posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 07:09 PM
reply to post by hangedman13
Regarding sightings of apparent pterosaurs flying in winter, in North America, it is rare. I just looked over my database of sightings (many of the
more credible sightings are on this list). Of the 38 listed, only two have been flagged with "cold weather," and those two were in the same city on
the same day: quite likely the same creature (seen by two eyewitnesses, a few blocks apart, perhaps within a couple of minutes or so apart,
approximately). Keep in mind that many of these sighting reports do not include any indication of temperature or time-of-year.
That sighting, in Zionsville, Indiana, in 2006 (late winter), involved a small skinny featherless long-tailed flying creature that flew down to the
ground in a residential neighborhood. I suspect it had been disturbed from its winter-hibernation home.
We need to remember that when something abnormal is observed, it is not necessary for everything else about the sighting to be normal. The sighting
discussed on this topic may have involved a pterosaur that had been disturbed from hibernation or sleep; flying in cold weather, for these creatures,
is uncommon but explainable.