A 38-year-old woman in a residential neighborhood of Lakewood, California, just northeast of Long Beach, reported a “dragon-pterodactyl” that had no feathers but a long tail with a “dragon” “triangle” at the of that tail. She sent me an email, within hours of her sighting on June 19, 2012, and described her encounter:

“[At 11:45 a.m., I was] sitting under my gazebo playing on my computer in Lakewood, CA. My dog started going crazy barking and whining . . . I got up after 30 seconds or so . . . I walked out from under the awning and lost my breath when I saw this huge dragon pteradactal looking thing. I scared it because when he saw me he jumped off the telephone wires and when he opened his huge wings . . . I watched him fly across to a large tree and go inside [the canopy of that tree].”

Except for its size, this flying creature resembles the ropen seen flying into the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Orange County, California, in 2007. That flying creature flew only a little above the road on the west side of that nature center and the creature was the same length, nose-to-tail-end, as that road: thirty feet.


storm channel in Lakewood, California, near where a ropen perched in 2012

The storm channel near where the ropen was perched on June 19, 2012

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. . . she and her husband were interviewed by the cryptozoologist Jonathan Whitcomb. She estimated the wingspan at five and a half feet. Whitcomb realized that she could not have seen a Frigate bird, sometimes mistaken for a pterosaur, for the lady described a long neck and a “triangle on his tail, like a dragon.”

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