Part 2:  Pennsylvania High Strangeness – “Thunderbird” Sightings

“The huge flying creature had a long beak and pointed head that swept back from the beak. ...The wings appeared to be a membrane stretched over bone.”

 - May 2008 eyewitness south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pteranodon, Greek for “wing” and “toothless,” was a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous 89.3 to 70.6 million years ago, ranging in North America over Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota. The Pteranodon was one of the largest pterosaur genera, with a wingspan of 30 feet (9 meters). Illustration © 1996 by Joe Tucciarone and Jeff Poling.
Pteranodon, Greek for “wing” and “toothless,” was a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous 89.3 to 70.6 million years ago, ranging in North America over Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota. The Pteranodon was one of the largest pterosaur genera, with a wingspan of 30 feet (9 meters). Illustration © 1996 by Joe Tucciarone and Jeff Poling.

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October 12, 2008  Greensburg, Pennsylvania - Six years ago in October 2002, Earthfiles reported “What Is the Huge Bird Flying Over Manokotak, Alaska?” [ See:  102102 Earthfiles.]  Several dozen Manokotak and Dillingham, Alaska, residents and local pilots reported a very large, dark-colored bird soaring in the sky with a wing span estimated up to 14 feet. Could it have been an unusually large Andean or California Condor? Their wingspreads average up to 9 to 10 ft.

 

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