The second edition of a nonfiction book on pterosaurs, Live Pterosaurs in America, is nearing completion, probably becoming available on Amazon in November, 2010. Several additions to this cryptozoology book make this revised edition more valuable.
Sighting in Cuba
Although the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba is not part of the United States, the 1971 sighting report of two long-tailed pterosaurs will be included in the book, for those two flying creatures were very similar to some of those reported by eyewitnesses in the United States, and Cuba is just to the south.
Although the marine, Eskin Kuhn, saw bats in caves, on other days, the two pterosaurs he saw in daylight, on one particular day, were not anything like any giant bat. They had long tails and head crests, an unusual combination according to fossil records of pterosaurs, but similar to many descriptions in reports of sightings worldwide.
For many years, eyewitnesses have reported live pterosaurs in Texas, and the new edition of Live Pterosaurs in America has new sighting reports from that state. Most extraordinary, one chapter, new to this edition of the book, is titled “Marfa Lights of Texas.” How do those strange dancing lights in southwest Texas relate to sightings of apparent pterosaurs? Consider these brief excerpts from the book.
Mr. Bunnell the scientist, has lived around Marfa, Texas, for much of his life. . . . (James Bunnell, apparently, knew nothing about ropens in New Guinea; he considered only Marfa Lights interpretations involving light-sources non-living. I communicated with him by emails, early in 2010.)
[His automatic camera] recorded time-exposed photographs of a light flying west . . . The light resembled rapid on-off states of chemical combustion: starting to burn, almost dying off, then starting up again, with occasional outbursts of greater intensity. Nothing in Bunnell’s description of this event contradicted what might be expected of a ropen-like flying creature periodically secreting something that causes extreme bioluminescence.
On May 7th and 8th, 2003, extraordinary events were photographed . . . I was intrigued at Bunnell’s description of how those two lights behaved, for it seemed consistent with my hypothesis that Marfa Lights are made by flying predators with extreme bioluminescence like the ropen of the Southwest Pacific but used for a different purpose: to attract insects that attract the Big Brown Bat.
The third edition of Live Pterosaurs in America was published early in November, 2011: updated and with a wonderful new sighting report from Cuba. Buy your own copy of this incredible nonfiction cryptozoology book.