Mr. Kuhn drew this sketch within minutes of his sighting at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1971 Searching for Ropens and Finding God sketch by Eskin Kuhn, 1971, of a living pterosaur in Cuba The LDS nonfiction author Jonathan David Whitcomb on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea
LDS author Jonathan David Whitcomb wrote the revised and enlarged fourth edition of the book Searching for Ropens and Finding God
U. S. Marine Eskin C. Kuhn, in 1971, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Paul Nation - his expedition in Papua New Guinea in 2006
Paperback 6x9 inches 360 pages $17.50 SRP Published: Oct-2014 This “Bible of modern pterosaurs” is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be surprised, if not shocked, as you read these true-life accounts of modern living pterosaurs. (Please be aware that the interior images in this book are in gray scale, not color.)
Gideon Koro - native eyewitness of the ropen of Umboi Island Mesa Augustin also saw the huge ropen flying over Lake Pung Wesley Koro, brother of Gideon, was one of the seven boys who saw the ropen flying over a crater lake silhouette sketch of a Sordes pilosus Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur compared with an eyewitness sketch-choice of the ropen physicist Clifford Paiva examined the video footage brought back to the USA by Paul Nation
Copyright 2014-2017  Jonathan David Whitcomb
Whitcomb’s book is nicknamed the “Bible of modern pterosaurs”
The author and his wife, at home in Murray, Utah
From a reader of the second edition: “ . . . it contains a wealth of INTEREST- ING information on a cryptid that until now, I had known . . . little about. Mr Whitcomb's way of storytelling was captivating to say the least. . . .” J. Navarro: 5 Stars The third edition has been greatly enlarged and improved, and the fourth edition is even more expanded.
LDS nonfiction writer and cryptozoology author Jonathan David Whitcomb
From the author: “I have not given the past 14 years of my life to a hoax. My associates and I have searched for living pterosaurs in the tropical rain forests of Papua New Guinea, for we believe that these nocturnal flying creatures are real animals. . . . be aware that I believe they are modern pterosaurs. This is nonfiction.” From the book’s Introduction: “Responding to a strange idea by negatively labeling its advocate—that can blind us or at least blur the border between truth and error, even if our concept is better. When in human history has one person always been wrong? And when one pearl is found in the mud of an old oyster bed, expect another.” From Chapter One “I raised caimans. Why was I attracted to Central American alligators? Perhaps it was their imper- vious hide. . . .”
From part of a sketch by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn: modern pterosaur in Cuba
Get the whole truth, with your own copy of Searching for Ropens and Finding God - the revised & enlarged 4th edition SRP=$17.50 but less at times on Amazon  NON-FICTION  Real dragons!
Jonathan and Gladys, active members of the Clover Crest Ward (Murray North Stake) in central Utah
Eyewitness of ropen
Mesa, too, saw ropen
Wesley also saw ropen, as it flew just above the surface of the lake in clear mid-day light on Umboi Island
Clifford Paiva, missile defense physicist, has analyzed the video of the indava light of the mainland of Papua New Guinea. He had no doubt: It could be a bioluminescent glow from modern living pterosaurs. (See the reference to Paul Nation’s expedition in 2006 in Papua New Guinea.)
Compare ropen to the Sordes pilosus (long- tailed pterosaur)
The eyewitness Brian Hennessy saw what he called a “primitive” flying creature on the island of Bougainville, in New Guinea, in the year 1971. Whitcomb maintains that it was a long-tailed ropen.
Mount Bel, Umboi Is., soon after a sighting of a ropen in 2004, as the author was on his expedition there (He missed it, having gone to bed a few hours earlier, but two natives did see it.)
Jonathan and Gladys Whitcomb, active members of the Clover Crest Ward in Murray, Utah LDS author Jonathan David Whitcomb
Nonfiction author of cryptozoology books: Jonathan Whitcomb (including Searching for Ropens and Finding God)
Author on his expedition in Papua New Guinea
Nonfiction dragons, or “pterodactyls,” as described by eyewitnesses around the world, beginning in Papua New Guinea
U. S. Marine Eskin Kuhn drew this sketch of the modern pterosaur he saw in Cuba in 1971 LDS author Jonathan Whitcomb looking into a storm channel in Lakewood, California Gladys and Jonathan Whitcomb, LDS Mormons in Murray, Utah front cover of the non-fiction cryptozoology book "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" by Jonathan Whitcomb Nonfiction book by the LDS author Jonathan Whitcomb "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" - fourth edition - on Amazon
Mount Bel on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, soon after a sighting of a ropen light
Eyewitness E. Kuhn has been interviewed several times, by phone, by the author, Jonathan Whitcomb. Kuhn sketched what he saw in Cuba.
