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Part of the Here Lies the Truth Project Key Thoughts to Consider

Did dinosaurs become extinct 65 million years ago?

This is a key question. If they did die out that long ago then it is certain no kind of human or hominid apeman ever set eyes on them.

Are all tales of encounters with Monsters, Dragons and Serpents all myths and legends?

There are many folklore stories telling of human encounters with monsters, marine, airborne and terrestrial. Are these ancient and not so ancient legends describing creatures of great size and fantastic appearance based on the discovery of dinosaur bones?

Or are they the result of superstitious and credulous primitive peoples explaining unaccountable events in terms that included monsters, dragons, serpents, and ferocious flying reptiles?

Whatever the case, there is no doubt and no argument that these kind of stories occur in folk myths all over the globe. Something must account for this fact. Night terrors working on imaginations made into fearsome stories and retold constantly around camp fires would account for them.

But it would not so easily account for every story relating to sightings of strange and enormous creatures that are outside the range of animal usually encountered by such people.

What we would need to show is that reports of giant sea serpents, dinosaur like creatures and flying reptiles existed and came from people who were unlikely to be taken in by myths and legends. Did such people exist?

The word Dinosaur did not come into usage until the year 1842 hence legends of Dragons would most likely be really what we call Dinosaurs.

Why is there such is a vast amount of evidence which makes it clear that Dinosaurs and Man Co-existed?

Facts matter, so does evidence. We are told repeatedly that dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. Is this true?

The vast time difference that separates humankind from giant serpents and creatures now called dinosaurs is a necessary belief in evolutionary theory. Without it evolutionary theorists are starved of time for slow and gradual change to happen.


If it could be shown that dinosaurs and humans had coexisted in the recent past then evolutionary theory would become seriously damaged. But without credible witnesses to such sightings there were no worries, and evolutionists could sit comfortably secure in the certainty that no such encounters could possibly have happened.

Unless of course…. a Royal Navy captain and his crew; contemporaries of Charles Darwin, had actually recorded an encounter with a vast sea serpent in the ship’s log!

Add to that the accounts of historians and travellers and others and there is case to answer, and one based on solid evidence.


It should be noted that the words Dragon and Serpent were the only words available to describe fantastic creatures.

This remained so until Richard Owen in 1842, the founder of the Natural History Museum invented the word dinosaur. He was a biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist. Despite being a controversial figure he is considered to have been an outstanding naturalist with a remarkable gift for interpreting fossils.

Richard Owen rejected the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin.

He said:'But, as we have before been led to remark, most of Mr Darwin's statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness, the test of Natural History facts.'