The Cryptid Zoo: Sky Serpents

Sky serpents are snakes or elongated serpentine dragons that appear to float or fly in the air. They typically move in an undulating fashion, as if they are sea serpents of the air. They are not the same as ordinary flying dragons, because they manage to fly without wings, like most Asian dragons that have the ability to fly. Sky serpents are sighted all over the world, including America during the twentieth century.

Some sky serpents look very much like ordinary snakes, except that they are huge and in the wrong place. Other sky serpents have some dragon features, including the ability to breathe fire or lightning. Sky serpents are so weird that if they are real at all, it is hard to imagine how they might be natural animals. Unless they are really atmospheric beasts or perhaps UFOs that are somehow disguised as living creatures, it would seem that sky serpents must be relegated to the realm of the supernatural. Therefore, not many cryptozoologists are interested in them. When scientists working in the field of cryptozoology do become interested, they usually decide that these creatures must have wings if they are able to fly, and then decide that they are really dealing with giant bats or something similar.

You can find out more about Sky Serpents from the following sources:

Blake, Polenth. The Dragon Stone - Dragons of Mythology and Fantasy

Clark, Jerome. Unexplained!. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1999. Pages 63-65, 495-496
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Futreal, Bill & Futreal, Michael. Flying Snakes?

Newton, Michael. Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology: A Global Guide to Hidden Animals and Their Pursuers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2005. Page 136-137

Pravda. Mysterious Bogs Pose Lethal Danger to Russian Mushroom-Pickers

Rose, Carol. Giants, Monsters and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend and Myth. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2000. Page 329

Serpents in the Sky

YouTube. UFO Space Serpents

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