Reports of Live Pterosaurs in the State of Washington

I recently encountered an online report about an eyewitnesses encounter with some strange flying creatures near Tacoma, Washington. I have not yet come to any firm conclusion that they are live pterosaurs, but they certainly don’t seem like any classified bird or bat.

Washington Sightings

We have seen and heard a strange nocturnal, bat-like creature . . . huge, light grey, skin with no fur, feathers or scales. It silently swoops down at you with giant bat wings. . . . We keep our chickens and goats, small dogs and cats safely housed at night, however two of our cats who sneaked out one night onto the roof disappeared without a trace . . .

The eyewitness calls the flying creatures “monkey birds,” because of the weird sound they make. It brings to my mind the sightings by another eyewitness in the state of Washington, a man I interviewed in 2008. I quote from my cryptozoology book Live Pterosaurs in America (second edition).

Another Sighting of Apparent Pterosaurs in Washington State

GW is anonymous.

“I was 15 yrs old [when] I saw two ropens together sitting on a fence. I was riding my bike home from a friend’s house around 5 pm in [a town in southwest Washington state]. I lived in the country with my parents . . . on a wood plank fence were two of the biggest bird-like creatures I could ever imagine! I almost crashed my bike! They were about 50 ft from me; the first thing I noticed was their heads, then I thought this can’t be! Could they be dinosaurs? . . .

“They were huge! [Their feet] wrapped around a 2”x6” plank; I just couldn’t believe it! [Their] heads I would have to say it was maybe 4 ft long with the beak. . . . a brown body color that looked like hair . . .”

After that initial sighting, the high school student told his mother.  He later both saw and heard the two flying creatures.

“I used to trap back in that area when I was young, so I grabbed my 22 rifle an walked down the trails. I still heard a screeching type noise, enough to make your skin crawl.”


front cover of nonfiction cryptozoology book Live Pterosaurs in America

Learn for yourself about these amazing eyewitness encounters across the United States, including (but not limited to) California, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, and Washington. Find out the truth for yourself: Pterosaurs are not all extinct, at least not all species.

From the title page of Live Pterosaurs in America, second edition:

Reports of huge flying “pterodactyls” in American skies have floated around the internet for years; but before about 2005, details were scarce. When an eyewitness was named, the interviewer was often anonymous; even when an eyewitness was credible, and the account published in a newspaper, the story was ridiculed, discouraging others who had also seen strange flying creatures. Where could eyewitnesses go? What a predicament for them! Who would believe their reports? . . .

How are sightings in the United States related to those in the southwest Pacific? How do some apparent nocturnal pterosaurs pertain to bats, and how are bats irrelevant? How could modern living pterosaurs have escaped scientific notice? These mysteries have slept in the dark, beyond the knowledge of almost all Americans, even beyond our wildest dreams (although the reality of some pterosaurs is a living nightmare to some bats). These mysteries have slept . . . until now.