Your True Tales
November 2006 - Page 9
Pterodactyl on the Swings
by Henry Fields
I have never believed in the paranormal until something that happened to me about a year ago. I was hanging out with my friends who only lived down the road. It was a quiet suburb. Quite late one night I was walking back home with my next-door neighbor. Usually we walk a different way, but that night we walked through the park, which had a playground.
We were about 50 feet away and we heard a large crash and the rattle of the swing chains. It didn't sound like a group of people and we kept on walking toward the park, curious. When we were about 20 feet away, we could see shapes of the park. On top of the swings, we saw something perched - and it was big. It had a long beak and looked to have clawed feet. We tried to approach, but the creature opened its wings to reveal a massive, long wingspan about 2 meters long and took off. We ran closer but it was too far away.
When it flew over the street lamps and houses, we could get a better look as it was lit up. My friend and I both swear we saw a pterodactyl. When we told everyone else the next day, they were all skeptical. Some suggested that we had seen an eagle, but it was way too big. We know what we saw that night.
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