side-by-side front covers of two cryptozoology books by Whitcomb

Living Pterosaurs and the 1944 Sighting

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By modern-pterosaur researcher Jonathan Whitcomb For a moment, let’s set aside my recently published book Modern Pterosaurs and see what one skeptic has written about a few pages in my older book Searching for Ropens and Finding God. A critic of our investigations has written that the army buddy of the late Duane Hodgkinson (DH) […]

Modern Pterosaurs and Confirmation Bias

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By the cryptozoology author Jonathan D. Whitcomb In my recently published nonfiction book Modern Pterosaurs, I referred to a critic who wrote a long online article “that attacks the possibility of extant pterosaurs: bampp (big anti-modern-pterosaur page—but you won’t find that label or phrase on the page itself).” That critic has edited bampp a lot in […]

Scott Norman and the “Pterodactyl” Photograph

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This coming July will be the ten-year anniversary of Scott Norman’s sighting of an apparent nocturnal Pteranodon in California. Scott passed away, half a year later, from natural causes, yet the large sizes of apparent extant pterosaurs, reported by some eyewitnesses in North America, may be connected to some of the more mysterious missing-persons cases […]

The left photo is genuine; the right one is a hoax

Book About the Pteranodon Photograph

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Before getting into the new book, Modern Pterosaurs, about the Ptp photograph, let’s consider the hoax image that has caused confusion: The Freakylinks photo. Glen Kuban, a critic of living-pterosaur investigators for years, made a mistake regarding Ptp in his long online publication “Living Pterodactyls.” (He also made many other errors in that page, so […]

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More Evidence for the “Civil War Pterodactyl Photo”

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By Jonathan D. Whitcomb, expert on sighting reports of apparent modern pterosaurs . Background On January 14, 2017, Clifford Paiva (physicist) and I agreed that this photograph (now labeled “Ptp”) contains a genuine photographic image of a modern pterosaur. Criticisms by skeptics have been answered, and we found additional evidence for the veracity of this […]

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Pterosaur Sightings in Spain

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By living-pterosaur expert and author Jonathan D. Whitcomb . Sighting in Benicassim, Spain (mid-2007) I received an email in 2008,  from a man living in England. Here’s part of his sighting report: I hope you are the Jonathan Whitcomb . . . investigating pterodactyl like animals in Papua New Guinea? I’m not sure who to tell […]

More credible of the two apparent Civil War photos of a large pterosaur and some soldiers

Old Photo of a Pterosaur Declared Genuine

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By modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan David Whitcomb Official Announcement of a Joint Declaration On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the missile defense physicist Clifford Paiva and I communicated by phone and mutually agreed that the image herein labeled “Pteranodon Photograph” contains a genuine image of a modern pterosaur, regardless of the specific species or type of pterosaur that it […]

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Another Ropen Sighting in Ohio

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By the living-pterosaur expert and cryptozoology author Jonathan Whitcomb Over the past thirteen years, I have received many reports from eyewitnesses of apparent pterosaurs in the United States, including states of the Midwest, although more commonly they use one of the following words or phrases: Dragon Pterodactyl Prehistoric bird Flying dinosaur Big bat with a long tail […]

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Ropen Sightings – Importance of Eyewitness Testimony

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How grateful I am for those who bravely step forward and report what they have encountered! Americans and other Westerners have a special challenge, for it’s difficult to say that you’ve seen a living pterosaur, whether you call it pterodactyl, ropen, dinosaur bird, or dragon. It’s difficult to report what you saw because it’s easy […]

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Pterosaur Sighting In Northern New York

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William Lashomb, a retired police officer, sent me an email on June 9, 2016, concerning his sighting of a long-tailed featherless creature that flew (about 10-15 years ago) over the Grass River in Massena. This is near the border with Canada, about fifty miles southeast of Ottawa. Within a few days, we had a long phone […]