Many Native American tribes shared a common legend of a massive-winged creature that is suppose to be larger than a condor; the great Thunderbird.
Reports of Thunderbird sightings go back centuries, and the fossil record does show that giant birds with wingspans between 12 and 18 ft were likely contemporary with early man. Today the creature is generally regarded as a myth.
I got to draw some guest art for my friend Lizzie’s webcomic Thunderbird this week! If you love comics about the wild west, gunslinging girls, centaurs, werewolves, and GIANT GOD BURDS going on adventures to restore balance to the region. IF NOT READ IT ANYWAY cuz it’s good. Plus the art is super cool, please check it out!!
Anchorage, Alaska - A giant winged creature, like something out of Jurassic Park, has reportedly been sighted several times in Southwest Alaska. Villagers in Togiak and Manokotak say they have seen a huge bird that’s much bigger than anything they have seen before.
A pilot stated he spotted the creature while flying passengers to Manokotak. He calculated that its wingspan matched the length of a wing on his Cessna 207. That’s about 14 feet.
Scientists aren’t sure what to make of the reports. No one doubts that people in the region west of Dillingham have seen a very large rapto-like bird. But biologists and other people familiar with big Alaska birds say they’re skeptical it’s that big.