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  • West New Britain Carcass: "a dinosaur"

    January 2014

    Map Kandrian and West New BritainDiscovery

    Mid-2013, a group of people from Akinom village (S. 6’16’’, E. 149’33’’) in West New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea discovered a rotting carcass on the beach, near a logging camp, lying on its left side. According to the eye witnesses it had small forelegs and large hind legs. “Like a wallaby”, they said. No head was visible, they said, but a lot of skin was floating in tatters where the neck should be. Some said the carcass looked like a palai (lizard type), with a short neck. The carcass was as broad and deep as the height of a man, and was being washed around by the waves. Its entrails were swirling around in the water. The body had a very long, reptilian tail.

    The people of nearby Kandrian brought the discovery to the attention of Bryan Girard, a missionary at the Anchor Baptist Church of Kandrian.  

    Was it a whale carcass or a crocodile, perhaps, asked Bryan, voicing a question put by others. This suggestion was met with derision from the eye witnesses, who had seen washed-up whales and crocodiles before, and, according to Bryan, were accomplished observers of nature. The numerous eye witnesses said that the rear legs were so heavy that it took more than one man to lift them.

    At the time several people took videos on phones. The video presented here was taken by Michael Hoffman. Bryan Girard then received the video and later sent it to a few people who might be able to help, and to the explorer, Brian Irwin, who sent it to me.


    Michael Hoffman Teena and Bryan Girard Brian Irwin
    Michael Hoffman Teena and Bryan Girard Brian Irwin

    Video Frame

    The Video by Michael Hoffman

    Also on YouTube http://youtu.be/acOF9jYOeXk

    West New Britain Carcass Composite lo res

    Composite picture assembled from video frames. Click the picture for a
    higher resolution image.

    When the video was being made Thomas Ilio, an educated
    Thomas Ilio
    Thomas Ilio

    man and a mechanic, was there. The legs were still attached, he said. They were positioned such that we could not see them properly in the video, one tucked underneath and the other on top. The right leg and hand were lying on the sand. At 1:04 minutes into the video Girard says there might be a glimpse of the right leg to the right of the entrails as the sea is moving the body back and forth. At 0.11 minutes, Girard tentatively identifies the pelvic area. Thomas says he immediately recognised the body as a dinosaur, and later identified it as an allosaur from an Internet picture.

    Allosaur from the Internet
    Allosaur–3dhistory.co.uk
    Another witness,
    the man in the orange shirt in the video, said he had seen dinosaurs before, a mother and a child, which would come out on land seasonally to eat cultivated pineapples. This carcass was not the same, he said, as the pineapple-eaters had long necks. He said their tails too were extremely long.

    Some other things to note from the pictures:

    Among the mass of skin at left, what appears to be a bone protrudes. The consensus of the witnesses is that the head was gone. A mass can be seen about half way down the carcass, near the camera and jutting out of the frame. At the front and farther down the body is a round mark (0.13 minutes on the video). The tail appears to have only nine or ten vertebrae, which is very short for a reptile. It may taper to a point, but that is not what the photo shows; the full extent of it may be hidden beneath the waves.

    At least five people were present when the video was made: the person making the video (Michael Hoffman), Thomas Ilio, the man on the tree trunk, the man in the orange shirt in the water and on the carcass (he moved around) and someone who threw a spear into the carcass (not shown in the composite but seen in the video). Other videos taken at the time were sought, but all had been deleted—to make room for music videos. (This highlights the difference between the witnesses’ world view and the world view of a technological society, and illustrates the difficulty of getting information from remote areas of the world).

    Other bones

    Later, bones came to light, having been taken on land. Some of the bones at Akinom Village had been left out in the weather, lying on the soil, and even laid up on tree branches, and had become discoloured. Girard says he is certain that all but one are from the carcass. A dead whale and a crocodile had beached previously, leading to speculation that currents were transporting them to the vicinity.

    Identification

    Although several experts have suggested the carcass might be a baleen whale, the forelegs, rear legs and the reptilian tail would preclude that identification. We are aware that a rotting carcass can assume another character, like the basking shark for a long time identified as a plesiosaur, but in the end the video and the testimony of numerous eye witnesses forces us to consider an eleven-metre, land-dwelling reptile, such as the supposedly-extinct therapod allosaur, dilophosaur, psittasaur or a hadrosaur. Ceratopids are bulkier and with heavy front legs, as are the larger dinosaurs, such as the dipolodocids and tyrannosaurids.

    Girard, Irwin and I agree that the video, the skeleton and the testimony of the witnesses taken together most match an allosaur (The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dinosaurs by Dr David Norman, p64-65, Salamander Books, 1985).

