Searching for Ropens and Finding God
Finschhafen Harbor - photo by Jonathan D. Whitcomb
You can buy the book Searching for Ropens and Finding God now, on Amazon. Yet it’s also available from other online sources: Barnes & Noble book seller (”Flying Dinosaurs”)  Hudson Booksellers  Ropens - Discovering Modern Pterosaurs
The nonfiction Searching for Ropens and Finding God, now in its fourth edition, has been called the “Bible of modern pterosaurs.” The world’s most prolific author and writer on this subject has made this book the highest authority in this exciting new field of cryptozoology.
The native shown above describes a grave robbery on Umboi Island in Papua New Guinea. The culprit? The nocturnal ropen, that glows at night as it flies over the reefs and jungles and mountains of this remote tropical island in the southwest Pacific. Read about this and many other exciting facts about modern pterosaurs in the fourth edition: Searching for Ropens and Finding God. This may be the most shocking of all books that expose a Western weakness: Why did we assume that all the pterosaurs  must have become extinct long ago?
Part of the text on the back cover of this nonfiction cross-genre book: A Quest for Discovering Modern Pterosaurs “Settle into a comfortable chair and prepare for what may become the most unsettling scientific discovery since Copernicus and Galileo. This true story takes you into the expeditions that began to prepare the Western world for a discovery not yet recognized by scientists . . . “Following their faith in the Bible, a few Americans have searched for living . . . pterosaurs . . . in Papua New Guinea. This book demolishes the ‘universal extinction’ dogma, the idea that all species of pterosaurs must be extinct. . . .”
Sketch by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn, who saw two large pterodactyls in Cuba in 1971
Copyright 2007-2016 Jonathan David Whitcomb
“Pterodactyl” sighting in Cuba in 1971 (two of them) “Immediately afterward I could not positively discern the size of the creatures or the altitude of their flight, precisely because there was no known point of reference visible within the frame of space . . . . The height . . may have been no more than 40 ft or 50 . . . The size of the creatures was a little easier to judge, but not much, their span could have been 8 ft or 12 ft . . .” [2.5 to 4 meters] From page 160 of Searching for Ropens and Finding God - fourth edition (a few words of the eyewitness and artist: U.S. Marine Eskin C. Kuhn)
Back cover of the paperback Searching for Ropens and Finding God, by Whitcomb (The images of the interior of this book, which are many, are not in color, to keep the price reasonable: $17.50 SRP) 
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Front cover of the nonfiction cryptozoology cross-genre book "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" Stack of copies of the nonfiction paperback book "Searching for Ropens and Finding God" by Jonathan Whitcomb
Photo of Lake Pung - copyright 2004 Garth Guessman
Old native man in Opai Village tells the American explorer about a grave robbery in 1949 Native young man, Gideon Koro, was interviewed by Jonathan Whitcomb on Umboi Island
Read about the interview the author had with this young man who, about ten years before, when he was only a boy, ran home with six other boys, all of them scared for their lives. They had just witnessed the ropen fly over Lake Pung, and that thing had a huge wingspan and a tail with a “diamond” shape on it, and that tail was estimated to be seven meters long. This interview was recorded by the author, who was a forensic videographer, an expert and professional in videotaping a witness for legal cases in the United States. Read how that expert determined that the young man was telling the truth about that gigantic flying creature, that thing that had a mouth “like a crocodile.” Your purchase will support future research in this new field of cryptozoology. Thank you.
"Searching for Ropens and Finding God" - back cover -this book is now in its fourth edition