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Monday, July 30, 2007

Mystery of the Thunderbird: San Antonio

I've written about the mythological Thunderbird before, but it seems people in modern times keep reporting seeing this giant bird in the sky. What's going on? Is it a long-lost relative of the teronadon, thought to be extinct over 100 million years ago?

In San Antonio, Texas, there have been several recent reports of people seeing a gigantic bird.

Guadalupe Cantu III is one such witness. Ten years ago, he was finishing his paper route with a couple helpers as he had done many mornings before. However, he spotted something huge flying over his car. "We were afraid that it would come at us. So we stayed in the car till it passed this way. This thing's all feathers, all black. Much bigger than me. It looked at us. It had very stooped-up shoulders."

Although experts doubt it's a dinosaur, some believe it just might be a teratorn - the ancestors to modern day condors and vultures.

One of the most famous sightings in San Antonio was from 1976. Three teachers travelling on a deserted road had the unfortunate experien
ce of having a massive winged creature swoop down towards them.

Witness testimony is always questionable. Sometimes, the mind can play tricks on you. I offer up my explanation for all these sightings. Here is what I believe people are seeing in San Antonio:






32 Comments:

Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

OMG!! It's Bat Boy!!!
It would scare me to death to have a giant bird swoop down towards me.
I've seen the movie The Birds several times, and those little birds did some major bodily damage.
Imagine what a huge bird could do!!

I'm on vacation at my parents' house in CA. On Wed, my dad, son, brother, and I are going on a driving trip. My blog time has been almost nonexistent. I return to normal life on Aug 8th.

I'll stop by again soon. :-)

7/30/2007 1:43 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Just imagine the amount of poop tat could hit you should a giant bird decided to let loose on you.

7/30/2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger Etchen said...

Ok, I feel likje an idiont..I have never even heard of bat boy---but he does look like something from a sci-fi movie formt he 50's.

7/30/2007 2:31 PM  
Blogger goldennib said...

I saw Bat Boy here in NJ just the other day.

7/30/2007 2:45 PM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

I really wish I had written for the Weekly World News. That would be right up my alley.

7/30/2007 3:31 PM  
Anonymous mojotek said...

Bat Boy. I mean, what else could it be?

7/30/2007 4:33 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Bat Boy the Musical is awesome.

My neighbor in Wildwood saw a huge flying bird a couple of weeks ago. It turns out it was a peacock.

7/30/2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

A giant condor escaped the Dallas zoo last year. Maybe it wanted to see the Alamo.

7/30/2007 11:06 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

Hey Phoenix!! We're from St. Louis, too. We'd love to pick your brain sometime about a movie idea we have!!

Great site ... keep it up!!

www.therecshow.com

7/31/2007 12:23 AM  
Blogger BrianAlt said...

Actually it was me. I built one of those winged flying machines that you put over your arms and flap. You know, the kinds you see people falling over in old clips. Well mine actually works! So I've decided to go out and use it to scare teachers and paperboys. I hate teachers and paperboys!

7/31/2007 7:50 AM  
Blogger Sassy Blondie said...

Don't be mocking my Republic of Texas brothers and sisters, Pheonix. We come out of the womb with guns in our hands...

LOL

7/31/2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

My dad lives not too far from there, and he has seen the large flying creature, too.

He figured it out though. It's a plane.

-- david

7/31/2007 9:46 AM  
Blogger grrrbear said...

OMG what if Bat Boy has learned how to hangglide? We'd never know about it not that WWN has stopped publication! Damn those terrorists, taking another step forward in eliminating the only unbiased source of news the American people have...

7/31/2007 12:10 PM  
Blogger angel, jr. said...

Yikes on the picture of bat boy.

When I was younger, my cousins and I went on a picnic. To this day, my cousin swears he saw a condor.

7/31/2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger ozymandiaz said...

Where'd you get that picture of me?

7/31/2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

famous sighting in San Antonio = Tony and Eva...

...sorry, the devil made me do it! {grin}

7/31/2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Bat Boy was renamed Edgar by his adoptive family. He's really just an over-educated and misunderstood boy with funny ears.

7/31/2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

I'd like it if I spot Batman :) not bat boy.

Keshi.

7/31/2007 8:24 PM  
Blogger THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

The Bat Boy story is very detailed.

8/01/2007 1:48 AM  
Blogger Vani said...

LOL...we seem to have been invaded by birds in this part of the country. or maybe its because they are tearing down trees to make houses, and now the animals like deer etc have no where to go so they constantly get run over on the new highways they're building and the vulchers are in heaven! ya think? :)

8/01/2007 11:05 AM  
Blogger Phats said...

I think the residents of San Antonio are drinking the happy sauce, or this is a good way to get stephen king to visit to write a book

8/01/2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I believe it has more to do with the rise in thc levels in modern cannabis.

8/01/2007 9:21 PM  
Blogger DLAK said...

gucI have a thunder bird in my pants. Dont you think Bat boy looks like Britney Spears after re-hab.
Its hard to believe your still using word verification.

8/01/2007 9:59 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

[Bat boy looks like Britney Spears after re-hab]
LMAO, I thought he looked a little familiar...

8/01/2007 10:06 PM  
Blogger Fated said...

That batboy picture never fails to creep me out.

8/02/2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

THat Bat Boy COMPLETELY freaks me out every single time I see him. That's just plain out freaky.

8/02/2007 3:13 PM  
Blogger cube said...

How many of these incidents involve ethanol, I wonder...

Metal mark: spot on with the bird poop. Yikes!

8/03/2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger Grafs said...

A huge bird would be awesome. You'd have to seriously watch that it doesn't carry off your spouse or something.

8/05/2007 4:01 PM  
Blogger phred said...

I am going to be in San Antonio on 8/14.. I will keep my eyes open and pass along any new info.
Keep in mind that there is a good amount of beer drank in San Antonio Tx.

8/07/2007 6:58 AM  
Blogger The Egg said...

Suddenly I feel like re-reading the Reader's Digest Unexplained series. I've missed many entries here. So much to catch up on! Hope you're enjoying the summer.

8/07/2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

thanks eggie!

8/08/2007 9:54 PM  
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