This sounds totally ridiculous I know, but just hear me out. I have no proof and have never seen a real dinosaur with my own eyes, nor would I ever
claim to believe they still roam the earth, I'm just describing a very strange conversation I've had with three different Greek guys. And if anyone
has seen my posts and threads in the past they will know I'm not one who easily digests Skunk Works type topics.
Anyway, about four years ago I was speaking to a friend of mine who is Greek, he lived in Greece until he was around 16. I'm not sure which part but
I'm pretty sure he mentioned it being rural.
We got talking about all sorts of stuff and somehow got onto political corruption which led on to topics about conspiracies and then somehow led onto
the mysterious and in turn, cryptozoology. I can't remember exactly what we were talking about as I've said, it was around 2007 in a crowded coffee
Eventually he opened up as I could see he wanted to tell me something, he turned to me and said that he saw a dinosaur whilst living in Greece, he
described it as a velociraptor type animal, fast and jittery in movement. He said it was a fairly bright green colour and that he'd seen it three
times in his life.
Once whilst staring out of his window on a very hot day where he'd been sent to his room as a child. He said it just ran across the adjacent field and
into the under growth.
A second time he went camping and had seen it from around 20 foot away, still and eating plant in amongst the forest.
The final time he said that it emerged from the river as if it had been bathing and quickly ran to the undergrowth.
My friend described this as a dinosaur but said it looked like it was something other than just a dinosaur. I'm presuming he meant it was like a
dinosaur but not one that he could directly identify with (from TV), but it was more like a raptor in shape than any other. He also said it seemed
nervous and ran away a lot, he didn't sense fear or any apprehension that it might attack.
I laughed at the time and just thought he was trying to fool me, he's not really that kind of guy though, just very quiet and a recluse almost.
I soon forgot about the tale up until recently when I got talking to two Greek guys at a hotel bar in Ireland. They were from Thessaloniki I believe
and for some reason I mentioned that my Greek friend once told me he saw a dinosaur in Greece, this was after they told me I must come to Greece to
see the country side and beautiful architecture. To my amazement their faces looked shocked, they didn't laugh as I expected them to and spoke amongst
themselves for second. They then told me that my friend may be speaking truth and that I shouldn't disbelieve everything that sounds unbelievable. The
broader of the two said it and seemed almost angry. I told them I'm actually a very opened minded person but the pair didn't speak any more about the
dinosaur. They started laughing and joking more amongst themselves and then stopped speaking to me all together. I found it weird, but then again what
I said was weird.
I know this sounds very odd and probably like BS but it happened and I'm honestly puzzled. My initial thought was that they were winding me up after I
said about the dinosaur, but I thought I'd post up what happened to see if anyone knew of any crazy stories/myths like this from Greece? I've had a
brief search but can't find anything dinosaur related.
edit on 6-6-2011 by Scope and a Beam because: typos