumptions about them having all human qualities, doing human things, and thinking human thoughts in the exact same way we do. This is a different creature that lives in a totally different environment than us, and has had to adapt a very different skill set. There is every reason to believe they are very different beings than us…entirely.

So the only danger in seeing them as humans is that it clouds our judgment of evidence and puts up roadblocks to the truth about their behavior. And it’s so important for us to see the truth.

And what does being human really mean anyway? What’s so great about us that we should want them to be like us? We could all argue that point forever, but by my standards for humans, they may be more like the humans we SHOULD have always been. *******DF
  
  

[Special Thanks to Dan Baker and the members of A.P.E. ]



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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Possible Bigfoot Sounds Report from Maine

Possible Bigfoot Sounds from Maine


This post/report from TCC Team Member Jason Morse.  Jason is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, trained in wilderness survival tactics, a 26 year martial artist, DJ, EMT and amateur writer. Jason conducts bigfoot field research, witness interviews and more for The Crypto Crew.


 
Report from Eric Perry
Taken by Jason Morse


I was contacted recently by Eric Perry, Founder of CNHPS (Central New Hampshire Paranormal Society), with a very interesting account. He was camping a short time ago on the border of Maine and New Hampshire while doing a paranormal investigation.

The location was Parsonsfield, Maine. While investigating a report of a haunting, they went outside to go from one building to another, when Eric and his associate heard a noise that, as Eric put it, “Made the hair on your neck stand up and stopped us dead in our tracks.” He went on to say that the noise started off at a low pitch, then progressively grew into a high-pitched scream, all in a couple seconds. Now, this may sound like the run-of-the-mill “I heard something go bump in the night”, HOWEVER, recall the report taken a mere couple weeks ago, from Conway, NH? The vocalizations that were heard was approximately 70 miles to the report of a gentleman watching one get up from a crouch and walk away with a limp. The fact that there was 2 reports so fairly close together, one of which told to me by someone I have the utmost respect for, in such a short time frame really gets my excitement going.



I expect there to be more from this area in the near future. Stand by and see for yourselves!!
- JM





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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Possible Thunderbird Sighting in Michigan

Van Buren County, MI


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


I just got a report in late last night of a possible Thunderbird sighting in Van Buren County, MI
This is a pretty recent sighting. Here is the report.


- Start Report -

Name: Matt
Email Address: withheld
State: Michigan
County: Van Buren
Date of Sighting: 6/14/14  
Time of Day: 12:00 PM
Nearest Town: Breedsville, Michigan
Length of Sighting: 1 Minute
How many Witnesses: 3
Any Photos/Videos: No
Describe sighting in detail:
We were working on the lawn on Jeptha Lake in Grand Junction, Michigan Van Buren County SW Michigan) when the high noon sun became obscured by a very large bird. I was looking at the ground when the huge outline of a giant bird covered the ground I was looking at.

I looked up and about 300-500 feet up (too high to notice any features except it being all black and 10-16 foot wingspan, I'm guessing around 12-14 feet specifically) was a giant "hawk-like" bird. It was circling the lake and was checking out there area.

It is a very high populated deer area, so maybe looking for deer?

I alerted my gf and brother who were with me and we all watch as it continued its circle until we lost it behind a giant tree. We waited to see if it would circle around but it must have continued the opposite way.

We watched it for around a full minute.

It's tough to estimate size as it was so far up, but there is no way it was smaller than a 10 foot wingspan, which makes it too large to be any known species in the area. The DNR suggested a Turkey Vulture of Bald Eagle (if definitely was not a Bald Eagle).

If it was a turkey vulture, it was larger than the largest known size by a matter of a couple feet.

I have been since then been watching hawks and other large birds carefully. Ive sized up 4 foot wingspan
hawks and seen what they look like even a hundred feet in the air. No comparison, and they are 200+ feet lower than the bird I saw.

From what I have read, it may be a Thunderbird, or some giant hawk. Anyone have any ideas what I saw?



- End Report -

This sure sounds like a Thunderbird  when compared to what has been described by other witnesses.
If anyone from that are also seen this large bird, please contact us.
A thanks goes to Matt for submitting the report.

Thanks
~Tom~





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