From the appendix of Live Pterosaurs in America:
Eskin Kuhn’s sighting in Cuba
How rare the ropen pair, in daylight, daring sortie in the air! Notwithstanding rarity, two long-
tailed intruders flew over the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, mesmerizing the
marine Eskin Kuhn. The eyewitness, now living in Ohio, I interviewed early in 2010, by phone.
How fortunate that Eskin Kuhn was the marine who stood outside the new barracks on a
particular sunny day around mid-July, 1971! While the other marines were hanging out inside,
this talented artist was enjoying the lovely weather and looking out toward the ocean. He
would soon be dashing inside to grab a sergeant to be a second witness (too late), and would
soon thereafter sketch, by memory, what he had seen with his own eyes.
. . . The marine observed details, later recording them in his sketch: The head was large in
proportion, with a large head crest; the short “hind legs” were attached to the trailing part of the
wings; the vertebrae were noticeable; the end of the tail had a “tuft of hair.”
He recalls other days: exploring the coast, swimming with other marines and entering a cave
filled with bats; he never again saw anything like those two pterosaurs.
[by American nonfiction cryptozoology-book author Jonathan Whitcomb]
Copyright © Jonathan David Whitcomb 2011
Eskin Kuhn was a U.S. Marine at the base at
Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1971, when he saw,
in clear daylight, two long-tailed “pterodactyls”
flying at low elevation and at close range. A
few others saw similar pterosaurs at Gitmo.