It looks like six Civil War soldiers gathered around an apparent Pteranodon

Photograph of a Modern Pterosaur?

By the world’s leading expert on sighting reports of apparent living pterosaurs, Jonathan Whitcomb IMPORTANT UPDATE: The original post was written in April of 2013 and is shown under the four stars below. On January 14, 2017, the physicist Clifford Paiva, of California, and I (Jonathan Whitcomb) jointly agreed that the image of an apparent pterosaur…

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…

Hoax or Pterosaur?

I have sometimes observed, in the writing of critics or skeptics, a fondness for throwing together “hoax” and “misidentification.” I now think that misidentifications are more likely than hoaxess, for those reports that are less credible, but the large majority of sightings that are reported to me from emails are credible reports, with no major sign…

Objective Ministries Hoax

What a misuse of the word “objective!” The web site objectiveministries.org, I have concluded, is an elaborate hoax. I conclude that there is no such educational facility as “Fellowship University,” and there is no such creationist “Richard Paley” affiliated with “objective ministries.” All the supposed plans for an expedition “to locate and bring back to…

Eyewitness Paul Nation

It was his third expedition in Papua New Guinea, but the first one on the mainland. Deep in the mountainous interior, in Tawa Village, at 7:20 p.m., on Nov 9, 2006, Paul Nation videotaped two lights on a nearby ridge. A few weeks later, in Central California, Cliff Paiva (a missile defense physicist) analyzed the video footage,…

Eyewitness Brian Hennessy

Brian Hennessy, an Australian who works at a medical university in China, I interviewed by email in 2006 (two years after my expedition in Papua New Guinea). His sighting, on the island of Bougainville in 1971, relates to the sighting by Duane Hodgkinson, in 1944, although the locations are many miles apart. Hennessy told me, “The creature…

Pterosaur Eyewitnesses Not Playing Hoaxes

Research that I’ve done over the past ten months has convinced me that the American eyewitnesses of apparent living pterosaurs have not been playing practical jokes. Several separate characteristics of the data from across the United States demonstrate that hoaxes could not be a significant factor in the testimonies. When an eyewitness estimates wingspan (not all…