5. Pterodactyl Photographed in Montana
In 2014, a man claimed to have captured these remarkable photos of what he believes to be a pterodactyl, while he was holidaying with friends on Flathead Lake in Montana. At first, the man thought that he was looking at an eagle but soon realized that the creature was far too big to be a bird.
In actual fact, the creature more closely resembles a pteranodon rather than a pterodactyl. It has a long, slender beak and a large, bony crest projecting from the rear of its skull. The beast too, looks quite large and fossil records show that an average adult male pteranodon had a wingspan of around 5.6 metres (18 feet).
Could these photos actually show a real live pteranodon flying over the skies of Montana? If so, how is it that it has managed to remain undetected up until now?
4. The Legend of Mokele Mbembe
This is thought to be one of the only photos of the mysterious Mokele Mbembe, a large creature believed to live deep in the Congo basin in Central Africa. In the local Lingala language its name means ‘one who stops the flow of rivers’ and descriptions of the beast are very similar to a large, sauropod dinosaur.
Stories of the mysterious creature were first documented in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s as western explorers began to chart the area.
Big game hunter, Carl Hagenbeck claimed to have heard stories of a giant beast that lived in the area that natives described as ‘half elephant, half dragon’ and that there was a large, hippo-killing creature that lived in Lake Bangweulu. Hagenbeck speculated that the beast was in fact, a dinosaur.
In 1913, a German captain who was ordered to conduct a survey of colonies in the area, reported stories of an enormous reptile that lived in the jungle.
The animal was said to be of a brownish-grey colour with smooth skin. It was about the size of an elephant with a long, flexible neck and a long muscular tail like that of an alligator. The beast was known to attack canoes that came near, killing the crew but not eating their bodies. It ate nothing but plant matter preferring a certain type of liana plant that had large white blossoms, milky sap and apple-like fruits.
To this day, reported sightings of the mysterious mokele mbembe still occur but despite numerous expeditions deep into the jungle, hard evidence of its existence has yet to be obtained.
3. Secret KGB Dinosaur Footage
This very brief video, was uploaded to Amazing Mystery Videos’ YouTube channel in 2014. It was reportedly filmed in Russia and kept hidden at the KGB headquarters for more than 30 years.
It has been suggested that the creature seen on the video might actually be some sort of ornithomimosaur – a type of fast, bipedal dinosaur that existed during the Cretaceous Period that resembled a modern day ostrich.
The creature certainly does appear to be a dinosaur, however as there is little information available about the video, its difficult to comment further on its authenticity. Whether or not the footage is genuine may never actually be known.
2. Baby Dinosaurs Crossing the Road
This amazing footage was captured on a car’s dashcam in an unknown location. It appears to show a family of baby dinosaurs crossing the road as another car watches on.
Several people have suggested that they may actually be juvenile sauropods, a clade of dinosaurs known for their very long necks that include the largest animals to have ever lived on land. The longest sauropod known from a complete skeleton is the Diplodocus, measuring 25 metres (82 feet) in length.
However, these pale in comparison to the Amphicoelias fragillimus and Bruhathkayosaurus, two specimens known only from a few bones. The Amphicoelias fragillimus is estimated to have been up to 58 metres (190.3 feet) in length while the Bruhathkayosaurus may have weighted as much as 220 tonnes.
If these creatures are indeed juvenile sauropods, they certainly have a lot of growing up to do.
1. Hiker Films Live Dinosaur
This video was uploaded to Real Paranormal Videos’ YouTube channel in 2016 and reportedly shows footage of a living dinosaur. There is little information available about the video other than it was filmed somewhere in Florida.
As a hiker makes their way through the wilderness, their attention is drawn towards a small cave up ahead. Suddenly, a strange creature runs past. It is only visible for a second but if you slow the footage down, you can see that the creature looks similar to a velociraptor. It moves on two legs and it has short arms and a large head.
It is now known that actual velociraptors were covered in feathers and were only about the size of a turkey. While the footage is not clear enough to see the creature’s skin in detail, it does appear to be much larger than a turkey. With that in mind, it’s unlikely to be a velociraptor but could it be a different type of dinosaur all together?
Without more information it’s difficult to speculate further. Many believe that some smaller, faster dinosaurs may have survived undiscovered in the wild, however as humans expand their living environment this seems increasingly unlikely.
What do you think? Is this authentic footage of a real dinosaur or could it simply be a clever editing job?