April 10th: Overland’s Thunderbird

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 10th, 2012

This book is also found in a hardbound edition, Thunderbirds: America’s Living Legends of Giant Birds, from Cosimo Classics (2008), by Mark A. Hall.

On April 10, 1948, three individuals in Overland, Illinois spotted what they originally thought to be a passing plane, but after seeing a large set of flapping wings, they realized this “plane” was something very different.

Fake photo of flying winged weirdie.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

2 Responses to “April 10th: Overland’s Thunderbird”

  1. sasquatch responds:

    Hey that picture of the indian and pterosaur reminds me of this cool movie from the sixties-a little boy gets picked up by a pterosaur in the film too.

  2. bamsbocce responds:

    Guilty as charged…that’s the fake picture I posted about a year or two ago about an article on how hard (or easy) it is to photoshop a cryptid…I found the picture of the Indian and a pterosaur and combined them in about 3 minutes.

    If you didn’t get a chance to download a free copy of my book, take a look now…only $.99 – Clouds of Thunder


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