Strange Flying Creature Called "Ropen"
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Eyewitnesses of the Giant Ropen-Pterosaur Include Sailors of a Military Ship
Pterosaurs, AKA "Flying Dinosaurs," are Seen Around the World, Still Living
The USS Jouett (DLG-29) was a Belknap class cruiser, launched in 1964. She was reclassified as a guided missile cruiser, CG-29, in 1975, and was decommissioned in 1994.
Anyone with information about the sighting of a giant "pterodactyl" reported flying over this ship years ago, contact Jonathan Whitcomb (see the "Contact" button above). Thank you.
In 2004, the American cryptozoologist Jonathan Whitcomb interviewed native eyewitnesses on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea.
Gideon Koro described many details about the giant ropen that seven boys (mostly boys of about early-to-mid-teenaged years) saw flying
over Lake Pung (a crater lake) about ten years earlier.
The ropen has "no feathers" but it has a long tail: "sefan meet-uh" long
(about twenty-two feet long).
The "ropen," or large flying creatures described as long-tailed and featherless, is found in many parts of the world. We Americans sometimes call them "pterodactyls" or "flying dinosaurs." Sizes vary a lot, with most of the estimates of wingspan falling in the range of about eight to twenty-five feet.
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Long-Tailed Flying Creatures
These creatures are not extinct; they still live in a number of countries.
In the United States, it is called "flying creature" or "pterodactyl" or "dinosaur bird" or "prehistoric bird." Sometimes it is called
"pterosaur" or "ropen." What-
ever the name, it usually a shocks the Americans who see one, for our culture has conditioned us to believe
that all pterosaurs became extinct millions of years ago.
In third-world countries, it is called by many names. In Papua New
Guine, the creature may be called "Seklo-bali" or "indava" or "Kor" or "duwas." On Umboi Island, it is called "ropen." But in those
third-world countries, people do not experience the same shock when they see one, for indoctrination into ancient
extinctions is absent
from their cultures. That doesn't mean they're not shocked.