reef area off the coast of Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea

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 […]

"A quest for discovering modern pterosaurs" - bac of the cover of the non-fiction book

Don’t get “Strung Along” by the Smithsonian Myth About Ropens

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This is a reply to “Don’t Get Strung Along by the ‘Ropen’ Myth.” The Smithsonian’s blog post supports what I call a “myth” regarding the total extinction of all varieties of pterosaurs. Regardless of how many have become extinct, some still survive. So where is the scientific evidence for the universal extinction of all species […]

Three knights illustrate the three critical factors in the Evolutionary Boundary

Evolution and Living Pterosaurs

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I do not insist that others accept my opinions about various concepts of biological evolution, before we can communicate about modern pterosaurs. In the most recent edition of my first book (Searching for Ropens and Finding God, published in April of 2014), I hope I made it clear in the Introduction: Is this a tool […]

Patty points to a tourist attraction on the island of St. Croix. Each of these four children saw a living pterosaur earlier, in Cuba.

Five Eyewitnesses of Pterosaurs in Cuba

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I included these five eyewitnesses in my newly published non-fiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God. Eskin Kuhn and Patty Carson are given much attention, yet more eyewitnesses are mentioned, including three siblings of Carson. Patty Carson & her two brothers & a sister, in a posed photo unrelated to ropens In the above photo, the four children of […]

Dwarves from the first film of "The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey"

The Hobbit and Searching for Ropens

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How does the fiction about Bilbo relate to the nonfiction adventures of searching for ropens? The third movie, The Hobbit – There and Back Again, should be released late this year; the third edition of the book that is retitled Searching for Ropens and Finding God should be published in February [Update: The fourth edition was published […]

Perosaur Sketch by Eskin Kuhn

“Pterodactyl” Sightings in the new Book

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[Revision: fourth edition became available late in October of 2014. That fourth edition is expanded and improved and recommended over earlier editions.] The third edition of Searching for Ropens will get a new name when it is published before the end of this year [revised: fourth edition became available on in October of 2014 and on Amazon in […]

pterosaur seen by Aaron Tullock in Texas in about 1995

Live Pterosaur Seen by a Child

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Sometimes the eyewitness of an apparent modern pterosaur was a child at the time of the sighting—Patty Carson saw one in Cuba around 1965. What do you think is the normal response from a parent or other adult? Remember, this often would be something like an excited recitation of an encounter with a “flying dinosaur.” […]

Mid-December-2013 version of the title page of this third edition of the book

“Searching for Ropens” – Transition to Third Edition

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I will soon give the order to stop printing the second edition of Searching for Ropens (SFR-2). The expanded third edition should be available before the Christmas rush [correction: by about Feb-2014], and I don’t want to pay the fee to continue printing the second edition. I just purchased two copies of SFR-2 for myself and advise […]