Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea
Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea
Mesa Agustin, Gideon Koro, and Abram: native eyewitnesses of the giant ropen of Umboi Island (Siasi), Papua New Guinea
       Pterosaur Sighting Duane Hodginson's description of the giant "pterodactyl" he and his buddy saw in 1944 indicates they had seen a ropen. In the e-book Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea, read about the sighting by Duane Hodgkinson: “Something came tearing through the tall grass, catching the soldiers' attention: a wild pig, no need to panic . . . but something else became startled: At the far side of the clearing, a huge creature was running and flapping its wings. All the grass around it was flattened by the blasts of wind from the creature getting airborne. Up over the jungle it flew, out of sight for the moment; but Duane Hodgkinson remained stricken: Extinction itself had just become exterminated---that was no bird.” (from the second chapter)
Hodgkinson’s Pterodactyl
                                                                              Most of the amazing flying creatures have long Rhamphorhynchoid tails                                                                                
Copyright 2012-2014 Jonathan David Whitcomb
Duane Hodgkinson, eyewitness
Excerpts from the book by Whitcomb:
Beginning of the Introduction:   Are you a lucky eyewitness who has seen a living  pterosaur? . . . well, maybe a cursed eyewitness?  This is for you: eyewitness reports of large  featherless flying creatures seen over the past few  decades in Australia and in Papua New Guinea.  You are no longer alone.   Have you never seen anything like a living  pterosaur? Have you never before even thought  about that possibility? This can still benefit you.  Even if you've never been in Australia or in Papua  New Guinea (PNG), you might live within a culture  similar to a culture in one of those two countries,  regarding disbelief or belief in modern living  pterosaurs or in flying dragons; societies are less  isolated than they once were. But whatever the  culture in which you were raised, you may, if you  choose, in some measure help in its awakening. At least you'll be better informed.   How Can Pterosaurs be Alive (Chapter One):   Some Americans and Australians hesitate to report  their shocking sightings of flying creatures that  appear like what should not exist. That's the way  things are. We may understand something of what  they feel. They have the right to remain silent, and  they have the right to avoid being burned by  skeptics. But you have a right to know why some  eyewitnesses are hesitant to report shocking  encounters. You’ll see an example in the chapter  about the 1944 sighting by Duane Hodgkinson and  his tight-lipped army buddy.   Some eyewitnesses fear discovering the  monstrous possibility of personal insanity. Others  fear not insanity itself but the opinions of anyone  who might think them insane.
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The images of flying pterodactyls were  drawn  by  the  eyewitness Eskin Kuhn. The head of the same kind of flying creature was drawn by Patty Carson (book covers)
Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea was written by Jonathan Whitcomb, the world’s most prolific nonfiction author of books about modern pterosaurs
Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea is 44 pages long, in the pdf online format. It may be the only e-book written about living “pterodactyls” in the southwest Pacific—another nonfiction by Whitcomb.
Another Expedition on Umboi island (Ch. Seven):   Garth Guessman and David Woetzel left the  United States a few days after I had returned  home. Like me, they stayed a short while in the  city of Lae, on the mainland of Papua New Guinea,  before they went to Umboi Island; but from there,  many things differed from my expedition.   . . . Jacob Kepas, years before Blume's sighting,  observed more than just a glow. In his 2004  interview with Guessman, Kepas described his  encounter on the mainland when he was about  twelve years old. A “whoosh” of wind caught his  attention one night. He saw the flying seklo-bali  briefly---the back of the wings and tail. He also saw  “sparklers” that fell from the creature; that is a bad  sign in his village in Morobe Province, for it is said  that when the creature's glowing particles fall upon  a person, the seklo-bali will return for that person.   Other Sightings in Australia (Chapter Nine):   Sighting in Queensland Kathy was driving [at about 8:30] at night, with her  thirteen-year-old daughter, when the huge creature  flew over the car:   . . . "The wings were so big. Black bat leather like."   "One wing covered the car . . . you could see, just  the underneath."   "As it [bent its] wing to continue flight you could  see how strong it was, so big." "No feathers just leather." . . .