crude head sketches evaluated by Hodgkinson

Ropen Critic on Youtube

Around September of 2013, the following comment appeared in response to the “Ropen-Pterodactyl American Eyewitness” Youtube video: “Wow! The problem here is these creatures would have to live in populations in order to survive. They would be seen by lots of different people (not just wacky fundies) and would be well known to science. It is…

digital copy of front cover of the nonfiction book by Jonathan Whitcomb

How old is the Pterosaur-Extinction Idea?

The assumption that all “pterodactyls” became extinct long ago—that idea is old itself. According to the third edition of Searching for Ropens and Finding God, it seems to have started at the time of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, in the late 1700’s: Four years before George Washington was elected to his first term in the…

front cover for nonfiction cryptozoology book, 3rd edition

Plasma or Ropens Near Marfa, Texas?

Nobody has spent more hours actively investigating Marfa Lights in the field than James Bunnell, who lives in Texas. He has accumulated much valuable data on sightings of the truly mysterious lights, the ones that are clearly not related to car headlights. He deserves far more acclaim than he has received, from the majority of those who…

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Rhamphorhynchoid Tail Flange

I’ll reveal a few details about a new sighting report, since this blog is more for eyewitnesses rather than researchers; more details will probably be forthcoming in the next few days, but let’s take a sneak preview of this encounter. It includes a reference to what I have long presented as evidence for a Rhamphorhynchoid tail in featherless…

Near the Colorado street exit from the northbound I-5 freeway - near where three "dragons" were seen flying on March 3, 2013

Dragons or Pterosaurs in Griffith Park

How delighted I was, this past March, to receive an eyewitness report of three “dragons” flying over the I-5 freeway in Los Angeles! I waited for weeks, hoping another driver on that stretch of freeway just east of Griffith Park, Los Angeles, would confirm the March 3rd flyover; but it would be in vain, for…

Nonfiction book by Michael Newton: Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology, A Global Guide - copyright 2005 - published by McFarland & Company

Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology – A Global Guide

At a list price of $75, the Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology is not for everybody, but for cryptozoology readers who visit libraries it is priceless; I found a copy in the main branch of the Long Beach (California) Public Library. This is one of the twelve reference works awarded special acclaim, in 2006, by the American Library Association;…