In April of 1948 The St. Louis area was inundated with reports of unusually large birds.
At least 13 witnesses reported seeing a gigantic, grayish-black bird with a torpedo-like body soaring in the skies above South St. Louis, Alton, Glendale, Overland, and Richmond Heights. People described the creature as “immense,” “incredible,” and “enormous.” A police patrolman, and a corporal saw it as well.
Officer Francis Hennelly said that “Its wings were flapping, and it was headed southwest, flying at an altitude of several hundred feet. I thought it was a large eagle, but I’ve never seen one that big before.” One witness said that unlike normal birds, this creature flapped one wing, then the other. Another witness watched as the giant bird flew towards the Mississippi bluffs, where he surmised would make a good habitat for such a creature.
There have been multiple reports of gigantic birds and/or Mothman type creatures across the state of Missouri since 2017, with the bulk of the recent reports from the greater Kansas City area. Perhaps whatever this creature is has followed the Missouri River across the state.
The original story posted in
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was titled “The Gigantic Bird Mystery: That Thing
in the Sky- is it Really a Bird or is it a Plane or a Witch?
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch, October 29, 2017
Margie Kay is the director of Quest Paranormal Investigation Group and the Assistant State Director for Missouri MUFON. Contact her at www.margiekay.com.