Modern Pterosaurs

Ropen of Papua New Guinea A modern pterosaur!? How could it be? Extraordinary but true, huge flying creatures, with no feathers yet unlike any bat, live among us, although they mostly fly at night. In Papua New Guinea, on Umboi Island, the giant long- tailed pterosaur is called "ropen," although it has other names elsewhere. When Carl Baugh, director of the Creation Evidence Museum (in Glen Rose, Texas), visited a remote island in Papua New Guinea, in 1994, he could hardly have imagined what the next 14 years would bring.  He had learned, from a World War II veteran (Duane Hodgkinson) about a sighting of a "pterodactyl" near Finschhafen. Baugh interviewed a few natives on Umboi Island, a little north of Finschhafen,  and was impressed by accounts of a large nocturnal glowing cryptid that flies over their island--obviously no bat. He returned two years later, but found limited direct evidence. Expeditions by several other American Creationists followed: in 2002, 2004 (two), 2006, and early 2007. The second expedition of 2004 was the only one with a forensic videographer (Jonathan Whitcomb). Another search in Papua New Guinea (2007) was by a non-creationist group: explorers for the TV show Destination Truth. Like the expedition in 2006, they successfully videotaped a flying light that could not be explained away as common.
left to right: ropens in Cuba, old photo now declared authentic, Australian psychologist and eyewitness, American eyewitness Live Dino
Two large “pterodactyls” were seen by Eskin C. Kuhn in Cuba (Gitmo) in 1971
The “Civil War Pteranodon Photograph” was, in January of 2017, declared to be a genuine image
Brian Hennessy saw a big “prehistoric” flying animal
The late American Scott Norman saw  an apparent Pteranodon in California
A "modern pterosaur" is how many American cryptozoologists classify the ropen, but by the end of 2016 the mysterious flying creature of the night was still not classified by science, living within the shadows of cryptozoology.
Paul Nation, of Granbury, Texas, has explored in Papua New Guinea many times, searching for modern pterosaurs
The expedition late in 2006, by Paul Nation, resulted in video footage of the bioluminescence, in fact two strange slowly-pulsating lights,  on top of a ridge deep in the mountainous interior of the mainland  of Papua New Guinea. Analysis of the video showed the lights to be non- fire, non-lantern, non-car-headlights, non-meteor: truly strange lights that explorers maintain are created by a modern pterosaur (often called by some Westerners a "pterodactyl"). Natives have many local names for it: kor, indava, ropen, seklo-bali, duwas, etc.
What do these cryptozoologists look for? Not a big bird or a bat but a living Rhamphorhynchoid
Flying instructor Duane Hodgkinson, a World War II veteran, was interviewed near Livingston, Montana, in 2005
Cryptozoologist Garth Guessman (left) interviewed the eyewitness Duane Hodgkinson, a World War II veteran, in Montana in 2005. Hodgkinson and his army buddy had witnessed a huge “pterodactyl,” at close range, in a small jungle clearing in New Guinea, in 1944.
This long-tailed featherless flying creature, a ropen, was seen in Cuba in 1965
Sketch by the eyewitness, Patty Carson (who now lives in California): what she saw in 1965 in Cuba
Copyright 2007-2017, Jonathan David Whitcomb
left to right: two nonfiction cryptozoology books, old photo now declared authentic, Australian psychologist and eyewitness, American eyewitness

