On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, a lady was driving with her two sons on Highway 27, in Franklin, Georgia, around 8:15 a.m., when they saw what she called a “flying dinosaur.” In her email to me, she said, “I was so shocked at what I was seeing I started yelling to my sons to look up look up. I ask my oldest ‘do you see what I’m seeing?’ and he goes ‘Wow!’”
The lady’s son told his mother that it looked like a “pterodactyl.”
I asked the lady some questions:
Q: Did it have a tail?
A: Yes it it had a tail, a long one.
Q: Was the creature flapping its wings or just gliding?
A: It was just gliding across [the] road . . .
Q: About how high off the ground was the creature?
A: I can’t really say how high but low enough that I knew it wasn’t a big bird.
More Sightings Near Winder, Georgia (recent post)
. . . about a year and a half ago, maybe a little more, I saw what I believe to be the same animal from directly below, traveling fast . . . The tail is what riveted me, you could see the shape on the end . . . it stuck straight out.
A Modern Pterosaur in Georgia (older post)
Those two flying creatures might be of a rare species, normally nocturnal but temporarily displaced by a storm, perhaps a pair flying in daylight out of necessity. If they are nocturnal, Georgia certainly has many places for creatures to hide while sleeping in daylight.
Thanks to Jonathan Whitcomb - Live Pterosaur
Live Pterosaurs in America: Not extinct, flying creatures of cryptozoology that some call pterodactyls or flying dinosaurs or prehistoric birds