This new ebook should be published on Amazon before the end of June: Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea. Although editing is still in progress, the Introduction will probably be the same or very similar, so here is an excerpt:
Most of the twenty-first century modern-pterosaur expeditions have resulted in at least one sighting of at least one distant flying light. We call it by its name on Umboi Island: “ropen.” We believe it is a Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur and that it has intrinsic bioluminescence.
Most explorers have interviewed one or more native eyewitnesses who had dramatic encounters with flying creatures described like pterosaurs: creature sightings much more revealing than distant lights. A few natives have seen, at night or in twilight, such a flying creature as it was glowing. That appears to verify native traditions that the lights come from flying creatures.
Living-pterosaur expeditions in Papua New Guinea during the past two decades—those have encouraged Australian eyewitnesses to come forward to report their own encounters: large flying creatures like those observed north of Australia.
Even if you’ve never been in Australia or in Papua New Guinea, you might live within a culture similar to a culture in one of those two countries, regarding belief or disbelief in flying dragons or in modern living pterosaurs. Societies are not as isolated as they once were. But whatever the culture in which you were raised, you may, if you choose, in some measure help in its awakening. At least you will be better informed.
“Early in 2007, Paul Nation’s video footage was analyzed by a physicist. That recording of the two lights could not be enhanced to reveal any form of what produced them, but detailed analysis revealed that they were not from any camp fires, lanterns, car headlights, meteors, or airplanes; also, the lights were not camera artifacts or the result of a paste- on hoax. Both lights were consistent: made by real objects on that remote ridge.”