Two independent witnesses in Sugar Creek and Independence, Missouri reported seeing a Mothman or giant bird on the same day, and three more witnesses came forward this week.
|California Condor flying over the Grand Canyon|
Photo: By Silent Paws - Self-photographed, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2310679
According to Wikipedia, the California Condor is the largest bird in the United States. It has a wingspan of 9.5 feet. However, Condors do not live in the Midwest region, so that eliminates the Condor unless there is a rogue bird here. Even so, the wingspan is still not large enough to explain Valerie's sighting or some of the past sighting reports (see my earlier posts).
June 16, 2019
Overland Park, Kansas
On Sunday, June 16, 2019, four days prior to the two sightings on June 20, a man and woman were driving to their home in Overland Park when they noticed a very large bird flying overhead. "The bird was completely black and was enormous," said one witness. Neither witness could identify the bird. At first, they thought it must be a Condor, but it was much larger. It flew north and out of sight.
June 18, 2019
A 58-year-old man and his 37-year-old son were exiting their car to go into their house on June 18 at 5:30 pm when they noticed a very large bird floating on the wind currents high above their house. "The bird was absolutely huge, and much larger than any bird I've ever seen." said one witness. The older witness said that the bird was a very dark color and never flapped its wings. It then glided off to the north and out of sight. Both men stood in astonishment and couldn't believe what they had just seen.
Fifth Sighting Report
Summer of 2009
A witness living in northeast Independence, Missouri recently reported an event that occurred in 2009. He was working on his garden when he suddenly had the feeling he needed to look up. He saw a huge bird floating on the air currents above him and gliding around in a figure eight pattern. The witness said that the bird was much larger than a condor with a huge wingspan. The bird never flapped its wings. It appeared very dark in color.
Some witnesses speculate that this creature may be the Mothman, a creature seen at Point Pleasant, West Virginia for several months prior to a disastrous bridge disaster in 1967. In his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, author John Keel claimed that the Point Pleasant residents experienced precognitions including premonitions of the collapse of the Silver Bridge, unidentified flying object sightings, visits from inhuman or threatening men in black, and other phenomena.
There have been similar events in greater Kansas City. On June 20, 2019, two unidentified objects hovered high over the city for over two hours. They were captured on video and were covered in national news. Some people thought they were weather balloons, but the National Weather Service said they were not weather balloons. On the same day, QPI received reports of multiple unidentified objects that looked like rods and another report involving tiny red orbs in the Waldo area of Kansas City, Missouri, and an unexplained brilliant blue object in Independence. The entire K.C. area has been a UFO hot spot since 2011. Could these things be related as they seemed to be in Point Pleasant prior to the bridge collapse?
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These sightings combined with the seven reports already on file, make a total of twelve giant bird or Mothman sightings in the same general area in the past few years.
So what is this creature? Hopefully, someone will capture a photo or video soon.
Margie Kay is a paranormal investigator living in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the director of Quest Paranormal Investigations. Contact Margie at email@example.com.