Pterosaurs Still Living
First Interview of Gideon
Island boy frightened by ropen!
A few years before this interview, when he was a
child, Gideon and some other boys went to a lake
on their island. He described how one very large
creature (they call it “ropen”) flew over the water.
The boys ran home in terror.
This videotaped interview was examined by the
forensic videographer, Jonathan Whitcomb, CCV,
who made an analysis of the believability of the
young man’s testimony. Whitcomb claims this
testimony is extremely credible.
Contrary to some claims, the idea that pterosaurs
still live on some islands of Papua New Guinea is
not well countered by any reference to the large
bat know as “flying fox”. On the islands where
there are accounts and testimonies of very large
flying creatures, the natives are perfectly aware
of flying foxes. They have another name for this
large bat, but locals use the word “ropen” for a
larger nocturnal flying creature that is a predator
and scavenger. The witnesses who describe the
ropen, have obviously not been seeing a flying
fox or any other known bat. (What is a ropen?)
For details about a more recent interview with
Gideon, go to:
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This interview took place not many years after Gideon was
terrified at the sight of the ropen flying over a crater lake.
The two translators were convinced of the truthfulness
of the young man’s testimony about the large ropen.
Gideon nervously recounted his experience:
a rare daytime sighting of a giant creature
All things considered, the facial
expressions of this young man
are very likely due to his honestly
retelling a frightening experience.
Two translators were used. They were both experienced
in this type of interview. They believed his testimony.
“The demeanor of this witness is truly
impressive.” J. Whitcomb, Certified
Court Videographer (AGCV)