The Loch Ness Monster

Is the infamous monster real?

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The Loch Ness Monster

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The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie as she is known by the locals, is a famous sea monster in Scottish folklore that supposedly inhabits Loch Ness, a lake in Scottish Highlands.  The first mention of the Loch Ness Monster was in 565 when Saint Columbia discovered the Loch Ness Monster and prevented the monster from eating one of his followers.

The now famous, “Surgeon’s Photo” was taken in 1933, it depicted the head of what is supposedly the Loch Ness Monster with ripples around it.  Recently, this photo was found to have been fabricated.   Allegedly the photographer put a toy dinosaur on raft, throw pebbles nearby for ripples and had himself a big scary lake monster.  It helps when you have a super grainy black and white 1930’s camera that is incapable of showing sizes.

The visitors center for the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland

Lots of witnesses have said that it looks like an overturned boat.  Currently, there are several investigations taking place in Loch Ness that are DNA testing the water by filling tubes up with water wand testing them.  On September 10th, 2019, one of those tests stated that there are no DNA traces of a dinosaur  in Loch Ness.  However, if you use google street view on google earth, there is a large dark spot in the middle of the lake that looks like an eel or, even a giant mythical sea creature. People believe it’s a dinosaur that survived the meteor strike that caused their extinction. According to lochnesssightings.com, there have been 1,131 recorded sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. So, this leads to the big question, is the Loch Ness Monster real?

A statue of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, what people believe it looks like.

No, the Loch Ness monster is not real, if anything, it’s an abnormally large eel.  There is no clear evidence that there is a giant sea serpent swimming in Scotland.  At this point, it’s become a tourist trap.  Chris Shellard, who lives in North London and has visited the famous Loch several times, said “The Loch Ness Monster isn’t real.”  “There may be an abnormally large eel that is hanging out in Loch Ness but if there was a sea monster in Scotland in this day and age with cell phones, we would’ve seen it by now.”

Sisters Camiel and Laurie Griesinger went on a boat in Loch Ness in 1999.  Cameil said that “the whole area around the Loch exists just to profit off Americans who believe in the legendary beast.”  The recent DNA test of different depths of the Loch have shown that there is nothing abnormal that swimming around in Scotland.

There’s just no clear-cut evidence that an ancient dinosaur that survived the meteor and has been living in Scotland for the past couple million years.  Just like Bigfoot, a prank was taken too far and now many theorists believe in it.  Additionally, the whole idea of a massive Sea Serpent swimming around in the Scotland Highlands is flawed because the Loch is too small to house a dinosaur.  However, it is fun to believe the world we inhabit is home to creatures that we can only imagine.