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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Pterosaur Sighting, Followed by UFO Encounter & Missing Time

A woman and her ex-husband are fishing late at night when they hear a loud screech and flapping wings. They make out the figure of a pterosaur-shaped creature but then experience a UFO and lost time.

I recently came across the following account:

"About 9 years ago, I was fishing in a boat with my ex in central Iowa. It was a quiet night and things were very still. This was during a 4-year span of sobriety, so we can rule drugs or alcohol out immediately. Anyway, it's early in the morning. I didn't have a cellphone then and in the chaos, I forget to ask him. But if I had to guess I'd say around 3 AM or so.

The air around us suddenly chilled and I got goosebumps on my arm. We hear this wicked screech like how I imagine a pterodactyl would sound and flapping wings. Out of nowhere this "thing" (I have no idea how to describe it. It had wings and looked very prehistoric, but wasn't really a bird). My ex saw it before I did and when he stopped talking I noted his silence and followed his gaze and found it. It was well over 10 feet long. I'm not a small girl by any means, I easily weigh enough for two people but I had the sense it would be able to carry me off effortlessly. I couldn't even scream. It was a crippling fear. I had knowledge of things I shouldn't. Like I know it wanted to attack me because I wasn't alone but absolutely no reason to feel that way. We packed up and left.

Somehow, on the two-hour drive to my house, I check the clock and it's 10 AM. Now, I don't remember the exact time we saw the creature but it was absolutely pitch black. That time of year in the Midwest the sun rises around 6 AM. So even if it was 5 AM or something, it wouldn't be 10 AM after the better part of a two-hour drive. I mentioned this to my ex and he agreed it was weird. I'm hyper-aware at this point and I begin noticing cars pulling off the road. They are looking at the sky so I look too and what I can only describe as an almost cliché-looking UFO was overhead keeping pace with the car. I say this because a static object would have gotten smaller but for at least 15 miles this thing kept pace with us, stopping when we did at intersections and then resuming.

I submit this to you because I don't feel a possible Thunderbird or dinosaur sighting is paranormal. Likewise, a UFO story doesn't belong with those either. These two events coupled with missing time is what lead me to report this." T

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