Author Archives: Norman Huntington AKA Jonathan Whitcomb

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Recent Pterosaur Sightings

At the back of the book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, in the appendix is mentioned a sighting in the Pacific during World War II. This is not recent news, of course, but it just recently came up. Nobody … Continue reading

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Sightings of Pterosaurs in and Around Kentucky

In the book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, it says: “I live in Lamero, Kentucky. Its a small, rural area . . . I have a friend who lives near Renfro Valley, which is about twelve miles north of … Continue reading

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Pterosaurs and Woodpeckers in Cuba

Dale A. Drinnon used to attribute pterosaur sightings to Manta rays jumping out of the water. Perhaps he later came to realize that most sightings are not over water. More recently, he has thrown up woodpeckers, including extinct ones at … Continue reading

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Sighting in Raleigh, North Carolina

I was going over a report of a pterosaur sighting in North Carolina and noticed similarities with Susan Wooten’s sighting in South Carolina. There are also differences. Date of Sighting NC: March 23, 2013 SC: about fall of 1989 Size … Continue reading

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Perching Pterosaur, not Woodpecker

Dale A. Drinnon has another explanation for pterosaur sightings in Southern California. He now says it’s a woodpecker. In his blog post “Living Pterosaurs of Hollywood,” he says: This sounds like possibly another series of sightings of an outsized woodpecker … Continue reading

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Ropen-Duah Tradition Dies Hard

I see two problems with the ropen/duah information in the book Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology, by Michael Newton. Whitcomb’s post on this book has an explanation for the word duah. It may be just a mistake by an English-speaking researcher. The … Continue reading

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Civil War Pteranodon Photograph

*Important Update on “Ptp” Civil War Photo In January of 2017, the physicist Clifford Paiva and I agreed that this old photograph has a valid image of a modern pterosaur. Please see the more recent post that was published on … Continue reading

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Are Modern Pterosaurs Bioluminescent?

That’s a good question, yes. I approach it from different sides, rather than just with one question, “Are modern pterosaurs bioluminescent?”. Are any Large Flying Creatures Bioluminescent? In other words, does anything larger than a firefly have wings for flying and have … Continue reading

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Pterosaur Sighting or What?

Sometimes I think that the most ignorant persons on earth, regarding pterosaur extinction, are biology professors and paleontologists. An unnamed biology faculty member at UCLA recently said, “Pterosaurs are extinct and have been for 10s of millions of years. Period.” … Continue reading

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More About the “Destination Truth” Ropen Episode

I know that last July I wrote about this television show, but I left many things out. It seems timely now to quote Josh Gates, who leads expeditions, including this one in Papua New Guinea, searching for the truth about the … Continue reading

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