Residents of Boise, Idaho, are baffled at the sight of a strange bird flying over their neighborhoods, capturing the attention of many. The creature looks to be a pterosaur, or pterodactyl as many know it by, despite being extinct. A video of the pterodactyl was uploaded to YouTube and quickly went viral.
The bird's wingspan is massive, according to the Daily Mail, and the distinctive crest on the back of its skull is evident in the video. The flapping wings seem fluid, not mechanical, and at one point, the pterosaur dips its head and looks back before retaking its formation of flight.
After a few seconds, the pterodactyl disappears behind some trees and the video ends after the individual that recorded the bird zooms in and replays the video. The clawed fingers upon the wings can be seen in the zoomed portion, providing more detail to the pterosaur.
The video is a bit blurry, leaving out some integral details, such as skin color and composition, which may better reveal if the pterodactyl is fake or real, or some other animal altogether. The video has left many wondering of the Pterodactyl species is alive and well, hidden in some remote area like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.As can be imagined, the video has spawned many naysayers and conspiracy theorists regarding the legitimacy of the pterodactyl and its origins. One individual blamed CERN for the appearance of the pterosaur, according to Metro.
"Has CERN opened a gateway to the past?"Another YouTube user, that goes by the name Hades, stated that it is nothing more than a horrible video editing technique.
" 'Super fake the shadowing is off and the wing flap doesn't match up,' while melody06 said 'Special effects.' "Most visitors to the YouTube video felt that the video is a hoax, but one commenter named Kevin Thompson is skeptical that it is fake. Referencing the Coelacanth and the Yeti Crab, he reminded people that extinct species are discovered all the time. He also offers the idea that the pterodactyl never went extinct and that the "millions of years fairly tale is a bunch of boloney" in reference to the extinction of the pterosaurs.
In contrast, user Mistervanderveer provided sarcasm regarding the reality of the video.
"The best explanation for this footage is that a 150 million year old reptile has been magically resurrected from death."What are your thoughts, is the pterodactyl real or fake?
[Photo Courtesy YouTube Screen Capture / Rumble Viral]