    The carcass is now gone, but Bryan Girard continues his investigation in Kandrian.

    Allosaur
    Allosaur

    Two questions

    1. How did a land-dwelling dinosaur (allosaur) end up in the water? The answer could be simple: as it was feeding on a riverbank it was attacked by a crocodile, common in this part of the world, and in the struggle was dragged into the water and killed. It might have been wading in the shallows. Perhaps it died of natural causes.

    2. Whatever the West New Britain carcass is, it is likely to be one of a number of living dinosaurs. If it is a dinosaur, why is it still living in West New Britain today, when dinosaurs are supposed to be extinct, according to the modern paradigm of science, evolution? © Sandy Fairservice 2014

    Read of numerous sightings of strange animals in Papua New Guinea. See the two articles by Brian Irwin on this website here:

    http://www.fairservicenz.com/dinosaur/dinosaur-1.html#Melanesia

    http://www.fairservicenz.com/dinosaur/dinosaur-3.html#Papua New Guinea

    Recommended reading: Dinosaur soft tissue discovery leads to dismissal

    Huge Argentinean dinosaur discovery queried

    —May 18, 2014

    A team of palaeontologists from Argentina have unearthed fossils of yet another huge dinosaur. It was estimated to weigh 77 tonnes, which made it as heavy, while alive, as 14 African elephants. From thigh bone measurements, it was 40 metres long and 20 metres tall. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.

    A farm worker first discovered the remains in the desert near La Flecha, about 250km (135 miles) west of Trelew, Patagonia. They were then excavated by a team from the Museum of Palaeontology Egdio Feruglio led by Dr Luis Carballido and Dr Diego Pol.

    Partial skeletons of seven individual dinosaurs were unearthed, 150 bones in all. They concluded that this dinosaur was the largest ever to walk the Earth. If it stood with head up it would be the height of a seven-storey building.

    The fossils were dated by the supposed age of the rocks. That's a problem, if you accept the great catastrophe that came on the Earth about four thousand years ago.

    Another difficulty is that the dinosaur is a collection of bones, and not a full skeleton, and the need for complex methods of determining size and weight. Dr Paul Barrett, of London's Natural History Museum, says there are a number of similarly sized sauropod bones in existence, "which means the animal's proportions and overall shape are conjectural."

     

    Dinosaurs laid eggs in haste as the world was inundated by water

    Hundreds of thousands of dinosaur eggs are being discovered in rocks all over the world and evolutionary assumptions are suggesting beliefs about the nurture of dinosaur eggs, dinosaur behaviour and supposed pack or family behaviour.

    Many eggs are found on flat sedimentary surfaces, sometimes in clutches, which are assumed with scant evidence to be nests. Some stacked eggs are found, and assumed to be deliberate burial, but without the evidence for excavation.

    Better understanding of the evidence can be gained by considering that the eggs were laid in haste on recently-deposited sediments, during Earth's flood, the one described fully in the Bible.

    This view is according to a recent article in Journal of Creation (Volume 27(1) 2013) by Michael J.Oard, He points out that as reptiles, dinosaurs would bury their eggs because the shells were porous, and the embryo needed extra protection from the environment. By contrast, birds lay their eggs in the open because their shells are less porous.

    Oard deduces that the dinosaurs were under pressure from the rising floodwaters, which advanced and retreated in local events. As they laid their eggs on the sediment, the waters advanced again and swept away traces of the event, all but the eggs.

    The whole article is entitled The Meaning of Porous Dinosaur Eggs Laid on Flat Bedding Planes.

    Dinosaur tracks too can be reinterpreted in the light of dinosaurs' flight from the oncoming flood.

    Denial of the historical flood event is automatic in evolutionary science. The fanfare and deductions following continuing dinosaur skeletal discoveries, even the discovery 15 years ago of viable dinosaur tissue, are many, distracting and in this writer's view, without foundation.

    See www.creation.com for more background to this view.

    Michael J. Oard has a Masters Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington and is now retired after working as a meteorologist with the US National Weather Service for 30 years. He has researched and speaks on the compelling evidence for Noah’s Flood and the Ice Age that followed, and how the incredible wooly mammoth connects to biblical history. Michael has published many papers in his field in widely recognised journals and has written An Ice Age Caused by the Genesis Flood, Ancient Ice Ages or Gigantic Submarine Landslides?, The Missoula Flood Controversy and the Genesis Flood and The Frozen Record. He is also author of Frozen in Time, The Weather Book and Life in the Great Ice Age. He serves on the board of the Creation Research Society, USA and lives in Montana.