"Searching for Ropens and Finding God" - fourth edition - back cover
Back cover of this, the nonfiction true-life adventure in a cross- genre of spiritual, science, and also cryptozoology
Book by an LDS author
This sketch of two "pterodactyls" was drawn by the eyewitness: Eskin Kuhn
This was sketched by Eskin Kuhn, who saw the two creatures at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in clear daylight, in 1971. Compare this drawing by the U. S. Marine with the sketch drawn by Patty Carson (above). Differences in details in the two sketches may be from memory imperfections, but these were very likely to be the same species of long-tailed ropen.
sketch by Patty Carson, now living in California - she saw this ropen in Cuba in 1965
The author Jonathan Whitcomb looks into a storm channel in Lakewood, California, near where a “dragon-pterodactyl was reported to have flown in mid-2012. Whitcomb had a face-to-face interview with the eyewitness of the ropen.
part of first page of Chapter 3 in the modern-pterosaur book - Duane Hodgkinson witnessed a huge "pterodactyl" in New Guinea Patty Carson, eyewitness of a large ropen in Cuba in 1965
Patty Carson, as a child, witnessed one of the large flying creatures at Gitmo, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay) in 1965. Her sketch, drawn more recently, shows a resemblance to the sketch drawn by the United States Marine Eskin, Kuhn, who drew his own sketch within minutes of his sighting in 1971.
Garth Guessman (left) and World War II veteran Duane Hodgkinson (right)
Guessman interviewed the flight instructor, Duane Hodgkinson, in 2005, confirming the credibility of this man who witnessed the huge “pterodactyl” in 1944 in New Guinea. Get the details in the nonfiction spiritual/ true-life adventure/ cryptozoology book Searching for Ropens and Finding God. (fourth edition)
Enlarged and expanded fourth edition published in 2014
This was sketched by Patty Carson, who saw the creature, and its teeth, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in clear daylight. Compare this with the sketch below, by another eyewitness.
Whitcomb's cryptozoology book "Searching for Ropens and Finding God"
Paperback Searching for Ropens and Finding God, 4th edition
From two of the first readers to get their hands on a copy of the book (earlier edition): “. . . once you start flipping through it, it's very hard to put down. I can't wait to read the whole thing.” Richard Dobbs, North Carolina. “Hi Jonathan, I just finished your book. . . . What an adventure you went on, you're very brave. . . . I myself look to science to answer questions but I keep an open mind because if there's one solid belief that I have, it is of how little we really know. Life is such a magical mystery, I just keep looking for clues and following my heart. . . .”  Racel Sopoco, Canada
American football coach in a Mormon film
An American football coach in the film “Meet the Mormons”
Paul Nation, of Texas, helped Whitcomb to prepare for the first ropen expedition of 2004. Whitcomb was later able to help find the funding that Paul Nation needed for the historic expedition of 2006 on the mainland of Papua New Guinea. Paul’s expedition, in that year, resulted in video footage being brought back to the United States. Cliff Paiva then analyzed the video footage of two flying lights and concluded that they did not come from any common sources.
The Mormon nonfiction author Jonathan Whitcomb was a forensic videographer in 2004, working as an independent day-in- the-life and documentary producer for attorney firms, mostly of whom were in Southern California. After his expedition on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, he began writing books about eyewitnesses he interviewed. With his cryptozoology associates (of other Christian faiths), he became convinced that the witnesses they interviewed were honest and that the animals they described were indeed modern living pterosaurs, what many Westerners call “pterodactyls.”
