Pterodactyl Sighting in Illinois
National Cryptid Society
Published on Oct 28, 2017
If you have had encountered a cryptid animal, strange creature, or what you can only describe as a “monster,” make a report with the National Cryptid Society at www.nationalcryptidsociety.org.
National Cryptid Society Case File #57;
Pterodactyl Sighting in Delavan, Illinois
This sighting occurred in the late 70’s.
The witness statement is as follows:
“Something just told me today to check the internet to see if other people have had sightings of this, so I’m telling mine. I don’t remember the exact year because I was young I think I was in first grade or second but we were living on a farmhouse in the country surrounding Delavan Illinois.
It was between 8 am and 10 am I think.
All I know it was a warm sunny summer morning and I decided to go outside and take our blue heeler for a walk.
On our property at that time we had a mowed pasture that had 4 or 5 apple trees, an apricot tree and a long grape vine bush and there was a 14 foot wide path that attached our front yard to that pasture.
While I was dead smack in the middle of it with the dog I heard this loud rustle on the other side of the trees.
When I looked to the south I saw this outrageously large bird just fly straight up and start flying east.
It scared the living daylights out of me because it was the size of our house and bigger than the apple trees and as soon as I saw it I knew what it was.
It was a friggin Pterodactyl!
The color of it was exactly the color of sand or tan over its whole body and it had no feathers. It had a long narrow mouth a long slightly curved horn out of the back of its head and no tail that I saw.
It looked like everything was attached by its tan skin.
When I saw this I came back to the front door screaming.
My older brother thought it would be funny to lock me out of the house because I came back to the front door screaming and beating on the door then he unlocked it because he saw how frantic I was and that’s when I told him what I saw.
I told dad that day to when he got home from work and he just said that I probably just saw an eagle or a hawk or maybe even a crane.
Nothing ever came of it and I just kept my mouth shut since then.
Til this day I know what I saw because of how old I was.
I was old enough to know what an eagle, hawk and crane looked like.
And now checking the web I see that other people have pictures and even videos of something extremely similar except for the color.
Well that’s my story do what you want with it but I know 100% that is what I saw that day.”
Note that you can also send your sightings of any cryptozooogical encounters you may have or had in the past to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I would really love to finally start making videos such as this one for myself which I would post to my YouTube channel and also directly on this site.
I am looking forward to it, but in all my years only two people have reported anything to me… the last was years ago.
Fix that for me, eh?!