A SIGHTING OF A PTEROSAUR IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS?Sunday 11th June 2023
A sighting of a pterosaur in the Galapagos Islands?
A few weeks ago I came across a tantalisingly small snippet of information in the Bismark Tribune of July 30th 1929 concerning the sighting of a giant black bat with a 15ft wing-span in the Galapagos Islands by the Gifford Pinchot expedition. This man was an U.S. forester and Republican politician. Needless to say there are no known huge bats in the Galapagos Islands nor one of its nearest South American countries, Ecuador, though there is the Ecuadorian fruit bat which is black-ish in colour, see image. But one with a 15ft wing-span seems a bit far fetched. So what was this cryptid? It sounds similar to the Papua New Guinea Ropen, a pterosaur-like cryptid. Your guess is as good as mine!