Sky serpents are snakes or elongated serpentine dragons that appear to float or fly in the air. They typically move in an undulating fashion, similar to the sidewinder.


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.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • An unknown form of atmospheric snake
  • A hoax
  • A camera trick or illusion


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Photographs


  • Sky serpents are sighted all over the world, including America during the twentieth century.