Bible Supported by a new Nonfiction Book
According to the nonfiction author Jonathan Whitcomb, reports of apparent living pterosaurs support two
historical points in the Old Testament: The Flood of Genesis and the “fiery flying serpent” at the time of Moses
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MURRAY, Utah/KnowSomeNews/May 15, 2014 ---
The “fiery flying serpent” of the Old Testament still flies, according to
the third edition of a nonfiction book by Jonathan Whitcomb. Where did
the flying creatures come from? The ark of Noah, according to that author
of Searching for Ropens and Finding God.
Whitcomb learned of the idea from a few cryptozoologists, at about the
time he saw home videos, in 2003, of natives in Papua New Guinea.
As a forensic videographer, he became convinced that the natives were
telling the truth about a flying creature that they call ropen. One year
later, he himself would be exploring a remote tropical island in the south-
west Pacific, searching for that elusive creature of the night.
Since then, he and his cryptozoology associates have declared that the
fiery flying serpent of the Old Testament was a long-tailed pterosaur,
probably related to the ropen of Papua New Guinea.
He adopted the pterosaur interpretation of the fiery flying serpent, not
just because it appeared to support their belief in eyewitness sightings
of modern “pterodactyls,” but because it made more sense. No snake
literally flies, but a featherless winged creature with a long snake-like
tail could have been given a name that included “serpent” by the ancient
Israelites, at the time of Moses. That would make “flying” literal and
“serpent” less accurate.
Early in the book, Whitcomb makes it clear that he believes in a literal
Biblical Flood: “Why should every species of dinosaur and pterosaur have
disappeared? The model of Noah’s Flood suggests that some of them
survived into the time of Noah’s descendants, and whatever conditions
threatened some species, within several thousand years, some dinosaurs
and pterosaurs should have survived.”
The author recognizes how unpopular his ideas have been with some
paleontologists “Not everybody embraces a live pterodactyl.”
As of early 2014, few biology professors have given the long-tailed-
pterosaur interpretation much attention. One exception is the biology
professor Peter Beach of Oregon, who has gone on his own expeditions
in search of the elusive flying creatures of the night.
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Press release published May 15, 2014
The “Gitmo Pterosaur” of eastern Cuba
may be related to the “fiery flying serpent”
Jonathan David Whitcomb, author of
nonfiction cryptozoology books on
modern living pterosaurs, speculates
that the “fiery flying serpent” of the
Old Testament may be related to the
“pterodactyls” reported from various
parts of the world in recent centuries.
He specializes in the recent reports.
These two flying creatures were sketched
by eyewitness Eskin C. Kuhn, in 1971,
when he was a U. S. Marine at Gitmo
This book, also called the “Bible of modern
pterosaurs,” is titled Searching for Ropens
and Finding God, in its third edition. Get
ready for both a spiritual and down-to-
earth adventure in this cross-genre non-
fiction by the modern-pterosaur expert
Jonathan David Whitcomb.
Searching for Ropens and Finding God