Misidentification

Regarding the sightings by Hodgkinson and Hennessy, misidentification of a Frigate bird or a Flying Fox fruit bat seems practically impossible; those two flying creatures were anything but birds or bats. But critics have also used the word “misidentified” (or “misidentify”) for reports of living pterosaurs in the United States. Before getting into details about…

Bunnell’s Investigation of Marfa Lights

The Marfa Lights have captivated the scientist James Bunnell, who has lived much of his life in this part of southwest Texas. For at least eight years, he has searched for them, photographed them, and analyzed the images captured; but a clear understanding of the more mysterious lights has evaded capture. I recommend his book,…

Biological Marfa Lights

How do Marfa Lights relate to biology, in particular to sightings of living pterosaurs? Not by a direct correlation, such as an eyewitness discerning wings while looking at a Marfa Light through a telescope, at least not yet. But there are indirect correlations. While reading Hunting Marfa Lights (for the second time, it’s a great…

Bioluminescent Pterosaurs in America

Glowing “pterodactyls?” In North America? Non-extinct? What could be more strange? Before dismissing the idea, consider some eyewitness sightings in North America, in light of reports of glowing pterosaurs in the southwest Pacific. But notwithstanding reports appear to be more numerous from some remote tropical islands, there are now enough sightings in North America to justify comparing them…

Marfa Lights Opinions

Different point of view, on Marfa Lights, deserve attention, probably in varying degrees, but since this blog is about eyewitnesses of living pterosaurs, our preference is obvious: We begin with conjectures about the bioluminescent flying predator possibility. Marfa Lights of Texas Driving across the country . . . Mr. Greene decided to stop at the Marfa observation…

Flying Under the Radar in Marfa, Texas

Why does it seem so difficult for some Marfa Light investigators to accept obvious evidence of a biological source for the ghost lights of southwest Texas? It seems that nocturnal flying predators are literally and figuratively flying under the radar near Marfa. What is the best hiding place for what may be living pterosaurs near…

More Light on Marfa Lights

Perhaps the greatest controversy relates to this question: “What are Marfa Lights?*” How one answers that question relates to another: “Are all mysterious lights around Marfa caused by the same thing?” Once a person admits that meteors, train lights, and car headlights all may appear mysterious under certain conditions, then that person may come to…

Did Satire Backfire?

The Live Pterosaurs post “Can Satire Backfire” mentioned legitimate purposes for satire, with an example of how this literary form was inappropriate in a particular blog post about the Marfa Lights of Texas. A recent use of satire in Texas, however, may have backfired, with potential consequences unforseen by the blog writer. Prompted by a press release about…

Washington State Pterosaurs

The new edition of Live Pterosaurs in America includes several sightings not included in the first edition. One eyewitness reports more than one sighting in Washington state, with a pair of pterosaurs that seemed to have been inseperable, like a mated pair. The eyewitness, like many others who report such extraordinary encounters, is anonymous. He was…