Other Pterosaur Sightings Long-tailed feather-less ropen-like flying creatures have been reported around the world, including states in the U.S.A. Is this flying creature, seen and sketched by the U.S. Marine Eskin C. Kuhn, a ropen, like those seen in Papua New Guinea? The two that Mr. Kuhn saw were flying in daylight, in Cuba, in 1971.
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Long-tailed nocturnal pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea
Live Pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea
Mesa Agustin, Gideon Koro, and Abram: native eyewitnesses of the giant ropen of Umboi Island (Siasi), Papua New Guinea
DH’s Pterosaur Sighting Duane Hodginson's description of the giant "pterodactyl" he and his buddy saw in 1944 indicates they had seen a ropen. See a response to the “Mesozoic Objection.” No collection of fossils proves any species is extinct. Bats are a poor explanation for the reports of living pterosaurs in the islands of Papua New Guinea.
Hodgkinson’s Sketch Choice
                                                                      Long-tailed living pterosaurs? Could it be? Yes! They’re called “ropens.” Pterosaur sightings deserve attention.                                                                                           
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Duane Hodgkinson, eyewitness
World War II Veteran Saw Giant Living "Pterodactyl"
Duane Hodgkinson, now a flight instructor  in Livingston, Montana, in 1944 was  stationed near Finschhafen, in what was  then called New Guinea. After he and his  buddy walked into a clearing, they were  amazed as a large creature flew up into  the air. The men soon realized that it was  no bird that started to circle the clearing. It  had a tail “at least ten to fifteen feet long,”  (book Searching for Ropens, 2007) and a  long appendage at the back of its head:  apparently, a live pterosaur.  
Jonathan David Whitcomb, a forensic  videographer, interviewed Hodgkinson, in  2004, and found his testimony credible. In  2005, Garth Guessman, another ropen  investigator, in Montana video-taped his  own interview with Hodgkinson and the  session was analyzed by Whitcomb, who  became even more convinced the World  War II veteran was telling the truth: The  man had seen a ropen.   Hodgkinson continues to give a powerful  testimony of his 1944 encounter with a  huge flying creature that is an obvious live  pterosaur, notwithstanding the Western  dogma about universal extinction.   Many species of pterosaur may have  become extinct, but at least a few of the  two main types have survived. They are  sometimes called “pterodactyls,” “flying  dinosaurs,” “dinosaur birds,” or “dragons.” 
South Carolina Sighting by Susan Wooten
In South Carolina, Susan Wooten’s  sighting of a giant pterosaur was  shocking. It was between Columbia  and Florence, in about 1989, on a  remote highway surrounded by some  swamps and wooded areas.  This flying creature resembles the  ropen of Papua New Guinea, at least  somewhat, but it is also called the  South Carolina pterosaur.” 
Sketch by eyewitness Eskin Kuhn, who saw two long-tailed pterosaurs at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1971
Live Pterosaurs in America, third edition, takes you on an adventure of discovery: not fossil bones but eyewitness accounts of the living creatures that fly overhead: modern pterosaurs in the United States, in spite of extinction dogma. Marvel at eyewitness accounts in many of the states: California, Texas, New Mexico, Florida, and in other states. From a Wordpress blog post by Chris Jensen Romer, on Oct 3, 2012: “A Whole New Level of Weirdness: Book Review of ‘Live Pterosaurs In America’ (3rd Ed.): “Whitcomb surprised me. A number of the sightings suggest bioluminescence. I really did not expect that. . . . I must applaud all the work Whitcomb and colleagues put in. . . . I respect the work and dedication of these chaps . . .”
“Pterodactyl” sightings in Cuba, Africa, and in Papua New Guinea
Nonfiction by J. D. Whitcomb: Searching for Ropens and Finding God (4th edition)
From the introduction in the new book Searching for Ropens and Finding God: “This is not mainly about religion, not in the usual sense. It’s less likely to take you to church than into the lives of ordinary persons who have encountered extraordinary flying creatures,  and into the lives of Christians who have risked their health,  even their lives,  in searching for living pterosaurs.”
From the Appendix of Searching for Ropens and Finding God (nonfiction by Whitcomb):“In two chapters of Isaiah, in the Old Testament of the Bible, we find “fiery flying serpent.” . . .Many of those who have searched for modern pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere believe that the Old Testament refers to [long-tailed] Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs, the type that had long tails. We believe “flying” is literal and technically accurate, with “serpent” being technically inaccurate, although they may have resembled snakes when their wings were folded up, for they had long tails. We believe “fiery” refers to the bioluminescent glow, still present in at least one species of ropen.”
Richard Dobbs, Jr., drew this sketch of the creature seen flying over a bridge in central Arkansas, in the spring of 2012. This view is approved by the eyewitness.
Professor Peter Beach was interviewed by Jonathan Whitcomb by the Yakima River in southeastern Washington state.
Eyewitness of two ropens at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba