Monster In A News Clipping

Winged monster found in Desert

In April of 2014 my family and I visited the Creation Museum in Petersburg Kentucky. I really enjoy museums. I may not appear to, because the information overload can really tire me out, but I do! My family is one of those who take 2-3 times the suggested length of time to tour a museum. I don't know how they come up with their times, but we're always exploring much longer than they say it will take.

In the front lobby area of the Creation Museum there are a number of displays with old stories of dragon fights. They're filled with fascinating information and observations that many families miss because they're in such a hurry to get into the museum. At the end of the series on dragons was a display with the news article you see here.

Article from the April 26 1890 Tombstone Epitaph

The following news article was pulled from a April 26, 1890 copy of the Tombstone Epitaph, the old west's most famous newspaper.


A winged monster, resembling a huge alligator with an extremely elongated tail and an immense pair of wings, was found on the desert between the Whetsone and Huachuca mountains last Sunday by two ranchers who were returning home from the Huachucas. The creature was evidently greatly exhausted by a long flight and when discovered was able to fly but a short distance at a time. After the first shock of wild amazement had passed, the two men, who were on horseback and armed with Winchester rifles, regained sufficient courage to pursue the monster and after an exciting chase of several miles succeeded in getting near enough to open fire with their rifles and wounding it.

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