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#541    rcade21

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

I'm not sure if this has already been suggested, but this may come close to at least the source of what you're looking for.

http://www.prairiegh...om/tbirdaz.html

It was definitely something I'm looking into now, as I'm interested in the same type of creatures.
I wonder if they have some old accounts at the Library of Congress, I'd love to make a trip there just to find out.
DC is on my list of places to travel this year, so I'll update if I find anything of importance or reference :-)


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:00 AM

[quote name='rcade21' timestamp='1332410022' post='4240948']
I'm not sure if this has already been suggested, but this may come close to at least the source of what you're looking for.

[url="http://www.prairieghosts.com/tbirdaz.html"]http://www.prairieghosts.com/tbirdaz.html[/url]

It was definitely something I'm looking into now, as I'm interested in the same type of creatures.
I wonder if they have some old accounts at the Library of Congress, I'd love to make a trip there just to find out.
DC is on my list of places to travel this year, so I'll update if I find anything of importance or







Everybody should check the libraries in their towns and see they can find it, libraries usually have old books


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:10 AM

View PostMurder 101, on 10 March 2012 - 12:52 AM, said:

I don't remember the name. It was on Discovery and it showed the "real" version of my avatar. I even remember the way they panned over the photo.

Hello, I'm sort of new to the forums; I've been lurking here since last summer and recently created an account. When you said Discovery, could you have meant Animal Planet? Or were you simply talking about the Discovery Channel itself because Discovery owns both and they're sister channels. Animal Planet had a program called 'Lost Tapes' going on. They did do an episode about the Thunderbird but I highly doubt this photo is in that episode. .


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:41 AM

View PostWandering, on 21 March 2012 - 04:25 AM, said:

A great first post Mryumyum, looks like alot of legwork has been done already.

Interesting to hear Mark Chorvinsky did alot of research for an article and didn't find anything.

At least ATS seems to have the decade down pat, I believe I saw it in the late 80s or early 90s, I would have been younger than 10.

Is the 80s when most people remember seeing it?

I could have sworn it was in the Timelife Mysteries of the Unknown book series, though most others claim the same. I used to go to the library every week and get one of those books. Would have been early to mid 90's.
Of course, I have that entire series and the photo does not exist in it. Some have suggested it was only in the first edition printings, which are the ones I have. No photo.
I, too, have and have been through most of the other books that it has been "seen" in.

I seem to recall the photo being on the outside of the barn and the men did not have their arms outstreched. I recall about 6 or 7 rugged looking men holding guns with a dressed up guy in the middle. Pocket watch, top hat, etc. Of course if the photo never did exist I guess I'm just inventing details.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 26 March 2012 - 05:41 AM, said:

I could have sworn it was in the Timelife Mysteries of the Unknown book series, though most others claim the same. I used to go to the library every week and get one of those books. Would have been early to mid 90's.
Of course, I have that entire series and the photo does not exist in it. Some have suggested it was only in the first edition printings, which are the ones I have. No photo.
I, too, have and have been through most of the other books that it has been "seen" in.

I seem to recall the photo being on the outside of the barn and the men did not have their arms outstreched. I recall about 6 or 7 rugged looking men holding guns with a dressed up guy in the middle. Pocket watch, top hat, etc. Of course if the photo never did exist I guess I'm just inventing details.


That is in line with everyones memory of the photo, the description and general timeframe.

Are the Timelife books published by Readers Digest?


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

View PostWandering, on 26 March 2012 - 09:21 AM, said:

That is in line with everyones memory of the photo, the description and general timeframe.

Are the Timelife books published by Readers Digest?

They were published by Time-Life
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(Not my photo. From amazon)

I believe this is the book in the series that people claim to have seen it in.

I also have a Readers Digest mysteries of the Unexplained. Not in there, either.
There is another readers digest mysteries of something or other book i have/ I'd have to dig it out. I know there is no thunderbird photo in it, however.

I've been bothered by the missing photo and have always kept an eye out for it even before the days of the internet. Like others, I'm positive that I have seen it. Now, however, I'm not so sure.

The closest I have come is an article supposedly from the April 26, 1890 Epitaph. Don't know if it's real or has been posted on this thread before, but here it is;
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Of course, knowing how common it was to publish fabricated stories in old papers....

Edited by Imaginarynumber1, 26 March 2012 - 09:48 AM.

"You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla."


"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired."


