Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Dinosaur Sightings In Papua New Guinea

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dinosaurs might still be roaming the earth – or at least a small island in Papua New Guinea.

That’s what Long Beach, California-based videographer Jonathan Whitcomb believes.

He’s a self-described pterosaur specialist who recently visited the South Pacific in hopes of filming a real-live pterosaur – a prehistoric winged creature related to the pterodactyl – in flight.

Whitcomb says several eyewitnesses on the remote island of Umboi in Papua New Guinea who say they have seen a glowing, winged creature – which they call a “ropen” – come out at night to catch fish.

Whitcomb says their descriptions match up perfectly with those of the pterosaur.

Says Whitcomb: “The average wingspan is at least 22 feet because a native drew a picture in the dirt with his machete to show me.”

He also says the tail – which villagers say is very long – matches that of the prehistoric creature.

Although he has never seen the dinosaur himself, Whitcomb says once he gets enough money he plans to return to the island to try to capture the mysterious creature on film.

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