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Giant birds

Reading a book about monsters in America and didn’t realize the “giant bird” sightings in pa were high. Specify in emporium area.
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Were they being ridden by big feet?

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Were they being ridden by big feet?
Why else would they exsist?

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Ahhh.... the infamous Thunderbirds of the Black Forest region. Been searching for them suckers in the Sproul over fifty years. No joy


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Yeah Bigfoot was riding them holding a cougar under each arm! Lol
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There were reported sightings of some giant winged bird in the Hanover (York- Adams County Line) area a few years ago. I believe mentioned in the York Daily Record and Channel 8 WGAL. Witnesses claimed it had a wing span of 7 or 8 ft. We do have some Blue Herons (not nearly so big) that look a bit like Pteradactyls in flight. forty years ago, When I lived in Miami, there were also reports of some giant bird. Turned out to be some huge African stork that mysteriously appeared and then settled in the everglades. A Park ranger pointed it out to my group during a tour at Shark Valley. It was noticeably taller than the other storks, but I never saw it fly.
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There were reported sightings of some giant winged bird in the Hanover (York- Adams County Line) area a few years ago. I believe mentioned in the York Daily Record and Channel 8 WGAL. Witnesses claimed it had a wing span of 7 or 8 ft. We do have some Blue Herons (not nearly so big) that look a bit like Pteradactyls in flight. forty years ago, When I lived in Miami, there were also reports of some giant bird. Turned out to be some huge African stork that mysteriously appeared and then settled in the everglades. A Park ranger pointed it out to my group during a tour at Shark Valley. It was noticeably taller than the other storks, but I never saw it fly.


I'm not sure about a giant bird, but several years ago there was a dead deer laying in a cut cornfield about 300 yds from the house

2 bald eagles had been feeding on it, I had been watching them on and off thru a 30 power spotting scope.
at one point there was a bird about 1/3rd taller than the bald eagles feeding on the deer and the bald eagles had moved off from it from it about 40 yds and were waiting.

I watched it for awhile thru the scope, my guess was golden eagle but didn't think they came into York Co.
It was a bird of prey, not a buzzard or heron, clearly bigger than the mature Bald's and they stayed away from it.

I didn't see it come or go, and only saw it the one day.
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Golden Eagles do migrate through PA. They see them at Hawk mt frequently. They are also seen in other places occasionally.

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it's a big bird...not a giant
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I've seen two golden eagles along the Allegheny ridge, both in the dead of winter. I'm not sure I'd call them giant but they are impressively sizable.
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