    Dinosaur petroglyph in South America

    On May 1 2012 Vance Nelson and Harry Nibourg were on site in the Amazon rainforest, documenting pictographs said by secular archaeologists to be over 5,000 years old. One of the pictographs shows nine warriors hunting what apears to be a dinosaur. First news of this evidence came to light in the 1940s from an American explorer. A local secular archaeologist with the research team would not commit his opinion to film, but off camera said he believed it was a dinosaur.

    Did dinosaurs live recently in the Amazon? Watch this YouTube feature and decide for yourself.

     

    See Cambodian temple carvings here.

    New book by Congo dinosaur explorer
    Bill Gibbons has published what may be the definitive book on his and other explorers' expeditions to the Congo Basin in search of dinosaurian creatures.

    Explorer, cryptozoologist, and creationist Bill Gibbons has travelled to remote corners of the world in search of strange and unknown creatures. But Bill's heart is in Africa, where monstrous, dinosuar-like creatures are still rumoured to inhabit the vast swamps of the Congo basin.Mokele book cover

    In Mokele-Mbembe: Mystery Beast of the Congo Basin, Gibbons provides a fascinating insight into several expeditions which have ventured forth in search of suspectd living dinosaurs, including several of his own. Here you will read abouit many amazing eye-witness testimonies and surprise encounters with these remarkable creatures.

    This book will take you on a journey into a "lost world" of pygmy tribes, dense, unforgiving jungles, hidden, unexplored lakes, and rivers that run for hundreds of miles into a land that civilisation has hardly touched..

    No armchair explorer, Gibbons also details several other incredible creatures that by all accounts should have been extince aeons ago, yet are still encoiuntered today by astonished witnesses in the 21st century.

    John Bill as he continues on his tireless quest in search of an animal that could well by the most important scientific discovery of this century!

    Bill's book begins with historical accounts of dinosaurian beasts in the Bible, then summarises the expeditions and finds from the Congo basin from the first account by a Catholic missionary in 1776. He gives credit to all those who have gone before him to uncover strong evidence for the world to follow, adding much of his own, in a detailed account that reveals just how difficult it is to penetrate the region, where war and corruption prevail. His  daily write-ups show the way for anyone who who would mount a similar expedition.

    The book published by Coachwhip Publications includes photographs, maps and expert drawings done from eye-witness accounts. —February 2012


    More evidence of sauropod dinosaurs in Cameroon

    6 July 2009 —Five new eye-witnessed came forward and spoke of seeing living sauropod dinosaurs when questioned by explorers William Gibbons and Rob Mullin in a March 2009 expedition to Cameroon.

    A film crew from the popular television programme MonsterQuest filmed the testimony and included some of it in their recently-released documentary on the History Channel.

    One eye witness drew an image of a sauropod dinosaur on the ground, complete with dermal spikes before being identifying a dinosaur type from a set of illustrations.

    Another man imitated the call of the animal.

    According to Gibbons, a long-time seeker of the African dinosaur, new information indicates that the animal, known locally as Mokele Mbembe, has an air sac, similar to that of a bullfrog, for bellowing loudly.

    "The film crew seemed to be pretty convinced that Mokele Mbembe exists," says Gibbons, going on the sincerity of the witnesses and their obvious fear when recalling encounters with the animal."

    Gibbons hopes to return to the Congo-Cameroon border at the end of the rainy season, in November.

    View the Monster Quest program on YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoheGht40NI

    Sauropod sightings in Melanesia

    3 July 2008—The creationist explorer who earlier wrote here of last year's discoveries has since returned to Melanesia, interviewing eye witnesses and correcting some details. Now happy to be identified, Brian Irwin of Australia has also revealed the location of the sighting. The first account below is the updated version. The second account is a new account of another dinosaur-like sighting in New Britain.

    September 1, 2012—Irwin returned a third time in 2012, this time accompanied by Russel Cook, another Australian, to look into further eye witness accounts.

    2012 expedition

    In 1995 Ambungi Island fisherman, Alphones, while swimming encountered a dinosaurian animal just five metres away, and watched it go into an underwater cave. The sighting was about ten seconds long, enough for him to give a detailed description.

    In 1995 Alice Pasington spotted a dinosaurian animal eating leaves in her garden, about 40 metres away. It was about three metres long and had a reddish-brown skin. It left the garden and dived off a small cliff into the sea. Alice was able to show its five-toed footprints to others.

    In 2007 Jasinta Patim of Ambungi Island saw a large animal sleeping on a rock on a reef on the south side of the island. It had skin like a crocodile and dermal frills. She reported the sighting to her husband, who went with her and saw it too. The animal moved into the sea at the sound of people. This kind of animal has also been seen from eight metres. Similar animals have also been observed on other islands near Ambungi Island.

