Corroboration for Kuhn Pterosaur in Cuba

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I delight in eyewitness corroboration of a testimony of a live pterosaur. On Umboi Island, in 2004, I was finishing my interview of the eyewitness Gideon Koro when I received the pleasant surprise. He and six of his boyhood friends had hiked up to the crater lake Pung, about ten years earlier, when they were terrified at the giant ropen that flew over the surface of that lake. Those boys (or teenagers) ran home. As I was about to run out of questions for Gideon, somebody told me that two other eyewitnesses were present: Mesa Augustin, and Wesley Koro (brother of Gideon). Three of those seven eyewitnesses were available for me to interview on that day, and the encounter at Lake Pung was confirmed.

Today I sat in front of my computer, delighted at the detailed sighting report in an email from a lady who, as a child, had observed a “pterodactyl,” around 1965, at the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba. Her email indirectly confirmed the 1971 sighting, at Guantanamo, by Eskin Kuhn, directly corroborating the concept that live pterosaurs can be found in the Caribbean, even at a particular shoreline of Cuba, at least in the mid-twentieth century.

Pterosaur in Cuba in 1965

In the words of the eyewitness

I was around six years old. . . . We were walking down near the boat yards, headed home. . . . where it was sandy underfoot, sparse scrub vegetation around four feet tall . . . suddenly it sat up, as if it had been eating something or resting. . . . It was at about 2 o’clock [probably meaning to the right of where they were heading] right in front of us about thirty feet away. All of us froze for about five seconds, then it leaned to its left and took off with a fwap fwap fwap sound . . .  and flew to its left and disappeared behind trees and terrain.

It did have a tail and it had a diamond shaped tip . . . The skin was a leathery, brownish reddish color. It had little teeth, a LOT of them . . . It was as tall as a man when it stood up on it haunches.

This lady has seen the sketch by Eskin Kuhn and she told me it is very close to the appearance of what she had seen; she told me that she would not make any major change to that sketch other than shortening the tail slightly and lengthening the wings slightly and making the head slightly curved.

One of two pterosaurs that the U. S. Marine Eskin Kuhn saw in Cuba in 1971

“I did interview him [Eskin Kuhn, eyewitness who had drawn this sketched] by phone just a few weeks ago, and I found his response to my surprise phone call truly enlightening: He was highly credible in his manner of speaking and his answers to my unexpected questions. This mature man has not been playing a hoax for four decades, for everything points to an honest reporting of a real experience. In light of many other sightings, by many other eyewitnesses, Mr. Kuhn’s sketch now deserves serious attention.”


Eskin Kuhn, U. S. Marine at Gitmo, Cuba
Eskin Kuhn at Guantanamo Bay, 1971

Gitmo Pterosaur Seen by Kuhn

“I was not stationed to the barracks; but to 2nd Battallion, 8th Regiment (reinforced), H&S Co., 106mm recoiless rifle platoon. . . . It was a beautiful, clear summer day . . . most of the platoon was in the new barracks “hanging out”. I was looking in the direction of the ocean when I saw an incredible sight. It mesmerized me! . . .  I saw two Pterosaurs . . . flying together at low altitude, perhaps 100 feet, very close in range from where I was standing, so that I had a perfectly clear view . . .

“. . .  the texture of the wings appeared to be very similar to that of bats . . . they had a long tail trailing behind with a tuft of hair at the end.”


Marfa Lights as Flying Predators

Recently, two glowing pterosaurs were observed flying together in the Caribbean, between Cuba and Haiti. The lady who reported those two flying creatures was not alone in being an eyewitness on that night on her cruise ship; her daughter can corroborate that sighting. At other times, and in other areas of North America, other eyewitnesses have seen large flying creatures that glow at night. At least some of these may relate to the Marfa Light of southwest Texas, for many sightings of apparent pterosaurs come from various parts of Texas.


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Read the amazing stories that newspaper editors rarely tell the public: eyewitness accounts of living pterosaurs in the United States of America. Learn for yourself the astonishing secret: These flying creature, many of them huge and featherless and with long tails, are not extinct but still living in North America. How amazing! Live Pterosaurs in America.

This nonfiction cryptozoology book will enlighten you about these living “pterodactyls” that sometimes are seen to fly at night. One chapter is devoted to the Marfa Lights of Texas, but many of the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.A. are included: California, New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kansas, etc. Find out for yourself about the sighting by Eskin Kuhn, the U.S. Marine who witnessed those two pterosaurs in Cuba, in 1971.

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10 comments on “Corroboration for Kuhn Pterosaur in Cuba

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  2. This week I have been thrilled at the high credibility of this eyewitness, Patty Carson. Several factors make this sighting report very likely the result of observing a large flying creature that was neither bird nor bat.

    I dare not, at present, give away all my techniques for judging credibility, for I don’t want to make it easier for any hoaxer to someday create a convincing hoax; but I emphasize that I have judged this eyewitness by more than one credibility indicator and she has passed the test very well.

    The coorelation with Eskin Kuhn’s sighting is additional support for the idea that pterosaurs live in Cuba.

  3. Frank on said:

    The reports obtained about possible living pterosaurs in Cuba are very interesting. Are you planning to travel to Cuba to investigate any recent sightings of pterosaurs there?

  4. Reply to Frank:

    I don’t often travel to remote locations: only every few years or so. I do interview eyewitnesses by email and telephone, however. Sightings come from all over the world, usually with little to indicate any particular place where they would be especially likely to be seen. One exception is a secret location to which I have not yet been invited by the property owner. When that changes and the location is no longer secret, I hope to have something more substantial to report from my own personal experience.

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  8. I have studied reports of the big unknown flying things that people see.
    Whether they are described as men or big birds or pterosaurs
    they are often seen in winter months in forested areas.

    I believe that our world has enfoldings that include some of the
    phenomena described by John Hutchinson. These enfoldings can
    result in seeing and even touching things that are outside our
    time frame.

    I also believe that among children 6 and under that lack a grasp of
    what can and cannot be seen, that wonders can appear.

  9. Thank you for joining us, Jim.

    To begin, I agree with you about the open-mindedness of children, for they can see what more-experienced humans have closed out of their minds. But most eyewitnesses of apparent living pterosaurs are not children; they are adults.

    I am open to knowing about the reports that you have studied, Jim, if you would like to share them. In my own research and interviews, I have not yet studied the data regarding the seasons of the year, but I have not noticed, off-hand, any dominance of winter months regarding sightings. I’ll look into it.

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