The bird looked like a small black plane and when it flew by the trees the branches were swaying back and forth.
The only bird that comes even close to what I saw was a condor but the bird I saw did not have a head like a condor nor did it look like that of a turkey buzzard or vulture plus this creature was much larger than a condor.
I almost wonder if this was just a freak of nature; or possibly a prehistoric bird.
I recently received the following email that references 2 separate flying cryptid encounters in two different locations, within a two month period this past Summer and by the same witness! This summer (June 19, 2011) I had two encounters with giant black birds; when I say giant I mean I saw (at two separate times) birds that were all black in color with wing spans as big as a small plane 14 feet or bigger.
My first encounter was early one summer morning when I was returning from the Quad Cities.
I still do not know what kind of creature it was that I encountered.
I have been looking on line at several different kind of birds but have yet to find the bird that I saw.
The GIANT BIRD heard the noise of the gear shifting.
It then looked directly at me for a brief moment, swung open its massive wings (which were at least 14 feet long), stood up right, then leaped off the ground and took off in flight.
What is really kind of scary is that I do not believe that I saw the same bird twice; I truly believe that I saw two different birds that are of the same species.
How I came to this conclusion is simple the first bird was bigger than the second bird.
My friends and I were traveling on our motorcycles near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on some back road when all of a sudden a giant black bird appeared out of nowhere.