    In 2012, Simon, Margaret and Fabian saw an animal at a reef near Dililo Island travelling through the water. Its head and body were about eight metres. The head was like a crocodile or lizard with a "big" eye. The saurian beast had four or five large dermal frills, like a "saw" on its back. The witnesses watched it for about a minute, until it fully submerged.

    In West New Britain, locals have had numeous sightings over many years of an animal near Benaule Village they have named Doren. Pastor Ken-John was sitting on an outhouse toilet a the Tabernacle of Worship and saw it just one metre away. Its head was like the nose of an aircraft, and was medium brown. Locals have seen it coming ashore at high tide and returns to the sea during low tide. It has been seen eating crabs and digging up vegetables from a garden near the church. It walks on four legs, but when it runs it uses only its rear legs, and is reported as being able to outrun a human. Descriptions point to Herrerasaurus.

    By Brian Irwin

    Dililo Island sighting
    While in Gasmata in January 2008, I was invited to stay on Awrin Island. While on this island, I mentioned to the village chief, Peter Marme, and his wife that some people in West New Britain had told me that unusual flying creatures (resembling pterosaurs) had been seen near some rivers around Gasmata. The village chief and his wife had no knowledge of these creatures, but Peter told me of a strange creature that had been reported a couple of years ago on the adjacent, unpopulated Dililo Island (also known as Apulu Island [
    S 06 degrees 18.194', E 150 degrees 18.493']) by two people from Awrin Island, Simon and Margaret Patolkit, and another person, Fabian, from the mainland near Gasmata. With the dim light from a kerosene lantern, Peter drew the outline of the creature that was seen in the sand. At the time I merely thought that it was some kind of crocodile and I did not show much interest in this report. Later the next day I decided to ask Simon and Margaret Patolkit some questions about this sighting and I realized quickly that the animal in question was definitely not a crocodile, but amazingly, the creature only fitted the description of a sauropod dinosaur.

    What the witnesses saw
    The creature was seen on the south, rocky side of Dililo Island from a distance of about 30 to 40 metres, moving in the water parallel to the coast along a reef. It was described as having a long neck and a long tail. It was around 20 metres long and about two metres around. The head was "like a dinosaur" with an "oval-like face" and the skin of the animal was "like a crocodile", khaki green in colour. Dermal frills (indicating the animal was a male) could be seen on the creature’s back, extending to the back of the head. No horn was seen on the animal, but something was observed protruding from the back of the creature’s head. The neck of the reptile was almost horizontal for the duration of the sighting. Because of the distance of the sighting, no details of the creature’s eyes or mouth could be determined and no sound was heard from it. The animal was observed to have legs, with the tops of the legs being clearly visible above the water. The duration of the sighting was about 30 seconds, until the creature sank into the water and out of sight.

    The local people from Awrin Island were not aware of any other definite sighting of this reptile since this sighting in late 2005, however since the reptile fits the description of a sauropod (quadrupedal) dinosaur it would be assumed that it would be limited to coasts. Many of the coastal regions of the south of West New Britain are sparsely populated or are not populated at all, so this may explain why sightings of this creature are rare.


    The approximate location where the dinosaur-like creature was observed on the south side of Dililo Island one afternoon in the latter part of 2005.

    Papua New Guinea's West New Britain Province, with map reference S 06 degrees 18.194', E 150 degrees 18.493'. Map by Google Earth. Click on image to see larger version.

    Simon and Margaret Patolkit with myself outside their home on Awrin Island. Simon is the lay preacher for the Catholic Church on Awrin Island.
     


    Helen (with her baby daughter) and Margaret on Awrin Island. Helen interpreted Margaret and Simon’s account of the dinosaur sighting from Pidgin to English for me
    .
     

    Thomas and his wife Roslyn with their four children on Awrin Island. Thomas was of great help to me during my time in the south of West New Britain and helped to interpret the Umbungi Island dinosaur sighting from Pidgin to English for me.

     

    West New Britain, Umbungi Island: was it a Therizinosaurus?


    Two women in a boat saw the Therizinosaurus-like reptile near here, on the south side of Umbungi island. The creature was standing on the rocks close to the shore.

    By Brian Irwin
    Umbungi Island sighting
    While in Gasmata, I heard rumours of sightings of another large reptilian creature around Umbungi Island located between Gasmata and Kandrian. At first I thought it was probably the same sauropod that was seen near Dililo Island in 2005. I was surprised to learn later that the Umbungi Island sighting was of a completely different type of reptile, and just as amazing as the sauropod sighted near Dililo Island.

