Bizarre Remains of "Dragon Skeleton" Discovered in Chinese Sea

Bizarre Remains of “Dragon Skeleton” Discovered in Chinese Sea

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A Fisherman from the Shandong Province caught something a little out of the ordinary last week, namely, the huge skeletal remains of a “translucent dragon”.

The bizarre skeleton was found in the water on March 28th by a Chinese fisherman who wasted no time calling the local news crews, and reporters rushed to photograph creature, all 153 joints of it.

According to Japanese news outfit Byoukan Sunday, the find has prompted some to wonder if the color and shape aren’t just a little too perfect, inciting the thought that the bones might have been hand carved. Researchers, on the hand, have disputed this claim, saying that they believe the skeleton is mammalian in nature, and not a large fish as others have speculated.

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A video which surfaced on Youtube (before April 1st, mind you) shows the skeleton propped up for examination, and you have to admit that if it is a hoax, it’s a pretty impressive one, more so than the now infamous “Legendary Mushroom”  which turned out to be nothing more than a wayward sex toy.

Have a look at the remains for yourself, and let us know what you think. Is it a dragon? A sea monster? A shark? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, on twitter, or in the comments below!


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3 years 4 months ago

Looks like a snake skeleton and an elephant skull

Alana
3 years 3 months ago
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3 years 4 months ago

Not sure about the spinal column but the skull could be some kind of whale or dolphin.

gw
3 years 4 months ago

Vertebrae are definetely cartilage and not bone. Most likely a shark of some kind, probably a whale shark, not sure about the skull

Sam
3 years 4 months ago

It’s some type of whale. You can clearly see the blow holes in the top of the skull.

scott
3 years 2 months ago

blowholes in the skull?

Pateriot
3 years 4 months ago

It seems highly unlikely that the vertebra would still be articulated on an animal that had already decayed to that point. One of them can actually be seen seperated from the rest of the skeleton and out of place next to it. I would have to say fake.

mylemonblue
3 years 4 months ago

Google Shark Skeleton and/or Shark Anatomy. You will find that skulls front protrusions on the sharks skulls and the same spine with the same fin cartilage on the tail end.

The fisherman called it a dragon because the tail has a “fan-like” fixture at the end. In dragon mythos female dragons have a fan on the tail and male dragons have a spiked or club tail. It probably reminded him of that when he saw that sharks remaining tail cartilage that resembles the fan extending from the last of the spine.

Tont b
3 years 4 months ago

It might be an Oar fish. They are often mistaken for such mythical creatures such as Sea Serpents and Dragons.

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mistfall
3 years 4 months ago

Shark skeleton. Just Google “shark skeleton” and look at the image from the Canadian Shark research lab. The remains of the tail cartilage is identical. The skulls looks like the pic at elasmo-research.org.

Look up “shark vertebrae” and there’s photos of shark vertebrae just like the “dragon”‘s all over the place.

3 years 4 months ago

It is the spine and skull of a basking shark.

Alana
3 years 3 months ago

agreed

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camille
3 years 3 months ago

I took Richard’s advise, looked up basking shark… and funny that the same picture in this article is in the image results of the shark pages for Google. Why would they add this pic of a dragon to that site, not at the top, more in the middle…hummmm!!!!!

Anthony
3 years 2 months ago

It is 100% an Oarfish. I’ve caught one before with my bare hands

Markus
3 years 1 month ago

Its a shark, probably an white shark. Without question not a whale shark or a basking shark as certain parts of the skull reveal (compare the rostrum for example).

Zayne
3 years 1 month ago

You guys are all haters. What’s so hard with believing the possibility that it might just be some kind of an unknown creature that we could call a dragon. Instead, everyone’s always to quick to dispute stuff and close their minds to the possibilities. It’s that kind of thinking that got us stuck in the Dark Ages. Open your minds, expand the possibilities. If quantum physics can’t truly be explained or understood, why think that everything else can. Say what you like, but I’ll be one of the few choosing to believe that this is very possibly a dragon’s skeleton.

Guardian Of Monsters
2 years 7 months ago

Thank you for believers it is hard to find true believers these days

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Guardian Of Monsters
2 years 7 months ago

Water dragon. Or as you call them, sea serpents. Nothing too new, there are many of them in the oceans although most of the time the family of the dragon will get its remains so not to let humans see… so most likely by my reasoning its a water dragon who’s family dies or didn’t know until it was to late. Alas, when will humans learn?

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