We know pterodactyls and other pterosaurs lived millions of years ago, but what about today? Many of people have witnessed creatures in the air that could only be described as some form of ancient dino-bird! Is this a case of misinterpretation or is it possible that such huge beasts could still exist and fly in our skies with very little detection?
An American family visiting Papua in 2015 got more sightseeing than they expected. They witnessed a pterosaur sighting. And they weren't the first.
Some experts have tried to talk this off as a fruit bat. I'm not sure that many people see a fruit bat and think pterosaur. The fact is, even large bats move their wings so fast, you don't see the pterosaur like definition of the wings. Others say they believe it is a ropen.
An area like New Guinea would be ideal for such a creature. If they survived the breaking up of the continents and continued on like some other creatures did, their ability to fly was what kept them from demise. The South Pacific with its chains of islands and distances and sea life would be an ideal situation for such a creature to fly back and forth, island mountain to island mountain and rest. It wouldn't be like over the United States, where a large continent of land would have people seeing it. Open ocean is a silent witness.
This creature is so revered there that the locals avoid the river or try to appease the creature in order to utilize the waterway.
The Santa Fe National Forest has gotten a local reputation for missing folks and pterosaur sightings and attacks. There has long been talk that the pterosaurs migrate from South America and up to the cliffs and back again depending on the time of year and breeding opportunities.
I highly suggest that if you're interested in ongong reporting of pterosaurs living in the world, check out this amazing site - LIVE PTEROSAUR. It is very thoughtfully put together with great intelligence.
(LINK) Disarticulated skeletal remains of an eudimorphodontid pterosaur from the Late Triassic of the Karwendel Mountains in Tyrol, Austria, are described and figured. It is the second record of Triassic pterosaurs from the Northern Calcareous Alps, after previous discoveries in the Southern Calcareous Alps of northern Italy.
Native legends have long told of the Thunderbird and when you see repeated themes in Native stories, you must come to the conclusion they have had exposure in their history to something unforgettable. Their ancestors fought off mammoths and other ancient creatures and among them might have been some relics that we have not dug up to find were still here in more recent times. We only know the ages of the ones we have found, but what of the ones we have not found? Constantly archaeologists are having to revise timelines Only very recently they pushed the exit from Africa to 80,000 years ago versus the accepted 60,000, due to findings of ancient men in Asia.
Here are some popular circulated supposed vintage shots of enormous “birds” being killed and posed with -
Jurassic Park series (especially #3)