Umboi Island image of J. D. Whitcomb

Donald Prothero and “Fake Pterosaurs”

Another paleontologist has stepped outside his field of expertise and railed against my writings about modern pterosaurs: Donald Prothero, who specializes in mammalian paleontology, according to Wikipedia. His November 24, 2014, post is titled “Fake Pterosaurs and Sock Puppets” on skeptic.com. I avoid linking to libelous pages, and this one includes “Whitcomb admitted the deception in…

Ropen “Extinction” on Wikipedia

The “ropen” page on Wikipedia, at one time, had many paragraphs, delighting some cryptozoologists but annoying some skeptics. One biology professor in Minnesota, in particular, detested the many web pages he saw that supported belief in modern living pterosaurs, including the long-tailed ropen. It may have been a coincidence, but when he wrote his own…

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…

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;…

silhouette page of 34 images of bats, birds, and pterosaurs, used by Guessman and Woetzel on their 2004 expedition on Umboi Island

Griffith Park Dragons?

This past Monday morning I read an email I received from a woman who encountered three “dragons” flying over the I-5 freeway, just northeast of downtown Los Angeles, on Sunday morning, March 3rd. (I will call this anonymous eyewitness “CGP”) This morning at about 6 am [later clarified to be within five minutes of 6:10 a.m.]  I saw…