Live Pterosaurs in America
"Reports of huge flying “pterodactyls” in American skies have floated around the internet for years; but before about 2005, details
were scarce. When an eyewitness was named, the interviewer was often anonymous; even when an eyewitness was credible, and the account
published in a newspaper, the story was ridiculed, discouraging others who had also seen strange flying creatures. Where could eyewitnesses
go? What a predicament for them! Who would believe their reports?" (from the first page of book)
" . . . the rarity of reports of eyewitnesses is from the ridicule that many of them face after telling people what they saw;
it is not generally from insanity or dishonesty. In developed countries, the extinction of all species of dinosaurs and pterosaurs has been dogmatically taught to us from early childhood. . . . [It] makes it difficult for eyewitnesses to talk."
A ropen? Flying in South Carolina? How could it be? But look at it from another perspective: How could such a large flying creature be confined to the Southwest Pacific? Why could not some ropens, over the centuries, fly to North America?
(her own amateur sketch of it)
Excerpts from Chapter Three of the book:
“ . . . It was probably 1982 when me and my older brother were sitting in our carport at
Union Village Apartments, in Texarkana, AR. It was getting dark
but there was plenty of light in the sky when we saw what we believe
to be a pterodactyle. The wingspan seemed to be about 25’ to 30’ feet wide. It was probably about 70’ to 80’ off the ground, flying
over a large tree in front of the house. I never saw the wings flap; it just glided on air. The incident was very brief but
nontheless was an awesome sight to see. If someone would have told me that they had seen a creature like that, I doubt I would have
believed the story until I saw it for myself."
From another eyewitness:
" . . . what I saw I remember distinctly and will never forget.
I was twenty years old, taking a camping trip with my boss and his friends, and I believe it was near the Maryland-Virginia line in
the Chesapeake area. We were tubing [inner-tube] in the river, some time in the morning or early afternoon. . . . a flying object
that was strange . . . we knew it was quite far away, but it was as big as a regular bird would appear up close. It was gliding, with
an occasional slow, smooth flap. We were talking about it, but, as it approached, words ceased, and amazement took over. . . . I know
what it was." (pages 40-41 of the second edition)
Living, not extinct: modern
"Flying dinosaurs" are not actually dinosaurs; they are pterosaurs.
Nonfiction Cryptozoology Book by Whitcomb
Live Pterosaurs in America, 3rd edition, is available from Amazon and other retailers
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Third edition published Nov 2, 2011
154 pages, paperback
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copyright 2010, 2011 Jonathan David Whitcomb
Sketch by eyewitness in Cuba: Eskin Kuhn