For nobody does time rest. I have not become extinct in the past few weeks, just neglectful of writing on this blog. Pterosaurs are still in the news, including new reports of sightings of living ones, at least according to the eyewitnesses.
. . . in southwest Greensburg, Pennsylvaniva, a karate teacher and two of his students were talking outside . . . they saw something that at first could have been mistaken for a large bird. . . . [The karate teacher said:] it caught my eye. Being that far up the “birds” body still appeared to be much larger than my 100 pound dog . . .
“I saw two pterosaurs (or pterodactyls, what’s in a name?) flying together at low altitude, perhaps 100 feet, very close in range from where I was standing, so that I had a perfectly clear view of them. “The rhythm of their large wings was very graceful, slow, and yet they were flying and not merely gliding . . .”
In May, 2011, another eyewitness came forward: Patty Carson, an R.N. in Southern California, found one of Whitcomb’s web pages about the sighting and contacted the cryptozoologist. She had her own sighting at Guantanamo Bay, six years earlier but the same kind of animal: very similar in appearance to the sketch by Kuhn.
I was driving . . . When I was almost home (. . . going towards Country Club Rd in Jacksonville, NC), I saw something HUGE above me in the sky. It looked like a pale greenish white and smooth-skinned. It didn’t appear to have any feathers, and it had the tail with the diamond shape on the end.
. . . when the Umboi native Jonah Jim was interviewed by Garth Guessman and David Woetzel, in 2004, he was shown a page of silhouettes of various species of birds, bats, and pterosaurs. From those thirty-four images, Jonah Jim chose number thirteen, which was of a Sordes Pilosus, a Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur. In addition, he saw that the flying creature was glowing, and he estimated the tail length at two-and-a-half to three meters (8-9 feet long), eliminating the bat-misidentification idea.