Pterosaur Captured in Flight Over Boise?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 8th, 2015

Special effects or the return of a Pterosaur? Amateur footage appears to capture extinct reptile flying over Idaho

Video appears to show a bird-like creature with a very large wingspan
A distinctive crest protrudes from its skull and it has claws on its wings
Skeptical YouTube users have taken to the internet to declare clip as fake

From unexplained sightings of mythical and prehistoric creatures to UFOs; it’s pretty safe to say that humans relish a good mystery.

And this bizarre footage captured in Idaho will surely whet the appetite of conspiracy theorists around the globe.

In the clip, which was captured by an amateur filmmaker, a huge bird-like creature flies across the sky over Boise, Idaho.


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.

11 Responses to “Pterosaur Captured in Flight Over Boise?”

  1. springheeledjack responds:

    Sorry, but the movement of the wings looks R/C to me–more mechanical than fluid and graceful. Even when it tips its head and the whole body shifts, I think a real critter would be able to move its head without the entire body shifting in suit.

  2. dconstrukt responds:


    read the comments;

  3. cryptokellie responds:

    This is a video of a remote controlled Pteranodon flying model. Pretty cool actually but obviously not alive. The trailing edge of the wing membranes would be taught and the feet would not be held perpendicular to the ground as in this model which is using them as static rear stabilizers, something that a real Pteranodon would not need of.

  4. IFC responds:

    This looks great compared to all the blobsquatch video’s on the internet.

  5. Goodfoot responds:

    Wow. I don’t know what to say about that. It’s not a kite, that’s for sure. It’s the first thing I’d look for.

    This looks like a job for PhotoExpert.

  6. Goodfoot responds:

    Near the end, when it inverts it’s head, so as to look backwards – that’s breathtaking, and I don’t know if a faker would think to put in a detail like that. It’s a very natural movement, as is the gliding.

  7. Goodfoot responds:

    cryptokellie: RC propelled by what? Can you show me a website that sells these? It’s your claim, and you’re probably right, but you made the claim, and I want to see one for sale!

  8. Goodfoot responds:

    Okay, I found some like this:

    And one like this:

    But neither of these, most will agree, look anything like the one in the video in flight. These fly like AIRPLANES, a feature I don’t see in the video clip. And I haven’t seen one that can gracefully tuck its head under its torso like that. Hard to imagine building a feature like that into an RC model, wouldn’t you agree?

    And I’m waiting for that, cryptokellie!

  9. mandors responds:

    Putting aside the whole “extinct for millions of years thing,” these wings are mechanical not biological. There is a natural curve to a flying creature’s wing, whether bird or bat. It a can even be seen in the “flaps” of a flying squirrel. Basically, in addition to creating lift, the wing is literally holding up the creature through the air. The creature’s weight and downward resistance of air causes the wing to bend. By contrast, the wings here act like rigid paddles. There is no bend to them, hence they are mechanical not biological.

  10. dconstrukt responds:

    either a motorized thing… OR… (more likely) done via computer CG.

    PLEASE don’t tell me any of you think its a real dinosaur.


  11. cryptokellie responds:

    I was thinking more along the lines of a Pteranodon model with some RC wing motion being suspended from a carrier RC plane or helicopter, like the flying humanoid/drone videos we saw here a couple of years ago. The model obviously comes down behind the trees near the end of the video and the operator runs toward it – videoing the the ground. The head tuck was anything but graceful. Looking more like a control wire slip.

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