    Therizinosuarus
    Graphic by
    Wikipedia

    After a failed attempt to reach Umbungi Island due to engine trouble, four locals from Gasmata and myself arrived on Umbungi Island on 13th May 2008. The locals on Umbungi Island were very helpful with my enquiries and they told me that a young man named Robert and another man named Tony Avil were the two most recent observers of the reptilian creature. Tony was not on Umbungi Island at the time I was there, but Robert was present and he recalled the amazing sighting he witnessed around Christmas 2005.

    What Robert saw
    Robert and Tony were on the mainland of Umbungi Island one afternoon when from a distance of about 50 metres they observed a huge reptilian creature Robert described as being like a "very large wallaby" feeding on some vegetation. The animal had a long tail and a long neck, with a head "like a turtle" and was estimated to be about 10 to 15 metres in length. The underbelly of the creature was as high as an adult and the head was estimated to be as high as a house. The creature walked slowly on two legs and used its tail to help turn around. Robert said the creature had smooth, shiny brown skin. After a considerable time the reptilian creature finished eating then travelled to the sea via a rocky entrance at the south of the island, presumably the same path the creature used to enter the island. Robert and Tony followed the creature to the sea from a distance.

    Therizinosaurus, showing relative size.
    The name means scythe lizard. It has
    been estimated to have grown up to 9.6
    meters (32 ft) long and reach 3-6 tonnes,|
    (3-7 short tons) in weight.
    Graphic by Wikipedia

    Creature identified
    I showed Robert the Smithsonian Handbook: Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Life (2003), and he identified a picture of a Therizinosaurus as closely matching the animal that he observed, with the head looking more like a turtle as opposed to the horse-like head shown in the dinosaur reconstruction in the book. Interestingly, I have been told that the reconstruction of the Therizinosaurus is based on incomplete fossilized bones, with the head missing, so the reconstruction with the horse-like head is based on speculation only.

    I drew the outline of the foot of a three-toed foot of a dinosaur in the sand and Robert said that this was similar to the foot of the creature, with the feet being similar to that of a duck. Apparently a Therizinosaurus has four toes on each foot so he may of being referring to the shape of the foot, instead of the number of toes. Also, it would have been difficult to see the number of toes from a distance of approximately fifty metres.

    Nine people have seen the reptile since the early 1990s, with sightings occurring every four to five years, usually around Christmas. After interviewing Robert we travelled by boat to the south side of Umbungi Island to see where the reptile entered Umbungi Island from the sea and to also observe where two women observed the reptile on rocks near the island during another sighting. Regrettably, after seeing the south side of Umbungi Island we had to depart for Gasmata to arrive there before dusk so I did not get to interview any of the other local people who have sighted the creature over the years. However we stopped at a logging company on the New Britain mainland near Umbungi Island to purchase some fuel and there I met a man named Michael Atung.

    Alage Island sighting
    Michael lived on Alage Island which is located about one kilometer to the south-west of Umbungi Island and he said that the creature had been sighted on Alage Island also, although he had not observed the reptile himself. The animal has also been sighted swimming between Umbungi Island and Alage Island with its head above the water. There is another island about one kilometer to the west of Alage Island named Amge Island and Michael claimed that the reptile had not been seen on this island. Umbungi Island and Alage Island are less than one kilometer square in size whereas Amge Island is slightly larger. About 90 people live on Umbungi Island, and two to three families live on Alage Island.

    Habitat
    It is not known where this reptilian creature would habitat most of the time. There are two small islands about nine kilometers to the west of Umbungi Island that would probably be uninhabited by people and maybe the reptile inhabits these islands sometimes. There are also a few small islands about six kilometers to the east of Umbugi Island that may be worthwhile exploring also. North of Umbungi Island on the West New Britain mainland is the Andru River, with the distance from the mouth of this river to Umbungi Island only being about two and a half kilometers. Perhaps the reptile predominantly lives in this river, which extends many kilometers into the rugged interior of West New Britain.


    The location where the reptile entered Umbungi Island when it was sighted by Robert. The people in the photo from left to right are: Robert, the most recent observer of the Therizinosaurus-like reptile on Umbungi Island, another Umbungi Island resident, Matthew, the village chief from Awrin Island, Rafael, who operated the boat from Gasmata to Umbungi Island, and another Umbungi Island resident.
    —Story and photos by Brian Irwin ©

    Very large dinosaur remains excavated in Antarctica

    A four- to six-tonne, seven- to eight-metre long dinosaur has been dug out of rock and ice at the base of Mt Kirkpatrick near the Beardmore Glacier, 700kms south of Scott Base and in New Zealand's Ross Dependency,

    A statement by Chicago's Field Museum says the massive plant-eating primitive sauropodomorph named "Glacialisaurus hammeri", was a new genus and species.

    A description of the new monster, published in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, and is based on only partial foot, leg and ankle bones.

