sketch of the two pterosaurs observed by Eskin Kuhn in Cuba

Sightings of Living Pterosaurs in the South – Yes, in the USA

Eyewitness Accounts of Modern Pterosaurs in the Southern States By the living-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb (author of books on extant pterosaurs) The online Living Pterosaurs proclamation gives the following American states in the South, among many U.S. states, as places where eyewitnesses have seen apparent non-extinct “pterodactyls,” by whatever name those persons used for the…

nonfiction book about a photo of a 19th century pterosaur

Glen Kuban’s “Living Pterosaurs”

By the modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan D. Whitcomb (published May 20, 2017) We agree to disagree Glen Kuban (GK) and I have a few things in common. We’ve both been writing about reports of apparent extant pterosaurs (or those who believe in them) for a long time, and we’ve written a lot. I started late in 2003;…

Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur

Rhamphorhynchoid Pterosaurs

For many years, many scientists have assumed that the Rhamphorhynchoidea suborder of pterosaurs was an early “primitive” type, ancestral to the Pterodactyloidea (the shorter tailed ones depicted in movies). Yet modern sightings of long-tailed featherless flying creatures suggests many older ideas need to be examined in a new light. Remember that real science should allow…

Reflecting on the Brown Mountain Lights of North Carolina

In this first week of March, 2015, I am now beginning to dig more deeply into reports of strange flying lights around Brown Mountain in Burke County, North Carolina. Brown Mountain, NC, is a long flat ridge with few distinguishing characteristics Comparing  Marfa Lights With Brown Mountain Lights The strangest flying lights of southwest Texas, the Marfa Lights…

Hill Avenue and Altadena Drive, Altadena, California

Don’t get Carried Away with Large Pterodactyls

Ropens in general mostly eat fish, birds, bats, and carrion, to the best of my knowledge. I believe that modern Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs (AKA ropens) live in a number of species, probably specializing in a variety of uses of bioluminescence and in what each type of ropen eats. Humans are not a common prey for any species of modern “pterodactyl,” but…

Near the Colorado street exit from the northbound I-5 freeway - near where three "dragons" were seen flying on March 3, 2013

Pterosaur Sightings in the USA

I recently learned about an investigator who is compiling pterosaur sighting reports, of encounters in the United States. I encourage such research. I have hesitated making an exhaustive location-compilation myself: Some people assume that it could help predict where a modern pterosaur could be found or it could illuminate migration patterns. Probably nobody has had as much…

Columbia River Gorge between states of Washington and Oregon

Glowing Pterosaurs in State of Washington

Biology professor PZ Meyers appears to have become upset with my many web pages, including my post on Live Pterosaur: “Bioluminescent Pterosaurs in Southwest Washington State.” I will not here quote from the Meyers personal blog post, for the many sightings of apparent pterosaurs in Washington state—that deserves attention here, and my post on Live Pterosaur was mentioned by that critic.…