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Modern Pterosaur Discovery in a Photograph

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Underwood & Underwood published Ptp long ago

By the living-pterosaur researcher Jonathan D. Whitcomb Last week, I found an early source for the photograph we now call “Ptp.” It was published by Underwood & Underwood, a company that sold many thousands of photographs from 1881 through about 1920. This is a significant fact that counts against the possibility that any hoax was […]

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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 […]

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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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Old Photo of a Pterosaur Declared Genuine

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

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 […]