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'Live pterosaur' filmed flying over Idaho

By T.K. Randall
September 18, 2015 · Comment icon 70 comments

The 'pterosaur' can be seen soaring over an Idaho neighborhood. Image Credit: YouTube / Rumble Viral
A recently released video claims to show what looks like a dinosaur flying over the United States.
The controversial footage, which was allegedly recorded over Boise in Idaho by a perplexed onlooker, captures the moment the prehistoric flying reptile was spotted over the area.

Sightings of large winged creatures have actually been reported several times over the last few decades with legends of the 'Thunderbird' still alive and well in Native American folklore.

Famous cases include that of two cowboys who in 1890 allegedly killed a gigantic bird-like creature in Arizona which had smooth skin and a face like that of an alligator. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman has also written extensively about a series of Thunderbird sightings that occurred in the 1940s.
There was even an incident in 1977 in which three young boys in Lawndale, Illinois were pursued by two large birds. As they tried to escape, one of the boys was allegedly picked up by one of the creatures and carried over a short distance before being dropped again.

As for the new video - while it certainly looks impressive, critics have argued that it could very easily be a computer-generated hoax and very little is known about the background or circumstances.

The chances of it being an actual pterosaur are remote to say the least.



Source: Inquisitr.com | Comments (70)




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Comment icon #61 Posted by White Unicorn 9 years ago
That's a really big scavenger but not what we saw. Head had top crest like in video bat like wings leathery but it appeared to have sparce feathers on the edges, eyes were like an eagle, beak looked like a prehistoric bird but face had fine feathers not like a bald reptile or a bat's hair, same for the crest. Tail end looked like a herron or crane because its legs could appear as a long tail from a distance when in flight since it had feathers on its lower legs like a silky rooster does. I couldn't make out the feet since they were clenched in flight. Color was browns but face had some white s... [More]
Comment icon #62 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 9 years ago
That's a really big scavenger but not what we saw. Head had top crest like in video bat like wings leathery but it appeared to have sparce feathers on the edges, eyes were like an eagle, beak looked like a prehistoric bird but face had fine feathers not like a bald reptile or a bat's hair, same for the crest. Tail end looked like a herron or crane because its legs could appear as a long tail from a distance when in flight since it had feathers on its lower legs like a silky rooster does. I couldn't make out the feet since they were clenched in flight. Color was browns but face had some white s... [More]
Comment icon #63 Posted by Merc14 9 years ago
That's a really big scavenger but not what we saw. Head had top crest like in video bat like wings leathery but it appeared to have sparce feathers on the edges, eyes were like an eagle, beak looked like a prehistoric bird but face had fine feathers not like a bald reptile or a bat's hair, same for the crest. Tail end looked like a herron or crane because its legs could appear as a long tail from a distance when in flight since it had feathers on its lower legs like a silky rooster does. I couldn't make out the feet since they were clenched in flight. Color was browns but face had some white s... [More]
Comment icon #64 Posted by White Unicorn 9 years ago
Since you don't have pics or a video, is there a way you could possibly have a picture drawn to show what you're talking about? Because what you're describing doesn't exist and never has existed and I'm having a hard time grasping just what the heck you thought you saw. And you're claiming some incredibly fine details on something you just got a glimpse of. So, if possibly, a drawing would be nice. But, I'm still going with just a large bird, herron or vulture or hawk or something similar. The size and odd features are just a perception error. I believe you saw something, just not a "thunderbi... [More]
Comment icon #65 Posted by White Unicorn 9 years ago
You said you saw it through binoculars so I'll take you at your word that you saw something you perceived as extraordinary and are most definitely not making anything up. I have no explanation but, like Thorvir, always lean towards the error in perception aspect, FWIW. We, as humans, are terrible at describing and understanding things we see in the air because it wasn't necessary for us to deal with things in the air throughout our evolution. We are also terrible eyewitnesses, prone to filling in the blanks and exaggerating things subconsciously. We all do it, even the best trained observers b... [More]
Comment icon #66 Posted by cindybee53 9 years ago
I wonder if there is a purpose from somewhere or somebody in the sudden influx of cryptid sightings
Comment icon #67 Posted by toast 9 years ago
Pigeon poo makes your car dirty. Pterosaur poo would demolish your car. So, kill all Pterosaurs.
Comment icon #68 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 9 years ago
I wonder if there is a purpose from somewhere or somebody in the sudden influx of cryptid sightings It's almost Halloween season.
Comment icon #69 Posted by Immune to Bieberfever 9 years ago
Sighh it keeps on amazing m howe.people take all kinds of mumbo jumbo serious because they saw or read it on the internet, so therefore that acts as their evidence for whatever theory that fits them! There is a special site for those people "www.beforeitsnews.com".
Comment icon #70 Posted by highdesert50 9 years ago
Interestingly, there is no dialogue nor expression of surprise nor expected jittery "adrenaline rush." Rather, we see a steady hand with large scene for scale and a smooth zoom. So, do we have a scientist at work? And, therein lies the issue of credibility that erodes so many of these sightings. We know little or nothing about the source of information.


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