It seems timely to me to report a few pterosaur sightings that are not as well publicized.
Live Pterosaurs in America, second edition, page 39:
[In 2001] in Camden, Maine, a creature with “leathery” wings was reported to have flown over a residential neighborhood. The wingspan was estimated at twenty-four feet.
Well, that was a short report, but other sightings have been reported in New England, from the same page of the same cryptozoology book:
Also in the Northeast (east of Buffalo, New York), a “pterodactyl” was seen. “ . . . my friend and I were canoeing in the creek accessed from my back yard, when we sighted a very strange creature that we had both thought to be a prehistoric bird. Immediately, I thought ‘pterodactyl.’ It was a greyish color with no apparent feathers. “It was only visible for a few moments before it disappeared into the tree line.”
In Brampton, Ontario, Canada, while driving to work . . . at about 8:00 a.m. EST, my mother and I saw a strange bird-like creature flying low and close to the car about 20 feet away from us.
It caught my attention because it didn’t look like any kind of bird
I have ever seen before. . . . to my astonishment as it turned it looked exactly like a miniature pterodactyl like you see in the movies like Jurassic Park . . . it was much smaller, having a wingspan of about four feet.
It was gray and did not appear to have any feathers. . . . It had a long, skinny, pointed tail extended straight behind it that had sort of a diamond shape at the tip. It also had a long neck extended out in front of it as it flew.
“. . . a sighting I had back in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s . . . one late afternoon, I had just brought out the tractor to pick up the bags of cucumbers when I noticed a strange looking bird in the sky. . . . The thing that caught my eye was that it looked like something straight out of the dinosaurs era . . . What stood out was the long pointed head and the fact that there was a very long tail between the legs and with a ball shaped on the end of it.”
I would also like to suggest some new online sources and posts related to the concept of a modern pterosaur.
About the upcoming third edition of what used to be called “Searching for Ropens.”
Although Whitcomb admits that nobody has yet come up with a clear photograph to disprove . . . declarations that all pterosaurs are extinct, he disputes the suggestion that the ropen is an unknown bat [like something related to the Flying Fox].
Cryptozoology Books (not a blog)
“I can hardly put this book down. It is quite astonishing to read of creatures so large that they can lift a human up into the air or rob a corpse from a new grave. They even glow at night with bioluminescence.. . . This book is so refreshing. Jonathan Whitcomb is to be congratulated for giving us a glimpse of our world denied us by the wildlife ‘experts’ from western countries.”
Cryptozoology Book (Actually a different site than the above, although in the same subject of modern pterosaurs)
“Americans, for years, have reported obvious living pterosaurs, with sightings in Washington state, California, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Rhode Island . . . “Discover for yourself these amazing yet true stories and why they are usually absent from news headlines . . .”