“A young man was reported to have seen something strange flying over the Maumee River in the summer of 2003.; he described it like a pterosaur, according to a recently-published book, Live Pterosaurs in America. It was reported to be chasing sparrows as it flew over the Route 49 bridge near Antwerp, Ohio.”
It delighted me to see that the editor of the small-town Ohio newspaper had published my article. Many big-city newspapers seem to ignore these kinds of reports, for whatever reasons. I knew of newspaper reports from the 1980’s of giant pterosaurs flying in Texas, but I’ve noticed little else like that in recent years. It seems to be a matter of culture, for Americans live in a news environment that has become unfriendly to anything that seems to contradict standard models of biology.