Category Archives: Eastern U.S.

Another Living Pterosaur in North Carolina

By the living-pterosaur author Jonathan D. Whitcomb In December of 2017, I received the following email from Dane Simmons (I’ve slightly edited it for English): Subject: pterodactyl sighting, 1993, Durham, NC Hello, I just wanted to contact you to let … Continue reading

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Pterosaur Sightings in Pennsylvania

Near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia, three children observed an apparent pterosaur flying overhead. I received an email from their father last week, on what he learned by questioning them. The sighting was on Thursday, May 5, 2016, … Continue reading

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“Pterodactyl” Sightings in Virginia

The third edition of Searching for Ropens (to be published around the end of February, 2014) will include the following pterosaur-sighting report from Virginia (this is only part of it). The full title of the book is Searching for Ropens and Finding … Continue reading

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Living Pterosaur in North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina – photo by James Willamor The sighting was reported on The Gear Page, an internet forum that is popular with some musicians. Because it’s not a cryptozoology forum, we can better see how Western cultural assumptions influence how people react … Continue reading

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Large Flying Creatures in Georgia

Pterosaur Observed in Northern Georgia It now seems plausible that a species of ropen lives in Georgia. David Schroder has allowed me to reveal his real name. He told me, in part: The first time I didn’t see it. I was laying in … Continue reading

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American “Dragon Pterodactyl”

Two of the more common words used to describe flying creatures that look like pterosaurs are “dragon” and “pterodactyl,” at least in the United States. But the details in the descriptions, not the labels chosen by eyewitnesses, determine how likely … Continue reading

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Live Pterosaurs in Georgia

How marvelous that a live pterosaur has been seen in the state of Georgia! But Sandra Paradise has seen a long-tailed flying creature at least three times during the past four years. She has recently agreed to come out of anonymity, … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Sighting of 1990

On page 40 of the second edition of Live Pterosaurs in America begins a detailed account of a daylight sighting in around 1990, summarized here. “What I saw I remember distinctly and will never forget. I was twenty years old, … Continue reading

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