By Linda S. Godfrey
From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness bills, this entire advisor covers the heritage, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America”including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and extra. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t simply figments of our overactive imaginations”according to hundreds of thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in each nook of the USA. all through Americas heritage, surprised onlookers have visible incredible creatures of each stripe ”from sea serpents to apelike beings, monstrous bats to monkeymen” in each sector.
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It was about four feet tall, and its face was humanoid but its body was shaped like a bird’s. Its face was flat and gray and its eyes were little. ” Jackie was not sure exactly how many of the creatures were there, and she felt that the experience had a definite mystical quality about it, as if she couldn’t remember everything that she should have. The next evening she was on alert for the bird people again but she didn’t see them. She did say that she heard something after the experience that sounded halfway between birdsong and a human singing.
Of course, no one ever said anomalous creatures had to make sense. And they seldom do—to our way of thinking, at least. B ATSQUATCH OF TACOMA The La Crosse Man Bat was not the first of its kind to be seen in the United States. Long before Wohali and his son narrowly missed having to clean up the biggest ever windshield smear, people in the western part of the country began to encounter something that came to be known as Batsquatch. The state of Washington is best known in the world of strange animals for its numerous sightings of the nine-foot-tall lumbering humanoid most often called Bigfoot or Sasquatch.
Hall notes that although the birds themselves may be unusual, “the distribution of these birds is not unusual [emphasis mine] and the habits they exhibit are what would be expected of birds of this kind. The habits that are indicated by the known reports and the Indian lore are those of a migratory bird of prey. ”42 Of course, there is still no definite proof as to whether the giant birds following these logical migratory routes are teratorns, vultures, storks, condors, cranes, or supersized eagles.