Could extreme trauma cause a person to have false memories (eg. was attacked by a viscious Sea dragon)?
A boy, 16 yrs old at the time, went diving with 3 other companions. he said that he witnessed 3 of his comrades be devoured by a dragonmonster. he drew a sketch of it, and kept his word. he refuses to talk about it ever since a magazine called fate interviewed him. one body, of a boy he said was killed by the beast, turned up and was presumed drowned, and not killed by a creature. the weather he said was stormy, foggy, with gale-force winds. however the weather that day was mild and the gale force winds never topped 13 miles per hour. he allegedly becale an alcoholic because nobody believed him. i am wondering if the trauma of watching his friends drown caused some kind of event in his mind that made him believe a monster had eaten his friends. For more info search edward mcleary sea serpent. Also 2 of the comrades he was wish, no records of them exist..only the first two..and the one who drowned..he gave a vivid desc