Recent Reports, Sightings in North America
New York State Pterosaur
I recently interviewed a man who was informed of a sighting of a live pterosaur on Long Island, New York (this is indirect, for I have not interviewed the eyewitness himself).
The creature was referred to in terms like “dinosaur-flying-reptile.” The sighting was at a long stretch of beach, perhaps Lido Beach, on Long Island. A number of eyewitnesses saw it soaring above the beach, and one or more observers tried to take photos of it. People thought, at first, that it might be a kite, but it soon became apparent that it was not moving like a kite, and it had no string attached.
The creature’s wingspan, tip-to-tip, was around seven to ten feet. The head had a long beak and something “pointy” at the back of the head. It was a clear day.
Dallas, Texas, Live Pterosaur Sighting
Two persons were positive that what they had witnessed flying overhead one night was a ropen or pterosaur. At first, they thought it was just a huge bird, but soon concluded that it was too big to be a bird. The wingspan was about twenty feet. Said one of the eyewitnesses, “I am very much a believer that they do still exist.”
Pterosaur in British Columbia, Canada
A lady in British Columbia saw what she thinks was a ropen. She told me, “I don’t know what else it could have been. . . . I understand that the Ropen is nocturnal but I saw this creature during the day about 2:30 pm so maybe i’m wrong . . .”
The creature was larger than any bird the eyewitness had ever before seen. It had a long tail “with something on the end of it just like the Ropen. Then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the wings and they weren’t feathers, they were like huge bat wings.”