Reaction from other cultures

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 it, for indoctrination into ancient extinctions is absent from their cultures. That doesn't mean they're not shocked. A ropen can be frightening.

Native eyewitness testimony

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 saw flying over Lake Pung about ten years earlier. Only three of the young men were available when the American arrived at the remote village. (The boys were mostly around their early-to-mid- teenaged years. Pung is a crater lake just north of their villages.)

Sighting from an American ship

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, decommissioned in 1994. Anyone with information about the sighting of a giant "pterodactyl" reported flying over this ship many years ago, contact Jonathan Whitcomb.

Worldwide sightings of ropens

The ropen, a large long-tailed and featherless flying creature, is found in many parts of the world. 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.

Civil War “Pterodactyl”

Photograph

The photo shown here, recently given the label of “Ptp,” has been declared to have a genuine image of a modern pterosaur. The proclamation was given by the physicist Clifford Paiva and the cryptozoology author Jonathan Whitcomb on January 14, 2017. Detailed analysis of the shadow under the boot of one of the soldiers (in Ptp) correlates with shadows of the animal. This strongly suggests that a real man had his boot on a real animal. Do not confuse the Ptp photo with the hoax that was created to imitate it, the fabrication to promote the Haxan Films television series Freakylinks, which was on the air from 2000-2001, on the Fox Network. The Freakylinks fake photo (NOT shown here) was done with Civil War reenactors, imitating the genuine photograph (Ptp) shown here.
In the United States, it is called "flying creature" or "pterodactyl" or "dinosaur bird" or "prehistoric bird." Sometimes it's called "pterosaur" or "ropen." Whatever the name, it usually shocks Americans, for our culture has conditioned us to believe that all pterosaurs became extinct millions of years ago.
Ropen - Pterosaur
The ropen has "no feathers.” Its tail was very long: "sefan meet-uh" long, according to Gideon (seven meters = twenty-three feet long). In the above image, he describes the flight of the huge ropen above the lake.
Pterosaurs, aka "flying dinosaurs," are seen around the world, still living
USS Jouett (DLG-29, later CG-29)
These creatures are not extinct; they still live in a number of countries.
Copyright 2010-2017  Jonathan David Whitcomb
The above photo was taken by Jonathan Whitcomb during his 2004 expedition in Papua New Guinea: Finschhafen Harbor
The above image, now called “Ptp,” has been vindicated
Magnified portion of the genuine Ptp photograph

Reaction from other cultures

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 it, for indoctrination into ancient extinctions is absent from their cultures. That doesn't mean they're not shocked. A ropen can be frightening.

Native eyewitness testimony

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 saw flying over Lake Pung about ten years earlier. Only three of the young men were available when the American arrived at the remote village. (The boys were mostly around their early-to-mid- teenaged years. Pung is a crater lake just north of their villages.)

Sighting from an American ship

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, decommissioned in 1994. Anyone with information about the sighting of a giant "pterodactyl" reported flying over this ship many years ago, contact Jonathan Whitcomb.

Worldwide sightings of ropens

The ropen, a large long-tailed and featherless flying creature, is found in many parts of the world. 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.

Civil War “Pterodactyl” Photograph

The photo shown here, recently given the label of “Ptp,” has been declared to have a genuine image of a modern pterosaur. The proclamation was given by the physicist Clifford Paiva and the cryptozoology author Jonathan Whitcomb on January 14, 2017. Detailed analysis of the shadow under the boot of one of the soldiers (in Ptp) correlates with shadows of the animal. This strongly suggests that a real man had his boot on a real animal. Do not confuse the Ptp photo with the hoax that was created to imitate it, the fabrication to promote the Haxan Films television series Freakylinks, which was on the air from 2000-2001, on the Fox Network. The Freakylinks fake photo (NOT shown here) was done with Civil War reenactors, imitating the genuine photograph (Ptp) shown here.
In the United States, it is called "flying creature" or "pterodactyl" or "dinosaur bird" or "prehistoric bird." Sometimes it's called "pterosaur" or "ropen." Whatever the name, it usually shocks Americans, for our culture has conditioned us to believe that all pterosaurs became extinct millions of years ago.
Ropen - Pterosaur
The ropen has "no feathers.” Its tail was very long: "sefan meet-uh" long, according to Gideon (seven meters = 23 feet). In the this image, he describes the flight of the huge ropen above the lake.
Pterosaurs, aka "flying dinosaurs," are seen around the world, still living
USS Jouett (DLG-29, later CG-29)
These creatures are not extinct; they still live in a number of countries.
The above photo was taken by Jonathan Whitcomb during his 2004 expedition in Papua New Guinea: Finschhafen Harbor
Copyright 2010-2017  Jonathan David Whitcomb

Reaction from other

cultures

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 it, for indoctrination into ancient extinctions is absent from their cultures. That doesn't mean they're not shocked. A ropen can be frightening.

Native eyewitness testimony

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 saw flying over Lake Pung about ten years earlier. Only three of the young men were available when the American arrived at the remote village. (The boys were mostly around their early-to-mid-teenaged years. Pung is a crater lake just north of their villages.)

Sighting from an American ship

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, decommissioned in 1994. Anyone with information about the sighting of a giant "pterodactyl" reported flying over this ship many years ago, contact Jonathan Whitcomb.

Worldwide sightings of ropens

The ropen, a large long-tailed and featherless flying creature, is found in many parts of the world. 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.

Civil War “Pterodactyl” Photograph

The photo shown here, recently given the label of “Ptp,” has been declared to have a genuine image of a modern pterosaur. The proclamation was given by the physicist Clifford Paiva and the cryptozoology author Jonathan Whitcomb on January 14, 2017. Detailed analysis of the shadow under the boot of one of the soldiers (in Ptp) correlates with shadows of the animal. This strongly suggests that a real man had his boot on a real animal. Do not confuse the Ptp photo with the hoax that was created to imitate it, the fabrication to promote the Haxan Films television series Freakylinks, which was on the air from 2000-2001, on the Fox Network. The Freakylinks fake photo (NOT shown here) was done with Civil War reenactors, imitating the genuine photograph (Ptp) shown here.
In the United States, it is called "flying creature" or "pterodactyl" or "dinosaur bird" or "prehistoric bird." Sometimes it's called "pterosaur" or "ropen." Whatever the name, it usually shocks Americans, for our culture has conditioned us to believe that all pterosaurs became extinct millions of years ago.
Ropen - Pterosaur
The ropen has "no feathers.” Its tail was very long: "sefan meet-uh" long, according to Gideon (seven meters = 23 feet). In the this image, he describes the flight of the huge ropen above the lake.
Pterosaurs, aka "flying dinosaurs," are seen around the world, still living
These creatures are not extinct; they still live in a number of countries
The above photo was taken by Jonathan Whitcomb during his 2004 expedition in Papua New Guinea: Finschhafen Harbor
Copyright 2010-2017  Jonathan David Whitcomb