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Thunderbird Over Pittsburgh PA?

Crypto,, Science, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 01 2009

Photo credit: Anomalist/Cryptomundo 2009

This photo (this is a small section) was taken by a corporation president with his i-Phone back in 2007. He recently uploaded it to a website and it eventually ended up with Loren Coleman at

According to the photographer, (whose name is known but unpublished) this photo was “taken during a weird storm outside an apartment complex in Pittsburg, PA.” He took some time trying to find someone who would be interested in it on the internet.

The apartment complex below the mystery element in the photo helps to put its size into some type of context.

Photo: Augmented detail and comparison with eagle. Click for higher reso.

“I promise you this is an authentic untouched photo. If you look at the center slightly right and just below the cloud anomaly you can spot the thunderbird. It was a really weird cloud. Super dark but all clear to the right of the cloud and to the left. But the cloud was really dark and in a straight line as far as I could see in front of me and behind me. Never seen a cloud like it before or since. Never seen a bird that large either.”

According to Cryptomundo, the photo more specifically was taken in the community of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County from a Walmart parking lot.

We took the photo and put it through some paces to determine if we could see an obvious insertion (i.e. fake) to the photo or whether we could draw out more detail. It appears to fit the profile of a large bird. Here our “augmentation” is compared with a photo of the American Bald Eagle.

The full story can be found here:Cryptomundo:Mystery Photo, A Thunderbird?–PLus Full Size, complete photo here.

ExtraI understand that at Cryptomundo the prevailing theory is “lamp post light fixture”. When I heard that I thought; interesting. Is this just a case of verisimilitude, um (cough) dude? Now that our “enhancement” is posted over there, I expect that not one person who said lamp post is reconsidering for one split second. If only concrete set as quickly as “expert opinions”. It is an i-phone photo so perhaps a definitive answer will never be known. The exception is the “expert photo analysts” who reside a CM and all other such sites. They can form and hold an expert opinion in one second, and fifty years respectively. Its a good thing that dripping scorn is invisible :0)……

This final photo on the left is a photo of an apparent large flying cryptid taken on 9-11 near the World Trade Center. That story can be read here.

Two other recent PA. giant winged cryptids here and here.

Related: :It’s Just a Bird is Your belief? Well, Hold up a Second Chief..

Eyewitness Accounts: Thunderbirds Over Western Pennsylvania

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, Science, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jun 16 2008

By “The Paranormal Pastor” * , Robin Swope

The reason these stories are of interest to us of course, besides our natural curiosity concerning God’s creation, is that we believe that some of these creatures being reported are still existing pterosaurs.

After reading the June 4, 2008 edition of Cryptomundo where Loren Coleman highlights the recent Thunderbird sightings in the Appalachians as reported by Stan Gordon, I reflected back to an incident that happened to me a few years ago in Western Pennsylvania.

I think I saw a Thunderbird myself in July of 2001

In 2000 I started working in a local graveyard in Erie County Pennsylvania. I had left association with Denominational churches a few years prior because of the many abuses of power and people that I had seen over the years. Eventually I started my own independent non-denominational organization called Open Gate Ministerial Services to offer services that you would normally find in a church to those who did not belong to any church or religious organization.

As an ordained clergyman of a small fellowship that acted as a church I performed Weddings, Funerals, Baptism/Dedications, and other services as needed to whomever needed them. But it didn’t pay well. In fact I never asked for any fee, and lot of the time I never received one. But I liked that. It was very liberating.

But I still had bills to pay and knowing that I went out into the workforce to support my family while still being able to minister to others through our organization.

I ended up working at the graveyard as a gravedigger. I started off as a salesman, but I couldn’t make a sale for the life of me. I’m just not the salesman type- especially cemetery sales which is harder than most. But there was an opening in the maintenance department and it paid above the average wage at the time so I jumped at the chance.

*Self named

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