Albert Rosales and his very Strange World, # 116

AlbertLocation. South Greensburg, Pennsylvania

There was a sighting of a monstrous bird in South Greensburg just as it was getting dark,
four people were sitting around in the yard having
a barbecue and enjoying the beautiful
weather when suddenly, their attention was drawn skyward by a sound like a “swish” or a
“swoosh” or as one witness stated, “like the air coming straight down.”
Several of the observers at almost the same time yelled out some exclamations including
one man who said, “What the hell is that?” They were all startled to see a tremendously large
bird that was flying over a tree in the yard about
30-40 feet overhead. The man who was going
the cooking turned and looked up to see the creature fly above him at a distance of about 40
feet away. As the bird passed the tree, it veered s
lightly to the right and went straight down the
road ahead maintaining its low level path. When first observed the massive wings of the
creature were in an upward position and were beginning to drop slowly, almost as if they were
rolling to the bottom. The swoosh sound could be heard when the wings were moving. The
powerful bird had flown about 125 yards down the road, at which time the wings were coming
back up. The creature was observed as it continued
to move steadily down the road, passing
just above the roof top of a house with its wings flapping slowly and steadily about 3-4 times
until it reached a group of trees about ¼ miles away, where it was lost from sight. It took about
20 seconds to go the ¼ mile distance.
As it passed over, it appeared as though it was peering below, with its head and beak
positioned downward. It was estimated that if the bird was on the ground it would stand
between 4 ½ to 5 feet tall. The entire body was the
same dark color, either darkish brown or
black. The body width was about 25-30 inches wide.
One witness said the body, “was very bulky
and husky.” The head was oval shaped, and the beak
was short for the size of the animal, about
8-10 inches long. The tail was about 2 feet long and came out wide to a point. It was the size of
the wingspan of the creature that impressed the witnesses which they estimated at 10 feet or
more in length. When asked why nobody thought to take a picture, they pointed out that while
there were cell phones lying there with camera functions, all involved were mesmerized by the
encounter. One witness felt as if he was almost ‘in
shock’.
It was later learned that another witness who lied
along the road where the big bird flew
over also reportedly saw the creature. One witness
has been a long time hunter and is very
familiar with birds native to the state and is certain that he saw something quite unusual. The area where these observations have taken place, while surrounded with some wooded
locations, is well populated, and nearby Route 119
is a highly traveled roadway.
HC addendum
Source: Stan Gordon,
paufo@comcast.net

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