- I have received a sighting report of two huge black birds
on June 26, 2002. The sighting reportedly occurred in a mountainous area
between the towns of Tunkhannock and Nicholson, PA in Wyoming County. The
primary witness had stepped out on his back porch at about 9:05 P.M., when
his attention was drawn to two huge black birds which were approaching
from the north.
- His first impression was that they were Herons, but soon
realized that the color was wrong, and "they were huge, much larger
than any bird I have ever seen."
- The two huge birds landed at the top of a very tall coniferous
tree. The witness stated that the wingspan appeared to be wider than the
branches, just below where they had landed. The body size was estimated
to be about six feet from head to tail. The witness also mentioned that
the legs were not long like a Heron, or Crane. The oddest feature was the
shape of the wings, which according to the witness "Their wings looked
- The tree where the birds landed, seemed as though it
would break from their weight. The witness yelled for others in the house
to come outside to look. Another family member was able to see the huge
black birds as they passed overhead, and headed for some woods. The witness
looked in a bird book, and said that the closest species that he could
find in shape, was a Black Cormorant, although the size of the birds he
saw is out of the range of the Cormorant. The witness looked at the tree,
and checked the size of the branches in the tree where the odd birds had
rested. He estimated that the wingspan would have been close to 12 feet
or somewhat larger.
- Investigation note - June,
- I went out to interview several members of a family who
live in a rural area outside of Greensburg. They report a number of strange
incidents around their home in early June. For example at about 2:45 A.M.
on the morning of June 7, 2002, one person heard an odd sound like a "swoosh,"
giving the impression that a huge bird had just past over. It is interesting
to note that this location is not far from South Greensburg, where the
possible Thunderbird was reported last September. This family was apparently
unaware of the previous alleged incident.
- Stan Gordon
- PA UFO/Fortean Hotline (724) 838-7768
- Stan Gordon's UFO Anomalies Zone Website