Eyewitnesses of a strange flying creature in Texas–they describe something like a pterosaur, although a common word for that “flying dinosaur” is “pterodactyl.” The subject now is those kinds of flying creatures, not the “Thunder Bird” with feathers or other large birds whose feathers make them birds; we now consider the ancient featherless “dinosaur birds” that have been portrayed as “ancient.”
Some of the creatures may be related to the Marfa Lights or even be the bioluminescent flying predators that have recently been conjectured to cause those ghost lights in southwest Texas. In Papua New Guinea, the ropen light is said to be the glow of a giant flying creature, and several American cryptozoologists have explored the remote tropical rain forests, searching for the elusive nocturnal creature. Some of the eyewitnesses interviewed described an enormous winged creature, glowing as it flies.
Recent analysis of eyewitness data (eyewitness testimonies of apparent living pterosaurs in the United States) reveals many interesting things. California and Texas account for many of the sightings. This may be from a combination of large human populations and large areas of land in which the flying creatures can live.
Brownsville, Texas, 1995
In the open backyard next door was what looked like a . . . tall man . . . [He] turned and I realized that this man didn’t have a face like a man at all! I froze in fear trying to figure out what I was staring at. . . . I watched . . . black leathery . . . bat-like wings [unwrapped] . . . I was so scared . . . [it] stared right at me with its large black eyes and walked closer to me (it had been about 40 ft away maybe) . . . it turned its head . . . I realized the shape of its head . . . it somehow looked like a pterodactyl. . . . it turned its head back to me . . . the thing appeared to just lift off the ground . . . gliding . . . I ran into my house and slammed the sliding glass door behind me . . . [The girl was terrified.]
From readers of first edition of non-fiction book Live Pterosaurs in America (note that the image below is of the new revised and expanded second edition of the cryptozoology book):
“[The] new book arrived today! . . . a wonderful job!!! . . . more sightings than they can dispute (21 states!!!) . . . a descriptive and engaging ongoing investigation . . .” Susan Wooten, South Carolina.
“This seems to be the author’s second book on the subject, and this one is worth the effort. He has focused on the accounts of witnesses who saw something, and that adds credibility. The writing is easy to read and he adds comments and analysis . . . more useful. . . .” Red Rabbit, Cleveland, Ohio. [Five stars for the first edition]
“The problem with science is that we think we know it all and that is far from reality. This book shows courage to continue the search. If you have an interest in cryptozoology you should read this.” Dale Reeder, PA.
This nonfiction book, in pure cryptozoology genre, gives you detailed eyewitness descriptions about these strange flying creatures in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and many other states. This book was not written simply to thrill readers with the eyewitness sighting reports. The subject of living dinosaurs and pterosaurs may be a tool to assist some teenagers to overcome boredom. The investigations of modern living-pterosaur reports has inspired one teenager from Oregon to write his own nonfiction book and a twelve-year-old in Florida to interview an eyewitness.
146 pages, extensive appendix and index for researchers
Careful detailed analysis by the world’s most prolific writer on worldwide sighting reports of modern living pterosaurs: Jonathan Whitcomb.