Scientific paper by J. D. Whitcomb, top of 1st page

More on the Scientific Paper “Reports of Living Pterosaurs in the Southwest Pacific”

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The following are brief excerpts from my scientific paper, published in the Creation Research Society Quarterly (Volume 45, Winter 2009, pages 200-212): Most ropen sightings are of a bright but brief glow that moves approximately horizontally at about 330 ft (100 m) above ground level, often against a mountain background. . . . Of the […]

train bridge in a desert in California

Ropen Lights in Southern California?

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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 Southern California. The video calls the flying lights “a large number of unexplained floating […]

Tree near some of the sighting places (flying lights), Yakima River, Washington state

Bioluminescent Pterosaurs in Southeast Washington State

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On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Peter Beach, Milt Marcy, and I drove together from Portland, Oregon, to the Yakima River in southeast Washington state. Before getting into interview details, I discourage anyone from searching for living pterosaurs in this area by the Yakima River. The flying creatures are nocturnal, not usually seen there in daylight, and Peter […]

Green mountain in the area of Marfa in southwest Texas

Marfa Lights and Sightings of Living Pterosaurs

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The following is taken from an email sent by Jonathan Whitcomb to one of the supporters of the living-pterosaur investigations. You have given me much to think about and I have much to say. For now, I’d like to go into Marfa Lights research by James Bunnell and also sightings of nocturnal pterosaurs and limitations on […]

front cover of a nonfiction book by James Bunnell

Comparing Interpretations of Marfa Lights

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We have an interesting selection here, for interpretations of Marfa Lights in Texas. Take your pick: Ordinary car headlights Extraordinary flying dinosaurs Dancing ghosts Effects of solar activity Plasma related to geology To narrow down the range, let’s get rid of something right away. No, not the flying dinosaurs, for the actual theory is more involved […]

Susan Wooten's drawing of the large pterosaur she saw in South Carolina

Blog Radio Broadcast on Aug 18, 2013

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I am scheduled to talk on Monster X Radio this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. California (Daylight) time (11:00 pm, UTC, Coordinated Universal Time): Possible subjects could include one or more of the following (although I may have only limited control): Pterosaur Sightings Worldwide “Pterodactyl” Encounters in the United States The Ropen of Papua New Guinea Common Characteristics […]