HUGE white bird.

by Pam
(Loves Park, IL)

I was on a country road late at night in July in nothern Illinois and saw a huge all white bird sitting alongside the road. At first it looked like a large white dog but the head shape was wrong for a dog. As I drove up to it very slowly it took flight and all I saw were big tan-colored talons, stocky body like an owl's, and a wing span wider than my windshield. I stopped and it kept trying to attack my car (SUV) by scratching at the windshield then it was gone. It never made a sound. It must have stood at least 3 ft. tall. I thought it was a white Afghan dog at first, equal in sitting height. Scared the hell out of me. Any ideas as to what this was?

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