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.