In 2015 my daughter, grandson, and I were standing in the front yard of my office in Independence at dusk when we noticed a very large bird flying overhead. It was flying very high (approx. 1,000 ft) and was extremely large. My grandson took a picture of it, then looked up the shape on an app. The closest thing he could find was an albatross, which is not found in this area. We don't know if there is any relation to the recent sightings.
Several people have speculated that this creature is the Mothman, and is a portent to a coming disaster.
I would like to hear from anyone who has also seen similar creatures, no matter where you live.
Joshua P. Warren discussed these events on his podcast on February 18, 2018