View Full Version : BIG bird sightings in Alaska
May 23rd, 2004, 11:32 AM
Hey everyone, my name is Bryan Waterman. I am owner of Waterman Studios and creator of what is now one of the top ten animated series online "Waterman." I recently went golfing with a few buddies of mine and were stopped at hole three by a sound that was like screaching truck tires against the pavement. We looked up and saw this http://server5.uploadit.org/files/waterman-pterFinished.jpg This image was taken with a camera as were taking pictures of the golf tournament for the site. We joked about the giant pterodactyl having to make us pause the game. We recently posted this picture on www.WatermanStudios.com and it immedietly drew a lot of attention. We really didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it when we saw it but as far as I can tell you this thing flew like a bird and that seems to be it. Let me know what you guys think! I am very interested!
May 23rd, 2004, 5:08 PM
Seems like a nice photoshop job.
May 23rd, 2004, 7:42 PM
You have my word that this image has not been messed around with in photoshop or any other image altering software for the matter.
May 23rd, 2004, 9:28 PM
- - -Enjoyed your animation as well. As for the PIC? I'm thinking "Buzzard".
- - -(sorry. Could'nt resist! :D )
May 23rd, 2004, 9:41 PM
I wonder if it tastes like chicken :drool:
May 23rd, 2004, 9:49 PM
It looks like a great blue herion to me,but the photo is not to great so cant realy tell.
May 23rd, 2004, 10:10 PM
yeah, looks like an egret or the like to me.
May 24th, 2004, 1:12 AM
. . .Waterman, this was a duplicate to the post in the "Armageddon Thread", as you only really needed to post in one, and "Paranormal" seemed more appropriate, I merged the two and removed the duplicate PIC with explanation. Posting one will do, can take-up much bandwidth, as I am sure you know. . . .
Hope no-ones posts were lost or misdirected in the move, as I consider all input (no matter what the subject matter) of great value. Again, I hope you come around often Waterman, it's great to hear from you again! :D
Sincerely, Joe (Bigsky770)
May 24th, 2004, 8:36 AM
A picture is often worth a thousand debates.
May 24th, 2004, 1:01 PM
Which 3D and compositing software did you use?
Actually it looks like a photo of a normal bird flying in front of those trees.
May 24th, 2004, 3:36 PM
As Bryan's former animator, I can say his words are trust worthy. He also had two eyewitnesses with him.
May 25th, 2004, 3:16 AM
ALASKA , you say. The boid could be an albatross or pelican. The sight signature could be from either. As far as the screeching tires goes - that was probably just another ground hog biting the big one on a nearby highway.
Seriously tho...weren't pterodactyls about the size of a Cessna? How big was this? It looks more and more like the way pelicans fold their heads/ necks back near their body during flight. Unless this was HUGE .... pelican. My vote is PELICAN.... unless of course the pic WAS indeed taken in ALASKA. I don't think ALASKA has Pelicans even in the zoo there. Maybe with global warming you've got Pelicans now.
How big was it?
May 28th, 2004, 9:54 PM
The pic is inconclusive but the sound he's reporting that the creature made is more fascinating to me. Where (State) was the photo taken?
May 29th, 2004, 5:51 AM
Bryan lives in Boston, so the picture/video photage of the "bird" was most likly taken around that area. I doubt he'd fly up to alaska for a golf game (and it was a funny one at that)
May 30th, 2004, 7:36 PM
We tend to forget what a mystery is. A mystery is something unusual. In other words, it doesn’t fit into our current realm of thought. People who believe they are highly intelligent sometimes like to jump to conclusions & assume things based on their knowledge. They will do so to conform a mystery to their realm. There will always be individuals that misuse their knowledge in this way.
Those who feel their education makes them capable of determining absolute fact, should be reminded that although they are indeed more enlightened & have better references than that of a novice, to be more inclined to find a suitable hypothesis for such mysteries, does not mean that they can make fact of anything based on other references of knowledge. To best determine anything about anything one must not be influenced. Using their knowledge as guides but not sole principals. By doing so you can badly misinterpret things. History has told us that infinitely. Even used as a guide one can be lead far off the correct path. Guides like religious belief systems deeply blind even the most scientific student. The religious student will lend their facts to their systems & stubbornly reject those that reject its system. In addition he’ll knowingly or unknowingly add changes to make it fit. Results contaminate its entire knowledge base.
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