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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…

Eagle-Toddler Youtube Video

Several things made me suspicious when I first started examining the Youtube video “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid:” The mother appeared only mildly interested in saving her baby The eagle appeared to have lifted the toddler off the ground before Mommy noticed The shadows in various parts of the park meadow did not line up right with each…

Statistics on Pterosaur Sightings

During the past few weeks, I’ve compiled sighting data, entering it into the data base that was used for analysis about one year ago; most of the newly compiled data is from sighting reports I’ve received in 2012. It verifies the earlier examination that showed that hoaxes were not involved, in any major way, in the…

Popular Cryptozoology Books

Leaving aside fictions and e-books (including Kindle) here’s a listing of many cryptozoology books that are best selling on Amazon, at least early this afternoon (July 26, 2012). The ranking estimates how many total books are selling better, among the millions offered on Amazon. For example, for the top book listed below, it is estimated that…

Interview for Television

  A few days ago, I was interviewed by Richard Syrett, for an episode of his television show. Other cryptozoologists previously interviewed include Garth Guessman and William Gibbons. This episode of “The Conspiracy Show” is supposed to be on Canadian television this coming October. I was delighted at the interview, for it seemed open-minded in…

Scientific Conspiracy or not?

Is the opposition to reports of living pterosaurs from a scientific conspiracy? To the best of my experience and knowledge, no. I am unaware of any evidence for any coordinated attempt to cover up valid evidence for living pterosaurs. But virtual conspiracy is another story. The cumulative effect of countless Westerners placing 100% of their faith…

Wings of Pterosaurs

After two centuries examining pterosaur fossils, scientists have learned much about their anatomy. Let’s look at those featherless wings, what some eyewitnesses (of apparent pterosaurs) compare with bat wings. We’ll begin with fingers, including the one finger that supports the wing: For pterosaurs, one of the four fingers (digits) supports the wing. The other three are for graspings, similar to…

“Jonathan Whitcomb: Pterodactyl Expert”

My own qualifications, intelligence, and integrity—those are not my favorite subjects to write about unless I’m responding to a forum in which that is the subject or a significant sub-topic. I won’t link to the cryptozoology forum now in question, for some of the comments are needlessly insulting and the phrase “that he lies about in his…

Cryptozoology Blogs About Pterosaurs

I don’t know how many cryptozoology blogs have occasional posts on eyewitness reports of apparent living pterosaurs, but I know a few that specialize in pterosaurs. Find what may interest you on the following, with excerpts of recents posts. Live Pterosaur Kentucky Pterosaur “Hi, my name is [MR] and I live at . . .…

More Pterosaurs in Washington State

Bigfoot is not the only nocturnal cryptid living in the northwestern United States. Pterosaurs and “weird bat-like” flying creatures (that may be pterosaurs) have been reported by various eyewitnesses and in various areas of the state of Washington. I have recently become aware of other sightings, by eyewitnesses that I have not interviewed, at least…

Philippines Pterosaurs Seen by Eyewitnesses

At least a few eyewitnesses in the Philippines have reported pterosaur sightings to at least one cryptozoologist; I (Jonathan Whitcomb) have received a few reports myself. Las Pinas, Philippines (reported on cryptozoology.com years ago) . . . It has been quite some time already, about 12 years ago, and I was just about 11 or 12 then…