Modern Pterosaurs

Ropen of Papua New Guinea A modern pterosaur!? How could it be? Extraordinary but true, huge flying creatures, with no feathers yet unlike any bat, live among us, although they mostly fly at night. In Papua New Guinea, on Umboi Island, the giant long- tailed pterosaur is called "ropen," although it has other names elsewhere. When Carl Baugh, director of the Creation Evidence Museum (in Glen Rose, Texas), visited a remote island in Papua New Guinea, in 1994, he could hardly have imagined what the next 14 years would bring.  He had learned, from a World War II veteran (Duane Hodgkinson) about a sighting of a "pterodactyl" near Finschhafen. Baugh interviewed a few natives on Umboi Island, a little north of Finschhafen,  and was impressed by accounts of a large nocturnal glowing cryptid that flies over their island--obviously no bat. He returned two years later, but found limited direct evidence. Expeditions by several other American Creationists followed: in 2002, 2004 (two), 2006, and early 2007. The second expedition of 2004 was the only one with a forensic videographer (Jonathan Whitcomb). Another search in Papua New Guinea (2007) was by a non- creationist group: explorers for the TV show Destination Truth. Like the expedition in 2006, they successfully videotaped a flying light that could not be explained away as common.
Live Dino Paul Nation, of Granbury, Texas, has explored in Papua New Guinea many times, searching for modern pterosaurs
The expedition late in 2006, by American Paul Nation, resulted in video footage of the bioluminescence, in fact two strange slowly- pulsating lights, on top of a ridge deep in the mountainous interior of the mainland of Papua New Guinea. Analysis of the video showed the lights to be non-fire, non-lantern, non-car-headlights, non-meteor: truly strange lights that explorers maintain are created by a modern pterosaur (called by Westerners a "pterodactyl"). Natives have many local names for it: indava, ropen, seklo-bali, duwas, etc.
Two large “pterodactyls” seen by Eskin Kuhn in Cuba (Gitmo), 1971
The “Civil War Pteranodon Photograph” was, early in 2017, declared to be a genuine image
Brian Hennessy saw a “prehistoric” flying . . .
What do these cryptozoologists look for? Not a big bird or a bat but a living Rhamphorhynchoid (long-tailed)
Flying instructor Duane Hodgkinson, a World War II veteran, was interviewed near Livingston, Montana, in 2005
Cryptozoologist Garth Guessman (left) interviewed the eyewitness Duane Hodgkinson, a World War II veteran, in Montana in 2005. Hodgkinson and his army buddy had witnessed a huge “pterodactyl,”  in a small jungle clearing in New Guinea, in 1944.
This long-tailed featherless flying creature, a ropen, was seen in Cuba in 1965
Sketch by the eyewitness, Patty Carson (who now lives in California): what she saw in 1965 in Cuba (Guantanamo Bay)
A "modern pterosaur" is how many American cryptozoologists classify the ropen, but by the end of 2016 the mysterious flying creature of the night was still not classified by science, living within the shadows of cryptozoology.
Copyright 2007-2017, Jonathan David Whitcomb
Sketch drawn by the eyewitness himself, Eskin Kuhn: two "pterodactyls" observed in clear daylight Old "Civil War Pteranodon Photograph" - declared authentic early in 2017

Modern

Pterosaurs

Ropen of Papua New Guinea A modern pterosaur!? How could it be? Extraordinary but true, huge flying creatures, with no feathers yet unlike any bat, live among us, although they mostly fly at night. In Papua New Guinea, on Umboi Island, the giant long-tailed pterosaur is called "ropen," although it has other names elsewhere. When Carl Baugh, director of the Creation Evidence Museum (in Glen Rose, Texas), visited a remote island in Papua New Guinea, in 1994, he could hardly have imagined what the next 14 years would bring.  He had learned, from a World War II veteran (Duane Hodgkinson) about a sighting of a "pterodactyl" near Finschhafen. Baugh interviewed a few natives on Umboi Island, a little north of Finschhafen,  and was impressed by accounts of a large nocturnal glowing cryptid that flies over their island-- obviously no bat. He returned two years later, but found limited direct evidence. Expeditions by several other American Creationists followed: in 2002, 2004 (two), 2006, and early 2007. The second expedition of 2004 was the only one with a forensic videographer (Jonathan Whitcomb). Another search in Papua New Guinea (2007) was by a non-creationist group: explorers for the TV show Destination Truth. Like the expedition in 2006, they successfully videotaped a flying light that could not be explained away as common.
left to right: two ropens in Cuba, declared-genuine old photograph of a modern pterosaur Live Dino
Not a "Big Bird" and not a bat, this is a living Rhamphorhychoid
Pteranodon-like pterosaur in an old photograph, now declared genuine
Paul Nation, of Granbury, Texas, has explored in Papua New Guinea many times, searching for modern pterosaurs

The expedition late in 2006, by Paul Nation, resulted in video footage of the

bioluminescence, in fact two strange slowly-pulsating lights, on top of a ridge

deep in the mountainous interior of the mainland of Papua New Guinea.

Analysis of the video showed the lights to be non-fire, non-lantern, non-car-

headlights, non-meteor: truly strange lights that explorers maintain are

created by a modern pterosaur (called by some Westerners a "pterodactyl").

Natives have many local names for it: indava, ropen, seklo-bali, duwas, etc.

Paul Nation

This cryptozoologist had previously explored on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, looking for ropens
Flying instructor Duane Hodgkinson, a World War II veteran, was interviewed near Livingston, Montana, in 2005
Cryptozoologist Garth Guessman (left) interviewed the eyewitness Duane Hodgkinson, a World War II veteran, in Montana in 2005. Hodgkinson and his army buddy had witnessed a huge “pterodactyl,” at close range, in a small jungle clearing in New Guinea, in 1944. (Click for Youtube video)
The tail of the flying creature was “at least ten or fifteen feet long.”
This long-tailed featherless flying creature, a ropen, was seen in Cuba in 1965
Sketch by the eyewitness, Patty Carson (who now lives in California): what she saw in 1965 in Cuba (Guantanamo Bay)
Copyright 2007-2017, Jonathan David Whitcomb
A "modern pterosaur" is how many American cryptozoologists classify the ropen, but by the end of 2016 the mysterious flying creature of the night was not classified by science, living within the shadows of cryptozoology.
Featherless non-bat flying creatures seen worldwide