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…

“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…

Misidentification

Regarding the sightings by Hodgkinson and Hennessy, misidentification of a Frigate bird or a Flying Fox fruit bat seems practically impossible; those two flying creatures were anything but birds or bats. But critics have also used the word “misidentified” (or “misidentify”) for reports of living pterosaurs in the United States. Before getting into details about…

Bioluminescent Pterosaurs in America

Glowing “pterodactyls?” In North America? Non-extinct? What could be more strange? Before dismissing the idea, consider some eyewitness sightings in North America, in light of reports of glowing pterosaurs in the southwest Pacific. But notwithstanding reports appear to be more numerous from some remote tropical islands, there are now enough sightings in North America to justify comparing them…

Cryptozoology Book on Pterosaurs

The second edition of the nonfiction book Live Pterosaurs in America is now being published, with online sales channels expected to be open before the end of this month (November, 2010). This edition is greatly expanded with new sighting reports and analysis. This non-fiction cryptozoology book can be found on Amazon.com. Part of the Introduction: This book might make a…