Flying Ray-Shaped Cryptids

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 21st, 2013

Phantoms and Monsters reported the following witness accounts of strange avian cryptids:

My husband & I were grilling out in our backyard one Sunday afternoon approx. 5pm a month ago, when a pacific blue (in color) stingray looking bird flew over our home. Must of been 1 1/2 – 2′ in length and width.

We were actually sitting and conversating when it caught our attention. It looked down at us and continued flying. We live in Atascocita, TX. We were in shock as we’ve never seen anything like it before. We both looked at each other and a couple seconds later asked “what the heck was that?”

It disappeared into trees and have not seen it since.

NOTE: this location is near a large body of water (Lake Houston)…similar to the incident in Laredo (Lake Casa Blanca). Is it possible that these cryptids / beings are somehow able to live in water and fly over land? An amphibious bird? I appreciate any sighting reports or encounters related to this phenomena…Lon

This is the 2nd sighting of a flying ray-shaped cryptid in Texas in 2013…previously seen in Laredo, TX:…Lon

I was driving home to my house at 1:20PM when I came across this stingray grayish-white looking thing flying over my car – coming from the lake we have here in Laredo, Texas going into the golf course next to it. It was roughly 3 feet wide – maybe bigger and it had a glide to it – no wings, just looked like a stingray – literally. It passed about 30 ft. in front of me and I watched it for about 10 seconds. It looked as if it was swimming, but flying. What could this creature be? I’m kinda freaked out by this. I jumped on the internet as soon as I got home and thank gosh, I’m not the only one.AR

I contacted the witness for further information which I added to the initial report. This is the first flying ray-shaped cryptid report I have received from Texas. It seems the sighting was between the Casa Blanca Country Club and Lake Casa Blanca located in east Laredo, TX. The witness was driving north / northest on Rt. 20. I have been researching this phenomena for several years and mentioned in my book Phantoms & Monsters: Cryptid Encounters as well.…Lon

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “Flying Ray-Shaped Cryptids”

  1. volmar responds:

    A stingray shaped kite? They are quite common, but are not cryptids…

  2. PhotoExpert responds:

    A couple of things come to mind but not necessarily cryptid. It could have been a kite as volmar suggested above. It could have been a radio controlled device, they are quite common and many are flown over or by lakes as indicated on YouTube. They are very quiet as well. And of course there are military drones that come in all shapes and sizes. The most recent one developed is the size of a bumble bee. So a manta sized drone and shape is definitely plausible.

    Any way, people need not to over-react and try to objectively figure it out by the process of deduction and elimination. Instead, most people jump to conclusions and drift the furthest they can from common sense and common explanations. Emotions will do that to the human mind. Shadows become shadow people. A light ball effected by air currents and rolling across the room become ghosts. And remote controlled vehicles become animals or flying rays. Not to say that a flying ray is outside the realms of possibility but it is the least probable explanation for a common event.

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