It is a well-known fact that the city of Dubrovnik has one of the best-preserved archives in Europe. The records are quite detailed. For instance, you could read about neighbors having a feud over some land, etc. These records go back several hundred years.
I am rather curious myself about that which I am going to write about. With a bit of luck and enough time for proper research, I am hopeful I’ll be able to unveil a discovery that might be of interest to many cryptozoologists. With that discovery, Dubrovnik, would finally appear on the cryptozoological world map. Until further research yields that particular find, I will give you a preview of what I hope to discover.
In the Dubrovnik Archives, as reported during the 1500s, a huge unknown sea-creature washed ashore, right beneath the city walls. Such a beast had never been seen before. The Ragusans (Ragusa was the historical name of the city of Dubrovnik) were expert sailors and traveled to many distant and strange lands. As a matter of course, they encountered all sorts of strange phenomena and mysterious creatures. But what washed up on that day must have seemed quite strange and unidentifiable. Experts from outside of Ragusa were invited to examine the beast’s carcass. No one was able to identify the creature as anything previously known.
Although I’m not sure of the exact location where the sea-creature was seen, I do know it was on the southern side of the city, that is, in the old port. I don’t have further details at this point as I didn’t have either the time or the means to verify this story properly. As I believe one can freely search the archives, I am hopeful that, in time, I will be able to give you a full account of this event and hopefully provide you with an explanation for the mystery.