posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by Jade2010
It is not as crazy as you had assumed. In 2007, I received an email from a man who saw something flying near Muskegon, Michigan. The creature's
description strongly suggested a Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur, with a "long tail with a diamond shape at its end." The sighting was just a few hours
before he sent me the email.
I know the weather, in the 2007 sighting, differed greatly from the present sighting, for the earlier one was in mid-August; but I have an explanation
for the strangeness of a "reptile" appearing in very cold weather (Feb 5, 2011):
Should a pterosaur spend the winter in a cave (deep caves can have a relatively mild temperature), a serious disturbance could awaken it from
hibernation or sleep, causing it to fly out of the cave, seeking shelter elsewhere.
My experiences interviewing eyewitnesses of apparent living pterosaurs, over the past seven years, leads me to believe that many of the creatures are
nocturnal, uncommon or rare, and living in various climates. But this discussion has intrigued me on this subject of weather. I will look over my data
and see how sighting frequency correlates with weather and temperature.
Thank you to all of you who have commented on this thread regarding this recent sighting in Michigan.