Pterosaur Sighting by Scott T. Norman
More than eight years ago Scott Norman passed away from health-related issues; it’s about time for people to learn of his pterosaur sighting in California
Copyright 2005-2016 Jonathan David Whitcomb
Scott Norman’s Pterosaur Sighting
This American cryptozoologist may have seen a Pteranodon-like flying creature, in the summer of 2007, at an undisclosed location in California
In the second half of 2007, living-pterosaur investigators were active in a new
sighting area. The location they kept secret but it's known to be on the west
coast of the United States. Some of the men had been on cryptozoological
expeditions in Africa or Papua New Guinea, including Scott Norman.
On one of the first nights of observation, Scott stayed up later than the other
researchers. He'd been skeptical after watching an unclear video that others
thought might be a pterosaur; he was sure it was just a bird. But in the early
morning hours of July 19th, he saw something large fly nearby: no bird.
Silent, with stars for a background, the dark creature flew twenty feet high,
over a shed only twenty feet from Scott. Although it was dark, there was no
mistaking it: a wingspan of eight to ten feet, a head three to four feet long,
and a two-foot-long head-crest that reminded him of a Pteranodon. The wings
were more bat-like than bird-like.
Scott Norman was not given over to over-optimism. He later admitted that
he was not 100% sure that he had seen a living pterosaur.
How does this sighting relate to the ropen sightings in Papua New Guinea?
Investigators were attracted to this area in the Western United States by a
familiar eyewitness description: Flashes of light that often look like meteors
but occasionally look different. Also, the landowner, who allowed the men to
search on his property, had seen a large ropen-like creature in daylight.
The late American cryptozoologist Scott Norman (1964-2008) observed a large flying creature at night, in 2007, in California. He is not alone. Many other eyewitnesses have seen pterosaur-like animals in California.
Mr. Norman briefly spoke in a videotaped meeting in California, soon after his sighting
It seems that Scott Norman is the first American cryptozoologist to see the
clear form of a living pterosaur while looking for one.
A few months after his historic sighting, he fell ill; to the sorrow of many
friends, relatives, and cryptozoology associates, Scott left this world for
a better, where extinction itself is extinct and where life never ends.
Scott Norman's passing, on February 29, 2008, just days before he would
have turned forty-four, caused a partial disclosure of the secret living-
pterosaur searches in the Western U.S.. Investigations continued through
2007 and into 2008, but the landowner insists on location-secrecy. By
early 2009, some trespasser had fired a gun at one of the creatures.
The landowner has no desire at all for any curious crowds, even if they
trespassed with no guns.
Many areas of the United States have had their sightings: New Mexico,
Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, New York
state, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and California. Reports continue to
come in about pterosaurs.
The cryptozoologist Jonathan David Whitcomb continues to interview
eyewitnesses of ropen-like creatures seen in the United States. He has
long encouraged cryptozoological investigations across the U.S., to
learn all we can about these amazing featherless flying creatures.
More Pterosaur Sightings in California
Los Angeles Herald newspaper article on two “dragons” or “pterodactyls” in California
A woman encountered a “dragon-pterodactyl” in her backyard in June of
2012, in Lakewood, California, as the large flying creature was sitting on
a telephone line above a storm channel.
The long-tailed featherless creature flew away soon after the lady walked
out from under the roof of her gazebo. The sighting was at mid-day.
Storm channel near sighting location
End of tail (shape chosen: bottom sketch)
Rowena Reservoir in Los Angeles, California - “Pterosaur” was reported flying from this area on
May 13, 2013, near the Los Angeles River. The eyewitness is not anonymous: Devin Rhodriquez.