May 28, 2011 - Bat-like wings, a beak full of razor sharp tooth, tearing claws, a lengthy tail with a flanged finish, is this night-flying reptile a figment of the imagination? Or does it give residing proof that dinosaurs nevertheless exist today in much-flung and obscure tiny corners of the world. Researchers have unearthed the pterosaur, 2010.
The Ropen (Demon-flyer) has terrified the people of Papua New Guinea for thousands of years, a monster of the skies that swoops down on its unsuspecting prey, frequently at night, and carries them off to its lair.
The planet is total of tales of mythical beasts (the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Yhetti) and expeditions costing millions of pounds have been carried out, frequently with the same consequence: little or no evidence, so the myth lives on.