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Murray, Utah, Resident Seeks Eyewitnesses
According to the nonfiction author Jonathan Whitcomb, not all stories about large featherless flying creatures in the Southwest Pacific are from encounters with common flying fox fruit bats: Some of the creatures are too large.
Contact:                                          Know-Some-News Press Release Jonathan D. Whitcomb Book Applause 5347 South New Hampton Dr Murray, Utah 84123 PHONE: 801 590-9692 EMAIL Facebook Page Blog: Clear Thinking Twitter - Jonathan Whitcomb For Immediate Release MURRAY, Utah/KnowSomeNews/June 18, 2014 — Murray, Utah, Resident Seeks Eyewitnesses American veterans are the focus of an investigation by a nonfiction author living in Murray, Utah. Jonathan Whitcomb, who moved into Murray this past March, writes about an animal not yet openly acknowledged by most Western scientists. It seems to be a nocturnal flying creature reported by World War II veterans who fought in the Pacific. Unlike the fruit bats that are common in Papua New Guinea and Australia, this animal has a long tail and has been described by some eyewitnesses as much larger. Anyone who knows of any veteran, of any war, who ever reported anything like a giant bat, is welcome to call the author at 801-590-9692; ask for Jonathan. Whitcomb's most recent nonfiction book, Searching for Ropens and Finding God, includes the following reports: 1) 1944 encounter with a huge "bat," in the general area of Wake Island 2) 1944 sighting of a "pterodactyl" near Finschhafen, New Guinea 3) Sighting from the guided missile cruiser U.S.S. Jouett, CG-29, between the Southwest Pacific and the Indian Ocean, many years ago The author led a small expedition on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, in 2004, interviewing native eyewitnesses of what they call the "ropen." Testimonies suggest it is featherless but has a much larger wingspan than the common flying-fox fruit bat of the Southwest Pacific. Whitcomb believes the larger nocturnal flying creature was seen by some soldiers and sailors during World War II. To anyone with any information, please call Jonathan Whitcomb, even if the veteran has passed away and has only left a story about a bat-like flying creature unlike fruit bats. Whitcomb (801-590-9692) can also be contacted by email: http://www.livepterosaur.com/LP_Blog/contact The Houston Chronicle, one of the largest newspapers in the United States, referred to some of Whitcomb’s ideas in a December, 2010, article: “What’s Going on in Marfa?” But they called the animals “flying dinosaurs,” which is technically incorrect. Whitcomb encourages American scientific investigations of the ropen, regardless of the popularity of the idea that all species of pterosaurs have long been extinct. ###
Duane Hodgkinson, more recently a flight instructor in Montana, was an observer for the field artillery in 1944, in New Guinea. He and his army buddy encountered a huge “pterodactyl” in a jungle clearing.
Jonathan Whitcomb, of Murray, Utah, interviewed Duane Hodgkinson, a American World War II veteran, and found his account of his encounter highly credible. Hodgkinson, as a flight instructor, had no reason to play a hoax for many decades. In addition, many other eyewitnesses confirm the flying creatures are real.
This book, nicknamed the “Bible of modern pterosaurs,” is titled Searching for Ropens and Finding God, in its fourth edition. This nonfiction true-life adventure book is for readers of all faiths and demonstrates how persons of different religions can work together in searching for the truth about an animal not yet acknowledged by most Western scientists and biology professors.
These two flying creatures were sketched by the U.S. Marine Eskin Kuhn, within minutes of his observation of them at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), Cuba, in 1971.