Copyright 2009, 2010 Jonathan Whitcomb
In June of 2008, a pilot was flying a small twin-engined plane. He and his co-pilot are both former navy pilots. Nearing the end of the 700-mile flight from Broome, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, the pilot saw
what appeared to be another airplane; it was on a collision course. He soon saw that it was no plane but a strange giant flying creature. He put his plane into a dive but the creature did likewise. A quick bank by the plane prevented a collision. Both the pilot and co-pilot called the creature a "pterodactyl."
According to the book "Live Pterosaurs in America," one eyewitness answered many questions put to him by the author Jonathan Whitcomb:
Q: Was there anything unusual about the tail?
A: . . . it was long and skinny, it also had a spade on it about 3 or 4 inches from the very end
Q: [were there any] feathers?
A: Absolutely no feathers
Live Pterosaurs
Live Pterosaur
What is a ropen?
Reports of Live Pterosuars
Australian Pterosaur Sightings
Commonly Called "Pterodactyls"
Many of the eyewitnesses reports come from the Southwest Pacific, including Papua New Guinea, Australia, and Indonesia; but some reports come from Africa, South America, North America, and Europe. Living pterosaurs, or what very much appear so to be, have been observed all over the world, obviously non-extinct.

Please keep an open mind to what the eyewitnesses tell us: what they saw.
French Language
about pterosaurs
Antwerp, Ohio, newspaper, front-page article about a living-pterosaur sighting
Amerikaner Beobachtete Ropen-Licht 2006
  Paul Nation, von Texas, ging vier Entdeckungsreisen in Papua-Neuguinea weiter
Hungarian Language
about pterosaurs
"Prehistoric" Animals
1400 Americans
Are Eyewitnesses
Refutation of Hoax Ideas
"Live Pterosaurs in America"
Second Edition
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Back Cover
These declarations about non-extinct pterosaurs in modern times are based upon years of serious investigations in cryptozoology. Some scientists now believe in living pterosaurs.
The above report of a giant pterosaur that nearly collided with a small plane---that is not documented in the book shown on the left, but it was investigated by the author, Jonathan Whitcomb.
Living pterosaurs have been reported by eyewitnesses from around the world. Many of the reports include descriptions that include "long tail." The tail vein suggests
Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs.
Many eyewitnesses have been interviewed with an eye to discovering any potential hoax. Hoaxes have been eliminated.
Part of the sketch drawn by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn, who observed two pterosaurs in Cuba in 1971. He was interviewed by the author Jonathan Whitcomb early in 2010 and found to be a very credible eyewitness.