Dragon legends are found in virtually all cultures around the world. Most notably are dragons in Chinese culture, Central America (Mayan/Aztec), and Medieval Europe. There is remarkable similarity in these ancient descriptions of the creatures. They were huge, reptilian, hairless/scaled, with long necks and tails. Why the incredible similarity between cultures that had no contact with each other for millennia? Logic tells us they must have seen similar creatures. These descriptions are the same ones we would use to describe dinosaurs if seen today. Paleontologists laugh at the idea that man and dinosaurs could have lived during the same time. Medieval legends abound of heroes like St. George of England slaying dragons. The mystery of the Loch Ness monster and “Champy” of Lake Champlain suggest that some of these creatures might still be alive today. There are also alleged sightings of dinosaur-like creatures by trained scientists in the jungles of central Africa as recent as the 1980’s. The first dinosaur fossil ever found was in the mid 1800’s. The word “dinosaur” was later coined by scientist Dr. Richard Owen in 1841. How did all these ancient cultures know what dinosaurs looked like when they were not known to exist until the 19th century? Creatures like “behemoth” and “leviathan” found in the Bible are creatures that clearly lived at the same time man did. The descriptions of these impressive creatures sound an awful lot like dinosaurs, or even, dragons. The Bible says these creatures were much more recent than millions of years ago.
http://www.icr.org/article/306/ “In Search of the Congo Dinosaur” Mokele-mbembe