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Plasma or Ropens Near Marfa, Texas?

Nobody has spent more hours actively investigating Marfa Lights in the field than James Bunnell, who lives in Texas. He has accumulated much valuable data on sightings of the truly mysterious lights, the ones that are clearly not related to car headlights. He deserves far more acclaim than he has received, from the majority of those who…

Rhamphorhynchoid Tail Flange

I’ll reveal a few details about a new sighting report, since this blog is more for eyewitnesses rather than researchers; more details will probably be forthcoming in the next few days, but let’s take a sneak preview of this encounter. It includes a reference to what I have long presented as evidence for a Rhamphorhynchoid tail in featherless…

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

Dragons or Pterosaurs in Griffith Park

How delighted I was, this past March, to receive an eyewitness report of three “dragons” flying over the I-5 freeway in Los Angeles! I waited for weeks, hoping another driver on that stretch of freeway just east of Griffith Park, Los Angeles, would confirm the March 3rd flyover; but it would be in vain, for…

It looks like six Civil War soldiers gathered around an apparent Pteranodon

Photograph of a Modern Pterosaur?

By the world’s leading expert on sighting reports of apparent living pterosaurs, Jonathan Whitcomb IMPORTANT UPDATE: The original post was written in April of 2013 and is shown under the four stars below. On January 14, 2017, the physicist Clifford Paiva, of California, and I (Jonathan Whitcomb) jointly agreed that the image of an apparent pterosaur…

silhouette page of 34 images of bats, birds, and pterosaurs, used by Guessman and Woetzel on their 2004 expedition on Umboi Island

Griffith Park Dragons?

This past Monday morning I read an email I received from a woman who encountered three “dragons” flying over the I-5 freeway, just northeast of downtown Los Angeles, on Sunday morning, March 3rd. (I will call this anonymous eyewitness “CGP”) This morning at about 6 am [later clarified to be within five minutes of 6:10 a.m.]  I saw…

Flying Lights in the United States

Sightings of Bioluminescent Pterosaurs? I just received a sighting report from Tennessee (edited for spelling and quoted in part): A friend of mine has directed me to you to see if you may have any insight into what my husband and I saw this evening. We were driving home and saw three glowing balls in…

Newspaper Coverage of Pterosaur Sightings

Newspapers do, on occasion, publish reports of encounters with flying creatures described like pterosaurs, although eyewitnesses may use words like “pterodactyl” or “flying dinosaur.” Let’s begin with a 2004 article in the Papua New Guinea newspaper Post-Courier. COULD humble Siassi Islands in Morobe Province hold the answer to studies into prehistoric times? Many in the…

Credibility of Georgia Pterosaur Eyewitnesses

Flying creatures observed in the state of Georgia, according to the reports I have received from eyewitnesses, resemble apparent pterosaurs of other states and indeed of other countries. But what about credibility? Why should the general public, including common citizens of Georgia, believe that those eyewitnesses observed actual pterosaurs, not in faraway Papua New Guinea…

Pterosaur Sightings in Virginia

I recently received a detailed eyewitness report of a sighting in Virginia in 1999 (labeled “TV-12”). We’ve covered many sightings in these posts, some from various states in the U.S.A., including Washington state, Ohio, Texas, and California, but apparently Virginia had been left out. Let’s begin with older contacts. In 2007, a lady sent me an…