Ohio State “super fan” Buck i Guy said on Tuesday that he was injured by a “freak” flying turkey.
John Chubb was on his way home from Pittsburgh after the Buckeyes’ win over Gonzaga, then out of nowhere came the giant killer bird. Before Chubb could react it was too late, the collision sent the turkey vulture smashing through the windshield of his car, knocking him unconscious.
Chubb credits his passenger for saving his life. His buddy who is a retired Columbus firefighter, was able to get control of the steering wheel before finally bringing the car to a stop.
Chubb described the horrific accident in his own words, “Out of my peripheral vision, I (saw) something in our airspace, and it was a turkey,” Chubb said. “I’ve never seen anything like that, and I said, ‘Lonnie, do you see that big old bird?’ and bam, that’s the end of the story as I know it.”
When I read this story, my initial thought was that the guy is bonkers, hammered or hallucinating from too much face paint but turns out the whole incident is plausible.
Apparently if you don’t stuff a turkey full of nasty crap in order to fatten it up fo the Thanksgiving dinner table, it will actually fly. I found the following excerpt on lifeslittlemysteries.com, “Wild turkeys feed on the ground, which may have something to do with the myth that they can’t fly. The have to fly, however, because they roost in trees at night. Some accounts say they can soar up to 55 mph for short bursts.”
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