    "The fossils were painstakingly removed from the ice and rock using jackhammers, rock saws and chisels under extremely difficult conditions over the course of two field seasons," said Nathan Smith, a graduate student at The Field Museum.

    The find was named after Dr. William Hammer, a professor at Augustana College in the US who led the two field trips to Antarctica that uncovered the fossils.

    Team films pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea

    Explorer William Gibbons says a team led by Garth Guessman have observed ropens at night and have filmed them flying. They are currently upgrading their cameras to get better images.

    Ropens, known by a number of ethnic groups in Papua New Guinea, are found in historical literature from ancient times, with recent sightings from the Middle Ages in Europe. They show many characteristicss of pterosaurs. These "flying serpents" exhibit luminesence. 

    Continuing reports from Papua New Guinea prompted the Creation Research Society to mount an expedition in 2004 with Garth Guessmann.

    The 2004 report is available here.


    2006 expedition to Cameroon to find living dinosaurs  

    Five scientists led by the dinosaur-hunter Dr William Gibbons will mount an eight-man expedition to Cameroon in January 2006 to find the much observed and documented Mokele M'bembe, thought to be a remnant of the dinosaur group.

    An expedition in 2003 came close to the living animals, which had retreated to river caves, but sounds and elephant-sized foot and clawprints were discovered.

    The team, which includes a paleontologist, a biologist and a physicist, has tentatively identified a major migration route of the animals between Cameroon and Congo. They will be 
    using remote camcorders in an attempt to film the wary but dangerous beasts.
    report issued by the team says that this will be the biggest, best-equipped and
    best-qualified expedition ever to pursue living dinosaurs in Africa.

    The full report entitiled the Milt Marcy Cameroon Safari 2006, and written by 
    project leader and prime mover Dr William Gibbons traces the concept of dragons or dinosaurs in the Bible, present historical artifacts represnting dinosaurs, and turn the spotlight on Africa as a likely location 
    of living dinosaurs, with information about sightings and expeditions. The report 
    includes pictures from a previous expedition and drawings of Mokele M'bembe, 
    which is found in seven African countries.

    William Gibbons' previous expeditions have paved the way for the 2006 safari. Through time, government approval has been obtained, and the cooperation of local Christian churches. The difficult process of gaining access to this region has been negotiated, and the team feels confident enough that their safari will not be jeopardised by fanatical evolutionists bent on destroying evidence of what could be the greatest zoological discovery of all time.

    Interim Report, February 8, 2006

    United World Mission missionary Paul Ohlin is reported to have seen a Mokele Mbembe on January 10, three weeks before the Milt Marcy expedition. Paul and his wife Diane are planting churches among the Aka pygmy people. He saw the suspected sauropod on the Sangha River. Contact with Pastor Ohlin has not yet been made to discover details or even if he was able to take photographs. Little information has been received from the Marcy expedition so far. Marcy and his team travelled 110 miles up the Dja River in a powered boat. They interviewed three fishermen and acquired three independent eye-witness accounts of Mokele-Mbembes observed just days before they got there. In the meantime, Marcy, who financed the expedition, is is recovering from its considerable rigours.

    Big, duck-billed dinosaur named

    A duck-billed dinosaur, which was discovered in 2002 in the USA, has just been described and published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society. Gryposaurus monumentensis (hook-beaked lizard from the the monument) was discovered near the Arizona border in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by a volunteer.

    According to the Associated Press, duck-billed dinosaurs were previously known to have been among the most imposing herbivores, with hundreds of teeth and a body that could knock down trees.

    Gryposaurus monumentensis is measured at 30 feet long and 10 feet tall. It is reported to have 800 teeth in one jaw and a compact skull.

    Creation researcher finds stegosaurus carvings in Cambodian ruins

    Dr Don Patton, famous for his research into the human footprints in the Paluxy River, has found stegosaurus carvings in the Ta Prohm temple monastery complex in Cambodia. 

    The carvings are side by side with carvings 
    of other animals, including monkeys, deer, 
    water buffalo, parrots and lizards. "The obvious indication is that the stone carvers of the tenth century saw a stegosaurus as they saw monkeys, buffalo and deer," says Dr Patton on his website. The religious buildings were built of grey sandstone by the 12th century King Jayavarman VII, who was
    crowned supreme king in 1181.

    For the full story with high-resolution pictures, see Dr Patton's website. We thank Dr Patton for his information.

    2006 expedition to Cameroon to find living dinosaurs  

    Five scientists led by the dinosaur-hunter Dr William Gibbons will mount an eight-man expedition to Cameroon in January 2006 to find the much observed and documented Mokele M'bembe, thought to be a remnant of the dinosaur group.

