Little Known Pterosaur Sighting Reports

On February 25, 2013, in sighting in North America, by Jonathan Whitcomb

The following brief reports were chosen at random, based on their obscurity.

Kansas – Sighting at night

This past Saturday evening (June 2, 2012) at about 10:45 pm, my wife and I were leaving the small town of Hudson, Kansas. We were traveling on a rural 2 lane highway. There was a row of trees along side the road on the North, or right-hand side. As we approached the end of the tree row, something huge took to the air from the top of the tree row. I am familiar with owls, etc, in this area and this thing dwarfed them. . . . “it looked like a dragon.”

Washington State – 2012 Pterosaur Sighting

I don’t want to be insane, but I am SURE I saw this bird/dinosaur, or something very similar yesterday, mid-day, sunny, around 67 F. It made no sound, didn’t flap it’s wings, and was enormous. My recollection focuses on the wingspan which reminded me of the a small bush plane . . . with a shorter wider middle body and elongated ends. I feel crazy saying it, but I am certain.

Kentucky – Rural area with many caves

I live in Lamero, Kentucky. Its a small, rural area located along the Daniel Boone National Forest. I have a friend who lives near Renfro Valley, which is about 12 miles north of me. Its a wooded area as well, with a small fishing lake nearby as well as several caves. . . . a lot of caves, lol. This county is seriously like swiss cheese . . .

[In July of 2012] It was just a little after sunset, so it was still daylight outside. The weather was nice, so we were outside, sitting on his deck . . . I was looking northward when Brandon, my friend, shouted behind me,”what in the blue h*** is that?” Approaching us from the east and flying westward were two very large animals. . . . they didn’t flap their wings very much, about once every second or two, definitely not as fast as a common bird flaps their wings.

They appeared to be a brownish color and had every characteristic of a pterodactyl, from head to tail. I’d say they were roughly 15+ feet long and were flying at least 40 mph . . .

I really really wish that I could have gotten to a camera, but there just wasn’t enough time. However, there is a guy who lives about 5 miles down the road from Brandon who, upon hearing our story, said he saw something one evening outside his home that sounded exactly like what we had described, but he only saw one.

How do Pterosaur Sightings Relate to Belief in the Bible?

Some critics of living-pterosaur investigations have dismissed all the research and expeditions because the cryptozoologists involved have been labeled “creationtists.” But those skeptics fail to realize or at least fail to mention that the testimonies of eyewitnesses generally have no evidence for any religious bias. The sighting reports above are typical, with no mention of the word “Bible” or any reference to Christian, or other religious, doctrines. With very limited exceptions, reports of pterosaur sightings do not come from Biblical creationists.

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Pterosaur Sightings, Various

Brief overviews of encounters in Virginia, California, Papua New Guinea, and near Indonesia

Destination Truth Expedition

In the first half of the third episode, broadcast in 2007, a Destination Truth team searches for a ropen in Salamaua, Papua New Guinea. I found it interesting that they sometimes used the word “ropen,” even though that word is used by Kovai-speaking natives on the island of Umboi; in other villages in other areas of Papua New Guinea, “ropen” means nothing or something other than a large featherless nocturnal flying creature that glows.

Memory Details in Pterosaur Sightings

The big problem with memory is in the mundane details that appear to be of little importance, or in details that we did not realize were important during the event itself (sometimes only afterwards do we realize an event was important). Traumatic events, those that we immediately realize are important—those create memories that are much more acute, much more precise, and much less prone to decay over time.

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