It has always been my contention that dragons were real. I believe that most things we talk about have some basis in fact. In the 1910s a snake that ate livestock whole (cattle) was chased through farms in Italy. I would not have wanted to be the one who caught that.
I found a 19th century dragon which everyone says is probably a hoax. I agree it probably is too. But what if it weren’t?
What will it do to your view of the world if we ever find out that dragons flew into the middle ages? Even if it turns out they were pteradactyls or some such.
The world we live in is a wondrous thing.