1570s

1570

1571

1572

May 13

CRYPTOZOOLOGY / FOLKLORE:
A famous naturalist, Ulysses Aldrovandus, recorded the details of a peasant killing a small dragon along a farm road in northern Italy on this day. He obtained the dragon carcass, thoroughly documented the encounter, and had it mounted and placed in a museum.

1573

1574

1575

1576

1577

August 4

CRYPTOZOOLOGY / GHOSTS:
The large black dog known as Black Shuck, accompanied by his attendant thunderstorm, terrorises the congregation in the church in Bungay, Suffolk. The dog then went on to repeat the carnage at the church at Blythburgh, a few miles away.

1578

1579


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