Pterodactyl Reported in Papua New Guinea A study by an American cryptozoologist suggests that the "pterodactyl" described by the World War II veteran Duane Hodgkinson was a real creature, of a species living in coastal areas of Papua New Guinea. . . . Whitcomb disputes the idea that sightings of giant “pterodactyls” are only misidentifications of Flying Fox fruit bats. . . . the ropen is said to eat fish and to have a long tail, unlike the Flying Fox. . . . Glowing Creatures Videotaped In Papua New Guinea A physicist [Clifford Paiva], who examined video footage of two strange lights that explorers think are bioluminescent pterosaurs, declares that the glow is not from meteors, lanterns, campfires or an airplane. Paul Nation, of Granbury, Texas, videotaped the lights one night, in November, 2006, in a remote mountainous area of the mainland of Papua New Guinea. . . . Paul Nation's 2006 sightings make his expedition stand out from all previous living-pterosaur expeditions from 1993 through 2004. He saw eight flights of the nocturnal creatures: low altitude over the mountain ridges, far northwest of Port Moresby . . . Reports of living pterosaurs in the U.S.A. not hoaxes "Hoaxes are disproved," declares Jonathan Whitcomb, author of the nonfiction book, "Live Pterosaurs in America." After compiling data from reports collected from early-2004 to mid-2009, from eyewitnesses across the United States, he found three kinds of evidence disproving any hoax explanation. Pterodactyl-like creatures on New Britain Island Leathery-skinned creatures with pointed head crests and bird-like beaks fly over the interior of a tropical island in Papua New Guinea, according to three American eyewitnesses who worked in a medical mission there. With wingspans estimated between eight and twelve feet, the pterosaur like creatures are said to glide, in daylight, over valleys in central New Britain Island . . . Unmasking a Flying Predator in Texas For generations, the mystery lights of Marfa, Texas, have entertained residents with their strange dancing. On some warmer nights, a ball of light seems to split into two, which will separate and fly away from each other before turning around and flying back together. They have recently been linked to flying lights in the southwest Pacific . . . Pterodactyl in mid-20th-Century Cuba Two large long-tailed flying creatures, apparent pterosaurs, caught the Marine’s attention. He later reported that they were “flying together at low altitude, perhaps 100 feet, very close in range from where I was standing, so that I had a perfectly clear view of them.” . . . He had no idea that anybody else had seen such a creature. [sighting by Eskin Kuhn] A Psychologist saw a Living Pterosaur A psychologist who sometimes works for the Chongqing University of Medical Sciences in Central China has declared that he saw a prehistoric-looking creature flying in New Guinea. . . . ###
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