1/31/18: In the past two weeks three witnesses have seen a creature with gigantic wings in Independence, Missouri – and one was my own. This, added to the three giant bird sightings already on file- makes SIX sighting reports in the same area.
In 2015 my daughter, grandson, and I were standing in the front yard of my office in Independence at dusk when we noticed a very large bird flying overhead. It was flying very high (approx. 1,000 ft) and was extremely large. My grandson took a picture of it, then looked up the shape on an app. The closest thing he could find to match the shape was an albatross, which is not found in this area, but that does not explain the size. We don't know if there is any relation to the recent sightings.
Several people have speculated that this creature is the Mothman, and is a portent to a coming disaster.
I would like to hear from anyone who has seen similar creatures, no matter where you live.
Joshua P. Warren discussed these events on his podcast on February 18, 2018
UPDATE: It has been nearly a year since the sightings of the gigantic bird and no other reports have been filed with my office. It should also be noted that there have been no disasters in the area so the Mothman theory seems to be invalid.