I bend to popular practice. Enough Americans use the spelling “teradactyl” that it needs to be used to get decent results regarding online searches by those careless with spelling. I don’t mean to pick on the citizens of Texas regarding bad spelling, but I have noticed that many sightings have been reported in that state.
Marfa Lights Intelligence (in Texas)
Intelligent ghost lights, even when we use “ghost lights” loosely, can put us out on a limb. Almost nobody wants to jump onto that bandwagon or jump onto the back of a giant pterodactyl that might bite off ones head. College professors, in particular, feel vulnerable should they suggest intelligent modern pterosaurs are glowing at night in southwest Texas. Those professors could not easily take an accusation that they had taken something that makes them feel that they themselves are glowing, as well as imagining glowing pterosaurs.
From the book Live Pterosaurs in America:
At about the same time as the Texarkana sighting, between Houston and Pasadena, Texas, two men saw a pterosaur-like creature, but it was smaller and with a tail. . . .
RG and his friend, in the late afternoon of a clear day, were startled by a flying creature less than 150 feet away. For about fifteen seconds, they watched it fly, about fifty feet high, before it disappeared into some trees. The general appearance was “leathery” and it had a pointed beak and head appendage. The total length, about five feet, included about two feet of tail, the end of which had a “flange or sail.”
Teradactyl Sightings (in Georgia)
When that edition of the book was published, however, the eyewitness was anonymous, and I had no knowledge of her subsequent sightings in that area. In addition, she had not yet given me permission to publish any of her sketches. Those things have changed.
Whether you spell it “teradactyl” or “pterodactyl” or “pterosaur,” this flying creature shocks Texans who see them.