A living pterosaur in Ohio, not millions of years ago but in the twentieth century—that should be in the news. But a number of eyewitnesses have reported apparent live pterosaurs in Ohio, regardless of the apparent lack of newspaper headlines. Probably unknown to many news media reporters and editors, sighting in neighboring states may be of the same species or at least are related to what was seen in Middletown, Ohio, years ago. (Middletown is about thirty miles north of Cinncinati.) “Pterodactyls” have also been reported in Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
This is a second-hand report given to the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization. The sighting of the flying creature (bird, bat, pterodactyl, or by whatever label it received by the eyewitnesses) was at night.
Him and a bunch of guys about 17 years old were looking around an old barn one night and they saw a large, featherless bird. He said it was standing like a bird would but was about 6 feet four inches tall. Its skin appeared like leather. This occurred sometime in the early 1990’s. This was at that time an undeveloped area. Just a farm area. . . . as they entered the barn the [flying creature that was referred to as a “bird”] turned to look at them [moving only its head]. They ran out . . .
The following pterosaur sightings were published, in brief, in the August 5, 2009, issue of the Antwerp Bee-Argus weekly newspaper of Ohio.
. . . an account of two sightings over the Maumee River, Ohio: 2002 and 2003, both in the daylight heat of summer. (More detailed information is in my book Live Pterosaurs in America, published two weeks before the newspaper article.)
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