The Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)
The Loch Ness Monster is a story known for years, described, told, often returned – usually in the summer, when the newspapers have nothing to write about. The mysterious creature that lives in Loch Ness Lake is an interesting animal that is constantly talked about and written about. Has anyone seen this creature? Some say so. Almost everyone today knows about Nessie, or the monster from the Scottish Loch Ness. Let us try to systematize this knowledge and answer the question, whether the Loch Ness Monster really exists. By the way – Loch is the Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Scots word for a lake.
How does the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) look like?
The Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) resembles a plesiosaurus. It is huge, has a long neck and long tail, dark skin and a hump. Some say it resembles a large turtle. This is what the messages about this strange creature say. But does it really exist?
The first reports of the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)
The monster was written about as early as in the 17th century and was made famous by the local newspaper Inverness Courier in the 1930s.
In 1933, as many as 50 reports about the monster and the first photos of this phenomenon appeared. There was a commotion and a legend arose. Malcolm Irvine filmed an animal swimming at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour in a lake.
More reports of the Loch Ness Monster
Subsequent reports appeared in 1936, 1937, and later in the 40s and 50s. The legend was still alive, there were new witnesses to the existence of this animal or creature, it is difficult to determine exactly what the monster is.
The following decades were marked by tales of creation. This is amazing because usually there aren’t so many many reports. According to scientists, the monster is similar to a plesiosaurus, a long-necked sea reptile. The testimonies of witnesses show that it could be just such an animal. Others say it is a seal or sea elephant of supernatural size. Still, other hypotheses are dolphins or eels – such mammals and fish would fit the description as well, but this hypothesis seems very far-fetched. However, no dolphin has such a big tail.
A dinosaur may also be, but who sees dinosaurs today that are extinct in the distant past? Some people think that the gases accumulated in the lake create such an illusion. How many people, so many theories, but none of them have been confirmed so far.
Various hypotheses about the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)
Some say that such a monster is a rare animal, while others believe that there is a crack at the bottom of the lake and mini-earthquakes occur, hence the movements of water and the illusion that the monster lives there. And in fact, it is an ordinary optical illusion.
Scientists are still wondering about this creature and trying to diagnose its existence. A group of scientists from New Zealand promised to solve the mystery of the monster by the end of 2018.
A 12-year-old girl recently took a picture of this monster. Although the picture was rather blurry, it was considered valuable proof of Nessie’s existence.
This legend intrigues researchers, filmmakers and book authors. Who (or what) the Loch Ness Monster is? Is it worth knowing its secret? There are many questions, but there is still no answer. It is worth leaning over the lake and examining it in depth. This is what researchers in New Zealand are to do.
Loch Ness Monster Found?
The prospectors found an interesting creature at the bottom of Loch Ness, it was a creature made of wood and plywood, that is, a lost prop from the 1969 movie The Secrets of Sherlock Holmes. Such an animal was produced for the film, and the prop was forgotten after shooting.
The disappointment of the searchers was very great. However, hope should not be lost, the search is still ongoing, and the use of more and more modern technologies may dispel any doubts.
More searches, hope to discover the Loch Ness Monster
Loch Ness has been studied by a number of expeditions. Scuba divers dived, submarines dived and surfaced, people watched. While searching, they found nothing. Only casual observers spoke of the Loch Ness Monster tracks.
In 2003, a group from the BBC explored the lake with satellite navigation and sonar beams. Her search also did not bring any results. Therefore, it is time to resume your search and try to close the monster case. It is not known when this will happen, but the search will certainly continue, because many people are going to discover the secret and gain fame and money.
Scammers, filmmakers and the Loch Ness Monster
Several times, the scammers wrote that they had met the monster and faked photos, but they were quickly exposed. The monster appeared in films about Sherlock Holmes, the series Doctor Who, the series Saint, the film Water Horse, and The Legend of the Deep from 2008. It is an excellent fuel for the imaginations of filmmakers, writers and songwriters. This role is also very valuable, in this, it reminds a bit of the Yeti, which is talked about, but which no one still knows.
The Loch Ness Monster – a Legend or a True Story?
After 80 years, this story deserves an explanation. Let us hope that one day we will manage to discover this secret, hopefully as soon as possible.
Marketing the Loch Ness Monster
Thanks to the monster, Loch Ness is the most famous lake in the world, so there was a real marketing miracle. Discovery of the monster for the inhabitants of the lake area would be a great way to promote (although the legend itself is) and encourage tourists to come to this place.
Such a discovery would therefore additionally affect people’s wages and raise their standard of living – another aspect of the existence of the Loch Ness monster that would not be overestimated. For now, they have to rehearse the topic from time to time, publish new reports and blurry photos, as in the case of UFOs … 🙂 As our political stars say – Nessie is a cutlet that is reheated from time to time 🙂