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Classic Mysteries—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, December 2016


The Fayette County Dragon

by: Stan Gordon


This incident occurred on March 18, 2012, in the southern part of Fayette County in Pennsylvania. A man was walking his dog in a rural location at about 11:45 p.m. He was in the front yard and away from any lights when his attention was drawn to look upwards after hearing a whooshing sound coming from overhead.

Flying above him at a distance of about fifty five feet was a large flying creature that “looked like a dragon.” As the flying creature passed over an automatic dusk to dawn light, the witness was able to get a good look at the strange flying animal. The body was about twenty two feet long with a wingspan of about eighteen feet wide, and looked to be shiny with almost a reflective body with no scales.

The color was dark, possibly brown and red, similar to auburn brown. At the end tip of the wings there appeared to be talon-like fingers about three to four in number. The arms of the wing structure appeared muscular. The wings were quite thick, not like skin. There appeared to be a rear fin on both sides of its body, and the creature displayed an arrow head shaped tail. The witness also saw what appeared to be two extended rear legs. The creature had a cone shape around the head and it stopped flat on the base of the neck.

The oddest physical feature that the witness mentioned to me was that the mouth and eyes were illuminated with “a very ominous orange glow.” As the creature flew over a tree at the bottom of the yard and moved off in the distance, the fellow heard a deep-throaty sound, similar to the fog horn on a boat. The entire observation lasted about twenty seconds.

Article used with permission of author Stan Gordon, from his book Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures. Casebook Three. (2015) Book is available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and from Stan's website: www.stangordon.info.

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