Surviving Flying Dinosaurs in The Desert?

Strange Flying Creatures Sighted

One of the more strange, and frankly bizarre things to come from the desert has to be accounts of surviving flying dinosaurs.

Yes, you read that right – people still report seeing strange flying reptiles from time to time. And many swear they can be only one thing – dinosaurs that have yet to get the memo that they are supposed to be extinct!

Is such a thing possible?

While other reports of living dinosaurs, both aged and modern have been pretty much discredited. Many still hold out hope that the smaller flying reptiles might just survive.

Almost all scientists will tell you no; there are no surviving dinosaurs anywhere in the wild today. Flying or otherwise.

Then why do these reports keep coming in?

Misidentified – or Missing Link?

Some obviously have to be misidentified modern animals – perhaps a large eagle or pelican seen at dusk. (Yes, pelicans can be seen in the desert. Watch the episode below to see reports of surviving flying dinosaurs and the occasional wayward pelican too)

But many times the reports, both historical and modern, contain no such confusion. They swear they’ve seen a surviving flying dinosaur – a pterodactyl to be exact.

Here are two of the historical accounts;

“In August of 1891, The Los Angeles Herald carried this story:

Hunters north of Bakersfield had told people in Fresno they had seen not one, but two giant flying reptiles while out in the field. Described as “monstrosities that were half-bird and half-alligator’ – the creatures had swooped on the hunters, snapping their jaws and making sounds that sounded quote “like a swan, but not a swan”.”

Or this one:

“in 1908 two associates of the British Museum were hunting for fossils in a cave near Malibu ranch when they were supposedly driven off by a huge flying creature described as “half bat and half- reptile” and resembling, in their words a living Pterodactyl. The creature escaped into the mountains toward the desert.”

That certainly doesn’t sound much like a giant bird does it? Although there are reports of monster birds being seen in the desert, these people claimed that the animal they encountered was definitely a reptile of some sort.

Could a Dinosaur Survive Today in The Desert?

Almost certainly not – at least nothing huge. Aside from the requirements of diet and a sizable breeding population. Nothing that large would go long without being found, filmed, and most likely shot.

But what about something smaller? Something that could take to the air and hid away in the vast crags and crevices of the Mojave Desert?

Well, again, it seems highly unlikely. But I’ll be the first to admit people still claim to see strange flying reptiles (and other weird winged creatures) flitting about the sky.

Let’s take a look at some of the descriptions people use when reporting what they term “surviving flying dinosaurs”.

  • Large head
  • No tail
  • Leathery or scaly skin and hide
  • Huge claws
  • No feathers
  • Bat-like wings – webbed skin stretched between “fingers”
  • Shrieking cry or call
  • Gliding and only occasional flapping of wings

So what does that sound like to you?

I can’t really hazard a guess, but if I saw something like that I’d mostly likely call it a surviving flying dinosaur too.

A True Mojave Desert Mystery

At the end of the day, what we have it just that – a mystery. And although I’d love to see a surviving flying dinosaur, the evidence is still thin.

But people are seeing something! And I’d certainly love to see any pictures or video witnesses might care to share. Wouldn’t we all?

But as in so many of the paranormal – or unknown science, we are left in the dark as to the true nature of the phenomenon people encounter.

So let the search continue!

And please, if you do see something flying around like what has been described.

Get a PICTURE!!!

Take care-


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Giant Birds And Air Monsters of The Mojave

You’re out for a hike in the Mojave Desert and suddenly a huge shadow looms over you – looking up, you see a bird big enough to carry off a child – or bigger…


And have there been stories and reports of giant birds and “air monsters” in earlier times – as well as today?


Now it might surprise you to learn that one of the most frequently commented on personal experiences I get from people in my email are about giant birds or strange flying animals in the Mojave. Yes, some are mothman type entities, like the demon flyer of the Mojave I’ve written about, but most are just “plain” but HUGE birds!

And if you’re into giant birds, then this list of the largest birds in the world might make for some great reading too. You’d be surprised at the size of some of these feather beasties still around in the modern world!

Now you might also be shocked to learn that even CNN recently carried a story about a Neanderthal child who had been eaten by a giant bird, so even our ancestors were dealing with birds who had an appetite for something OTHER than bird seed!

THAT might just make you look up the next time a shadow from above passes over you, huh?


Author M.L. Behrman brings you an exciting episode that has bird lovers and monster trackers buzzing – join him for a journey into the cryptid side of things seen in the sky – and attacking!