Gone But Not Forgotten
- Oct 27, 2009
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1. I love this: ”But secret flight did become known.” Secret flight. Of the Wright Brothers.”Liars” the newspaper professionals pinned on two men who professed building a flying machine. How dare they? Bicycle mechanics! The Wright Brothers must be wrong. But secret flight did become known. 
One century later, ”liars” a few web pages pinned on a few men who professed pterosaurs are alive. How dare they? Bible-believing creationists!  They must be wrong. But just as two men tried to fly on the East Coast in 1903, a few men tried to observe the flight of a strange creature on the West Coast in 2007.  One man, Scott Norman, succeeded. But the secret location is not the shocking secret : Many Americans have seen large pterosaur-like creatures in many states.
bosskR said:who, as a Scandinavian, have never met any.
No, of course not, you’re right. I don’t know any religious people personally, but I mean I’ve ”met” mormons and Jehova’s witnesses and what have you.Hedgewizard said:Not to be rude, but are you sure?
I think the logic is that pterosaurs are an extinct branch of life, which ties them to evolution in the minds of the creationists.
But crocodiles are as old as pterosaurs, and they’re already well known, so I don’t see what more doubt a pterosaur would throw. It doesn’t really make sense.amarok2005 said:As I understand it, they are more concerned with throwing doubt on the idea of an earth many millions of years old: That it would be extremely unlikely for pterosaurs or dinosaurs to survive over such eons of time.
I'm sure I've seen a (fairly convincing) suggestion somewhere - possibly on these very pages - that the original photo is of nothing more cryptozoic than a canoe."I got JD Whitcomb’s Live Pterosaurs in America from Amazon. It’s in many ways delightful."
He's still been blogging about it recently. He gets annoyed at debunkers who confuse the known hoax photo from the Freekylinks TV show with the far older, reputedly civil war era photo of the soldiers standing around the downed pterosaur. The original photo first got publicity back in the 60s - way before Photoshop and how we would all love for it to be genuine!
"A scientist has verified that the image of that animal in the Ptp photograph is genuine."
I'm sure I've seen a (fairly convincing) suggestion somewhere - possibly on these very pages - that the original photo is of nothing more cryptozoic than a canoe.
... Unfortunately that verification does not mean the object in the photo is an actual pterodactyl, consistent shadowing means there is an object that looks like a creature, but it could easily be a model of a creature. After all my mockup model of a dinosaur has consistent shadowing when photographed, but it's not an actual dinosaur.
And there's a pterosaur in the picture. ...
... I do note though that the author is trying to hijack the mythical 'thunderbird' picture to provide a provenance for the 'real' photo.
It's a reasonable representation of ludodactylus though.
Agreed ... The classic allusions to the 'MIA Thunderbird Photo' originally referred to a creature hung upright (usually on a wall) with what appeared to be cowboys / Old West figures around it. The sole alleged origin for the modern Thunderbird stories involves cowboys in Arizona in 1890 - 25 years after the Civil War ended, and later than the time when Civil War era uniforms were still in use.
I don't recall anyone claiming the creature was prone on the ground or the humans were Civil War soldiers prior to these photos (the 'ptp' one; the FreakyLinks promo) getting circulated on the 'Net.
This writer's attempt to swap photo references so as to claim a much older acknowledgement of the later Civil War version is clearly mistaken (if not outright BS). It's as if one presented a photo of the Nessie figure in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and tried to pass it off as the original Surgeon's Photograph.