A Live Dragon
Patty Carson, now an R.N. living in Riverside, California,
sketched the flying creature she had seen in Cuba in 1965
Introduction to “A Live Dragon”
English-speaking dragons that burn down
villages with fiery breath or use magic----
those dragons live in fiction, not here. This
page holds nonfiction stories of eyewitness
sightings of apparent pterosaurs. For those
unwilling to type “Rhamphorhynchoid” or
“pterosaur,” remember “alivedragon.com”
But links to cryptozoological sites on living
pterosaurs----those are more common here
than the eyewitness accounts; other sites
hold more details on sightings.
Carson’s 1965 Sighting in Cuba
Patty Carson was only a child when she
and her brother saw the “dinosaur” at
the U. S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
in Cuba, in 1965. But the children froze
as they watched the flying creature that
was only thirty feet away. Patty had the
time to gain a clear memory of details.
But the two children were not alone as
eyewitnesses of a pterosaur in Cuba.
Kuhn’s 1971 Sighting in Cuba
Eskin C. Kuhn was no child in the summer
of 1971. He was a United States Marine at
the Guantanamo Bay military station. He
had no idea that several children had seen
apparent pterosaurs in that part of Cuba,
in the 1960’s, on several occasions.
Kuhn has given us many details about his
encounter with two flying creatures and
has also sketched what he saw.
“I saw two pterosaurs (or pterodactyls . . .
what’s in a name?) flying together at low
altitude, perhaps 100 feet, very close in
range from where I was standing, so that
I had a perfectly clear view of them.”
Sketch drawn by Eskin Kuhn
Copyright 2011, 2012 Jonathan Whitcomb