Ropen seen in eastern Cuba in 1965
Live Pterosaurs
Commonly called “pterodactyls”
Many of the eyewitness reports come from the southwest Pacific, including Papua New Guinea, Australia, and Indonesia; but some come from Africa, South America, North America, and Europe. Living pterosaurs, or flying creatures that appear so to be, have been observed all over the world, obviously non-extinct. The type with a long tail are called ropen, the name some of the villagers of Umboi, Papua New Guinea, call the nocturnal flying creature of their island. (Ropen comes from the Kovai language.)
Apparently these featherless flying creatures, mostly with long tails, live in many areas of the planet
Two scientists declare a modern pterosaur was photographed The "Ptp" photograph of an apparent Pteranodon two ropen pterosaurs seen in Cuba by a U.S. Marine
copyright 2010-2017 Jonathan Whitcomb
Photograph by Joe Le Merou (Flight from Bali, Indonesia) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
Pterosaur in Indonesia In June of 2008, an English captain and Australian first officer, both former navy pilots, were flying a small twin-engined plane near the end of a 700-mile flight from Broome, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, when the captain saw what appeared to be another plane approaching on a collision course. Yet he soon saw that it was no plane but a huge flying creature. The captain put his plane into a dive, distracting the first officer from the map, but the creature also went into a dive. A quick bank of the plane avoided the collision, as the non-plane passed by the window. Both men came up with the same word: “pterodactyl.” Details about this report of an apparent pterosaur that nearly collided with a small plane can be found in the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, by Jonathan Whitcomb (fourth edition, pages 35-37). This sighting off the coast of Indonesia, in 2008, needs to be taken in context: Many eyewitnesses have seen apparent living pterosaurs in the southwest Pacific, and these include local natives, Americans, and Australians.
Pterosaurs Living in Ohio According to the book Live Pterosaurs in America, by Jonathan Whitcomb, one eyewitness answered the following questions: Q: Was there anything unusual about the tail? Answer: . . . it was long and skinny, it also had a spade on it about    3 or 4 inches from the very end Q: [were there any] feathers? Answer: Absolutely no feathers Jonathan Whitcomb also got an email with this: “. . . Several years ago when I was in college I briefly saw what looked like two of them flying close together . . . while I was driving. I thought I was crazy for a minute, like I was seeing things . . . but I don't know of any birds that look like that . . . featherless, that large, and gray. I live in Marietta, Ohio, and this was maybe 8-10 years ago. Whatever they were, they were awesome to see but I must admit that I was happy to be inside my car.”
Nonfiction cryptozoology book about living pterosaurs "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" - 4th edition - by Jonathan Whitcomb
Pterosaur Sighting in Minnesota “In 1995 I had a very close encounter [in southern Minnesota] with some- thing similar to a pterosaur. . . . I headed down to ‘my’ fishing spot. . . . It was dusk by the time I decided to head back home . . . . an outcropping or a cave (. . . either a shallow cave or a deep outcropping) as I got near it I heard something . . . like clicking or tapping . . . “I got within 15 feet of the mouth of the cave. I see this beautiful burgundy [colored] thing standing near the opening [of the cave]. It was smooth with no feathers, and a large horn out of the back of it's head. I could see that, as it was pulling meat off of a fish, its beak was making the tapping noise I heard. I, being a complete idiot . . . decided to see how close I could get to it . . . It turned around and stared right at me. I was transfixed . . . [It] walked a little ways back in the cave ran forwards and flew off. That's when I got a good look at it in flight. The tail was about 1/3- 1/2 of it's wingspan [with] a point similar to a diamond on a playing card. It's wings were huge . . . 19-20 foot wingspan . . . I never went back to that area again. . . .”
Live Pterosaurs in America
Searching for Ropens and Finding God
A modern pterosaur observed in eastern Cuba in 1965 and sketched by the eyewitness years later: a flying “dinosaur”
For decades, many persons assumed that this photograph must be a hoax, for some photographers in the mid-19th century did manufacture fake photos, and it has long been common knowledge that Western scientists have long declared that all dinosaurs and pterosaurs became extinct long ago. Recent examinations of this image, however, reveal shocking details pointing to it being a real photo- graph of an actual animal, with men actually standing next to it.
These two scientists (Jonathan Whitcomb on left; Clifford Paiva on right) have declared that the great preponderance of evidence is in favor of the interpretation that the “Civil War pterodactyl” photo is genuine, in the sense that a real animal was photographed and that the men shown near that animal were actually present and in those precise standing positions during the photographic recording. Neither Whitcomb nor Paiva declare that the animal must be some precise species of Pteranodon or that the photograph was taken during the American Civil War. They do maintain, however, that the animal is a modern pterosaur and that the photograph was most likely recorded before about the year 1870.
This sketch of two “pterodactyls” was drawn by the eyewitness, U.S. Marine Eskin Kuhn, a few minutes after he observed the two flying creatures near the coast at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1971, at close range and in clear daylight. He has maintained the reality of his encounter from that day until the present, in spite of occasional skeptical remarks from some persons.
The American explorer and nonfiction writer David Woetzel has participated in expeditions in search of living dinosaurs and pterosaurs. His searching has been done in Africa, Papua New Guinea, North America, and elsewhere. He is not alone: Other Americans who have searched for living pterosaurs in various areas of the planet include Paul Nation, Jonathan Whitcomb, and Garth Guessman.
