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Thursday, December 18, 2014

could it be a real Thunderbird
Is this a Thunderbird?

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 of experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter, a published photographer, and a poet.

Is this a Thunderbird?
I got this report submitted last night. It is one of a possible Thunderbird. It had a couple of photos with it and I have also attempted to enhance one of the photos.

Here is what Mark had to say in his report.

"Hello, I  had read a story about a few people that saw a large bird in near Breedsville, Michigan, it was posted on your site by Thomas Marcum.

It reminded me of the large bird  I had seen on a  fishing trip in Spanish Ontario Canada.  I  managed to take a couple of pictures of what  I witnessed before it went out of site.
My father and  I  were fishing on lake  Huron, north of  the  Manitoulin Island by the mainland. The closest village is  Spanish  Ont. The sighting was relatively close, geographically speaking, to the  Michigan one.

The unknown species was very high in the sky. Other birds were in the area for comparison flying  around at different altitudes but which were much smaller and not near as high up.
I was able to identify some eagles and sea gulls that same day. What I  took a picture of that day really stood out and was much larger. Truly a massive winged creature. I zoomed in for the  2nd pic the best I could. Take  a look ...see what you  think."

Ok, first here is the link to the Breedsville, Michigan Report that Mark mentions in his report.

Here is the other photo that Mark sent in.

I want to point out something, the sighting date with the photo is June 8th, 2012 and the photo has a date of 5/31/2011.
It's not a big deal but if you don't point out stuff like this people raise red flags. Most likely this was due to a change in batteries. I know I have had cameras that the date would reset if I had to change batteries ...it was annoying fixing the date.

Here you can see a large bird way up in the sky.

Now I will show you the zoom in from the picture at the top of the post. This is the photo in that Mark had zoomed in on, I can take it much closer with my software.

As you can see the bird is really large. Is it a Thunderbird or not is very hard to say.
Here is a map of the area, the yellow circle is the target area where the photo was most likely taken. 
A big thanks to Mark for sending in his sighting, of course we can not say for sure this is a Thunderbird but it does appear to be rather large. Mark did a nice job of at least getting a picture of the bird.
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  1. Cathartes aura AKA Turkey Vulture

  2. It looks like a Black Vulture.

  3. Those vulture have a different shaped tail, also the tail here is way longer.


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