Verse 3Now in the morning of shadow waning,Like when the light of morning filled a tomb,Grant us forgiveness, both giving, gaining;Fill us with light: Dispel avenging gloom.Once in a garden the blood was dropping;Once on a cross the voice of mercy said:“Oh, my Father, forgive my brother;I forgive him with the blood I shed.”Verse 4Through thine Anointed we seek forgiveness,Grasping thy mercy, casting off our sin,Through our election of his atonement:Touching Perfection, cleansing us within.Though opposition may feign to hinder,Like thine Anointed we begin to be.Oh, my Father, I now rememberMy Redeemer gave his life for me.Through my Savior I come to thee.
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Jonathan Whitcomb introduced the word “adahmeve” into the English language on June 28, 2013, soon after a United States Supreme Court decision concerning marriage in California.
Whitcombs, late 20th century
With James Greene in Long Beach, 2010(Whitcomb interviewed the eyewitnessand friend who saw the Marfa Lights)
Fear not the light of unfamiliar hue.Washing sand at first,Then penetrating the depths,It bids a hidden feast emerge at last.
What flies in the nightAs it glows?Bigger than fireflies and batsWho knows? Bigger than barn owlsDark as the crowsBut never with feathersWho knows?
By Jonathan Whitcomb
North-Whitcomb wedding, Salt Lake Temple(Jonathan & Gladys are on the right of the couple)
Whitcomb with Luke Paina, as they waited forthe ship to take them to Umboi Island (a ropenexpedition in Papua New Guinea, late 2004)
Garth Guessman on a MonsterQuest episode(Whitcomb consulted with MonsterQuest as theproducters prepared for their 2009 expedition)
Jonathan Whitcomb videotaping at theMontgomery-Whitcomb weddingphoto session, Los Angeles Temple(Jonathan and Gladys were also marriedin the L. A. Temple. The word for the husband-wife marriage: “adahmeve.”)
1971 Pterosaur Sighting in CubaFrom early 2010 through the summer of2011, Whitcomb had several interviewswith Eskin C. Kuhn (who now lives inOhio). Kuhn had observed, in clear day-light, two long-tailed pterosaurs at closerange, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.In 2011, another eyewitness, the R.N.Patty Carson, of Southern California,came forward with her report of a verysimilar flying creature seen at the samemilitary base in Cuba, but in 1965.Whitcomb was then informed of twomore eyewitnesses of the apparentpterosaur called “Gitmo pterosaur.”
Sketch by the eyewitness Eskin Kuhn, who many yearslater was interviewed, by phone, by Whitcomb
Eskin Kuhn, U.S. Marine, at GuantanamoBay, Cuba, around 1971. In February of 2010,he received a surprise phone call from JonathanWhitcomb, who checked the credibility of Kuhn,confirming to the cryptozoologist that it was avalid sighting and not any kind of hoax.
Jonathan and Gladys in July of 2003,soon after celebrating twenty-fiveyears of adahmeve. They have livedin Long Beach, California, since1980, and raised three daughters.
Paul Nation, of Texas, has explored in PapuaNew Guinea more than any other cryptozologistwho has searched in those jungles for the flyingcreatures that eyewitnesses describe like pterosaurs.He assisted Whitcomb in preparing for the first 2004expedition and Whitcomb helped Nation find theessential funding source that made possible thehistoric 2006 expedition on the PNG mainland.
Within days of Paul Nation’s return to the United States, Whitcomb flew toTexas and interviewed the cryptozoologist, then returned to California withwhat may have been the first substantial physical evidence, ever brought backto the United States, for the bioluminescence of large flying creatures that maybe living pterosaurs. The video footage was analyzed by the missile defense physicist Clifford Paiva, who concluded that the two glowing objects werenot camera artifacts, not car headlights, not fires, not airplane lights, and notfrom any paste-on hoax. (expedition, interview, and analysis: 2006-2007)
Late in 2006, near a remotevillage on the mainland ofPapua New Guinea, PaulNation videotaped two ofthe flying lights that thenatives call “indava.” Itwas not the only encounterthat explorers experiencedon that expedition, for thenative Baptist ministerJacob Kepas, in daylight,saw one of the giant flyingcreatures sleeping high ona cliff, in that same generalarea: near Tawa Village.
Follower of Jesus Christ, husband, father,grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend,nonfiction author, musician, composer, poet,chess teacher, dissenting-scientist, neighbor,consultant for cryptozoology documentaries
Jonathan and Gladys Whitcomb, Ensign Peak, Utah
“Responding to a strange idea by negatively labeling its advocate—that can blind us or at least blur the border between truth and error, even if our concept is better. When in human history has one person always been wrong? And when one pearl is found in the mud of an old oyster bed, expect another.” (Introduction, Searching for Ropens and Finding God, fourth edition)