Copyright 2010, 2011, 2012 Jonathan Whitcomb Living Pterosaurs in the Southwest Pacific The Psychologist Brian Hennessy, of Australia On a road from a ridge down to the coast, in 1971 on Bougainville, New Guinea, the truck took Brian Hennessy and others through a tropical area that was devoid of birds. Hennessy then saw the strange flying creature overhead, large and with no sign of any feather. "Prehistoric" was the word that came up. The Australian Brian Hennessy is a psychologist and a visiting lecturer in psychology to the Chongqing Medical University in China. He also advises Chinese business leaders and others. In 1971 he saw a living pterosaur. Jonathan Whitcomb, an American forensic videographer, interviewed many natives, in 2004, on Umboi lsland, Papua New Guinea.  Before the Woetzel-Guessman expedition (Umboi Island) in late 2004, Jonathan Whitcomb explored part of the southern areas, interviewing eyewitnesses of the giant flying creature they call "ropen." It is not literally a prehistoric bird, for it has no feathers. Cryptozoologists like Whitcomb believe the ropen is a big modern  Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur, notwithstanding Western cultural teachings about extinction. He believes the eyewitnesses of the ropen. Live Pterosaur Research  Years of investigations have validated the cryptozoologists who have been searching for "prehistoric birds" (mostly ropens) and interviewing eyewitnesses. This long-tailed flying cryptid is seen around the world, but reports may be more common around Papua New Guinea and Australia.   Dinosaur Birds These living creatures are not always called "dinosaur birds." Sometimes the eye- witness will say "prehistoric" or "strange bird," but often, "pterodactyl." " . . . knowing a 'dinosaur bird' flys over our heads should be shocking . . . what about generations of teachings of extinction of dinosaurs and pterosaurs?" These creatures actually still fly overhead. Modern Pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea and in the U.S.A. The Head of the Ropen of Papua New Guinea The top sketch was approved by the psychologist Brian Hennessy as a fair approximation of the head of the "prehistoric" creature that he had observed on Bougainville Island in 1971. The sketch below it was approved by the World War II veteran (1944 sighting) Duane Hodgkinson, now living in Montana. The American cryptozoologists David Woetzel and Garth Guessman had many interviews with natives on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, in 2004. Two of those interviewed had good views of the ropen, allowing them to reasonably compare many sketches on an survey form used by Woetzel and Guessman. Those two natives chose, from amony dozens of silhouettes of birds, bats, and pterosaurs, the same image: Sordes Pilosus, a Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur.  From the Blog Post “Why so few Eyewitnesses?”  "At the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary . . . in 2007, a man was driving north from the university . . . From the marshy area on his left a very strange flying creature flew across the road, right in front of him, flying into the sanctuary." The creature was about thirty feet long. (Orange County, Southern California) Live Pterosaur Research  Pterosaurs are not necessarily prehistoric and they are not birds. The name "prehistoric bird" is a layman's term for "pterosaur."   From the Blog Post “Why so few Eyewitnesses?”  During Paul Nation's 2002 expedition on Umboi, he made friends with important villagers, helping prepare for the successful cryptozoological work in the 2004 expeditions. Paul Nation (here on the right during his 2002 expedition) is the most experienced field cryptozoologist that searches for living pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea.  His historic 2006 expedition deep in the mainland resulted in the first video evidence for the strange bioluminescent glow of the flying creature called "indava." The footage was analyzed by a missile defense physicist.