And I like to roam the land
- May 18, 2002
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they do both look a bit staged and aged, IMO
MrRING said:Thanks - this one certainly looks authentic...
H_James said:http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13992&start=30 there y'are
graylien said:"I remember it being pinned up to a wall inside a barn. I spoke to a friend about it recently and.... [h]e remembered....that it was hung up in a barn with a small crowd of curious onlookers milling around it (I don't remember the onlookers myself). '
I have always wondered if the "t-birds" might not just be extremely large members of an already known species. I used to work with a lady who grew up on a farm in Texas in the 1950's and '60's. She was an unimaginative sort, not given at all to tall tales. But one time we got started talking about how many species of venemous animals--spiders, scorpions, snakes, centipedes, etc. there are in Texas, and how dealing with them was a just a part of life on the farm, versus how very few dangerous critters we have here in Iowa. She then matter of factly told me that huge, ugly, bald vulture-type birds were a problem too, and that her sister, as a fairly chubby eight-year old, was carried off about six feet in the air by one until the girl kicked at it enough to make it drop her. My friend said that attack wasn't considered unusual and there was never any official inquiry or pursuit of the bird.What's always surprised me is the narrow-mindedness of these zoological experts, who place strange and somewhat arbitrary limits on the sizes of creatures, based purely on the maximum size yet recorded.
Instead of having "answers" on a math test, they should just call them "impressions," and if you got a different "impression," so what, can't we all be brothers?
Is it just me, or has the photo at the top of this page already been "outed" as a group of men (from whatever era) standing around a very long dugout canoe?
Quake42 said:"I thought that this photo, or at least a very similar one, had been shown to be a hoax involving a modern day civil war re-enaction society? From memory what gave it away is that the 'soldiers' were far too old (most civil war fighters would have been in their teens or early twenties) and probably a little too overweight for the period as well."
Missing from modern Big Bird flaps is the association with water and water monsters in Indian legends