side-by-side front covers of two cryptozoology books by Whitcomb

Nonfiction Books About Living Pterosaurs

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By the living-pterosaur cryptozoologist Jonathan David Whitcomb Quotations from three nonfiction cryptozoology books Searching for Ropens and Finding God (4th edition) . . . avoid ridiculing those labeled creationist. . . . When in human history has one person always been wrong? [Introduction] Albert Schweitzer inspired me, earlier in my teenage years, when I read of […]

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 […]

Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur sketch

More Pterosaurs in Utah

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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 […]

Whitcomb is interviewed for television and opposes shooting a pterosaur

The Ropen and Evolution

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A common criticism thrown at me and my associates relates to the age of the earth and evolution. Our critics will sometimes ridicule the idea that non-extinct pterosaurs “disprove” evolution or prove that the world is 6,000 years old. What they fail to mention, however, is that they construct a sentence or two, in their own […]

Perosaur Sketch by Eskin Kuhn

Origin of Reports of Ropen Pterosaurs

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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 […]

Page 206 of "Reports of Living Pterosaurs in the Southwest Pacific"

The Ropen as a Modern Rhamphorhynchoid

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What is a Rhamphorhynchoid, also called a basal pterosaur? A definition by a non-scientist could be “a long-tailed pterodactyl.” Why believe that the cryptid called ropen is a modern version of that kind of pterosaur? It’s not just the long tail on a reportedly featherless flying creature. Sighting reports of apparent “pterodactyls” often have a description of the end of […]

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

Living Pterosaurs in Virginia

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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 […]

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 […]

Gitmo Pterosaur of Guantanamo Bay Cuba, sighting in 1965

The Snallygaster and the Jersey Devil

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Wikipedia may not have the best reputation among all cryptozoologists, but here is what it says about the “mythical dragon-like beast” that is reported in Maryland and is called the Snallygaster: . . . half-reptile, half-bird with a metallic beak lined with razor-sharp teeth, occasionally with octopus-like tentacles. It swoops silently from the sky to […]