What’s the difference between “recent reports” and “recent sightings?” Some reports are about recent encounters, but some are old sightings. Let’s begin with yesterday, January 24, 2013, when I received a report about a sighting in Papua New Guinea. The encounter was in 1990:
Sighting in Madang Province
My wife is a PNG MK, whose father worked on scripture translation for Wycliffe . . . Through him, I was recently passed a written story from one of a team of two Wycliffe linguists who performed a scouting [mission] in the fall of 1990.
. . . they were on the Rai Coast [Madang Province in Papua New Guinea, not far from Umboi Island]. While collecting unusually large seed specimens from a grove of trees, they disturbed [what seemed to have been] three pterodactyl about 100 feet away. The creatures flew up into the air and off away. They noted the long pointed beak, apparent lack of feathers, and unusual flying motion of the creatures – unusual in that they would beat the air in intermittent “whoosh” flaps. They guessed the wingspan might be about 30 feet.
“Haus long nambis” (house at the beach), Madang Province, PNG
Sighting in Missouri, January 2, 2013
I am a US Marine currently stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. I was out feeding my chickens about 45 minutes ago, when they started acting strange, and took cover in the coop as if they were in danger. Figuring there was a hawk or other bird of prey circling, I turned around and looked up to see what it was. I could not believe my eyes. It appeared to be several feet long, and had a very large wing span, perhaps 10 feet or more. . . .
It’s beak was about twice the length of the cone protruding from behind its head. It had [what] appeared to be a very long tail with what I can only describe as a diamond shape at the end.
The woods around Penllyne Castle, Glamorgan, had the reputation of being frequented by winged serpents [many years ago]
The new e-book on modern living pterosaurs in Australia and Papua New Guinea has little reference to fossils except in the first chapter, which explains that the early fossil discoveries were accompanied by a faulty assumption. This book is about live creatures.
The ropen of Papua New Guinea
Nonfiction cryptozoology book: Live Pterosaurs in America (3rd ed.)
From the back cover:
Scott Norman did not believe he would see a living pterosaur, as he sat alone, taking his turn watching the night sky. A bird is what his friends had probably seen. But at 2:00 a.m., less than forty feet away, what flew over the shed was no bird. The head alone was about four feet long; the head crest, two feet long, like that of a Pteranodon. . . .
Discover for yourself these amazing yet true stories and why they are usually absent from news headlines. Learn of the searches
and research done by a few American cryptozoologists who stand up to ridicule and proclaim the truth. At least two pterosaur
species, (quite uncommon, mostly nocturnal) still live in North America.