When electronics engineer Mitch MacAfee spots a UFO as "big as a battleship," from his plane, the Air Force scrambles planes to investigate. However, nothing shows up on radar, and one of the jets is lost during the action. MacAfee is regarded as a dangerous crackpot until other incidents and disappearances convince the authorities that the threat is real. Some believe it is a French-Canadian folk legend come to life, but it turns out to be an extraterrestrial giant bird composed of anti-matter whose disregard for human life and architecture threatens the world. Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Flying beast out of prehistoric skies!
Did You Know?
The producers originally planned to use a stop-motion model created by Ray Harryhausen
for the bird. However, due to budgetary limitations they were forced to use a marionette. See more
As the plane carrying the meson cannon flies towards the bird (who is on top of the United Nations building in New York City), the footage of the plane shows it over San Francisco. See more
Once more a frantic pilot radios in a report on a UFO. A bird. A bird as big as a Battleship!