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Jonathan Whitcomb on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea
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Native villager Gideon Koro estimated the tail length: seven meters Umboi Island native Wesley Koro was interviewed, in 2004, by cryptozoologist Jonathan Whitcomb Local village leader David Moke told Whitcomb about a bright light over a reef one night forensic videographer on an expedition in Papua New Guinea in 2004 - on Umboi Island Mount Bel, the highest mountain on Umboi Island - 2004 - during Whitcomb's expedition
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Jonathan David Whitcomb in Long Beach, early in 21st century
Jonathan David Whitcomb (2015)  in a documentary, on Youtube
Jonathan Whitcomb at home in Long Beach, California
Mesa Agustin (or "Augustin"): one of five boys who saw the gigantic ropen around 1994 Abram, of Opai, described to Whitcomb the way the ropen light flew to a reef and stayed for awhile, as if it was fishing Whitcomb photo, 2004, of Mount Tolo, near Lake Pung on Umboi Island
Images from Jonathan Whitcomb’s 2004 expedition in Papua New Guinea
Two buildings and fences at Lab Lab on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea
Eyewitness Wesley Koro
Eyewitness Mesa Agustin
Eyewitness Gideon Koro
Mountain near Lake Pung, where Wesley, Mesa, and Gideon saw the flying creature called “ropen”
Abram, of Opai Village, saw the ropen flying just above a reef, like it was fishing
Eyewitness David Mokay saw a bright light coming from above his head, one night
Mount Bel, where the flying ropen light is sometimes seen at night, including in 2004
Mount Sual (or Swal) - seen from Gomlongon Village, Umboi, in 2004
Luke Paina and Jonathan Whitcomb waiting for the big boat in Lae, PNG
Lab Lab, on the east coast of Umboi Island, where Paina and Whitcomb disembarked in 2004
Mount Swal (or “Sual”), where Garth Guessman and David Woetzel camped out (near Lake Bono) late in 2004
Photo taken by Jonathan Whitcomb in 2004: Finschhafen Harbor - oil supply tank Eyewitness Duane Hodgkinson, with a native comb, pointing to Papua New Guinea on a globe Whitcomb's photo of the entrance to Finschhafen Harbor, Morobe Province Comparing the size of a flying fox fruit bat and a ropen - a big difference The volcanic peak of Barik on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea Mount Tolo in the background - it's near Lake Pung Small native boat just off the southern coast of Umboi Natives in a small village deep in the interior of Umboi, near Lake Pung Native children of a village that's just south of Lake Pung Head and upper body sketch of the large pterosaur seen by Patty Carson in Cuba in 1965
Sometimes the ropen light is seen on or near Mount Barik, Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea
Mount Tolo, near Lake Pung
Villagers just south of Mount Tolo, Umboi Island
Images related to the 1944 “pterodactyl” sighting in New Guinea, by Duane Hodgkinson
Off the southern coast of Umboi Island, 2004
Children south of Lake Pung, Umboi Is.
Comparing the largest fruit bat to the 1944 “pterodactyl”
Entrance to the harbor at Finschhafen Photograph by Jonathan Whitcomb
Hodgkinson examines a native-made comb
Harbor of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea
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Sketch drawn by eyewitness Patty Carson - (480 KBytes)
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smaller image of the sketch of the 1965 long-tailed pterosaur in Cuba
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19th century sketch of a flying fox fruit bat
Flying Fox fruit bat
Photo of a flying fox fruit bat hanging upside down
Photo: fruit bat
part of the sketch drawn by the U. S. Marine Eskin Kuhn
“Pterodactyl” seen by Eskin Kuhn
jungle-like area of a wildlife sanctuary in Southern California
Bayou in the Orange County wildlife preserve
One of the ponds of the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Southern California Sketch by Eskin Kuhn - drawn soon after his sighting of two large "pterodactyls" at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1971
Sketched within hours of the sighting at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1971
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, near Irvine, California
Road over which a huge ropen flew in daylight, a flying creature about 30 feet long Marshy area from which the 30-foot long ropen flew in Orange County, California
Where a giant “ropen” flew over the road
One of the ponds in this wildlife sanctuary in Irvine, California, where a man saw a gigantic long-tailed flying creature In the summer of 2007, a man was driving down a road near here and saw a huge pterosaur fly over it Jonathan Whitcomb by Loch Ness in 1972 - with his parents and two of his sisters
Marshy land from where the huge flying creature came, before flying over the road
Another pond at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Orange County
Trails at the sanctuary
Jonathan Whitcomb (center) and family at Loch Ness, Scotland, in 1972
image related to analysis of videotaped lights that flew in Papua New Guinea and were videotaped by American Paul Nation in 2006 Native Gideon Koro told Whitcomb "there was no feathers"
One of many images from the computer-assisted analysis of Paul Nation’s video footage of two flying lights he recorded in Papua New Guinea
Gideon puzzled at the question asked by Whitcomb. He replied, “There was no feathers.”
J. D. Whitcomb in Long Beach, CA, in 2012
in California (2012)
Cover of the pdf book "Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea" by Whitcomb cover of third edition of the nonfiction book "Live Pterosaurs in America" by Jonathan Whitcomb Whitcomb gazes into a storm channel in Lakewood, California, where a lady had seen a long-tailed pterosaur in 2012
E-Book Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea (publ. 2012)
Whitcomb’s non-fiction book on pterosaurs in the United States
Searching a storm drain in Lakewood, California, in 2012 (near Long Beach)
Searching for Ropens and Finding God - fourth edition - Oct-2014
Scientific paper by Jonathan Whitcomb, published in a peer-reviewed journal
Scientific paper by Whitcomb, published in a peer-reviewed journal of science (CRSQ)
Patty Carson, eyewitness of the 1965 “Gitmo Pterosaur”
Bone structure of a typical Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur tail
General structure of the Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur tail vertebrae, showing the interlocking bones that prevent major bending except near the base of tail -This relates to what a native in Papua New Guinea said, in 2004, regarding the ropen tail movement (2nd expedition of 2004, led by Woetzel & Guessman)
Jonathan Whitcomb being interviewed for a Canadian television show in 2012
Jonathan Whitcomb (left) is interviewed, in Long Beach, California, in 2012, for a Canadian television talk show
End of the tail of the "dragon-pterodactyl" seen in daylight in Lakewood, California, in 2012
An eyewitness sketched her recollection of the end of the tail on the flying creature she observed in clear daylight near a storm channel in Lakewood, California, in 2012. 
Patty Carson, who witnessed a large ropen-pterosaur in Cuba in 1965 Eskin Kuhn in Cuba - U.S. Marine who observed two "pterodactyls" at Gitmo in 1971
Eyewitness Eskin Kuhn, about 1971, in Cuba
Back ocver of a book by Jonathan Whitcomb (SFRFG)
Cryptozoology author Jonathan Whitcomb - still from a documentary on Youtube "Brief Introduction to Living Pterosaur Investigations" "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" fourth edition - back cover of the book "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" 4th edition published in October of 2014 Jonathan David Whitcomb, with camera - a professional forensic videographer, certified by the AGCV
Jonathan Whitcomb, certified forensic videographer
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