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.
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
After Mitch causes the explosion in the lab by using the mu mason projector, Sally and Dr. Noymann stand up in the next room and rush into the lab where Mitch lays prone on the floor. Sally passes through the door into the lab first. In the next shot from within the lab, Dr. Noymann is passing through the door first. See more
Now, I don't don't care if that bird came from outer space or Upper Saddle River, New Jersey; it's still made of flesh and blood - of some sort - and vulnerable to bullets and bombs.