With a straight tail that was 15-16 feet long, the dark creature with no feathers flew about twenty feet over Campus Drive, just north of the University of California, Irvine, in the summer of 2007. (The eyewitness did not see it fly over the university campus but from one wetlands area into another.) The area into which it flew is at the western edge of the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.
The ropen of Papua New Guinea rarely shows itself in daylight, but this ropen-like creature was observed in daylight in Orange County, California. The business stature of the eyewitness (who is anonymous) makes this highly unlikely to have been any kind of hoax. Details have been published in the nonfiction book Live Pterosaurs in America.
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Eskin Kuhn had been on American military duty at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for about four months, in 1971, when he “witnessed the pterosaurs.” He reports, “It was a beautiful, clear Summer day . . . I was looking in the direction of the ocean when I saw an incredible sight . . . I saw 2 Pterosaurs…flying together at … perhaps 100 feet, very close in range . . . so that I had a perfectly clear view of them . . . the texture of the wings appeared to be very similar to that of bats . . . The Pterosaurs I saw . . . had a long tail trailing behind with a tuft of hair at the end . . . The head was disproportionately large, with a long crest at the back, long bill, long neck . . . I would estimate their wingspan to be roughly 10 feet . . . I recall that immediately afterward I could not positively discern the size of the creatures or the altitude of their flight, precisely because there was no known point of reference visible.”
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Walking from one mud-brick hut to another, early one night in 1988, the boy noticed something on the roof of a nearby hut. Lit up by the patio light, perched on the edge of the roof, the creature appeared to be four-to-five feet tall, olive brown, and leathery (no feathers). A “long bone looking thing” stuck out the back of its head, and its long tail somehow resembled that of a lion.
The boy froze as the creature stretched its wings and hopped toward another roof, passing a few feet over the boy’s head. He dropped the metal tray with dishes and the creature flew away. The eyewitness was sure about the head crest and the long tail.
Could this “pterodactyl” in Sudan be related to long-tailed pterosaur-like creatures reported in other areas of Africa, the “flying snake“ of Namibia or the kongamato of the swamps around Angola, Congo, and Zambia?