Friday, May 31, 2019

Huge Bird Encountered in PA State Game Lands #180


I recently received the following account:

Hi Lon,

This sighting happened this past Friday, May 24th, 2019 of Memorial Day Weekend. It was around noon, and my family and I were driving to our extended family's lakehouse on Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania. It was a sunny, clear day and we were heading west along Highway 6. This long stretch is heavily wooded and rural on both sides, and at that instance we were driving through State Game Lands Number 180.

I was driving so my eyes were fixed upon the road ahead. There was another car roughly 50 feet in front of us. Then, from the left side of the road, I saw something emerge from the treetops and fly across the road right in front of the other car, so I would say it was about 60-70 feet from my point of view. I got a very good look at it as it crossed in the air, and it had all the features of a bird, except this animal was gigantic. I'm aware and have seen all the different types of birds in the area, the largest ones being bald eagles, hawks, and vultures. I'm also very familiar with all the different types of waterbirds (this did not resemble a waterbird whatsoever). The profile of the flying animal was as long as the car in front of me was wide, which was at minimum six feet. The other car quickly braked as it flew past them obviously astonished by the sight as well. The animal flew over the road and disappeared into the thick forest on the right side of the road.

My wife, who was in the passenger seat, saw it clearly as well and said aloud, "Wow, what's that?!" What we saw was evidently a bird, but an unusually massive one. - Keith in NJ

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“It's not a giant bird but me and my younger brother saw a huge dragonfly spanning well over a feet and half long in Bolton, England in 2002. It must have been over an inch in diameter as well at the centre. I would have questioned myself but as it was witnessed by someone else too. I'm pretty sure it wasn't just me seeing things. Sometimes I think was it an RC helicopter? But no way could it move with such swiftness, agility and silence especially with 2002 technology. I went to the Manchester museum and checked with the insect experts and they said it sounds like you've seen something from the prehistoric and that no species of dragonfly that exist today are that large. Has anyone ever seen these massive dragonflies? I would love some confirmation some more witnesses across the world. Cheers people!” Hassan Uddin



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