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Living Pterosaurs in Louisiana

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map with Lake Pontchartrain

By cryptozoology author Jonathan D. Whitcomb Introduction For those new to this blog, I need to explain why I call myself a “living pterosaur expert,” a strange title. From 2003 to the present (late 2017), I have spent over 10,000 hours on this narrow branch of cryptozoology: investigating eyewitness reports of apparent non-extinct “pterodactyls.” I […]

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Nonfiction Books About Living Pterosaurs

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

By the living-pterosaur cryptozoologist Jonathan David Whitcomb Quotations from three nonfiction cryptozoology books Searching for Ropens and Finding God (4th edition) . . . avoid ridiculing those labeled creationist. . . . When in human history has one person always been wrong? [Introduction] Albert Schweitzer inspired me, earlier in my teenage years, when I read of […]

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Living Pterosaurs and the 1944 Sighting

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

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) […]

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Book About the Pteranodon Photograph

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

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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Ropen Sightings – Importance of Eyewitness Testimony

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

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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The Ropen and “Hunting Monsters”

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Gitmo Pterosaur of Guantanamo Bay Cuba, sighting in 1965

Is the ropen a real animal, a modern living pterosaur? We now look at part of a Kindle book written by Darren Naish: Hunting Monsters – Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths. I’ve not read the whole book, so I’ll review only part of it, from the paragraph that begins with “moving away from tropical Africa” […]

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About Umboi Island in Papua New Guinea

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

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 that Papua New Guinea is an independent nation of islands between Australia and […]

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Sense of Truth – Nonfiction Book

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Gitmo Pterosaur of Guantanamo Bay Cuba, sighting in 1965

My paperback Sense of Truth should be published within the next two months or so. One chapter will be devoted to modern pterosaurs. The following are from the early-April version of the text. From Introduction Did a long-tailed flying dinosaur just glide over your house? Maybe. But you might not remain popular with your neighbors […]

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Pterodactyl Attacks in Yosemite?

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Eskin Kuhn drew this sketch one of the two pterosaurs he saw flying in Cuba

I’m only about half through reading the nonfiction book Missing 411 Western United States & Canada, by David Paulides, as I compile information that might tie some of the cases to a large flying predator. I still need to finish this book and then analyze the data from these many reports of persons who go […]

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Look Overhead, not Underfoot

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Perosaur Sketch by Eskin Kuhn

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 it’s not “seeing is believing:” Believing allows us to see. “Extinction” – Really? […]

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Evolution and Living Pterosaurs

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Three knights illustrate the three critical factors in the Evolutionary Boundary

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 […]

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“The Bible of Modern Pterosaurs”

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pre-publication version of the front cover of this nonfiction book

Searching for Ropens and Finding God was published on April 18th, the third edition of the book that I started writing, in its first edition, in 2005. It’s the fruit of thousands of hours of research and writing, but why should it be labeled “the Bible of modern pterosaurs?” At 9×6 inches, with 353 printed […]

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Five Eyewitnesses of Pterosaurs in Cuba

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

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 […]

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The Hobbit and Searching for Ropens

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

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 […]