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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…

Orange and Black Pterosaur Flying in Texas

Aaron Tullock was only eight years old when he encountered what could only be called a “pterosaur,” in northeastern Texas, in 1995. Although some critics may discount the experience of a child, he has no doubt what he saw. He is now one of a number of pterosaur eyewitnesses who may be interviewed for a film…

The Best of Pterosaur Eyewitness

Having just passed the one-year anniversary of Pterosaur Eyewitness, we can consider the best posts of the past twelve months. I hope that the next year will see more comments from readers. Who Sees a Pterosaur A brief look at eyewitnesses of living pterosaurs Consider Papua New Guinea. For Umboi Island, eyewitnesses have included an…

More Light on Marfa Lights

Perhaps the greatest controversy relates to this question: “What are Marfa Lights?*” How one answers that question relates to another: “Are all mysterious lights around Marfa caused by the same thing?” Once a person admits that meteors, train lights, and car headlights all may appear mysterious under certain conditions, then that person may come to…

Texas Flying Creature

Eyewitnesses of a strange flying creature in Texas–they describe something like a pterosaur, although a common word for that “flying dinosaur” is “pterodactyl.” The subject now is those kinds of flying creatures, not the “Thunder Bird” with feathers or other large birds whose feathers make them birds; we now consider the ancient featherless “dinosaur birds”…

Marfa Lights in Texas

As of late-2010, only a few of the scientists who had investigated Marfa Lights, the strange ghost lights of Marfa, Texas, had been informed of the living-pterosaur explanation. (Not all lights around Marfa are truly uncommon, however, since the atmospheric conditions sometimes make distant car headlights appear strange.) The cryptozoological possibility seems weird, but there are similarities with…

Living Nightmare: Attack in the Dead of Winter

Copyright 2010 Jonathan Whitcomb (Reproduce no more than the first three paragraphs, unless given permission to reproduce more. And please link to this page. Thank you. The following is no joke, although the findings have yet to be verified scientifically.) The Nightmare Remember your worst nightmare? Were you glad to wake up? Be grateful. In…

A New Name: Kor

I have been communicating, by email, with a man who was born on Manus Island (northern Papua New Guinea). How thrilling it was to learn a new local name for the ropen! “Kor” they call the nocturnal glowing creature that flies over the sea, catching fish. It seems to be at least closely related to…

Texas Sighting, 1995

The account of the 1995 Brownsville, Texas, sighting starts with a dog that is acting strangely. The eyewitness (11-12-year-old girl) is afraid that her dog is sick, for it was not eating. “I went outside around late morning . . . I found (the dog) cowering around the side of our house as low as she could get behind…