Live Pterosaur in KansasJune 6th, 2012 at 15:56
I received a message the other day, through one of my blogs: two eyewitnesses of an apparent “dragon” flying overhead at night. Here is part of the report:
. . . my wife and I were leaving the small town of Hudson, Kansas . . . traveling on a rural [two-lane] highway. There was a row of trees along side the road on the North . . . As we approached the end of the tree row, something huge took to the air from the top of the tree row. . . . I said “what the Hell is that?” My wife said . . . ”It looked like a dragon.” . . . We sure saw something huge.
I had received previous reports of apparent pterosaurs in Kansas, the following one recorded in the third edition of my cryptozoology book Live Pterosaurs in America (third edition):
“My friend and I were talking and I mentioned that I had seen an extremely large bird that resembled a pterodactyl some years ago when [I was] driving to town from the family farm [in Kansas] . . . I immediately thought of a prehistoric bird when I saw it. It must have had a wing-span of 16-20 feet.
“I asked my friend what kind of bird it could have been. We looked at pictures on the internet to see if we could figure anything out. I know he thought I had a vivid imagination, etc. So I decided to check further and ran across this site. I was amazed to find a lot written about others who claim to have seen such a bird. . . .” [Note that some eyewitnesses use the word "bird" when they actually mean something resembling a pterosaur.]
An American World War II veteran says that he saw a live “pterodactyl” in New Guinea in 1944 . . . Natives on the island of Umboi (in Papua New Guinea) have reported the same thing: the long-tailed bat-like “ropen” eats fish. This is just north of Finschhafen, where the American veteran saw a giant pterodactyl that had a tail “at least ten to fifteen feet long.”