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.
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