Gideon Koro
Mesa Agustin
Wesley Koro
Seven boys, aged about ten to sixteen, hiked up to Lake Pung on Umboi Island around 1994. They had no idea that they would encounter the giant ropen.

This video was recorded by Jonathan Whitcomb when he was interviewing eyewitnesses on Umboi Island in 2004.

Two of the young men (Gideon and his brother Wesley) understood English reasonably well; nevertheless, some Tok Pisin and Kovai were used in the interviews, especially with Mesa.
Hoaxes have been ruled out after one of the investigators analyzed the overall data from eyewitnesses of apparent living pterosaurs: no hoax.