Author Archives: Jonathan Whitcomb

About Jonathan Whitcomb

Jonathan David Whitcomb, of Murray, Utah, (formerly of Long Beach, California) has written four nonfiction cryptozoology books (nine total editions), each one about eyewitness reports of living pterosaurs.

Confirmation Bias With the Old Civil War Photograph

By the modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb Skeptics have found apparent faults with the old photograph that we now call Ptp, the “Civil War pterodactyl photo.” Yet under closer examination, those supposed weaknesses evaporate. It seems that either confirmation bias or … Continue reading

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Old Photo of a Pterosaur

By the living-pterosaur expert Jonathan D. Whitcomb Introduction to the “Civil War photograph of a pterodactyl” A number of names or labels have been given to this old photo, probably the most practical being “Ptp,” for that helps to distinguish … Continue reading

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Real “Dinosaur” in a Civil War Photograph

By the modern-pterosaur expert Jonathan Whitcomb Introduction Years ago, a scientist in California began noticing details in a photograph, clues that the image of an apparent modern pterosaur was genuine. On January 14, 2017, I spoke with Clifford Paiva (a … Continue reading

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North American Dinosaurs Dated by Carbon-14

In recent years, dinosaur bones have been dated using radiometric carbon-14 methods, something almost never attempted before. Why is this testing relatively new? It was previously assumed by many scientists that all dinosaurs became extinct by at least tens of … Continue reading

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