In what is now part of Singapore, near Malaysia, around 1959, a boy took a walk in what was a forest. He came across what he assumed were two strange birds and watched them fly around some palm trees; later they ate fruit from the trees. After about half a century, he realized that what he had observed were probably pterosaurs, being very different from the Flying Fox fruit bats with which he is very familiar.
[The two pterosaurs were] circling some tall palm trees (those with small orange coloured fruits) and then helping themselves to the fruits. They were making cries which sounded like squawking in the process. They were large . . .
My sighting occurred probably between the period 1958 – 1960 thereabouts when I was still a little kid. In those days we lived in a small village which was near a densely wooded area. Of course with the general development of Singapore to a metropolitan state it is today, the creatures, if they had propagated, would have [ventured] further south to the wilder regions to avoid civilisation (to ensure their survival).
In June of 2008, a pilot was flying a small twin-engined plane. He and his co-pilot are both former navy pilots. Nearing the end of the 700-mile flight from Broome, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, the pilot saw what appeared to be another airplane; it was on a collision course. He soon saw that it was no plane but a strange giant flying creature. He put his plane into a dive but the creature did likewise.
About 150 miles southeast of Bali, Indonesia, . . . a Britten-Norman Islander (airplane) nearly collided with what both the pilot and the co-pilot soon afterwards called a “pterodactyl.” At an altitude of 6500 feet, the plane was put into a dive to avoid a collision.
A man in Malaysia watched the MonsterQuest broadcast (probably the Papua New Guinea expedition with Garth Guessman) and was intrigued with the account of the ropen. Twenty years earlier, in his home village, he used to see similar creatures regularly.
“[I used to see] them at night near my home. glow round light in the sky flying around. i can see them
almost every night. [I don't know] if this [is the] ropen i saw. sometimes up to 3 of them. nowdays is vary hard to see them, even one. i hope they still around if i return to my old home . . . in the [mountain] very nearto the town.”