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Reports of a Living Pterosaur
Since 1994, a number of Americans have explored remote jungles and interviewed
many eyewitnesses of apparent living pterosaurs
Pterodactyloid of Central New
Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
According to the third edition of the book Searching for Ropens and Finding God,
the ten sightings, of pterodactyl-like creatures flying over the island of New Britain,
were observed from April of 1989 through 1991.
From 1994 through 2004, at least six Americans have explored Umboi Island . . .
searching for a nocurnal pterosaur-like flying creature called “ropen.”
“The following compilations of eyewitness testimony and second-hand or other
accounts, are supplemented by the conclusions of Jonathan Whitcomb. . . . nocturnal
. . . ropen, duwas, kundua, seklobali, indava, and wawanar. . . . like a Rhamphorhynchoid.
Searching for Flying Dragons
“After hiking up into the interior, we arrived at Gomlongon Village, where I gave out
presents to key villagers.” (Whitcomb’s 2004 expedition on Umboi Island, in brief)
Cryptozoology and Pterodactyls
“Almost all biology text books . . . proclaim that dinosaurs and pterosaurs became
extinct millions of years ago; nevertheless, some people believe in survivors.”
Indava of Papua New Guinea
A colony of the apparent pterosaurs is near a remote village, north-by-northwest of Port
Moresby, Papua New Guinea: an almost inaccessible location in the mainland interior.
(expeditions: November of 2006 and March of 2007, by Paul Nation, of Texas) The
village is Tawa. Read about it in the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding
God, by Jonathan Whitcomb. It has been called the “Bible of modern pterosaurs.”
Are All Pterosaurs Extinct?
. . . a reply to Glen Kuban’s web page. . . . According to Searching for Ropens, however,
“Since no researcher in Europe . . . had any knowledge of living creatures similar to the
fossils, it was assumed that they were all extinct. The key word is ‘assumed.’”
Whitcomb's Book, Searching For Ropens, Asserts
Pterodactyl Reported In Papua New Guinea
. . . the "pterodactyl" described by the World War II veteran Duane Hodgkinson is a real
creature that lives in coastal areas. [press release]
Glowing Creatures Videotaped
Cliff Paiva, a missile defense physicist working in Southern California, found no common-
place explanation for the fourteen seconds of video. [another press release]
Book Reviews Regarding Pterosaurs
Books related to pterosaurs are reviewed online, including three Amazon.com reviews.
Investigations of Reports of Living Pterosaurs in the Pacific
Interviews of eyewitnesses . . . Living pterosaur sighting locations . . . strange lights in
PNG . . . grave robbery . . . Other resources on living pterosaurs
Live Pterodactyl Expedition by Jonathan Whitcomb
The American forensic videographer’s search for ropens on Umboi Island in 2004,
including the help of Paul Nation in preparing the future author for a successful
expedition on the remote tropical island
Pterosaur Seen in South Carolina
About the sighting, by Susan Wooten, in which the apparent pterosaur glided gracefully
over a highway in a rural area of South Carolina, before it flew off into a swamp. The
cryptozoology author Jonathan Whitcomb interviewed her by emails.
Flying Dinosaurs in Papua New Guinea
First, we need to distinguish between four kinds of evidence gathering: preliminary legal
investigations, court trial preparations, preliminary scientific investigations, and scientific
Duane Hodgkinson’s Sighting
During World War II, an American soldier walked into a clearing near Finschhafen
(New Guinea) with his buddy. Soon after entering the clearing . . . a large “pterodactyl”
took off into the air . . .
I interviewed Paul Nation in his home in Texas, soon after he had returned to the United
States from his late-2006 expedition in Papua New Guinea.
The glowing pterosaur in Papua New Guinea has been witnessed by natives at night.
Living Pterosaur Expedition of 2006
Late in 2006, I interviewed Paul Nation in his home . . . just days after he had returned
from Papua New Guinea. . . . On one night . . . near Tawa Village, he videotaped two
indava lights just before they flew up from a ridge above the village.
A Psychologist Saw a Living Pterosaur [Press Release]
The American author noticed similarities between Hennessy's description and that of a
creature reported 500 miles to the west, near Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea, twenty-
seven years earlier. . . . Whitcomb's book asserts that Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs
live in Papua New Guinea and that they are larger than Rhamphorhynchoid fossils.
Deeply searches the meaning of the eyewitness reports and the origin axioms (philosophies)
and theories relating to living pterosaur investigaions and beliefs.
Hoax Explanations for Living Pterosaurs
What do these two accounts have in common? Each is now believed by many to be a
hoax. But not all accounts of living pterosaurs can be easily dismissed as hoaxes.
Ropen, kongomato, and other names for apparent living pterodactyls (pterosaurs) seen
in Papua New Guinea, Africa, and Cuba