Live Pterosaur - worldwide sightings

James (Jim) Blume interviewed this old native. The glowing ropen was trying to rob a human grave.

About Umboi Island in Papua New Guinea

To some Americans and other Westerners, Umboi Island is known as the home of the ropen, reported to be a large long-tailed surviving pterosaur (Rhamphorhynchoid type), also called pterodactyl. Yet most Westerners have never heard of Umboi Island, even those who know...

Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur sketch

More Pterosaurs in Utah

On August 13, 2015, I received an email from an eyewitness living South of Provo, Utah. It confirms earlier reports of apparent pterosaurs in Utah, especially nocturnal flying creatures that are very large. Here is part of what the new eyewitness reported to me: Well,...

Whitcomb is interviewed for television and opposes shooting a pterosaur

The Ropen and Evolution

A common criticism thrown at me and my associates relates to the age of the earth and evolution. Our critics will sometimes ridicule the idea that non-extinct pterosaurs “disprove” evolution or prove that the world is 6,000 years old. What they fail...

a little data on living-pterosaur sightings

New to the Public: Sightings Data for USA

I now make my pterosaur-sightings data available to the public, from the compilations leading up to the end of 2012, for the forty-eight contiguous states of the USA, for the more credible reports. Out of the 128 sightings (worldwide) in that compilation, 90...

Page 206 of "Reports of Living Pterosaurs in the Southwest Pacific"

The Ropen as a Modern Rhamphorhynchoid

What is a Rhamphorhynchoid, also called a basal pterosaur? A definition by a non-scientist could be “a long-tailed pterodactyl.” Why believe that the cryptid called ropen is a modern version of that kind of pterosaur? It’s not just the long tail on a reportedly featherless flying creature....