Jan 242012

The two men first assumed that it was a bird flying inland from the west, at low altitude over the city of San Diego, California. This was at about 8:00 p.m., on November 4, 2011. As it got closer, things became stranger: The flying creature was huge and had a long tail. Stranger still, it stopped nearly over the men’s heads and hovered while another apparent pterosaur joined up with the first one. The two of them flew away to the east.

One of the eyewitnesses reported to me, by emails and a phone conversation, more details, although he did not often use the word “bird.” The tail was long and straight. Each wing was 10-15 feet long (making a wingspan about 20-30 feet long). Where color was discernable, on the belly, it was somewhat golden brown.

Pterosaurs in San Diego

The problem with notifying the news media, in this case, was that just three months previously somebody had played a practical joke. A statue in northern San Diego County was found to have a model “pterodactyl” fixed onto the top. This was carried in the news, becoming well-known in the San Diego area. What news reporter would thereafter give serious consideration to a report of two giant pterodactyls flying over the middle of San Diego?


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New Sightings or New Reports of Living Pterosaurs

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Mar 222011

First, a summary of reports from the Modern Pterosaur blog:

More Recent Sighting Reports of Pterosaurs


The “long woolly tail” is interesting, perhaps meaning the creature’s tail had hair; some pterosaur fossils show evidence of hair. Is was obviously no bat, being described as the size of a horse.

New Zealand:

“She became aware of a little creature sitting next to her,” but gave it little attention at first. She thought it to be just a small green bird with a long tail. . . . the creature bit her finger, spread its leathery wings, and flew away.


It had a long tail “with something on the end of it just like the Ropen. Then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the wings and they weren’t feathers, they were like huge bat wings.”

New York, mid-1970’s

On a clear day around 1976, a young man saw a “dinosaur-flying-reptile” soaring over a beach on Long Island, New York. Observers thought, at first, that it might have been a kite, but they noticed that it did not have any string attached and it flew differently than a kite flies. Some drivers pulled off the road to take photos of the flying creature that had a long beak and something “pointy” at the back of its head.

Secret Location

Several cryptozoologists, who wish to be anonymous at present, have been watching the sky in an undisclosed location. This has been going on for some time, with numerous sightings. One of the recent sightings involved an apparent bioluminescent glow on the wings of one of the flying creatures, and the internal structure of one of the wings could be seen as lights from the other wings penetrated that wing.

Although the location is secret, some evidence suggests it is not in Papua New Guinea, possibly not even in the southwest Pacific. This investigation has been going on, off and on, for a few years, if sources are correct. If reports continue to be discreet (regarding location), we can hope to receive more information about sightings, at least about the creatures’ appearance and flights.


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Feb 132010

The San Fernando Valley sighting of last September reminds me of some ropen sightings in Papua New Guinea: Portions of the body of a large flying creature glow. (I’ve interviewed eyewitnesses of apparent pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea and the United States.)

A couple was walking their dog at about 10:30 p.m., near the corner of Burbank Blvd and Woodman in the city of Sherman Oaks, California, when they saw a “very large, winged creature” gliding about 300 feet overhead. The woman described glowing or reflective portions of the wings; she described them to me in a way that suggested they were much dimmer than the bright flashes of ropens. The man emailed me the next day (Sep 22). Within 48 hours of the sighting, I had separate phone interviews with the eyewitnesses.

It was impossible to accurately estimate the size of the creature they saw that night. The man thought the wingspan may have been 10-15 feet; the woman estimated larger. Visibility was limited enough that the man had no idea about the presence or absence of a tail. But both eyewitnesses were sure that it was too big to be a bird.

Although I have not yet found any other eyewitnesses of that flying creature for that date and general location, I have found these two eyewitnesses credible.