As a Wiccan, I am open to other religions, one of which is the Native American faith and I have seen what they call a Thunderbird while I was out in the New Mexico desert during training. It was incredible, its wing-span covered the entire horizon as far as I could see. It surrounded us for miles but never passed over us, it was as if it was just watching, it stayed like that almost all night and was gone by first light the next day. I was awed and impressed by how the Thunderbird came and went.. Any of my Native American friends that can add to this, please do..
There are distinctions between Thunderbird and Thunderbird Man (also known as Mothman here in New England).
“The Mothman is one of the strangest and most terrifying of anomalous creatures ever to be recorded in America. Between November 12, 1966 and December 15, 1967, it terrorized citizens in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia. It was said to have been encountered by at least 100 people over the course of that year.”