Ohio Pterosaur Sightings

I recently received an email from an eyewitness:

” . . .On June 26, 2010 at 11:15 PM I was driving on Rt 309 just outside of Kenton Ohio, perfectly clear night and very bright outside due to the full moon and I had a creature swoop down and glide over my hood of my car. It glided smoothly and looked like a Pterodactyl and I thought to myself “what the H _ ll was that!” and watched it as it smoothly flew into a thick area of trees . . . it looked like it had a tail and was also looking like it was jet black, I could see almost the bones in its wings but I did NOT see feathers at all.”

A minister gave this account of his sighting in Ohio:

“It was around 9am on a Sunday morning in Oct. of 2005. I was in Mount Vernon, Ohio. I was coming to preach at a church out in the country . . . I happen to notice a creature in the sky. . . . I took a moment to slow the car down and take a look at it. To my estimation it appeared to have no feathers . . . a leathery grayish color. . . . It’s wings did not look like bird wings, but also appeared leathery and bat-like . . . The tail: longer than most bird tails I am used to, no feathers, and with a diamond-shaped point at the end.”

Some time ago I received an email from an eyewitness of a daylight long-tailed pterosaur.

 ‘We have them here in U.S. Hi my name is Jan. I am from Antwerp, OH in Northwest Ohio. I have seen the same thing. It was huge. And it matches your description. About 4.5 ft tall, 10ft from head to end of tail. long skinny tail with a spade about 3-4in from end of tail. It had a wing span of I would say 8-10ft. Dark green skin sort of like an alligator. It had round long pointed teeth . . .”

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About Jonathan Whitcomb

I'm a passionate investigator of reports of living pterosaurs throughout the world. I explored part of Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, in 2004, interviewing many natives who had seen the ropen.
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4 Responses to Ohio Pterosaur Sightings

  1. Barbara says:

    My friend lives in Western New York state and saw something that she describes as a large bird with a dinosaur head and a long spade-like tail. It flew over her back yard at dusk, coming from a wooded area and flying into another wooded area. Her daughter also witnessed this creature and they have been scouring the internet looking for pictures of what this might be. I came across this site and she finally feels like she is not crazy! The pictures on this site are an accurate depiction of what she saw on July 30, 2010.

  2. Thank you, Barbara

    I will be trying to reach you by email. I hope that I may interview your friend, as I have interviewed many other eyewitnesses over the past six years. Yes, witnessing a living pterosaur does not make one crazy.

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  4. My name is RM Roeis, I live in Windhoek, Namibia.
    It was on a saturday/sunday morning just having finished breakfast, ~10:00, late April/early May 2011 – this is Southern African autumn! I was sitting in the garden enjoying breakfast coffee, when I saw a large bird gliding, moving its wings very, very slowly, very much as we see raptors or eagles do when they circle in the air scanning the land for prey. I paid attention to the wings as it would allow for identification – but this bird did not have any feathers, at least not any spread primary feathers (as eagles often show). It looked more like a large bat with distinctly brightly coloured (yellow-brown, orange?) protrusions, where birds have carpal joints (like some ‘spur-winged birds’). It showed a long, very long, slim neck (like of cranes or flamingos), with a thickening in the middle (?head) ending into a long beak (like storks). At the joint of the neck to the wing(or body) there was a type of thickening or collar (like the fluffy doughnut collar of a ‘white backed vulture’). The overall colour of neck-cum-head-cum-beak was bright (whitish?). The colour of the body-and-wings was brownish, with a lighter patch of greenish-brown covering 3/4 of the underside of the wings (form of patch like can be seen on the underside of the wings of a ‘bat hawk’). The wings span was about double the distance of beak-tip to end-of-tail. I cannot remember details of the tail, but thought that two legs and a strange looking longer tail or appendix were visible, parallel to one another.
    I refer to existing birds paging through several bird identification books for Southern African birds as a reference. At the time of observation the sun was at 30-40° height and the bird was at 3-o’clock to 5-o’clock position relative to the sun. Flight direction was SE to NW. From my (seated) position the bird passed at 15-30° from the vertical (that is why I could not make out details of any beak(bill) or head). Sky was blue with hardly any cloud. Estimated altitude of bird above ground (based on comparison to small planes taking-off from or landing at the small airport of Windhoek) was about 200+ metres. For the wingspan I would venture to say (based on comparison with again overflying aeroplanes’ wingspan of 5-7 metres) that it was half of that of a small plane’s wing span, maybe 2-3 metres.
    I mentioned the observation to my wife but she thinks I am nuts and probably mistook an “existing” bird for a prehistoric animal. So I put it aside accepting that I probably suffered from hallucinations. Sometime later I read in a newsletter I obtain from Earth Rainbow Network in Canada, about reported sightings of pterosaurs in Australia and Guinea. This sparked my interest again and I began surfing the internet for plectropteroids etc. and found most of my observation confirmed.
    I am a Belgian national, retired from a 40 years career with the Namibian public service in the field of water chemistry and pollution control. I have many pet interests, a.o. paleobiology, phenomenon of time, etc. I noted that most observations report seeing Pteranodon with its characteristic skull shape. I cannot say that I saw such an animal, or a Rhamphorhynchoidon, as I could not have a sideways view.
    I am not surprised if indeed we see specimen from times long gone (if we may accept dating technology) – this can be examples of ‘survival’ (e.g. the Coelacanth – found off the SE coast of Africa), or examples of ‘time-windows’ where ‘moving’ representatives seem to find our world and get ‘lost’ here. In metaphysical literature we encounter reports of people experiencing ‘time-shifts’. Also in metaphysical literature there is talk of a phenomenon referred to as “Ascension”. People report the sensation or experience of accelerated time, as well as the shifting or disappearance of “perceptual markers” – explained as markers that our five senses use to navigate through our ‘reality’, e.g. times for sunrise or sunset, of the tides, … – imagine you return to your home city after it was hit by a most severe earthquake and you try to orientate having no signposts, buildings … As science cannot explain the phenomenon of time we may well have a wrong idea about time and are now flabbergasted by people observing the consequences of shifting or merging of past, present and future – metaphysically speaking “linear time” like ‘past, present, future’ does not exist, but only the eternal ‘now’. Slowly some Intelligence out there in the big expanse of the Cosmos is just nudging us into that experience of the ‘Now’.

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