Pterosaurs in the United States
Eyewitness sightings of a “pterodactyl” or a “flying dinosaur”
From page 27 of the second edition of the
nonfiction book “Live Pterosaurs in America” we
read that the cryptozoologist Scott “had doubts
about the sightings, in July of 2007, when an
investigator talked him into helping them search.
(The location is secret, but known to be in the
United States.) . . . After he arrived at the search
area, he watched a video that investigators had
recently recorded: what they thought might be a
pterosaur at night. Scott thought it looked like a
bird.” Nevertheless, he stayed up to watch the sky.
“Scott said, ‘[I was] very skeptical and didn’t think
we would see anything. . . I stayed up till 4:00 a.m.
Here’s the kicker, the skeptic, between 1:30-2:30
a.m., has a sighting! . . . I was sitting in a chair,
sideways towards the shed, looking up at the starry
skies, when this animal came gliding just over the
shed and into the field’ . . .”
The creature seen by Scott Norman, about 30 feet
away, had a head about four feet long and a head
appendage like that of a Pteranadon.
From the first chapter of “Live Pterosaurs in
America” (second edition): “Susan Wooten was
driving east on Highway 20 [South Carolina] . . . .
on a clear mid-afternoon in the fall of about 1989
. . . where the road was surrounded by woods and
swamps, Wooten saw something flying from her
left, then passing in front of her . . . ‘It swooped
down over the highway and back up gracefully
over the pines . . . It looked as big as any car . . .
NO feathers, not like a huge crane or egret, but
like a humongous bat.’”
“She pulled over, as did others who’d been driving
in the other direction, but she had no time to talk
with other eyewitnesses . . .” She later took the
time to contact the cryptozoologist Jonathan D.
Whitcomb, who interviewed her and found her to
be a credible eyewitness.
According to the third edition of the
nonfiction cryptozoology book,
“The flight destination may have
been this meadow near Campus
Drive.” The eyewitness described the
dark giant flying creature as “30 feet
long, with 15-16 feet of that being a
tail.” It flew low over a road, near
California State University at Irvine
(in Southern California). The giant
size, long tail, and obvious lack of
any feathers made it very like the
ropen of Papua New Guinea. This
isn’t the only sighting report of a
giant flying creature in California.
in the 48 contiguous state of America
Copyright 2010, 2011 Jonathan David Whitcomb
Swamp in South Carolina
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