Paul Nation, the most active LP explorer

No other American cryptozoologist has gone on more expeditions to Papua New Guinea, to search for living pterosaurs, than Paul Nation. He was part of one of the first ropen expeditions to Umboi Island, in the 1990’s, returning to Umboi in 2002, with his son, Nathanael. In 2003, he mailed many eyewitness videos to Jonathan Whitcomb, who became …

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Garth Guessman, another active cryptozoologist

Literally and figuratively following in the footsteps of his friend David Woetzel, Garth Guessman, of California, has searched for creatures that Western science declares extinct. After these two Americans had consulted with the missionary Jim Blume, on the mainland of Papua New Guinea in 2004, they took a small plane to Umboi Island, home of …

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David Woetzel, explorer and cryptozoologist

Searching for living dinosaurs and pterosaurs has become an important avocation for David Woetzel, a New Hampshire businessman, and in both central Africa and Papua New Guinea has he searched. Late in 2000, he accompanied the explorer William Gibbons into Cameroon, Africa, where they interviewed many natives. A creature called “li’kela-bembe” is greatly feared in …

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Nonfiction books about modern pterosaurs

Whether called “pterosaur,” “pterodactyl,” “Big Bird,” “flying dinosaur,” “dragon,” or “ropen,” this large flying creature, unclassified by modern science, is the subject of several modern nonfiction books. Live Pterosaurs in America Jonathan Whitcomb wrote this nonfiction, in 2009, after receiving many emails from Americans who reported sightings of apparent pterosaurs in the United States. The sighting locations …

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