Pterosaurs on the East Coast

East Coast sightings of a “pterodactyl” or flying dinosaur (meaning a pterosaur) have ranged from New England down to Florida, with no indication of any geographic restriction. Perhaps the best publicized has been the sighting by Susan Wooten in South Carolina, but there have been others equaling amazing. Pterosaurs in the East U.S.A. It flew directly…

Kongamato and Ropen

The kongamato of Africa has been compared with the ropen of Papua New Guinea, in that similarly-described flying creatures have been associated with grave robbery. But what’s in a name? Apparent pterosaurs have various names in various countries of the world; in the United States, we sometimes hear “pterodactyl” and “dinosaur bird.” Regardless of the…

Marfa Lights and “Warm Fuzzy” Pterosaurs

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, any season is open for Marfa Lights to go hunting at night, at least according to the hypothesis of bioluminescent flying predators in southwest Texas. But they do prefer warmer nights, or at least nights that are not so cold, according to many years of data collecting by James Bunnell, author…

Pterosaur Observed in Pennsylvania

Before examing this report of a sighting in Pennsylvania, let’s consider eyewitness sightings in this part of the United States, around Pennsylvania. Last September, I wrote a little about a pterosaur sighting in Ohio. To recap: Ohio Pterosaur The creature was red with smooth leathery skin. It had no feathers. The man said that the…

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…