The Fiery Flying Serpent
copyright 2017  Jonathan Whitcomb
This ropen was sketched by the eyewitness herself, Patty Carson, who saw the flying creature in eastern Cuba in 1965. She was interviewed by Jonathan Whitcomb a number of times in recent years.
LDS Author Jonathan Whitcomb 
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Jonathan D. Whitcomb (center) in the city of Lae, Papua New Guinea, 2004
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This author says, “Not all of my books and online publications are about eyewitness reports of apparent pterosaurs, but most of them are. How do doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relate to the existence of modern pterosaurs? Most of our beliefs don’t relate to them directly, yet those that do—they deserve attention. The most obvious connection, and probably the one least known about, is the possibility that the fiery flying serpent of both the Book of Mormon and the Bible may have been some species of Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur.”
Brother Whitcomb of Murray, Utah
He has written four nonfiction books on eyewitness reports of these apparent pterosaurs, in nine editions. He has also written over a thousand web pages and blog posts relevant to these featherless flying creatures, probably making him the most prolific writer in the world, in this narrow branch of cryptozoology. As a professional forensic videographer, Whitcomb lead a brief expedition on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, in 2004, obtaining important eyewitness testimony about the nocturnal ropen.
This sketch was drawn by the U. S. Marine Eskin C. Kuhn, who witnesses two “pterodactyls” at close range at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1971. Compare this sketch with the one drawn by Patty Carson.
Whitcomb interviewed Eskin Kuhn a number of times, by phone, over the years. The 1971 sighting in Cuba was in the clear light of day and at close range. Mr. Kuhn has maintained that he did see the two flying creatures. He drew this sketch within only a few minutes of the sighting. He has stood by his testimony of the encounter, regardless of ridicule that sometimes comes up.
Sightings in Georgia, USA
copyright 2008 Sandra Paradise
When they lived in Long Beach, California
Jonathan and Gladys with daughters and their families
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About the LDS nonfiction cryptozoology writer Jonathan David Whitcomb, an independent scientist
Jonathan Whitcomb was baptized as a young adult in Pasadena, CA, in 1971. From 1975 to 1977 he was a missionary, mostly in southern Louisiana. He was married in the Los Angeles Temple in 1978, and he and his wife Gladys have three daughters and many grandchildren. Jonathan and Gladys moved from Southern California, in 2014, to Murray, Utah, where he serves as a ward organist and she serves as a primary teacher. 
Apparent long-tailed pterosaurs are not restricted to Cuba and the islands of Papua New Guinea. The eyewitnesses have reported such flying creatures, to Whitcomb, from five continents. The great majority of reports suggest a long-tailed kind of pterosaur, and the flange at tail end suggests the type called Rhamphorhynchoid.
Jonathan and Gladys Whitcomb
The whole family at a park in Murray, Utah
About the LDS nonfiction cryptozoology writer Jonathan David Whitcomb, an independent scientist
The Fiery Flying Serpent
LDS Author Jonathan Whitcomb 
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Brother Whitcomb of Murray, Utah
This author says, “Not all of my books and online publications are about eyewitness reports of apparent pterosaurs, but most of them are. How do doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relate to the existence of modern pterosaurs? Most of our beliefs don’t relate to them directly, yet those that do—they deserve attention. The most obvious connection, and probably the one least known about, is the possibility that the fiery flying serpent of both the Book of Mormon and the Bible may have been some species of Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur.”
Jonathan Whitcomb (center) in the city of Lae, Papua New Guinea, 2004
Jonathan Whitcomb was baptized as a young adult in Pasadena, California, in 1971. From 1975 to 1977 he was a missionary, mostly in southern Louisiana. He was married in the Los Angeles Temple in 1978, and he and his wife Gladys have three daughters and many grandchildren. Jonathan and Gladys moved from Southern California, in 2014, to Murray, Utah, where he serves as a ward organist and she serves as a primary teacher. He has written four nonfiction books on eyewitness reports of these apparent pterosaurs. He has also written over a thousand web pages and blog posts about these feather- less flying creatures, probably making him the most prolific writer in the world, in this narrow branch of cryptozoology. As a professional forensic videographer, Whitcomb lead a brief expedition on Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, in 2004, obtaining important eyewitness testimony about the nocturnal ropen. 
This sketch was drawn by the U. S. Marine Eskin C. Kuhn, who witnesses two “pterodactyls” at close range at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1971. Compare this sketch with the one drawn by Patty Carson.
Whitcomb interviewed Eskin Kuhn a number of times, by phone, over the years. The 1971 sighting in Cuba was in the clear light of day and at close range. Mr. Kuhn has maintained that he did indeed see the two flying creatures. He drew this sketch within only a few minutes of the sighting. He stands by his testimony of the encounter, regardless of ridicule that sometimes comes up. Apparent long-tailed pterosaurs are not restricted to Cuba and the islands of Papua New Guinea. The eyewitnesses have reported such flying creatures, to Whitcomb, from five continents. The great majority of reports suggest a long- tailed kind of pterosaur, and the flange at tail end suggests the type called Rhamphorhynchoid.
Sightings in Georgia, USA
copyright 2008 Sandra Paradise
This ropen was sketched by the eyewitness herself, Patty Carson, who saw the flying creature in eastern Cuba in 1965. She was interviewed by Jonathan Whitcomb a number of times in recent years.
When they lived in Long Beach, California
Jonathan and Gladys Whitcomb
The whole family at a park in Murray, Utah
Jonathan and Gladys with daughters and their families
copyright 2017  Jonathan Whitcomb
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