U.S.A. Sightings

New to the Public: Sightings Data for USA

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a little data on living-pterosaur sightings

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 were in the lower-forty-eight states. For details on those sightings in the USA, […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Flying Creature Sightings in Georgia

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looking down a mountain-side of forest in the state of Georgia

Cooler weather does not mean pterosaur sightings come to a halt, for they continue. This past Wednesday, January 2, 2013, I received an email from an eyewitness in Missouri. The sighting was not old: “about 45 minutes ago.” But the present hot spot for sightings, in the past few weeks of cooler weather, is the state of […]

Strange Lights

“Pterodactyl” Sightings in 2012

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highway in rural Virginia

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 […]

U.S.A. Sightings

More Sightings Near Winder, Georgia

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In the third edition of my nonfiction cryptozoology book Live Pterosaurs in America, I gave several pages to the two sightings near Winder, Georgia. When that edition of the book was published, however, the eyewitness was anonymous, and I had no knowledge of her subsequent sightings in that area. In addition, she had not yet […]

Africa Sightings

Pterosaur Sighting Extremes

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First let’s consider a pterosaur sighting in Africa and compare it with one in Australia. The extremes are distance from observer to flying creature: 10 feet away and 17,000 feet away. Neither of these encounters are found in the third edition of Live Pterosaurs in America or the second edition of Searching for Ropens (my nonfiction […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Preliminary Sketch of Gitmo Pterosaur

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Patty Carson just gave me permission to publish this preliminary sketch of what I call the “Gitmo Pterosaur.” Her 1965 sighting, like Eskin Kuhn’s 1971 sighting, was at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She will be making corrections and refinements, some of which are explained below. Head crest does not actually twist as depicted. This just shows the […]

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Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur in South Carolina

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The strange creature flew gracefully over the highway, right in front of the car Susan Wooten was driving to Florence, South Carolina. Other drivers stopped their cars on the side of the road (in the general area of Bishopville) but Susan drove on, for she was following a friend and did not want to be separated from […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Hammerhead ropen

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“. . . you don’t have to go to New Guinea. Far as I can tell, you can sit on a hill outside the town where I live in the mornings and see them. One sighting was at 7 in the morning, and one was at 9 am. Both days were overcast . . .” […]