With each passing year, it becomes more obvious why many eyewitnesses of apparent living pterosaurs are credible and that the flying creatures observed are indeed modern pterosaurs. Many of the sightings are of obvious ropens, in other words modern Rhamphorhynchoids.
Why do some persons doubt the eyewitnesses? In Western countries like the United States, we have been indoctrinated, for generations, into the dogma that all species of dinosaurs became extinct by many millions of years ago. Pterosaurs (both short-tailed and long-tailed) were also stuffed into that crude coffin, even with some of them still thrashing and squawking. That propaganda generally has no explanation for universal extinction, no reasoning for why all species of a general type must be extinct. Yet the dogma is carried even further: not just one general type, the universal extinctions of all species of dinosaurs, but also of all pterosaurs.
Ropen of North America
The name for this featherless flying creature in North America does not mean it needs to be the same species of pterosaur as the glowing ropen in Papua New Guinea. Yet it could be closely related, for some eyewitnesses in the Continental United States describe a glow that is seen on some of the apparent ropens at night. Some persons see the flying light but not the form or features of the flying creature, making it difficult to present those flying-light sightings as definite ropens, to say the least, yet the apparent bioluminescence does seem to fit. I would call some of the reports of glowing lights “possible ropens,” needing more investigation.
For the “Gitmo Pterosaur” of eastern Cuba, we have two eyewitnesses who each drew a sketch of what was observed. Keep in mind that both sightings were clear observations in daylight and at a close enough range to see a number of details. One of those two persons is Patty Carson, and here is what she drew:
Sketch from a daylight ropen encounter in Cuba
The Case for Modern-Pterosaur Credibility
So how do these sightings of long-tailed flying creatures in North America relate to dinosaurs living with humans? Dinosaurs are not pterosaurs, after all. Let’s see if all dinosaurs became extinct many millions of years ago. If they lived in human times, then why could not the featherless ropens live in the present?
Here is a short summary of a small portion of the evidences for dinosaurs living with humans:
- The Acambaro, Mexico, figurines of dinosaurs: ceramic pieces from centuries ago
- Ica Stones of Peru, tested and shown ancient, also show obvious images of dinosaurs
- Recent carbon dating of dinosaur bones show they are less than 100,000 years old
- Recent discoveries of soft tissue in dinosaur bones tell us they are younger
- Eyewitnesses in Papua New Guinea tell us of living dinosaurs in remote areas
We don’t have to depend on a few natives in remote areas of Papua New Guinea, for eyewitness evidence of modern dinosaurs. We also have a great variety of ancient art in which dinosaurs are depicted. We also have recent carbon-14 testing, in a number of respected laboratories, proving the dinosaur bones tested are far from being old enough to have no radioactive carbon left in them. We also have a number of discoveries, in recent years, of dinosaur soft tissue, not at all what anyone would expect from any fossil that is many millions of years old.
With all that evidence for dinosaurs living with humans, is it so shocking that we continually have eyewitness sightings of pterosaurs in the present? According to the fourth edition of Searching for Ropens and Finding God:
During the past fifty years, over the entire planet, over 7,000,000 persons have encountered a living pterosaur at night [first estimate]. . . . we may have 128 million eyewitnesses [worldwide], not of vague fleeting forms in the dark but apparent modern pterosaurs [refined estimate]. I feel my first estimate was indeed conservative.
With all the accumulating evidence for dinosaurs living in human times, we now need to be completely open to the testimonies of eyewitnesses of modern pterosaurs.
Jonathan David Whitcomb
I recently did a Google search with my name, Jonathan Whitcomb, and found a post written, on November 24, 2014, by a paleontologist well known in his field of science. But this particular post contained nothing scientific . . .
One of the leading experts in recent years, Dr. Dennis Swift, has said that the collection at one time numbered 33,500, at the time that the collection was at its largest. Only a small portion of them represent dinosaurs.
el motivo de este mensaje es para informar de un avistamiento de un animal . . . lo que he investigando es un ropen o un pterodactido [pterodáctilo]
Many species of pterosaur may have become extinct, but at least a few of the two main types have survived. They are sometimes called “pterodactyls,” “flying dinosaurs,” “dinosaur birds,” or “dragons.” [long-tailed ones are now called “ropens”]
Why are fruit bats not what was observed? Eyewitnesses do not describe creatures with no tails and with wingspans of seven feet; they observe creatures with tails longer than seven feet and wingspans greater than twenty feet.
Not all eyewitnesses of these featherless flying creatures would call them “flying monsters,” of course, but they can sometimes terrify people who see them.
Acrocanthosaurus – 23,000 to 32,000 years old
Allosaurus – 31,000 years old
Apatosaurus – 38,000 years old
Hadrosaur – 22,000 to 37,000 years old
Triceratops – 24,000 to 39,000 years old
Dr. Verano confirmed that the characteristic blood stain on Andean artifacts is impossible to fake. [Indicates genuine antiquity]