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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 9:50 p.m. PST

"I've recently been searching online for old newspaper accounts of apparent living pterosaurs, starting with California papers. Why bother with old newspaper stories, from an era in which some stories were fabrications? That deserves a detailed explanation.

The general quality of journalism in the nineteenth century, in particular in the United States, was far below what we now consider normal in standard newspapers. Today, few reporters or editors of major U.S. papers would even dream of playing a hoax in a newspaper article.

Hoaxes and comical headlines were common, however, in the nineteenth century, but they were still greatly outnumbered by articles based on actual events, actual news. We need not assume that any old newspaper article about a sighting of a living pterosaur must be purely fictional. We need to dig deeper…."
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mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

Fake news.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

I don't know how many of you are from California or have spent time here, but pretty much all observations reported here deserve more than the usual scrutiny. I've heard highly educated, non-drug-using folks talk about bigfoot. We have graffiti about chemtrails. Accomplished professionals in the '90s thought the government was listening in on our phone calls, when they should have known that was technically impossible, at least back then. And I'm not even talking going to bring up the new-agers.

If you walk down the street in Berkeley or Oakland and ask people if they've seen a pterosaur in flight, I'm certain it would take you less than an hour to find someone who had. Then you'd spend another hour listening to their story.

All I can say is thank goodness I don't live in Florida.

I will keep an eye out for dragons and report back.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 9:58 a.m. PST

Pick up a copy of the Weekly World News (if it is still in print) at the supermarket checkout. It was a cheap buy and filled with tons of entertainment!

SBminisguy13 Nov 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

Bat Boy Lives! That's a classic, outta be a game based on that.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

There was. I have it somewhere…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 11:29 a.m. PST



Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

WWN went online subscription only, but appears to have gone dormant:

But always remember: archaeologists did indeed unearth two Egyptian Sphinxes in the the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes of California. Nuff said.

Zephyr113 Nov 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

"All I can say is thank goodness I don't live in Florida. '

It's lovely here. ;-) Just have to be careful to step over the alligators when going in & out the door… ;-)

Legion 414 Nov 2018 7:51 a.m. PST

Probably just very Big Condors … maybe …

I saw these on my gaming table though …


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2018 11:52 a.m. PST



von Schwartz14 Nov 2018 7:35 p.m. PST

Well Hells Bells!!!! I do live in Florida, now, and I lived in Minnesota when did this same sort of thing to poor old Norn Coleman in favor of that Bozo the Clown wannabe Franken. That sort of thing seems to be following me around, call the FBI!!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 12:22 p.m. PST

You used to live in very dangerous places my friend… (smile)


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