Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 26th, 2013
A recent sighting of a living pterosaur.
On October 10, 2013, I received a phone call from a lady in Slidell, Louisiana. She had seen a flying creature just two hours earlier, a frightening experience, and had received no help from the police or the Wildlife-Fisheries. Two days later, we spoke again by phone, with more time for questions and answers.
She was outside when she heard the strange sound, a loud crow-like call, but when she looked overhead, she was shocked to see something very unlike a crow. The creature was about the size of a normal bird but it was far from normal. It had no feathers but did have small teeth in its beak.
She also saw a long neck and something like long hair or something suggesting that. The flying creature ”looked prehistoric.” The lady started wondering if she were hallucinating, but took no chances as she quickly left the area, afraid the creature might bite her.
How often I have received similar reports from eyewitnesses! Featherless flying creatures unlike any bat—those are what people see before they sent me an email or give me a phone call. I seldom give an overall credibility estimate for any particular sighting, yet I am sure of pterosaur non-extinction, having seen so many reports that each appear over 50% likely to have been from an encounter with some species of that type flying creature. At the end of 2012, I had a compilation of 128 such reports, with details about many factors, and each one I esteemed to have been probably from an encounter with a living pterosaur.
~ Jonathan David Whitcomb
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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.