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 […]

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 […]

Perosaur Sketch by Eskin Kuhn

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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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 […]

Bass Lake, California, April 4, 2016

Whitcomb Interviewed for the Travel Channel – Mysterious Missing Persons

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This past Monday, April 4, I was interviewed at Bass Lake, south of Yosemite, for a Travel Channel episode of “Mysteries at the National Parks.” It should be broadcast around January of 2017. Living pterosaurs will have only a minor role in this TV show. Paranormal investigator Ben Hansen is interviewed at Bass Lake, California This […]

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Recent Sightings of Pterosaurs, Including Ropens (Long-Tailed “Pterodactyls”)

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Before getting into these recent encounters with “pterodactyls” or “dragons,” as some call them, I’d like to express my gratitude that this blog now has received over 200,000 views worldwide, over the years. Over 100,000 of these have been from readers in the United States. That means the word is getting out about these sightings […]