Category Archives: Sightings

Recent Ropen Sightings

For the past eleven years, I (Jonathan Whitcomb) have interviewed eyewitnesses of apparent pterosaurs from various areas of the world. Many of those whom I have questioned report a flying creature resembling what my associates and I call ropens. Let’s … Continue reading

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Non-Ropen Pterosaur Sighting in Papua New Guinea

Two Americans returned home to the Portland area of Oregon on Saturday, April 18, 2015, after having searched for a living pterosaur in Papua New Guinea for several weeks. No photograph or video footage was obtained but they did see … Continue reading

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The Van Meter Flying Creature

Yesterday I noticed a post by a skeptic who wrote about the legend of the Van Meter creature of 1903, a reportedly winged monster that frightened citizens in a small town in Iowa. (Actually, it appears there was more than … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Books That Mention Non-Extinct Pterosaurs

Not all books that include a sighting of an apparent living pterosaur are in the cryptozoology genre. Let’s begin with a translation of an ancient writing by the Jewish historian Josephus, who lived almost 2,000 years ago. The New Complete Works … Continue reading

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Ropen Attacks

I recently received an eyewitness report from a man who was one of many children, many years ago, who had seen a giant flying creature in Canada. Please consider some of what this anonymous eyewitness reports, and believe what you … Continue reading

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Can Ropens Hide in Caves?

Last month, I learned about multi-eyewitness sightings of flying lights in the northwestern United States, lights that the observers believe are bioluminescent pterosaurs, possibly ropens. Its seems these lights fly over at least two rivers in this part of the … Continue reading

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Fourth Edition of Ropen Book

Searching for Ropens and Finding God is about to be published in its fourth edition, expanded and improved. Let’s take a different approach this time, with an image of one page of the index and with a few quotations from some … Continue reading

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“I saw a Prehistoric Bird”

Eyewitnesses use various words and phrases for the featherless flying creatures observed. Consider the following list: prehistoric bird dinosaur bird flying dinosaur dragon pterodactyl flying creature In Papua New Guinea, we also encounter various names: ropen duwas kundua wawanar indava … Continue reading

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Ropen Q & A – Modern Pterosaur

Questions and Answers About the Ropen I just got an email from a reader of my digital nonfiction book Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea. The man’s questions deserve answers but for everybody, not just this one … Continue reading

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Pterosaurs, “No Evidence,” and Poop in the Freezer

Set aside what critics imagine about my motivations. One critic, a biology professor in Minnesota, insists there is “no evidence,” in my writings, for any living pterosaur. What does he mean? He will not be named here, for I’m responding to his blog post (“There are no living … Continue reading

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