Possible Thunderbird
Pair Reported in
Northeast Pennsylvania

From Stan Gordon

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 batlike."
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, 2002-Greensburg, PA
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


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