A real dragon has never been located in ice or earth. The rumor emerged as the result of a film that was produced by Discovery and Channel 4 for both American and British audiences.
The mockumentary, known as "Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real" in the United States and "The Last Dragon" in the United Kingdom, details the discovery of the perfectly preserved remains of a dragon carcass encased in ice. Because the film aired on educational broadcasting channels such as the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, many believed the film to be an actual documentary with true, hard-hitting facts. In reality, the film uses a fictional story of a scientist who studies the remains of a fictional frozen dragon to depict how the evolutionary path of dragons might have occurred throughout history.