Guessman (shown) and Woetzel searched for modern pterosaurs on the north (Whitcomb had searched on the south) of Umboi Island
 Garth Guessman  In the second ropen expedition of 2004, Guessman was one of the two Americans who explored Umboi Island (a few weeks after Whitcomb’s expedition on Umboi).
photos of eight American cryptozoologists and searchers for modern pterosaurs
Jonathan Whitcomb is one of a number of American Christian men who have searched, in at least one area of the earth, for non-extinct pterosaurs, including the nocturnal ropen.
David Woetzel on his expedition on Umboi Island in 2004
  David Woetzel  Read how the above explorer observed a strange flying light, one night, on Umboi Island, in 2004, and why it was not any meteor or “shooting star.” Get the details in the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, fourth edition.
true-life adventure in this book by a Mormon author
  Fourth Edition  This non-fiction book, by an L.D.S. author, is not a promotion for a young universe. It promotes cooperation between persons of various faiths and origin philosophies. With that said, a small part of the book makes it clear that certain accounts in the Bible, such as the Flood of Noah, are in harmony with  the reality of modern pterosaurs and that strict naturalism philosophy is out of harmony with those flying creatures.
Other nonfiction books by the LDS author Jonathan Whitcomb
non-fiction book about modern pterosaurs in America free download pdf book by Jonathan Whitcomb Another nonfiction cryptozoology book by Mormon author Jonathan Whitcomb
Live Pterosaurs in America
Modern Pterosaurs
Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea
  Scott Norman  This respected crypto- zoologist observed a flying creature that had some similarities to a Pteranodon, as it flew over a shed, in the summer of 2007, in the central valley of California. Many other persons have witnessed an apparent pterosaur in California, many of the sightings being in Los Angeles and Orange County.
The Ptp photograph was examined by two American scientifists and declared genuine
Ptp photograph  This photo, early in 2017, was examined in detail by two U.S. scientists: Clifford Paiva and Jonathan Whitcomb, and found to have a genuine image of a modern pterosaur. This is no joke but a sincere investigation into an old photograph.
email contact form for the Mormon author Jonathan Whitcomb
Read about what this World War II veteran said about the huge “pterodactyl” he and his army buddy saw in a jungle clearing near Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944.
Copyright 2014-2017  Jonathan David Whitcomb
Searching for Ropens and Finding God sketch by Eskin Kuhn, 1971, of a living pterosaur in Cuba
Author on his expedition in Papua New Guinea
Whitcomb’s book is nicknamed the “Bible of modern pterosaurs”
Book by an LDS author
Nonfiction dragons, or “pterodactyls,” as described by eyewitnesses around the world, beginning in Papua New Guinea
Nonfiction book by the LDS author Jonathan Whitcomb
Get the whole truth, with your own copy of Searching for Ropens and Finding God - the revised & enlarged 4th edition SRP=$17.50 but less at times on Amazon  NON-FICTION  Real dragons!
Jonathan and Gladys, active members of the Clover Crest Ward (Murray North Stake) in central Utah
Gladys and Jonathan Whitcomb, LDS Mormons in Murray, Utah
Paperback 6x9 inches 360 pages $17.50 SRP Published: Oct-2014 This “Bible of modern pterosaurs” is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be surprised, if not shocked, as you read these true-life accounts of modern living pterosaurs. (Please be aware that the interior images in this book are in gray scale, not color.)
"Searching for Ropens and Finding God" - fourth edition - on Amazon silhouette sketch of a Sordes pilosus Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur compared with an eyewitness sketch-choice of the ropen
Compare ropen to the Sordes pilosus (long- tailed pterosaur)
Gideon Koro - native eyewitness of the ropen of Umboi Island Mesa Augustin also saw the huge ropen flying over Lake Pung Wesley Koro, brother of Gideon, was one of the seven boys who saw the ropen flying over a crater lake
Eyewitness of ropen
Mesa, too, saw ropen
Wesley also saw ropen, as it flew just above the surface of the lake in clear mid-day light on Umboi Island
LDS nonfiction writer and cryptozoology author Jonathan David Whitcomb
From the author: “I have not given the past 14 years of my life to a hoax. My associates and I have searched for living pterosaurs in the tropical rain forests of Papua New Guinea, for we believe that these nocturnal flying creatures are real animals. . . . be aware that I believe they are modern pterosaurs. This is nonfiction.” From the book’s Introduction: “Responding to a strange idea by negatively labeling its advocate—that can blind us or at least blur the border between truth and error, even if our concept is better. When in human history has one person always been wrong? And when one pearl is found in the mud of an old oyster bed, expect another.” From Chapter One “I raised caimans. Why was I attracted to Central American alligators? Perhaps it was their imper- vious hide. . . .”