    An expedition in 2003 came close to the living animals, which had retreated to river caves, but sounds and elephant-sized foot and claw prints were discovered.

    The team, which includes a paleontologist, a biologist and a physicist, has tentatively identified a major migration route of the animals between Cameroon and Congo. They will be using remote camcorders in an attempt to film the wary but dangerous beasts. A report issued by the team says that this will be the biggest, best-equipped and best-qualified expedition ever to pursue living dinosaurs in Africa.

    The full report entitled the Milt Marcy Cameroon Safari 2006, and written by project leader and prime mover Dr William Gibbons, is available here.

     The 45 pages trace the concept of dragons or dinosaurs in the Bible, present historical artifacts representing dinosaurs, and turn the spotlight on Africa as a likely location of living dinosaurs, with information about sightings and expeditions. The report includes pictures from a previous expedition and drawings of Mokele M'bembe, which is found in seven African countries.

    William Gibbons' previous expeditions have paved the way for the 2006 safari. Through time, government approval has been obtained, and the cooperation of local Christian churches. The difficult process of gaining access to this region has been negotiated, and the team feels confident enough that their safari will not be jeopardised by fanatical evolutionists bent on destroying evidence of what could be the greatest zoological discovery of all time.  

    Interim Report, February 8, 2006

    United World Mission missionary Paul Ohlin is reported to have seen a Mokele Mbembe on January 10, three weeks before the Milt Marcy expedition. Paul and his wife Diane are planting churches among the Aka pygmy people. He saw the suspected sauropod on the Sangha River. Contact with Pastor Ohlin has not yet been made to discover details or even if he was able to take photographs. Little information has been received from the Marcy expedition so far. Marcy and his team travelled 110 miles up the Dja River in a powered boat. They interviewed three fishermen and acquired three independent eye-witness accounts of Mokele-Mbembes observed just days before they got there. In the meantime, Marcy, who financed the expedition, is is recovering from its considerable rigours.

    (A full report was never received.)


     

    Left: Inca burial stone
    (cAD 500-1500) by
    Dr Don Patton. Used by permission. 

    Picture shows a human figure astride a triceratops, which has a dermal frill.

     

    Recent revelation of dinosaur embryo in egg

    A dinosaur embryo has been revealed in South Africa, still inside the egg. The discovery is being billed as "the oldest dinosaur embryo ever" and 190 million years old. It measures 15 centimetres (6 inches) long. Inside the egg is the skeleton of a Massospondylus carinatus dinosaur.

    The embryos were found during a road construction project in South Africa in 1978, but researchers had not attempted to expose them from the fossil eggshells and surrounding rock until now.

    An adult Massospondylus had a head that was only 8 inches (20 centimeters) long. Its upper limbs were only half the size of its thighbones. It grew to be about 16 feet (5 meters) long, with a beanstalk-like neck and an 8-foot (2.4-meter) tail. The report in Science magazine is full of speculation.

    T-Rex with soft tissue found in Montana, USA

    BBC report 25 March, 2005—Researchers have reported to Science magazine that they have found what appears to be cells and blood vessels in a Tyrannosaurus Rex bone. The fossil is supposed to be 68 million years old. The BBC report says that the find will be greeted with both acclaim and disbelief. Dr Mary Schweitzer of Carolina State University says she has found what look like red blood cells, and osteophytes which make bone.

    She is not saying that what she has are red blood cells and ostophytes, only that they give that appearance. This is probably the first time that such a specimen has been excavated by secular science, but it has been done already by Creation scientists who returned from Alaska with blood-bearing bone that was more bone than fossil.

    Anyone who cares to tap with their knuckles the partly-excavated long bones at Dinosaur National Monument, as I have done, with find several that sound bony at one end and stony at the other, showing incomplete fossilisation. The question is now: how can bone and tissue endure for 68 million years? We maintain that the specimen is around only 4000 years old, another air-breathing beast that was inundated by the flood of God's judgement known as Noah's flood.

    Another sighting of Ogopogo?

    KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Friday, October 22nd, 2004—A video showing a long, writhing shape in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia is being investigated as a possible Ogopogo sighting. John Casorso and his family had rented a houseboat to spend some quiet time on the lake but ended up with video footage of something mysterious in the water. On August 9, 2004 at 7:30 a.m., he said the houseboat started rocking back and forth fiercely.

    The rocking woke up the family, who all went on deck to see what was happening. When Casorso reached the deck, he said he was shocked to see something swimming away from the boat. "The only reason we noticed it is because it passed underneath the houseboat," said Casorso. "We could really feel the power and size what it was." Casorso acted quickly, retrieving his video camera to get footage of the creature. He has a total of approximately 15 minutes of video footage that clearly shows a calm lake, no boat movement and a long, dark hump rising above the water.

