Dragons have been a part of our favorite storybooks, TV shows, and movies forever, but they’ve only ever been a myth. Sometimes they’re depicted as gentle and harmless, like in my favorite kids’ show, Dragon Tales. However, in my favorite adult show, Game of Thrones, they aren’t so nice. In fact, they’re pretty terrifying. I’d say I’m pretty happy they aren’t real, but it seems that might not be the case anymore.
Rumors have been swirling online about the existence of dragons ever since a video was posted this week that showed what seems to be the body of a dead dragon. Apparently, the creature was found by an American businessman who traveled to a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Once he posted the video, it spread like wildfire, sparking wild speculation as to whether dragons are finally a reality.
A man claims to have found the corpse of a dragon on a remote island, and the video he took sparked rumors online. As cool as this is, it doesn’t seem real whatsoever. There’s very little information about the discovery from any credible source. The remains of the body have allegedly been taken for testing by experts, but it doesn’t tell us who these experts are. Dragon experts? I want that job.
But the footage looks incredible. If it’s not a real dragon, someone still gets an A+ on their art project. Online, the video has gained a lot of attention, and with it, lots of comments. One user on Reddit said: “Dragons don’t have four legs and wings. The two forelimbs would have evolved into its wings… like a bat. Fake.” For the most part, people have determined this isn’t real. Dragons are simply a legend and will remain that way.
However, I must point out that several other creatures, who are very real today, were once believed to be mythical. Gorillas were merely a tall tale until 1902. Tigers, giraffes, giant pandas and other ginormous animals were also believed to be a tall tale at one point. So will we one day be able to add dragons to this list? Who knows? It doesn’t look like this is going to be enough to show the world dragons are real, but whatever this is, it’s pretty impressive.