Black Pterosaur in MontanaJanuary 2nd, 2012 at 7:47
An anonymous eyewitness, a truck driver, recently reported to me an apparent pterosaur flying over a highway about 100-150 miles south of Flathead Lake in Montana. He observed it from a great distance for at least a minute, assuming it was a bird. Fortunately, it was heading right for him, so he got a better view of it for a moment: it shot straight up in its flight just before getting close to his truck. As the man looked up, before the flying creature entered a cloud, he saw a cone or horn at the back of the creature’s head.
Part of his description (black flying creature, about the size of a hawk or eagle, with no head showing) brought to my mind a Frigate bird; but that oceanic bird is not normally seen in that area of Montana, and it does not have anything like a cone or horn coming out of the back of its head.
This may not be related, as the flying creature was much larger: wingspan perhaps twenty feet. But the one in southern Montana was also black.
. . . “the largest flying creature I’ve ever seen,” at the Cooney Reservoir in Southern Montana, on Friday, September 4, 2009. . . . Several preliminary signs indicate that this is a genuine sighting, unlikely a hoax. . . . Early [at] night, it flew over them: about 50 feet high; the eyewitness estimated the wingspan: 20 feet. “We could hear the sound of the wings flapping.” Two other eyewitnesses may have seen something similar at different times in the area . . .
Although the above two reports appear to have been honest accounts of actual flying creatures, the following appears to have been a hoax, a video on Youtube.
The first image shows us that the camera is just above the surface of a lake, perhaps as high as ten feet or more above the lake but unlikely over a hundred feet . . . The ninth image gives me the impression that I am looking slightly down at the flying creature; I notice one of the hind legs . . . now is seen above its right wing, and the main part of the head is below the left wing. I have tried to imagine some way that I could be looking up at this flying creature, in this image; my mind rebels against the thought.