Category Archives: Sightings

Discovery of a 19th Century Living Pterosaur

By the living-pterosaur author Jonathan Whitcomb In January of 2017, the physicist Clifford Paiva and I talked by phone and agreed that the photograph now called “Ptp” has an authentic image of a modern pterosaur. We then began deeply examining … Continue reading

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“Ptp” Pteranodon Photo

By the modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb Introduction Cliff Paiva and I do not proclaim that the animal seen in Ptp must have been a species of Pteranodon. We simply point out that similarities in the head suggest that it was … Continue reading

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New Cryptozoology Book “Modern Pterosaurs”

By Jonathan Whitcomb, nonfiction author My newest book, Modern Pterosaurs, should be published in April of 2017, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers. It differs from the other nonfiction cryptozoology books I’ve written: Searching for … Continue reading

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Arkansas Pterosaur Sighting

I got a phone call today from a lady whom I will call DL. She looked out her window, about 40 minutes before sundown today and saw a ropen, for the long tail caught her attention. Before its appearance swarms … Continue reading

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Civil War Pterodactyl Photo

By modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb I wrote about this old photograph here on Modern Pterosaur four years ago. I’ve learned much more about this “Pteranodon photograph,” however, in recent days, especially from communicating with Clifford Paiva, a missile defense physicist. Figure-1: … Continue reading

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The Big Picture of Modern Pterosaurs

Let’s begin with “A Brief Introduction to Living-Pterosaur Investigations:” YouTube video produced by Jonathan David Whitcomb . Definition of “Modern Pterosaur” From page 294 of the fourth edition of my nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, we can … Continue reading

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Reply to Misidentification Conjectures

By Jonathan David Whitcomb Sometimes a person who is mostly ignorant of the overall eyewitness evidence of modern pterosaurs will speculate about misidentification. Many of those conjectures fall to one of the following two flying creatures: Frigate bird Flying fox fruit … Continue reading

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Rhamphorhynchoid Pterosaurs and Ropens

The pterosaur suborder of Rhamphorhynchoidea, those long-tailed featherless flying creatures—they’re also called basal pterosaurs. For generations, many scientists have assumed that they became extinct, at least for most of their species, before the last of the Pterodactyloid pterosaurs dominated the … Continue reading

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Ropens in Western USA

According to Cryptozoology News (online), two eyewitnesses in Nevada recently saw a “reptilian-like bird” fly up and over their vehicle on Interstate-80 at 11:00 p.m., and the description of the flying creature included “long thin tail,” a head crest, and “a long … Continue reading

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Big Flying Creature in Utah

A newspaper article was published in Salt Lake City, about a century ago, reporting a huge flying creature described as half-bird and half-reptile. How big was it? The image coming with that article showed a dragon flying off with a horse … Continue reading

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