"We lived about a half mile from the Peoria Airport. I knew it wasn’t a plane, because it was flapping it's wings and it looked like it was in slow motion, not to mention the odd shaped head. Years later I learned about the pterodactyl in school and when I had seen the picture of it, I knew that was what I had seen..."
"I could clearly make out its silhouette and watched it flap its wings then glide for a long distance before I eventually lost sight of it in the tree line and cloud cover. I was a bit shocked and didn't speak until it had left my view..."
It was at least four times bigger than the large bats with about a 7 meters (about 20 foot) wing span, and it glided while they flapped. It swooped down to the water, and on the wing plucked a 60-70cm (about 2 foot) fish effortlessly out the water, carrying it off, thrashing, in one claw.