    Casorso said what he saw looked to be about 15 metres long, and there may have more than one. Local Ogopogo expert Arlene Gaal says there have been nine reported sightings this year, and possibly more that have not been publicised for fear of ridicule. A report appeared in the Daily Courier of Kelowna, Central Okanagan, British Columbia. For further informationn contact us.

    A new type of icthyosaur found on Norwegian Arctic island

    OSLO, Norway, 2 September, 2004—Scientists have found a five-metre (16ft) fossil of a new type of fish-like lizard, the icthyosaur, a giant marine reptile, on the island of Svalbard, 80 degrees North latitude. It was found with another 10 or so skeletons of creatures in a Flood boneyard.

    The creature looked a bit like a cross between a crocodile and a dolphin, according to Joern Hurum, assistant professor at Oslo's Geological Museum. "Only a few species of ichthyosaur are known and none of this age from this region," he said. Other ichthyosaurs have been found in Germany and Britain. The Norwegian scientists found the fossils almost by chance after they were sent to dig up a smaller fossil plesiosaur, a type of long-necked aquatic reptile with four big flippers, which was found by students two years ago.

    "We found about 10 skeletons in the same place," Hurum said, including a far bigger plesiosaur about 10 metres long. The metre-long head of the ichthyosaur had been taken to Oslo for further study. Scientists had covered over the Arctic site because frosts had returned after the brief summer. "It's really hard to dig in the region with permafrost," Hurum said. "There's probably only about a month a year when the site is accessible."


    A new dinosaur found in India

    United States and Indian scientists say that they have discovered a new dinosaur species in India after finding bones in the western part of the country.

    The new dinosaur species was named “Rajasaurus narmadensis” or “Regal reptile from the Narmada,” after the Narmada River region where the bones were found.

    The dinosaurs were said to be 25-30 feet long, and had a horn above their skulls. They were thought to be relatively heavy and walked on two legs.

    “It's fabulous to be able to see this dinosaur which lived as the age of dinosaurs came to a close,” Paul Sereno, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago, told reporters, albeit mistakenly, because of his evolutionary presuppositions.

    The National Geographic Society, another evolutionary institution, funded a reconstruction of the dinosaur's skull, its model being presented to Punjab University and the Geological Survey of India in August, 2003.

    Scientists said they hoped the discovery would throw light on the extinction of the dinosaurs and the shifting of the continents.

    The dinosaur bones had been discoverd over a period of 18 years by two Indian Scientists, Suresh Srivastava of the Geological Survey of India and Ashok Sahni, a paleontologist at Punjab University.

    “The sediments in which these dinosaurs were found were closely associated with one of the biggest volcanic activities recorded in the last 500 million years on planet Earth,” says Sahni.

    New Species?

    The number of species living in the past, as estimated from fossils, is not as great as once thought, according to a new survey seeking to catalogue every fossil ever dug up. So far, the researchers have found that a number of fossils have been mis-identified as species, whereas in fact they are the same species. Poor communication between taxonomists in different countries can often lead to fossils being wrongly given ther own species status. Accordingly, it is now estimated that the overall number of species in the fossil record is inflated by 32-44%.

    Source: New Scientist, 23 August 2003, pp 32-35. Reported in Creation magazine 26 (1) December 2003-February 2004.

    Comments Creation magazine: ‘Species’ is not the same as ‘kind’. Lions and tigers ar different ‘species’, but they can interbreed to produce ligers and tigons (Creation 22 (3); 28-33, 2000). So they are descendants of a single pair that Noah took on the Ark. (So sceptics’ ideas that Noah needed to look after ‘hundreds of thousands of species’ are not valid.) Note that even aside from this new information, only about 340,000 actual fossil specimens (estimated to represent about 250,000 species) have been found. A common claim that 99% of fossil species have become extinct is based on the assumption of evolution, i.e. that billions of intermediate species have existed.



    Pterosaur

    In 1934 there were reports of farmers near Syracuse, in Sicily, being menaced by a huge and unusual snake that looked much like a dinosaur. Hunting parties were organised, and it was killed.—Dragons, a Natural History by Dr Karl Shuker, 1995, Aurum Press Ltd, London.

    The painting, like most others, and even the movie Jurassic Park does not show dermal frills, which are a feature of dragon drawings and sculptures. Dermal frills, not unlike the frills of some lizards and even the common rooster's comb, have been observed by people in Cameroon on Mokele M'bembe. Click on the image for an enlargement. The tracks have been enhanced by paint.



    The same dinosaur tracks from closer up. Click on the image for an enlargement.


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