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This following is a combination of a submitted report, email exchange and a witness phone interview. The witness had two separate sightings of a possible Thunderbird. The Thunderbird is described as a large bird like creature that is normally tied to Native American tradition. Fossil records does show that giant birds with wing spans between 12 and 18 feet did exist. The Thunderbird is largely thought of as a myth nowadays, but reports of sightings keep being documented from time to time.

Here is the report and interview with Robert.

- Start Report -

Name: Roger ******

Email Address: On file

State: Michigan

County: Wayne

Date of Sighting: Summer of 2008

Time of Day: Between midnight and 3 a.m.

Nearest Town: Riverview

Length of Sighting: 2 minutes on several occasions

How many Witnesses: 2

Any Photos/Videos: No

Describe sighting in detail:
An extremely large turkey vulture like bird that had a wingspan of 12 to 15 ft. Was seen several times on the same place about 40 to 50 feet off the ground. Once perched on a large dead tree limb. Heard the bird squawk several times. Still fairly clear in both witnesses memories.

- End Report -

The above submitted report is what got the ball rolling and led to the phone interview. The interview gives much more detail.

Here is the interview. 

Thanks goes to Roger for the report and interview. If anyone else has seen this large bird then please file a report with us.


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.

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