U. S. Marine Eskin C. Kuhn, in 1971, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Eyewitness E. Kuhn has been interviewed several times, by phone, by the author, Jonathan Whitcomb. Kuhn sketched what he saw in Cuba.
LDS author Jonathan David Whitcomb
Nonfiction author of cryptozoology books: Jonathan Whitcomb (including Searching for Ropens and Finding God)
Mount Bel, Umboi Is., soon after a sighting of a ropen in 2004, as the author was on his expedition there (He missed it, having gone to bed a few hours earlier, but two natives did see it.)
Mount Bel on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, soon after a sighting of a ropen light "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" - fourth edition - back cover
Back cover of this, the nonfiction true-life adventure in a cross- genre of spiritual, science, and also cryptozoology
The eyewitness Brian Hennessy saw what he called a “primitive” flying creature on the island of Bougainville, in New Guinea, in the year 1971. Whitcomb maintains that it was a long-tailed ropen.
part of first page of Chapter 3 in the modern-pterosaur book - Duane Hodgkinson witnessed a huge "pterodactyl" in New Guinea front cover of the non-fiction cryptozoology book "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" by Jonathan Whitcomb
Enlarged, expanded fourth edition published in 2014
LDS author Jonathan David Whitcomb wrote the revised and enlarged fourth edition of the book Searching for Ropens and Finding God
physicist Clifford Paiva examined the video footage brought back to the USA by Paul Nation Patty Carson, eyewitness of a large ropen in Cuba in 1965 sketch by Patty Carson, now living in California - she saw this ropen in Cuba in 1965
This was sketched by Patty Carson, who saw the creature, and its teeth, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in clear daylight. Compare this with the sketch below, by another eyewitness.
This sketch of two "pterodactyls" was drawn by the eyewitness: Eskin Kuhn
This was sketched by Eskin Kuhn, who saw the two creatures at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in clear daylight, in 1971. Compare this drawing by the U. S. Marine with the sketch drawn by Patty Carson (above). Differences in details in the two sketches may be from memory imperfections, but these were very likely to be the same species of long-tailed ropen.
LDS author Jonathan Whitcomb looking into a storm channel in Lakewood, California sketch by Eskin Kuhn, 1971, of a living pterosaur in Cuba
The author Jonathan Whitcomb looks into a storm channel in Lakewood, California, near where a dragon-pterodactyl” was reported to have flown in mid-2012. Mr. Whitcomb had a face-to-face interview with the eyewitness of the ropen.
Jonathan and Gladys Whitcomb, active members of the Clover Crest Ward in Murray, Utah
The author and his wife, at home in Murray, Utah
Whitcomb's cryptozoology book "Searching for Ropens and Finding God"
Paperback Searching for Ropens and Finding God, 4th edition
From part of a sketch by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn: modern pterosaur in Cuba
From two of the first readers to get their hands on a copy of the book (earlier edition): “. . . once you start flipping through it, it's very hard to put down. I can't wait to read the whole thing.” Richard Dobbs, North Carolina. “Hi Jonathan, I just finished your book. . . . What an adventure you went on, you're very brave. . . . I myself look to science to answer questions but I keep an open mind because if there's one solid belief that I have, it is of how little we really know. Life is such a magical mystery, I just keep looking for clues and following my heart. . . .”  Racel Sopoco, Canada
The Mormon nonfiction author Jonathan Whitcomb was a forensic videographer in 2004, working as an independent day-in-the-life and documentary producer for attorney firms, mostly of whom were in Southern California. After his expedition on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, he began writing books about eyewitnesses he interviewed. With his cryptozoology associates (of other Christian faiths), he became convinced that the witnesses they interviewed were honest and that the animals they described were indeed modern living pterosaurs, what many Westerners call “pterodactyls.”
photos of eight American cryptozoologists and searchers for modern pterosaurs photos of eight American cryptozoologists and searchers for modern pterosaurs
Jonathan Whitcomb is one of a number of American Christian men who have searched, in at least one area of the earth, for non-extinct pterosaurs, includ- ing the nocturnal ropen.
