Questions and Answers
About Living Pterosaurs
Question: How big do modern pterosaurs get?
Answer: Most eyewitnesses describe creatures that are
large compared with flying birds. A few reports
indicate living pterosaurs may grow to have a
wingspan as great as thirty feet or even more.
Question: Are some of them dangerous?
Answer: There have been a few reports of attacks on the
mainland of Papua New Guinea. A few human
deaths have resulted.
Question: Where can I read more about living pterosaurs?
Answer: There are many web sites:
Jonah Jim saw a glowing ropen fly overhead near
his home on Umboi Island.
Jacob Kepas, when he was a 12-year-old boy, saw
a glowing seklo-bali fly over his village.
Gideon Koro, and six of his friends, were terrified
by a giant ropen that flew over a lake one day.
Duane Hodgkinson saw a giant “pterodactyl,” in
1944, just west of Finschhafen, New Guinea.
Paul Nation saw and videotaped two indava lights
as they were about to fly away from a ridge deep
in the mountainous interior of the mainland of
Papua New Guinea (near Tawa Village).
Brian Hennessy saw a “primitive” flying creature,
with a long tail, on Bougainville Island, Papua New
Guinea. Hennessy is a psychologist.
A couple was taking a walk in Perth, Australia,
when they were shocked to see a giant “lizard-like”
creature flying overhead: wingspan of 30-50 feet.
Philosophies and Theories about living pterosaurs are
related, according to evolution and creation models.
Living pterosaurs have various names in Papua New Guinea.
Critics of the idea of live pterosaurs are answered.
A pterosaur (or strange creature like one) was seen flying over
a remote swamp in South Carolina (clear visibility at 3:00 p.m.)
Judge the credibility of the Umboi Island eyewitnesses.
What happened to pterosaurs? (They’re not extinct.)
Learn about the Creationist perspective on living pterosaurs.
(This includes ideas about how species survived extinction,
why the Mesozoic objection is unsound, and how the General
Theory of Evolution related to Creation.)
The New Britain creature may be a Pterodactyloid.
Question: Why don’t biology textbooks have anything
about living pterosaurs?
Answer: Modern pterosaurs are cryptids, meaning that
they are not acknowledged in zoology, even
though they are known in cryptozoology.
Question: Why do we not see pterosaurs flying around?
Answer: Whatever species of pterosaurs that now live
are rare compared with many birds and bats,
and at least some of them are nocturnal.
Question: How does anyone know they exist?
Answer: Eyewitnesses from a number of cultures give
testimonies of pterosaur sightings.
Question: Why are the sightings not in the news?
Answer: The Western news media covers reports within
the context of Western culture, which includes
a deeply-held opinion that all dinosaurs and
pterosaurs became extinct long ago.
Question: Does anybody hunt for living pterosaurs?
Answer: For many years, there have been expeditions
in Papua New Guinea, where many people
have reported the creatures.
Question: What kind of pterosaurs are living?
Answer: Many reports include a description of a long
tail; some include a head appendage. This has
led some investigators to propose that there
are Rhamphorhynchoids still alive.
Question: Are there any photographs available?
Answer: As of early February, 2008, the only images
available that are promoted by investigators
are video shots of distant lights without any
Question: How could pterosaurs have survived into
Answer: Most living-pterosaur investigators are Young-
Earth-Creationists, meaning they do not believe
that pterosaurs, or any other life, lived millions
of years ago, so this question is answered in
a different way by those of different beliefs.
Question: Where do they live?
Answer: Many are reported in Papua New Guinea. They
have many names: ropen, indava, seklo-bali,
wawanar, duwas. There have also been some
reports of pterosaurs in the United States,
including Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, and
California. In Africa, there is a creature
called by the natives “kongamato.”