Are there living Pterosaurs?

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Are there any living Pterosaurs?

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  1. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal
    Some people claim to have seen Pterosaurs. Are they mistaken or not?
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    “Seriously, I'm never the type to believe anything no matter how good it sounds unless I've experienced it firsthand. Well, during my high school years in deep south Texas in the late 80s, I was sitting outside on my grandmother's picnic table listening to her and her elderly neighbor lady friend at night talk about ghost stories there at the ranch where she lived. Right in front of her property was an old cemetery. I kept laughing at some of their stories and they'd scold me warning me to respect what they deemed to be true. It must have been around 9:00 PM that I heard a strong whiff of large wings flapping from the north heading over us southbound towards the cemetery. It was a full moon and as I looked up, I kid you not, I heard and saw a huge, dark-shaped silhouette of what looked like a pterosaur with the long ball tail fly over us about 50 to 70 feet above us. It measured around 15-20 feet from wing tip to wing tip and around 10-12 feet long from nose to tail. The wing flaps were strong like a "swoosh" every couple of seconds. I saw it fly quickly over the moonlight reflecting over its body above us and just like that it was gone as I heard its wings flap southward over the cemetery until I couldn't hear it anymore. Again, I don't believe things easily but this I saw and heard as my grandmother scolded me saying that the devil was out to get me for not respecting their true ghost stories.” blunthonest1

    “I'm looking at this stuff because I saw something a couple of years ago (2016), a pterodactyl is exactly what I saw. It had the tail. I'm in Reading, Pennsylvania and at first I though I saw a Pelican but then I saw the tail and thought what the hell would a Pelican doing way up here in Pennsylvania? This is it, I honestly think these do exist and people are too preoccupied with everything else to take notice. Along with UFO's, I saw a huge football field sized triangular, totally silent craft - no sound whatsoever. This was way back in 1971 and half the city saw it and it was no damned TR3B, which I think the government made up to give an answer to the UFO anomalies. In other words, to shut people up!” Charles Fick
     
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  2. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

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    Based on what I've seen I'd say no...….but like so many UFO sightings I'd say many pterosaur are honest mis-identifications.
     
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  3. CasualBystander

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    I would think most "real" pterosaur sightings are some sort of drone or RC aircraft.

    The misidentified birds are misidentified birds.
     
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  4. humanoidlord

    humanoidlord ce3 researcher

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    like UFOs, some are real, some not
     
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  5. starsfall

    starsfall Believer

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    I don't believe what people are claiming to see are Pterosaurs. However, I don't think things like drones or smaller air crafts can be compared to organic beings with wings that would have specific, obvious movements, whereas aircrafts and drones will hover without any of that obvious motion...

    I can, also, be wrong. As I am a strong believer in not only Loch Ness monster sightings, but also other sightings in the United States such as Champ, being chalked up to Plesiosaurs surviving up until this point. So instead of no, I will say maybe.
     
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  6. Castle-Yankee54

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    I'm sure there is something odd in Lake Champlain and Loch Ness......however, there are far to many "ifs" for it to be long lost plesiosaur.
     
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  7. starsfall

    starsfall Believer

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    With the massive amount of time and possibilities in between, I can agree it is possible it's something other than surviving plesiosaur(s), especially considering the "if's"... but who knows :Alien:
     
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  8. Castle-Yankee54

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    I have no idea what it could be though I have some ideas.....all I am fairly sure of is if there is a creature it doesn't breath air.
     
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  9. Shadowprophet

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    I Voted yes, I want to throw this logic at you, Light is the speed we must achieve when Via acceleration the mass becomes too dense that it begins to break down into energy. In Quantum mechanics Time isn't this linear path it's another dimension of space, hence the term space-time. photons don't move close to the speed of light, They move at the speed of light. What I am getting at is, Photons are a particle, yet they are not physical matter. They simply possess some of the properties of physical matter. The light you see, Is a timeless thing. Photons do not degrade. The same light that touched the Dinosaurs Touches you Though vast amounts of time.

    but those photons travel forward isn't that different new light?, No it's not, those are different photons but that is not truly new light. Hear me out, Photons are a Wave that propagates from an observation point, It is the same original light touching you as touched the dinosaurs because of its origin point, And remember, Light does not experience time. At all. Lumens and quality of lighting conditions degrade, Those photons though. Those things bounce around eternally.

    Those same photons that touched the dinosaurs those photons are still out there somewhere bouncing around.

    Because of the nature of Time and it being a dimension of space, The past present, and future all exist at once. And We just Experience time in a linear fashion. So are the dinosaurs still alive? They are Both Long gone and Still existing.

    It's a Schroedinger's Cat kind of situation. They are Both Alive and dead, Existing and Extinct. Because time is only perceived linearly From the 3rd dimension. but that's not how time really truly works, It's a 4th-dimensional concept existing as a whole, Past present and future, you can easily prove the past present and future are a single concept because the future is always becoming the present which is always becoming the past, It's the exact same principal, just at different locations in the 4th dimension.

    So yeah, In many literal ways, They are still alive.
     
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  10. Castle-Yankee54

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    Sorry interdimensional physics isn't my thing......but your idea is better than I heard on some monster show.

    On the show some fruitcake said that people are going back in time to a time when plesiosaurs lived. The thing is Loch Ness is approximately 12,000 years old.
     
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  11. Shadowprophet

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    While I am theoretical in my physics, And I don't believe time travel is an impossibility. I also Think that not everything that is within possibility, will be something we humans could achieve. It may always be impossible for us. I just feel the phenomenon is possible under certain quantum mechanical principals. I mean, time dilation has been a proven concept for a minute or so, So, If not traversing time, Altering its flow is definitely possible, Any story that someone presents me where they somehow traveled through time. The first question to ask them is how many mushrooms they took before the trip.

    I believe it's within scientific reason that Time could be traversed as it's a thing photons are able to do. I, Don't believe we will ever really technologically be able to do this.
     
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  12. Ida G

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    Since some try to ressurrect the mammoth, they might try at others too and they might have accomplish this and keeping it silent from the media. And then who knows if it suddenly fly free. The pterosaurus would very soon be trapped back again or die in a certain time. short enough to make people believe it was a hoax.
    The science might not have come far enough for time travel back to the dinos, then ressurrection might be a possiblity.
     
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  14. pigfarmer

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    wonder if they have Blue Herons there.
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  15. goblin

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    I always enjoy a good pterosaur (pterodactyl?) sighting story but, only in my romantic fantasies do I imagine they survive somewhere in modern times.

    I'd say "alas" except I think they were some scary looking dinosaurs and I'd sooner not have to worry about meeting one.
     
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  16. Castle-Yankee54

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    That would be what they saw...….they can look prehistoric if you don't know what you are looking at.

    From what I can see many spend to much time with their nose in a cell phone or computer......they don't know the outdoors like people did before.
     
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  17. goblin

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    Not to mention when you're looking up at something and it might be a silhouette against the brighter sky the shape may say to you "flying reptile!" but it's really a heron or the like. And I've seen convincing arguments human beings are not good at estimating the size of a thing up in the sky when there is nothing around it to give you visual cues. (It's not our fault! We live on the ground.)
     
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  18. Castle-Yankee54

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    I've seen some interesting experiments on estimating size as well...….when a kite with a 6 foot wing span was to some 25 feet. No doubt they do look prehistoric from a distance in certain lighting conditions as you said.
     
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  19. pigfarmer

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    They actually are prehistoric from any homo sapiens p.o.v , right?
     
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  20. Castle-Yankee54

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    I actually do not know.....I've not studied Blue Herons in depth.
     
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