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The Mauston Birdman was a possibly-sentient entity that was reported multiple times by several children near Mauston, Wisconsin in 1980. It seems to be more sentient than most cryptids, indicating that it isn't just a wild animal.
The entity was described by a witness known as "Spooky Robinson" as having [quote] "the body of a man, complete with arms and legs; very human-looking. Its feathers were yellowish, big and round, not long and skinny like on most birds. They covered its body. The feet were just like bird feet except that they were really big and thick, with claws on the toes. Its head was a huge bird head, covered with feathers, like on the body, with a long yellow beak. The head came right out of its shoulders."
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A hoax (possibly a man in a suit)
When I was about 10 years old we lived in the country on the side of a bluff. It was a very isolated place, lots of trees surrounding the house. My grandparents had a trailer on our property right next to our house. One day my grandma started screaming. When we went to see what was going on she was hysterical and screaming about a birdman looking at her through the window. She said she was sitting in her chair watching her shows and saw something by the window. When she got up to see what it was there was this tall birdman looking in at her. She said it was about 6' tall and covered with yellowish feathers and a very long beak.
A few years before that happened my sister insisted that Big Bird came to visit us one night. She said he took us outside and showed us all kinds of neat stuff and played with us. Then she said the next morning we went outside and found big yellow feathers. I don't remember ever seeing or playing with Big Bird in the middle of the night or ever finding any big yellow feathers. She talked about it for about a year and insisted that it happened. Then she just never talked about it anymore. I asked her about it once when we were teenagers and she didn't remember a thing about it. Not even that she talked about it for about a year.
- This entity is categorized as a "being" rather than a "cryptid" because of its apparently-sentient nature.