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…

Pterosaur Sightings While Driving

Where is the least likely place to see a modern living pterosaur? Inside a building. If you want to become an eyewitness to that kind of flying creature, go outside, or at least drive around. Just be prepared to stop safely before gazing too long at a distraction like a “pterodactyl.” It’s no wonder that many…

Lakewood, California, Ropen Revisited

This past July 23rd, I set up a game camera under the phone line where the “Lakewood ropen” was seen perching (before it flew away). Since then I have examined over six thousand photos. As of November 11, 2012, I have not yet seen any obvious image of any pterosaur, but I submit the following…

Flying Creatures in Hawaii

I have encountered several sighting reports from Hawaii this year (mostly either email or blog-post comment I’ve received from eyewitnesses). But the encounter described in a post of the s8intcom blog now deserves attention and comparison with other sightings in Hawaii. Two soldiers were looking up at the night sky, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, for a…

Ropen in Long Beach, California

The other day, somebody asked me, on Facebook, if I plan on returning to Papua New Guinea. (Many of my friends know of my ropen expedition in 2004.) I have no plans for visiting that far-away country for a simple reason: sightings are reported within fifty miles of my home in Southern California, even a sighting in my own city…

Possum Upstages Ropen in Lakewood, California

I was recently surprised while examining photos taken by my game camera. It looks somewhat like the tail of a Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur: The camera is set up near where an apparent ropen was observed this past June, in Southern California, so I cannot be blamed for thinking this might have been a small ropen, so close to…