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According to Middle Eastern legend the Bar Juchne was an enormous bird the wingspan of which could blot out the light of the sun. The earliest written account of the Bar Juchne can be found in one of Judaism’s holiest books, the Talmud. Located with in the text of the Talmud is an account in which the egg of a Bar Juchne is accidentally dropped from the beasts nest. It shattered 300 trees upon slamming into the ground and the insides reportedly flooded over 60 villages.

The Bar Juchne is often compared to other monstrous birds thought to roam the skies over the Middle Eastern region, like the Roc and theAnak. Researchers have suggested that reports of these large avian creatures across the Middle Eastern Area may have originated from sightings of actual giant birds, perhaps even a surviving prehistoric relic, maybe a Pterosaur like creature. What ever it was has surely moved on or died out by now as modern sightings of large birds in the skies of the Middle East have all but ceased, leaving us to wonder just what was at the bottom of all these giant bird legends.

The Evidence

There is currently no physical evidence to suggest that a creature like the Bar Juchne actually ruled the skies over the Middle East.

The Sightings

No documented sightings of the Bar Juchne could be located at this time.

The Stats– (Where applicable)

• Classification: Avian
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Middle East
• Movement: Flight
• Environment: Unknown