Pennsylvania Ufologist Stan Gordon is reporting that UFO and other unusual strange incidents came in during 2008 from 50 counties – up from 37 counties the previous year. Giant birds – also known as Thunderbirds – Bigfoot and UFOs continue to be reported in the Keystone state.
Motorists in Wasgington County traveling along a major route in May pulled over to watch as a ”huge dark colored flying creature that looked more like a giant bat than a bird” was low flying as it passed over the cars.
A Warren County woman reported in May that a Bigfoot-like creature climbed onto her home deck as she watched from inside.
While a major increase in UFO reports were coming from the eastern end of the state this year, Gordon reports that many unusual stories from the western end of the state include spherical, disc-shaped, luminous objects and triangular-shaped objects. Multiple witnesses from several locations reported a glowing whtie object on Sept. 5. Two Elk County hunters first saw glowing lights in the woods on Oct. 5, and soon discovered a glowing human-like form standing about 3 feet tall. On the same date in Tioga County, a cigar-shaped object was spotted approaching from the north.
… There has been a history from Pennsylvania and other states of sightings of giant birds with enormous wingspans that are occasionally reported, and are commonly referred to as “thunderbirds.” In recent years, the reports of these huge flying creatures have increased. Rick Fisher of the Paranormal Society of Pennsylvania received a report which occurred in February at a rural location outside of Harrisburg. The driver of a vehicle, who was also an active hunter, saw a huge bird-like creature drop from the trees and approach his vehicle. The man stopped and got out to take a better look at the creature, which seemed to soar or glide without flapping its wings. He hesitantly told Rick that what he saw looked, “prehistoric almost.”
Researcher Jim Brown investigated an incident which occurred on the afternoon of May 20, on a major roadway in Washington County. Motorists reportedly pulled off the road to watch as a huge dark colored flying creature that looked more like a giant bat than a bird, circled low, and passed over some cars. One witness noticed that the wingspan extended beyond the edges of the two lane highway. One man was seen taking pictures of the giant flying creature. That person has never come forward.