Live Pterosaurs in America
Pterosaur Sightings in Texas
Nonfiction book by
Jonathan Whitcomb
I was outside my apartment building . . . talking to my brother. . . . on several occasions, noticed bats flying right near our heads . . . Neither my brother or I
was prone to being scared by anything
outside at night. This night was different."  [page 23, "Live Pterosaurs in America"]
Pterosaur in Texas
Nonfiction live-pterosaur book published by Createspace
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Of course news reports like this are not so new: live pterosaurs in Texas. But this nonfiction book gives page after page of detailed interviews, and detailed analysis, and comparisons between sightings: all this from one of the world's leading experts on living-
pterosaur investigations.
Eyewitness Reports
"We noticed something flying around across the road .  . . the creature was flying just above the phone lines. It would go one direction, turn, and swoop back. The shape was wrong for any large bird of the area, and the size was much too large to be any bat . . . The wingspan was huge, anywhere from 6-10 feet across. We watched the thing for maybe twenty minutes or so . . . I get little chills just writing about it now.
"This was alive, and watching us, and very, very scary (& I dont scare easily)."  [San Antonio, Texas, about 1986]
And what about the other states where eyewitnesses report seeing live pterosaurs? What about California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, South and North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, and other states? The more credible sightings are included in "Live Pterosaurs in America," not the most fantastic ones. And these many sightings
span many years.
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Live Pterosaur
Pterosaurs and Texas
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Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011 Jonathan Whitcomb
Back cover of book, 2nd edition
Enjoy the new expanded third edition of LPA
Third edition
(November, 2011)
ISBN-13:  978-1466292116
Live Pterosaurs
 in America (Home)
 About Whitcomb
 California Pterodactyl
 Book Introduction
Cryptozoology and  Pterosaurs
Pterodactyls are distinctly non-extinct
Cryptozoology at its best in this nonfiction book
Find out for yourself.
Chapter Six is devoted entirely to the Marfa Lights. Before the publication of the second edition of
"Live Pterosaurs in America," very little had been written about the possibility that these strange lights in southwest Texas could be made by some unclassified species of bioluminescent predators: nocturnal flying creatures that hunt, among other things, the Big Brown Bat that is commonly found in parts of Texas and Mexico.
This chapter of the second edition of Whitcomb's book delves into this possibility by showing how the non-living explanations fail to address strange "dancing" behaviors. The light splittings and rejoinings may be one of the predators' techniques for attracting insects that attract bats. After the insects have congregated around the glowing predators, those creatures separate for awhile; when bats come to feast on those insects, those larger flying predators return to feast on bats.
Marfa Lights of Texas
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In the appendix, details of Eskin Kuhn's 1971 sighting in Cuba are revealed. He observed two pterosaurs flying nearby in clear daylight. Early in 2010, he was interviewed by the author and found to be highly credible.This U. S. Marine stands by his testimony: He saw what he saw.
 "Pterodacftyl" is a word often used by many Americans, even though it is technically not the correct term.