Hoax Possibility

Old Photo of a Pterosaur Declared Genuine

Posted on
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 […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Another Ropen Sighting in Ohio

Posted on
Perosaur Sketch by Eskin Kuhn

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 […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Pterosaur Sighting Reports, USA, 2016

Posted on
Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, 2015

By the modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb This is not nearly a complete listing of all reports received in 2016, regarding sightings of apparent living pterosaurs: just a sampling of some of the contents of some reports sent to me in 2016. For a few more accounts of encounters reported in this year, see: “Recent Pterosaur […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Pterosaur Sighting In Northern New York

Posted on
northern New York state - river

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 […]

Book

The Ropen and “Hunting Monsters”

Posted on
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” […]

Danger to people

Potential Attacks on Domesticated Animals, by Ropens

Posted on
Newspaper sketch of a giant dragon

I recently got a question from a member of a Facebook group: “Living Pterosaurs of the World.” It was in response to a Youtube video of two interviews I had with eyewitnesses last year. These two young men testified that the local farm animals went “crazy” with fright, making a lot of noise, when a […]

U.S.A. Sightings

More Pterosaurs in Utah

Posted on
Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur sketch

On August 13, 2015, I received an email from an eyewitness living South of Provo, Utah. It confirms earlier reports of apparent pterosaurs in Utah, especially nocturnal flying creatures that are very large. Here is part of what the new eyewitness reported to me: Well, last night I was outside in my backyard in Spanish Fork, UT, we […]

Dinosaur

Origin of Reports of Ropen Pterosaurs

Posted on
Perosaur Sketch by Eskin Kuhn

Where do reports of ropens come from? If anyone believed the bulverism of several online writers—careless critics—in late-2014, I (Jonathan Whitcomb) may appear to be the source of almost all accounts of those long-tailed featherless flying creatures. That would be a distorted view of reality. Let’s begin with a sighting in New Guinea. July 7th is the birthday of […]

U.S.A. Sightings

New to the Public: Sightings Data for USA

Posted on
a little data on living-pterosaur sightings

I now make my pterosaur-sightings data available to the public, from the compilations leading up to the end of 2012, for the forty-eight contiguous states of the USA, for the more credible reports. Out of the 128 sightings (worldwide) in that compilation, 90 were in the lower-forty-eight states. For details on those sightings in the USA, […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Living Pterosaurs in Virginia

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

If apparent pterosaurs observed in Virginia are not the same species as the flying creature called “Gitmo Pterosaur” or “American Hammerhead Ropen,” it may at least be a closely-related species. I recently got another report from Virginia: a sighting just a few days ago in Richmond. I’m not positive about what [I] and my 16 year […]

U.S.A. Sightings

Pterosaur Sighting by Scott Norman

Posted on

Let’s consider the sighting by Scott Thomas Norman, as it’s a few days after his birthday (March 15, 1964) and a month after the anniversary of his death (February 29, 2008). His encounter deserves another look, in light of earlier sightings in Papua New Guinea and recent sightings in North America. The following is part of his […]