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“Pterodactyl” Sightings in 2012

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We now review sightings in 2012, although the following are only a fraction of the encounters this year. Statistics for “pterodactyl” sightings in general (for all years) include a surprising result: For those reporting the number of eyewitnesses to a sighting (85%), only 47% involved a lone eyewitness; 53% of the sightings involved multiple eyewitnesses. This suggests hallucination-contamination […]

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Intelligent Ropen?

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Does the average modern long-tailed pterosaur (Rhamphorhynchoid or “basal”) have above average intelligence? It’s too early to say much, but there are indirect signs that point to the ropen having higher intelligence than any reptile. The Lakewood Ropen (observed at close range on June 19, 2012) did not fly away when the nearby dog was barking wildly […]

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Ropen Bioluminescence or Coincidence?

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Mount Sual (Umboi Island), where the ropen light sometimes flies For years, I have advocated multiple species of pterosaurs living in various parts of the world. Even for glowing lights in Papua New Guinea, multiple species may be involved, even when only two mountain ranges separate them. But for now, let’s consider why one species seems […]

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No Hoax With Pterosaur Sightings

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Forgive me for stating the obvious regarding the hoax explanation for pterosaur sightings, but no hoax, no matter what the subject, can prove that everything else of that subject is also a hoax. One boy crying “wolf!” (when he did not really see any wolf) does not prove that wolves do not exist or that all […]

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“Batman” of Houston, Texas, 1953

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This “batman” may be a modern pterosaur. Before quoting the story from Big Bird (nonfiction cryptozoology book), by Ken Gerhard, I’ll make an observation about night sightings of glowing flying creatures in general. When a bioluminescent barn owl or a ropen (or perhaps another flying creature that glows) gradually turns off its glow at night, […]

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Correlating Sightings of Flying Lights

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The above images were analyzed by the missile defense physicist Cliff Paiva, of BSM Research Associates. Paiva seems to have no doubt that these two glowing objects are closely related, even if they are large bioluminescent flying creatures not yet classified in Western science. One video was recorded in Florida; the other,  in Mexico. And these are […]

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Dragons and Pterosaurs

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Might old tales of long-tailed dragons be related to modern live pterosaurs? It deserves consideration. Winged Dragons and Modern Pterodactyls What do old dragons and old pterosaurs have in common? Celtic dragons had arrows at the end of their tails; they may relate to pterosaur tails. What about those Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur tails? Are not dragon […]

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Pterosaur News and Criticism

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A recent post on this blog, (“Strange Flying Creature – Bioluminescence in Pennsylvania . . .”) received a critical comment that deserves attention in more detail than I feel is appropriate through my own reply-comments on that post. The comment was by S. Hill. “An investigation of what she may have seen should come first” It […]

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Strange Flying Creature

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Bioluminescence in Pennsylvania: A Strange Flying Creature Glowing A few weeks ago, I received an email from a lady who was a passenger in a car one night; both driver and passenger saw a glowing creature as the strange thing flew by. Afterwards she did some research and told me, “I have found that a pterosaur is identical to what […]

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Ropen Sighting by Cottingham

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An email interview in 2007 is hardly news now, but this account of a sighting of a possible pterosaur has not previously been covered on this blog. The Australian Steven Cottingham was the government’s Officer-In-Charge (Kiap) of Umboi and surrounding islands, and he lived on Umboi Island for one and a half years (natives call this island […]

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Bioluminescent Barn Owls

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The other day I received a package from Australia, from Fred Silcock, who is probably the world’s leading expert on intrinsic bioluminescence in Barn Owls. One item in the package was a copy of an article from BBC Wildlife. But how do barn owls relate to reports of a live pterosaur? It’s the bioluminescence, or […]

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Washington State Reports of Pterosaurs

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A large portion of reports of apparent pterosaurs come from two states: California and Texas. Ohio and Washington State have their share, however, and a recent report involves a “monkey bird” near Tacoma, Washington. Weird Bat-Like Creatures The eyewitness called the strange flying creatures “monkey birds,” although he also mentioned a lack of feathers. He […]

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Fiery Flying Serpent and Flying Dragons

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Translators of the King James Version of the Bible, centuries ago, lived before the English language had the words “dinosaur” and “pterosaur,” so don’t expect to find either word in an old Bible. The translators did their best in translating an interesting Old Testament phrase into English: “fiery flying serpent.” Some Bible commentators have suggested that the animals that […]