Live Pterosaurs
Commonly called “pterodactyls”
Many of the eyewitness reports come from the south- west Pacific, including Papua New Guinea, Australia, and Indonesia; but some come from Africa, South America, North America, and Europe. Living pterosaurs, or flying creatures that appear so to be, have been observed all over the world, obviously non-extinct. The type with a long tail is called *ropen, the name some of the villagers of Umboi, Papua New Guinea, call the nocturnal flying creature of their is- land. *(from the Kovai language)
Photograph by Joe Le Merou (Flight from Bali, Indonesia) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
Pterosaur in Indonesia In June of 2008, an English captain and Australian first officer, both former navy pilots, were flying a small twin-engined plane near the end of a 700-mile flight from Broome, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, when the captain saw what appeared to be another plane approaching on a collision course. Yet he soon saw that it was no plane but a huge flying creature. The captain put his plane into a dive, distracting the first officer from the map; the creature also went into a dive. A quick bank of the plane avoided the collision, as the non-plane passed by the window. Both men came up with the word “pterodactyl.” Details about this report of an apparent pterosaur that nearly collided with a small plane can be found in the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, by Jonathan Whitcomb (fourth edition, pages 35-37). This sighting off the coast of Indonesia, in 2008, needs to be taken in context: Many eyewitnesses have seen apparent living pterosaurs in the southwest Pacific, and these include local natives, Americans, and Australians.
Nonfiction cryptozoology book about living pterosaurs "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" - 4th edition - by Jonathan Whitcomb
Live Pterosaurs in America
Searching for Ropens and Finding God
Pterosaurs Living in Ohio According to the book Live Pterosaurs in America, by Jonathan Whitcomb, one eyewitness answered the following questions: Q: Was there anything unusual about the tail? Answer: . . . it was long and skinny, it also had a spade on it      about 3 or 4 inches from the very end Q: [were there any] feathers? Answer: Absolutely no feathers Jonathan Whitcomb also got an email with this: “. . . Several years ago when I was in college I briefly saw what looked like two of them flying close together . . . while I was driving. I thought I was crazy for a minute, like I was see- ing things . . . but I don't know of any birds that look like that . . . featherless, that large, and gray. I live in Marietta, Ohio, and this was maybe 8-10 years ago. Whatever they were, they were awesome to see but I must admit that I was happy to be inside my car.”
Ropen seen in eastern Cuba in 1965
A modern pterosaur observed in eastern Cuba in 1965 and sketched by the eyewitness years later: a flying “dinosaur”
Pterosaur Sighting: Minnesota “In 1995 I had a very close encounter [in southern Minnesota] with something similar to a pterosaur. . . . I headed down to ‘my’ fishing spot. . . . It was dusk by the time I decided to head back home . . . . an outcropping or a cave (. . . either a shallow cave or a deep outcropping) as I got near it I heard something . . . like clicking or tapping . . . “I got within 15 feet of the mouth of the cave. I see this beauti- ful burgundy [colored] thing standing near the opening [of the cave]. It was smooth with no feathers, and a large horn out of the back of it's head. I could see that, as it was pulling meat off of a fish, its beak was making the tapping noise I heard. I, being a complete idiot . . . decided to see how close I could get to it . . . It turned around and stared right at me. I was transfixed . . . [It] walked a little ways back in the cave ran for- wards and flew off. That's when I got a good look at it in flight. The tail was about 1/3- 1/2 of it's wingspan [with] a point similar to a diamond on a playing card. It's wings were huge . . . 19-20 foot wingspan . . . I never went back [there] . . .”
copyright 2010-2017 Jonathan Whitcomb
The "Ptp" photograph of an apparent Pteranodon
For decades, many persons assumed that this photograph must be a hoax, for some photographers in the mid-19th century did manufacture fake photos, and it has long been common knowledge that scientists have long declared that all dinosaurs and pterosaurs became extinct long ago. Recent examinations of this image, however, reveal some shocking details that point to this being a real photograph of an actual animal, with men actually standing next to it.
Two scientists declare a modern pterosaur was photographed
The scientists Jonathan Whitcomb and Clifford Paiva have declared that the great preponderance of evidence is in favor of the interpretation that the “Civil War pterodactyl” photo is genuine, in the sense that a real animal was photographed and that the men shown by the animal were actually present and in those precise standing positions while the photo was recorded. Neither Whitcomb nor Paiva declare that the animal must be some precise species of Pteranodon or that the photo- graph was taken during the American Civil War. They do main- tain, however, that the animal is a modern pterosaur and that the photograph was probably taken before about 1870.
two ropen pterosaurs seen in Cuba by a U.S. Marine
This sketch of two “pterodactyls” was drawn by the eyewitness, U.S. Marine Eskin Kuhn, a few minutes after he observed the two flying creatures near the coast at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1971, at close range and in clear daylight. He has maintained the reality of his encounter from that day until the present, in spite of occasional skeptical remarks from some persons.
The American explorer and nonfiction writer David Woetzel has participated in expeditions in search of living dinosaurs and pterosaurs. His searching has been done in Africa, Papua New Guinea, North America, and elsewhere. He is not alone: Other Americans who have searched for living pterosaurs in various areas of the planet include Paul Nation, Jonathan Whitcomb, and Garth Guessman.