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“Dragon Skeleton” Pulled from Chinese Sea

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 5th, 2013

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Unknown Skeleton of Sea Creature Found in Qingdao China

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What do the Cryptomundians think this is?

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


12 Responses to ““Dragon Skeleton” Pulled from Chinese Sea”

  1. Insanity responds:

    The skull is that of a shark, white shark or frilled shark are the likely suspects.

    I can’t take full credit for the identification.

  2. Markus responds:

    Shark tail, shark skull, shark vertebrae. A shark. Its certainly not a frilled shark as was suggested often now. The cranium of Chlamydoselachus africana for example is obviously very different and so most probably the skull of C. anguineus is it too. If my translation tool worked correct a chinese scientist thought it could be an oarfish. However certainly it is not if you compare for example just the flat skull of those animals or the position of the eye with this skeleton.

  3. growler230 responds:

    Its a complete fake, name one skeletal structure that would stay together like that in an ocean enviroment or in any enviroment

  4. Insanity responds:

    Many animal bodies will remain relatively intact in a water environment for some time. Even after the skin has rotted away, or even limbs have fallen off, the backbone itself may remain intact.

  5. dconstrukt responds:

    plus remember… the water over there is “nuclear” infused… who knows what the hell is swimming out there.

    I thought it was cool, but 1st thing was maybe a shark? then I read your educated comments…. which said the same.

    Pretty cool video tho.

  6. Goodfoot responds:

    I don’t have the foggiest notion what it is. See – I’ve contributed NOTHING!

  7. Goodfoot responds:

    Except an opportunity for some wise guy to slam me.

  8. muircertach responds:

    water ape

  9. Sordes responds:

    As some previous comments already said, this is doubltess a shark skeleton. In this case we have even very good photos, so this can be for sure. So mainly the question remains, what sort of shark it is. It´s surely not a frilled shark. This species is much too small. As usual, nobody was apparantly able to take a good photo which shows the thing in lateral view.

    If you wonder how a skeleton alone can remain articulated in this state, you have to keep in mind that this was the skeleton of a shark, which is different from those of a mammal. The vertebrae, which are themselves calcified, are connected with each other by cartilagines as well. There are many cases known in which shark vertebral spines remained fully intact, including skull and caudal fin, after anything else already rotted away (or was eaten by scavengers).

    Here are some very good photos of a shark skeleton, which are nearly identical in overall shape:

    This particular skeleton was hauled from a depth of 150 m off Tathra, New South Wales, 2003. So it was not prepared in this way, but came into this state by natural causes. Keep this in mind, decomposition, sometimes together with scavenging, can cause very unusual thing!

    Please take the time for a close look and compare the details seen on the photos with those of shark skeletons. Look at the skull structure, the shape and structure of the vertebrae and the tail. Most people don´t look at such things, they see only some superficial traits which they don´t understand, or think to understand but actually do not. Every time when it comes to the identification of a mysterious carcass, you have to look at details, and superficial traits. Decomposition can totally change the overall appearance of an animal, for example by loss of hair, flesh, intestines or such things. But you have to look at those things which did not change, parts of the skeleton, or if available, dentition or such things.
    Please don´t think in such absurd things like nuklear mutants. Such things work only in comics or movies, not in real life. The things usually caused by radiation are tumors and malformations, but not the rising of “monsters”.

  10. mijbil9 responds:

    Chupacabra…….Next !

  11. cryptokellie responds:

    This is the cartilaginous skeleton of a shark. I’m quite sure the Chinese people who” found” it know this as they regularly eat and use shark items for many purposes.

  12. Dr Kaco responds:

    There is no need to get snippy! This is clearly a High School Hoax project. This is going to be more prevalent as the skeptics and believers clash….



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