Sightings of Apparent Pterosaurs in the United States
Jonathan Whitcomb interviewed an anonymous eyewitness
who saw a very large creature that flew over a highway by a
wildlife refuge or preserve in Southern California. The sighting was in the summer of 2007.
Susan Wooten saw what appeared to be a large pterosaur
as it flew over the highway in front of her car. "It looked as
big as any car and had no feathers." It was about 1989, in
daylight, and near a swampy area between the towns of
Columbia and Florence, South Carolina.
"Alverico, paralyzed with fear, could only stare back at the
creature whose long, batlike wings were wrapped around
its shoulders." . . . "Also in January of 1976 . . . The creature
was as tall as they were and had a 'face like a bat.' They
later identified it out of a book . . . a pteranodon."
Bats of the United States are divided into four basic groups: Ghost-Faced, Leaf-Nosed, Vesper Bats, and Free-Tailed Bats. It may take many years to determine which bats are being preyed upon by what seem to be American ropens.
The Peters's Ghost Faced Bat is the only Ghost-Faced bat that may be found in the United States, but it is much more common in Mexico. Still, it may possibly live in the area of Texas where "Pteranodons" were reported about 1976.
The Pallid Bat lives in all three West Coast states (where there
are three separate investigations of ropen sightings). This Vesper bat catches insects on the ground rather than in the air.
Southern California sighting was in this wildlife refuge
Susan Wooten's sketch - SC
sightings in southern-most