Tag Archives: bioluminescence

Ropen or Pterosaur in New Mexico

An amateur astronomer, standing outside his New Mexico home, about 140 miles west of Lubbock, Texas, saw an apparent bioluminescent nocturnal pterosaur on September 1, 2014. It was gliding across the telescope’s field of view, which was at low magnification for … Continue reading

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Marfa Lights and Bioluminescence

I recommend the nonfiction book Hunting Marfa Lights, by James Bunnell. It is the best resource I know of for data on the more mysterious of the lights. This book should be a major reference for any researcher of this phenomenon, … Continue reading

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Attracting a Pterosaur

The following was sent to me by a blog reader who suggests a possibility for attracting a nocturnal bioluminescent pterosaur: “Has anyone tried the obvious strategy of luring a pterosaur with a glowing decoy? If there are still living pterosaurs, … Continue reading

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British Biologist Observes Strange Lights

How are a British insect expert and strange flying lights in New Guinea related to reports of modern living pterosaurs in the United States? That requires a detailed explanation, but they do relate. Bioluminescence is light produced by living organisms such … Continue reading

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Giant Bat . . . in the United States?

A common explanation for reports of giant living pterosaurs in the Southwest Pacific–that is the fruit bat called “Flying Fox.” But many problems plague that explanation. Descriptions include a very long tail, brilliant bioluminescence, fish-catching habits, and a truly giant … Continue reading

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