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.