We all grew up with stories of fantastical animals befriending humans and helping with their problems. Cinderella can't even get dressed without the help of some well meaning, though likely disease bearing, rodents. The ancient peoples of Greece and Egypt even depicted their monsters in stone and myth. The tales told by older stone, fossils could describe how these creatures could rise in our memories, be discovered by our ancestors and featured in their histories.
The fossil record is inherently imperfect because only a very small fraction of organisms become fossilized so there are considerable gaps. Cryptozoologists posit that these gaps are where the evidence of such creatures as dragons, unicorns, mermaids, basilisk, yeti, etc would be discovered if the record were perfect. I wish to explore those gaps with my work and explore what might have been.