Received From: The GCBRO Online Report
Posted To GCBRO Web Site On:
January 1, 2012
Queens County, New York
suburban neighborhood, not heavily wooded
was walking home from school at about 4-5 years old (back then we were
allowed to walk home alone) this was about 15 blocks of suburban neighborhood.
I was a few blocks from home and a very large white bird swooped down on
me towards my head - with a wing span of over 8-10 feet. Looked like nothing
i had ever seen, even at a young age. I knew it was too big to be a seagull
(we did not live near the beach) Perhaps a large egret? swan?
the neck did not look like a swan. the only person around me was the local
mailman, and he saw it too. I am not sure if my parents believed me, but
I know it happened. Yes, i am still scared of birds!
Activities of Witness: walking home from school
of Creature: large white bird, huge
wingspan, not unusually marked.
(Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes:
No - have been looking on the internet, only saw one report of a pilot
in NY State who ran into a large white bird.
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