The Ropen

The Ropen (often confused with the Duah) is a cryptid from Umboi island, off of Papua New Guinea. It is said to eat fish, but it is also said to dig up tombs to feast on the buried human corpses.

Appearance & Description Edit

The Ropen is described as having large, leathery wings, 2 legs, and a head with a beak. The creatures have a meter-wide wingspan. There is one curious detail of the Ropen: like a firefly, it can emit a green light for 3 or 4 seconds at a time.

Theories/Explanations Edit

The description of the Ropen matches closely with that of the prehistoric pterosaurs (flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs), leading cryptozoologists to believe that is what they are. Another theory is a large, unknown bat species.