By Linda S. Godfrey
From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness bills, this entire advisor covers the background, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America”including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and extra. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t simply figments of our overactive imaginations”according to millions of eyewitnesses, they exist, in each nook of the U.S.. all through Americas historical past, surprised onlookers have visible unimaginable creatures of each stripe ”from sea serpents to apelike beings, immense bats to monkeymen” in each quarter.
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In fact, he added, he had the distinct impression that it was unhappy he had observed it. That begs the question, if you are an unknown creature of the night that’s trying to remain hidden, why dive-bomb a vehicle or hang around a crowded neighborhood and risk detection? Of course, no one ever said anomalous creatures had to make sense. And they seldom do—to our way of thinking, at least. B ATSQUATCH OF TACOMA The La Crosse Man Bat was not the first of its kind to be seen in the United States.
The other takes a path northward along the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, crosses diagonally over Pennsylvania and New York toward the northeast and finally ends up near Canada. Hall notes that although the birds themselves may be unusual, “the distribution of these birds is not unusual [emphasis mine] and the habits they exhibit are what would be expected of birds of this kind. The habits that are indicated by the known reports and the Indian lore are those of a migratory bird of prey.
Despite the great length of the wings, he said, they were no more than one foot in width. Those proportions seem a bit unlikely, but there really are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to the anatomy of unknown, giant birds. At any rate, the wing size was no impediment to the creature’s movement as the bird sped off through the dense timber surrounding the road, maneuvering easily through the trees. 40 TERATORNS RETURN? While I’ve already mentioned that some researchers think that large condors are a likely source of giant bird sightings, there is one more very large bird in the fossil record that once sailed the American skies.