Bass Lake, California, April 4, 2016

Whitcomb Interviewed for the Travel Channel – Mysterious Missing Persons

Posted on Posted in Danger to people, U.S.A. Sightings

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 […]

"Over 200,000 views of posts on this blog"

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

Posted on Posted in U.S.A. Sightings

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 […]

Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur sketch

More Pterosaurs in Utah

Posted on Posted in U.S.A. Sightings

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

Posted on Posted in Reply to Skeptics

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

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Dinosaur, Papua New Guinea, Reply to Skeptics, U.S.A. Sightings

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

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Papua New Guinea

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 […]

Papua New Guinea native huts

Pterosaur Expedition in Papua New Guinea

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Papua New Guinea

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, two American explorers returned from Papua New Guinea, after searching for living pterosaurs on a tropical island where the creatures were previously reported. At last, after eleven expeditions in 21 years, we have a ground-breaking success: Both Americans saw, in daylight, a huge apparent living pterosaur. Typical village huts in Papua New Guinea Seek […]

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

Living Pterosaurs in Virginia

Posted on Posted in U.S.A. Sightings

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 […]

hug feels awkward between two T-Rex friends

Neutron Capture in Carbon-Dated Dinosaur Bones? That’s Way Too Awkward

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Dinosaur, Humor, Reply to Skeptics

Awkward Explanation for Carbon-14 Dated Dinosaurs Some scientists are feeling awkward trying to get their hands around a T-Rex type dinosaur that appears much younger than it “should be.” The Allosaurus remains in question were excavated in 1989 in Colorado. This type of large theropod dinosaur was supposed to have lived 150-155 million years ago, according to popular theory, during the late Jurassic period. The […]