I hiked with a guy, for awhile, who told me this story. When he was ten, he was very practical and rooted in reality. He had a paper route and other jobs, and though he lived at home he considered himself on his own.
One day he looked up at the sky to see a huge dragon doing a 180 turn. He tried to get some of his family members to come out and look but they just yelled for him to come in to dinner.