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
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)
Most of the amazing flying creatures have long Rhamphorhynchoid tails
Copyright 2012 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.
Live Pterosaurs in America, third
edition, takes you on an adventure
of discovery: modern pterosaurs in
the United States of America.
New Nonfiction Book
Nonfiction Cryptozoology Ebook
by Jonathan David Whitcomb
The images of flying pterodactyls
were drawn by the eyewitness
Eskin Kuhn. The head of the same
species was drawn by Patty Carson.
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 about 76 pages long, according to
Amazon.com. It may be the only e-book written
about living “pterodactyls” in the S.W. Pacific.
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
"As it [bent its] wing to continue flight you could
see how strong it was, so big."
"No feathers just leather." . . .