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:56 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 26 March 2012 - 09:40 AM, said:

They were published by Time-Life
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(Not my photo. From amazon)

I believe this is the book in the series that people claim to have seen it in.

I also have a Readers Digest mysteries of the Unexplained. Not in there, either.
There is another readers digest mysteries of something or other book i have/ I'd have to dig it out. I know there is no thunderbird photo in it, however.

I've been bothered by the missing photo and have always kept an eye out for it even before the days of the internet. Like others, I'm positive that I have seen it. Now, however, I'm not so sure.

The closest I have come is an article supposedly from the April 26, 1890 Epitaph. Don't know if it's real or has been posted on this thread before, but here it is;
Posted Image

Of course, knowing how common it was to publish fabricated stories in old papers....


Great find ImaginaryNumber1, I was unaware of the time-life series. I've looked through some of the older Readers Digest hardcover books and couldn't find it either. There were a fair few though.

I'm pretty sure the epitah column has been discussed previously in this thread with no one being able to find it in their actual records. Apparently they still get calls each day about the article, yet they claim they never ran it.

I've been working through old Nexus magazines as I feel it could be in one of those, but yeah...It's been very hard to pin anything down regarding this.  Keep trucking :)


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostWandering, on 26 March 2012 - 01:56 PM, said:

Great find ImaginaryNumber1, I was unaware of the time-life series. I've looked through some of the older Readers Digest hardcover books and couldn't find it either. There were a fair few though.

I'm pretty sure the epitah column has been discussed previously in this thread with no one being able to find it in their actual records. Apparently they still get calls each day about the article, yet they claim they never ran it.

I've been working through old Nexus magazines as I feel it could be in one of those, but yeah...It's been very hard to pin anything down regarding this.  Keep trucking :)

One day.
One day.....

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 26 March 2012 - 09:40 AM, said:

They were published by Time-Life
Posted Image

(Not my photo. From amazon)

I believe this is the book in the series that people claim to have seen it in.

I also have a Readers Digest mysteries of the Unexplained. Not in there, either.
There is another readers digest mysteries of something or other book i have/ I'd have to dig it out. I know there is no thunderbird photo in it, however.

I've been bothered by the missing photo and have always kept an eye out for it even before the days of the internet. Like others, I'm positive that I have seen it. Now, however, I'm not so sure.

The closest I have come is an article supposedly from the April 26, 1890 Epitaph. Don't know if it's real or has been posted on this thread before, but here it is;
Posted Image

Of course, knowing how common it was to publish fabricated stories in old papers....


i have the full series of these time life books right here, ill take a look through them all and report back if i find anything.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:37 AM

View Postrage666, on 26 March 2012 - 09:42 PM, said:

i have the full series of these time life books right here, ill take a look through them all and report back if i find anything.

If you have the first edition like mine are (i don't actually know if there were any other printings) then I can save you some time. It's not in any of them.

"You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla."


"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired."


RAPTORS! http://www.unexplain...pic=233151&st=0


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:12 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 27 March 2012 - 01:37 AM, said:

If you have the first edition like mine are (i don't actually know if there were any other printings) then I can save you some time. It's not in any of them.

i have only just seen this post after already checking and  you are quite right. this one is a dead end, i can also confirm that its not in any of these books.  <_<


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

View Postrage666, on 27 March 2012 - 10:12 PM, said:

i have only just seen this post after already checking and  you are quite right. this one is a dead end, i can also confirm that its not in any of these books.  <_<
When I was a kid I had a series of books on paranormal things and I want to saeyreey we're called Childcraft or something like that.  I remember reading he stories in them from cover to cover.  There were Nessie stories, Bigfoot, yeti, mokele mbembe, et al......anyway.  I can't recall if the thunderbird was in the books or not.  Something makes me want to say it was.  I have long since lost the books so I have no idea anymore.  something to check up on?


Edited because autocorrect is being particularly assertive today..   <_<

Edited by orangepeaceful79, 28 March 2012 - 02:28 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:44 PM

Is this it?.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

View PostJavid86, on 29 March 2012 - 01:44 PM, said:

Is this it?.
Nevermind. Should have read all the posts before posting myself.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

This whole thing intrigues me, because I do remember this picture, I saw it in a book my close neighbour let me read when I was younger. I cant fully remember the name of it but it's very old and red with gold writing, I actually have it somewhere from when he passed away. But i'll bet its not in there, cos though i believe I saw it, I doubt myself because of this shared memory theory.
Honestly though, someone went around and removed the picture from every copy of every book it was ever in?





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