I just received a report from a young lady who lived in Texas as a child; she reports a giant flying creature she saw in her neighbor’s backyard.
“. . . our dog hadn’t touched her dog food and . . . I found her cowering around the side of our house . . . In the open backyard next door was what looked like a 9 or 10 ft tall man . . . I realized that this man didn’t have a face like a man at all! I froze in fear trying to figure out what I was staring at. Then slowly I watched what looked like disgusting black leathery . . . bat-like wings unwrap from around the man . . . [I] realized this “thing” had kind of been perched on one leg like a heron would and so my mind said it must be a strange species of blue heron which I had heard [were] rather large. . . . it turned its head . . . and that’s when I realized the shape of its head and that it somehow looked like a pterodactyl. I thought that was crazy . . . and then the thing appeared to just lift off the ground and it swooped, only it looked like it was floating, gliding at me and I ran into my house and slammed the sliding glass door behind me . . . Well, my parents never believed me. They thought I had made it up! My dad showed me pictures of blue herons and how big they could get, but they looked nothing like what I had seen!”
I have asked the eyewitness for more information (Feb 8, 2010).
Do not confuse this sighting with the 1995 sighting by another child (a boy) in 1995. That was in Marion County, Texas, and seems to have been a different species of pterosaur.