Category Archives: Expeditions in Papua New Guinea

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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Sock Puppets and Jonathan Whitcomb

According to the paleontologist Donald Prothero and the biology professor P. Z. Myers, I Jonathan Whitcomb have used sock puppetry in online publications promoting the idea that modern pterosaurs are living. Each has written a post about me, with each post … 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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Book About Ropens

This book says very little about “finding God,” but boy it says a lot about “searching for ropens.” It’s 354 pages long, yes that’s a long book. Don’t bother even opening it, if you get your hands on a copy, unless you … 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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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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New Electronic Book on Pterosaurs in Australia and in PNG

I’ll compare this new e-book, Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea, with the print book Searching for Ropens. Both of them have details on pterosaur sightings in Papua New Guinea. Both are written by Jonathan Whitcomb. General Genre: … Continue reading

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Ropen Still Lives on Umboi Island

Since the 1990’s, when Young Earth Creationists first began exploring Umboi Island, the ropen had been elusive, usually refusing even a distant view of its pterosaurian qualities. In the 2002 expedition by Paul Nation and his son Nathanael, there was … Continue reading

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Television Episode of “Destination Truth” – Ropen

The ropen-chupacabra episode on Destination Truth was broadcast before I started writing on this blog. Since this television episode is being covered now in other blogs, I’ll jump in. I watched this episode and enjoyed it. Josh Gates led the way, … Continue reading

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Why a Hoax Does not Explain Sightings

Again the subject of a hoax or hoaxes has come up in regard to accounts of modern pterosaurs. There seems to be no end of refutations for the “hoax hypothesis,” as it has been called. Statistics from years of eyewitness … Continue reading

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