This happened shortly after I graduated high school back in the late 90s. It was during the summer, so I hadn’t yet started college, and I didn’t have a job just yet either. This left me bored with a lot of time on my hands.
It was during the afternoon, and the sun was high in the sky; not a single cloud in the sky. At the time, I was the only one home, and I was out in my backyard getting some work done around the house. I forget what I was doing exactly, but that’s when I noticed this large shadow zip across my yard in a diagonal direction.
At first, I thought it was just a plane flying by, because my hometown had a small airport. As soon as the large shadow passed overhead, I immediately knew something strange was going on because there was no sound of a plane engine. I didn’t hear anything.
As soon as I realized this, and before I had a chance to react, several more large shadows passed over my yard going in the same direction.
That’s when I looked up to see what was going on and I couldn’t believe what I saw. There was a whole flock of these giant birds soaring very high up in the sky; much higher in the sky than any normal bird would fly.
Despite them being so far up in the sky, they still seemed huge in comparison to any ordinary bird. They looked like eagles, but only if you scaled them up to a size that would be impossible to fathom.
On top of this, eagles are apex predatory birds that don’t fly in large flocks.
I didn’t count how many there were, because I was too shocked by what I was seeing. All I could do was watch them as they soared on by. They didn’t circle the sky like most predator birds do.
They just flew in a single direction, from one area of the sky to the next.
At this point, they were passing my house and my roof was fixing to block my view of them. Part of me wanted to run around my house, so I could keep my eye on them, but running thru my house would get me to the front yard much faster. So I ran thru the house as fast as I could go, before throwing the front door wide open as I ran back outside again. This only took me a few seconds, but as soon as I was back outside, these birds were nowhere in sight.
I looked everywhere for them, but they were gone. They couldn’t have possibly flown out of sight in just that short amount of time, but they were.
I looked around my neighborhood, hoping that someone else was outside and had just seen what I did, but I was alone. I stood out there hoping to catch sight of them again, but the sky was clear in every direction.
Finally, I have up and went back inside, questioning whether or not this actually happened.
This sighting played out over and over again in my head as I tried to come up with any rational explanation for it, but I was never able to. At the time, I was a religious person, but now I’m an atheist.
I mention this only to point out that I don’t even believe in mythical beings, but I do know what I saw. If it weren’t for the fact that I saw it with my own eyes, I never would’ve believed it myself.
This happened years before ‘The Lord of the Rings’ came out in theaters. But when I saw this movie, and the scenes with the eagles, I immediately thought of what I encountered years before.
If I had to describe what I saw that day, the eagles in the LOTR movies would be it.
Now I’m not trying to say they had any association with the story of Middle Earth, I’m just saying that this is what they looked like. This happened years before the trilogy ever came out on film, or before I ever read the novel. I did, however, see a program on television, about a year or two before this ever took place.
They talked about these thunderbirds, and the flight paths along which they have been spotted. I distinctly remember this because this just so happened to cross right over my state, which I thought was interesting.
Little did I know that I would witness this for myself.
I talked about it late one night with my sister, but I knew she didn’t believe me, even though she listened to what I had to say, and I felt stupid for even bringing it up. I’ve never really talked about this with anybody else because I know they wouldn’t believe me as well. Who can blame them?
I wouldn’t believe me either. I did bring it up online several years ago, and I had people try and explain it away; saying things like, “Perhaps what I saw were vultures or some other predatory birds.”
I know what vultures look like, just like everybody else.
Plus, I kept pointing out how they looked like eagles, only larger. Yet hardly anybody wanted to listen. Eventually, I gave up trying to explain my sighting to anyone and deleted the whole conversation altogether.
It’s been going on two decades now, and I remember that day as if it happened only yesterday. In retrospect, I’m glad that I was able to witness this, even if nobody else witnessed it with me. Plus, if I wasn’t alone that day, something tells me that this sighting never would’ve happened.
Was it a glitch in the matrix? Who knows? Everything about what I saw seemed completely natural, aside from the fact that it wasn’t. Over the years I’ve seen many birds of all types and none of them have ever come close to what I saw on that fateful day.
If it weren’t for this incredible encounter making me a believer in the unknown, I probably never would’ve given channels like yours a second thought. It’s healthy to have a skeptical mind, but how can I dismiss what others have seen, when I can’t even dismiss what I’ve seen with my own eyes?
If anything, this encounter has shown me that our Universe is far more complex and mysterious than what we can see with our own two eyes.
(You can edit this whoever you see fit. You are by far a much better story teller than I could ever hope to be. When I heard that you were looking for stories of the thunderbirds, I immediately stopped watching your videos long enough to gather my thoughts and retell them to the best of my knowledge.
Everything I’ve said is true.
The only reason I would ever bring it up is because I love your channel and the stories you tell. If it were anybody else, then I would probably just take this with me to the grave. Because, like I’ve said, who’s going to believe me?)