Marlon Lowe was carried over 40 feet by a giant unknown bird in July of 1977. Two birds swooped into his yard and the larger of the two picked him up by his shirt and attempted to fly off with him. His mother Ruth chased the bird and Marlon was dropped. They reported the incident to the police and it was speculated that the bird may have been a Californian Condor. However, Ruth and Marlon maintain to this day that the bird had at least an 8′ wingspan and a body as large as a mans.