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 […]

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

Pterosaur Sightings and Photos of . . . Whatever

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By the cryptozoology author Jonathan Whitcomb Update (latest is April 17, 2017): When this post was written, in 2013, I had nothing like a solid conviction that “photo #3” was a genuine recording of a recently-deceased pterosaur (19th century): closer to a 50% belief than a 100% belief. See a much more recent post: Official Announcement […]