Live Pterosaur - worldwide sightings

train bridge in a desert in California 1

Ropen Lights in Southern California?

Ghost Lights of Anza Borrego State Park—that video appears to be no longer available online except for the first few minutes of the documentary, which introduction enlightens us on how the mysterious flying lights terrified railway workers in the nineteenth century, in a desert in...

Woetzel and a native and Guessman, on Umboi Island 0

Second Pterosaur Expedition of 2004

Ten years ago David Woetzel and Garth Guessman climbed mountains and interviewed natives on Umboi Island (AKA Siasi) in Papua New Guinea. I pray that their expedition will not be forgotten, for how dramatic were their discoveries, notwithstanding the ropen of Umboi...

Perosaur Sketch by Eskin Kuhn 1

Look Overhead, not Underfoot

On page 191 of the fourth edition of Searching for Ropens and Finding God I wrote: You cannot see what’s overhead when you focus on what’s underfoot, and you cannot perceive what you believe cannot be seen. C. S. Lewis was aware...

native eyewitness of ropen - Gideon Koro 0

Ropen-Eyewitness Interviews, Ten-Year Anniversary

Ten years ago I interviewed three natives, face to face, in a remote village on Umboi Island: Gideon Koro, Mesa Augustin, and Wesley Koro. Here is some of what I recorded of Gideon’s interview, quoted from the upcoming fourth edition of Searching for Ropens and...

James (Jim) Blume interviewed this old native. The glowing ropen was trying to rob a human grave. 0

Ropen Expedition Suggestions

Ten years ago today, I was in the Lae International Hotel in Papua New Guinea, preparing for my expedition on Umboi Island while I awaited the small ship that I would board for that island. Today, I received some suggestions and questions...

eyepiece view of ropen in New Mexico in Sep-2014 2

A Glowing Ropen in New Mexico

Flying in the face of the Wikipedia deletion of “ropen” last month, an apparent bioluminescent pterosaur flew into the eyepiece view of the telescope of Michael Slack of southeastern New Mexico. Apparently, self-appointed Wikipedia editors and judges failed to exterminate the ropen itself. It was...

clip art of a ropen pterodactyl - long-tailed ropen 0

How can you Miss Photographing a Modern Pterosaur?

Why do we not yet (as of mid-2014) have a good photo of a ropen? A skeptic may ask that, as a rhetorical question, but it’s answered by human experiences. My wife Gladys and I took an early walk yesterday morning. In a shady area, narrowly enclosed by chain link fences...

Gitmo Pterosaur of Guantanamo Bay Cuba, sighting in 1965 0

Frightening Pterosaur Sightings in the USA

Fear of the flying creature is only one kind of terror with encounters between human and pterosaur in the United States of America. Sometimes the eyewitness is frightened not during but after the sighting and not for fear of the creature itself: It’s...