In this case, in the state of Washington, “monkey bird” does not refer to an eagle that eats monkeys; it refers to a nocturnal flying predator, without feathers, that some cryptozoologists would suspect is a modern living pterosaur.
Pterodactyl, Dinosaur bird, Flying creature, Monkey bird, Flying dinosaur—none of those labels is technically correct, if the idea is “pterosaur.” But the correct name is hard to spell.
We live in the pacific northwest (near Tacoma, WA) on many acres of mostly tree covered land with a creek. We have seen and heard a strange nocturnal, batlike creature. This thing is huge, light grey, skin with no fur, feathers or scales . . .
It makes a sound like a jungle monkey or bird, thus we refer to it as the monkey bird . . . There were two of them together and they seemed fearless of me when they swooped down at me more than once and returned way up to the top of the highest trees. I couldn’t get a look at the faces or eyes, mainly the huge grey bat wings approximately 4′ span.
In another eyewitness sighting report in the state of Washington, a biology professor observed strange flying lights over the Yakima River, lights that he believes may be from an unclassified flying predator that may be hunting Night Hawks and possibly also bats. Some cryptozoologists believe bioluminescent pterosaurs are responsible.
A biologist (Professor Peter Beach) observed strange flying creatures over the Yakima River in Washington state, in recent years. Why are the creatures strange? They are bioluminescent.