Live Pterosaurs: We Aren’t in Kansas Anymore?

On October 25, 2010, in sighting in North America, by Jonathan Whitcomb

Two sightings of apparent living pterosaurs we now consider, both in Kansas, the first recorded in more detail in my book Live Pterosaurs in America (The third edition of this non-fiction cryptozoology book is now available on Amazon).

Pterosaur Seen Northwest of Wichita, Kansas

(In the nonfiction cryptozoology book Live Pterosaurs in America, this lady is known as “BEW,” for she is anonymous.)

I had seen an extremely large bird that resembled a pterodactyl some years ago when [I was] driving to town from the family farm between Rush Center and Larned, Kansas. I could not believe my eyes as I immediately thought of a prehistoric bird when I saw it. It must have had a wing-span of 16-20 feet.

I never said too much to anyone about it because, of course, such a claim raises eyebrows. [This is a common concern for eyewitnesses.]

[Two of the questions asked of BEW]

Q: Could you tell if it had feathers?
A: It did not appear to have feathers.

Q: How was this thing different from larger birds you know of?
A: I’ve never seen any bird in Kansas a fraction of that size or with the appearance of this bird. [The wingspan seemed to have been over 15 feet.]

Garden City, Kansas, Pterosaur

An eight-year-old girl was playing outside, in Garden City, Kansas. She looked up and gazed at the flying creature; the size reminded her of a small plane. She had been taught about dinosaurs and recognized it: a “pterodactyl.”

Why Modern Pterosaurs in Kansas?

Why not Kansas? These large or giant flying creatures, with apparent absence of any feathers, are seen across the United States: from California to Florida to New England to Washington state, and many states in between. Kansas has nothing to prevent any flying creatures from flying overhead, even live pterosaurs.

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cover of nonfiction cryptozoology book "Live Pterosaurs in America"

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