Other nonfiction books by the LDS author Jonathan Whitcomb
non-fiction book about modern pterosaurs in America Another nonfiction cryptozoology book by Mormon author Jonathan Whitcomb free download pdf book by Jonathan Whitcomb
Live Pterosaurs in America
Modern Pterosaurs
Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea
Read about what this World War II veteran said about the huge “pterodactyl” he and his army buddy saw in a jungle clearing near the city of Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944.
Clifford Paiva, missile defense physicist, has analyzed the video of the indava light of the mainland of Papua New Guinea. He had no doubt: It could be a bioluminescent glow from modern living pterosaurs. (See the reference to Paul Nation’s expedition in 2006 in Papua New Guinea.)
Patty Carson, as a child, witnessed one of the large flying creatures at Gitmo, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay) in 1965. Her sketch, drawn more recently, shows a resemblance to the sketch drawn by the United States Marine Eskin, Kuhn, who drew his own sketch within minutes of his sighting in 1971.
Paul Nation - his expedition in Papua New Guinea in 2006
Paul Nation, of Texas, helped Whitcomb to prepare for the first ropen expedition of 2004. Whitcomb was later able to help find the funding that Paul Nation needed for the historic expedition of 2006 on the mainland of Papua New Guinea. Paul’s expedition, in that year, resulted in video footage being brought back to the United States. Cliff Paiva then analyzed the video footage of two flying lights and concluded that they did not come from any common sources.
American football coach in a Mormon film
An American football coach in the film “Meet the Mormons”
Guessman (shown) and Woetzel searched for modern pterosaurs on the north (Whitcomb had searched on the south) of Umboi Island
 Garth Guessman  In the second ropen expedition of 2004, Guessman was one of the two Americans who explored Umboi Island (a few weeks after Whitcomb’s expedition on Umboi).
David Woetzel on his expedition on Umboi Island in 2004
  David Woetzel  Read how the above explorer observed a strange flying light, one night, on Umboi Island, in 2004, and why it was not any meteor or “shooting star.” Get the details in the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, fourth edition.
Garth Guessman (left) and World War II veteran Duane Hodgkinson (right)
Guessman interviewed the flight instructor, Duane Hodgkinson, in 2005, confirming the credibility of this man who witnessed the huge “pterodactyl” in 1944 in New Guinea. Get the details in the nonfiction spiritual/true-life adventure/cryptozoology book Searching for Ropens and Finding God. (fourth edition)
From part of a sketch by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn: modern pterosaur in Cuba
  Scott Norman  This respected crypto- zoologist observed a flying creature that had some similarities to a Pteranodon, as it flew over a shed, in the summer of 2007, in the central valley of California. Many other persons have witnessed an apparent pterosaur in California, many of the sightings being in Los Angeles and Orange County.
From a reader of the second edition: “ . . . it contains a wealth of INTERESTING information on a cryptid that until now, I had known . . . little about. Mr Whitcomb's way of storytelling was captivating to say the least. . . .” J. Navarro: 5 Stars The third edition has been greatly enlarged and improved, and the fourth edition is even more expanded.
From part of a sketch by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn: modern pterosaur in Cuba true-life adventure in this book by a Mormon author
This non-fiction book, by an L.D.S. author, is not a promotion for a young universe. It promotes cooperation between persons of various faiths and origin philosophies. With that said, a small part of the book makes it clear that certain accounts in the Bible, such as the Flood of Noah, are in harmony with the reality of modern pterosaurs and that strict naturalism philosophy is out of harmony with those flying creatures.
Fourth edition
The Ptp photograph was examined by two American scientifists and declared genuine
This photo, early in 2017, was examined in detail by two U.S. scientists: Clifford Paiva and Jonathan Whitcomb, and found to have a genuine image of a modern pterosaur. This is no joke but a sincere investigation into an old photograph.
Ptp photograph
email contact form for the Mormon author Jonathan Whitcomb From part of a sketch by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn: modern pterosaur in Cuba The LDS nonfiction author Jonathan David Whitcomb on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea