Category: U.S.A. Sightings

Pterosaur sightings in the United States

Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur sketch

More Pterosaurs in Utah

On August 13, 2015, I received an email from an eyewitness living South of Provo, Utah. It confirms earlier reports of apparent pterosaurs in Utah, especially nocturnal flying creatures that are very large. Here is part of what the new eyewitness reported to me: Well,...

a little data on living-pterosaur sightings

New to the Public: Sightings Data for USA

I now make my pterosaur-sightings data available to the public, from the compilations leading up to the end of 2012, for the forty-eight contiguous states of the USA, for the more credible reports. Out of the 128 sightings (worldwide) in that compilation, 90...

Eskin Kuhn drew this sketch one of the two pterosaurs he saw flying in Cuba

Living Pterosaurs in Virginia

If apparent pterosaurs observed in Virginia are not the same species as the flying creature called “Gitmo Pterosaur” or “American Hammerhead Ropen,” it may at least be a closely-related species. I recently got another report from Virginia: a sighting just a few...

Scott Norman MCU

Pterosaur Sighting by Scott Norman

Let’s consider the sighting by Scott Thomas Norman, as it’s a few days after his birthday (March 15, 1964) and a month after the anniversary of his death (February 29, 2008). His encounter deserves another look, in light of earlier sightings in Papua New...

forested area around the Susqauehanna River in PA

Pennsylvania Pterosaurs

Does a species of ropen live in Pennsylvania or at least pass through that state on occasion? We need to keep these sighting reports in context, for other eyewitnesses have seen similar featherless flying creatures in surrounding states of the USA, including...

Gitmo Pterosaur of Guantanamo Bay Cuba, sighting in 1965

The Snallygaster and the Jersey Devil

Wikipedia may not have the best reputation among all cryptozoologists, but here is what it says about the “mythical dragon-like beast” that is reported in Maryland and is called the Snallygaster: . . . half-reptile, half-bird with a metallic beak lined with...