Cryptid Case File #01: The Thunderbird.

This bird was larger than any they had ever seen. Its wings, from tip to tip, were twice as long as a war canoe. It had a huge, curving beak, and its eyes glowed like fire. The people saw that its great claws held a living, giant whale. In silence, they watched while Thunderbird – for so the bird was named by everyone – carefully lowered the whale to the ground before them.”
A legend from the Quillayute, Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest, E. Clark, University of California Press, 1953. Continue reading Cryptid Case File #01: The Thunderbird.