I wrote in a previous post about the two pterosaur sightings in Georgia: Pterosaurs in Georgia and South Carolina. Since this is again coming up in various blog posts, it seems appropriate to mention what the eyewitness has said about her sightings, including her choice of the word “dragon”:
Georgia sightings, quoted from Live Pterosaurs in America, 2nd ed.
“The world is now totally different. I feel blessed that God has allowed me to see this creature that should not be here, and yet is, this strange dragon-like thing that lives somewhere in the woods in this redneck little town.”
To review what these sightings entailed, the lady saw two different flying creatures, two weeks apart, late in the summer of 2008. They were obviously of the same species but different sizes. The tail was long, with a “heart” shape at tail-end. Even the smaller one was larger than any ordinary bird. The wing flapping especially caught her attention, for it was different than anything she had ever seen in the flapping of bird wings: “The wings ‘pumped’ in a ‘scooping’ manner, as the motion rippled along the body and through the tail.” I’ve noticed similar remarks from eyewitnesses: unique and graceful flight.
Jonathan Whitcomb, author of Live Pterosaurs in America, calls this flying creature “American Hammerhead Ropen.”
I found it interesting that the eyewitness used the word “dragon.” Long ago, a long-tailed featherless flying creature would be labeled “dragon,” although we would think “pterosaur” in more recent generations, at least in the more-developed countries.