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Live Pterosaurs in America: Sightings of Apparent Pterosaurs in the United States Paperback – July 25, 2009

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The third edition of this book became available in November, 2011

About the Author

As a forensic videographer, Jonathan Whitcomb was an independent interviewer and video specialist for attorney firms. After examining home video footage of natives on a tropical island, he became convinced that they were telling the truth about what they saw: a creature Westerners would label "pterodactyl." The deportment of the natives, while telling about their eyewitness experiences, gave them high credibility, in Whitcomb's view. Whitcomb set aside his work in legal video, traveling to Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea. He returned to the United States but not to his former profession. He became a writer, proclaiming to the world that pterosaurs are still living.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (July 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441477039
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441477033
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,304,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've found this book to be well researched with many detailed accounts. Definitely more to this phenomenon than I thought! Worth every penny!
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102 pages of decently written information on flying oddities. It draws heavily on his previously published "Searching for Ropens." It fills a gap and was inexpensive.
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Please don't kill old yeller beak,Paw ! I gots to sun...before some other poor unfortunate reads this drool !
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Had I written this review a few years back, I would have titled it "Silly season creationism" or something to that effect. But sure, I'm still *very* sceptical to Jonathan David Whitcomb's book about - wait for it - sightings of apparent pterosaurs in the United States. Apparent...what exactly?

Creationists (and perhaps a few others) have been searching for living pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea, where there are native legends about a luminescent "demon flyer" harassing remote villages at night. Whitcomb and other enthusiasts believe, or want to believe, that there are pterosaurs at large in the United States, as well. The eye-witnesses prefer to be anonymous or pseudonymous due to fear of ridicule. Whitcomb and his fellow researchers (some of whom claim to have seen pterosaurs themselves) have sometimes kept the locations of the purported sightings hidden. This means that scientists can't do much with their material, and other cryptozoologists or investigators of the paranormal might also feel left in the lurch. Whitcomb claims to be able to tell a hoax from the real thing, but he never explains how. To be honest, I don't think he can - I wonder what would happen if a nefarious sceptic would try to prove him wrong by fabricating an observation?

Many of the "pterosaur" observations are probably misidentifications of large herons, bats, kites or pterosaur models. Many have been made at night. Others have a certain occult feel, as when one eye-witness reported a huge pterosaur in the middle of Suburbia, but nobody else noticed! The creatures are biologically impossible. What do they eat? Where do they breed? How come bird-watchers aren't seeing them? Whitcomb believes that the pterosaurs eat nightjars or bats, but shouldn't this affect nightjar or bat behaviour?
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