Monster van Loch Ness

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The Loch Ness Monster
What is The Loch Ness Monster?
Why don’t people believe it exists?
History of the Loch Ness Monster…
Who saw the monster?

What is the Loch Ness Monster?

Most people who saw Nessie think Nessie is a plesiosaur. A plesiosaur is a big animal with a neck like a giraffe, a body like a dolphin and with four very big fins on his body. A plesiosaur also has a large tail.
The Loch Ness Monster is one of the best-known mysteries of crypto zoology. Other famous monsters of the crypto zoology are the yeti and Big Foot. Crypto zoology is a kind of science who deals with studying animals who have such a mysterious strengths that its not likely they really exist. The Loch Ness Monster lives in a Loch in the North of Scotland called Ness. That’s why its called the Loch Ness Monster.

Why don’t people believe it exists?

In Scotland there are four big lakes including loch Ness, three of these lakes have pinewoods on there shore. It are these three lakes were became legends about monsters living in these lakes. In the fourth lake, Lomond, there isn’t any legend about a monster. That’s why scientists think that the monsters are fake and that the pictures of it just were fallen trees who came into the water.

Loch Ness is a very long stretched lake so the wind can blow water to the south part of the lake. But when that happens the surface isn’t horizontal and the water moves back to the north so it gets some vibration on the surface. this can cause some unusual features on the surface. So if people see something moving it can be the wind or the water moving back…its not always a monster.
When a boat sails through the water it causes some small floods that bounce back on the rocky shore and when they come back and meet each other they can take strange forms, so when people say they had saw the monster behind their boat it could be the floods that have bounced back. Some people think its not a monster but just a regular animal… For example: a swimming elephant, tall eel or a large pike.

History of the Loch Ness Monster…

Saint columba
The first report of the Loch Ness Monster was written in the 7th century by mister Adamnan. The story is about the life of saint Columba, he saved a pict, a man from the picts which is a folk that lives in the north of Scotland. He describes event as follow:
"...(He) raised his holy hand, while all the rest, brethren as well as strangers, were stupefied with terror, and, invoking the name of God, formed the saving sign of the cross in the air, and commanded the ferocious monster, saying, "Thou shalt go no further, nor touch the man; go back with all speed." Then at the voice of the saint, the monster was terrified, and fled more quickly than if it had been pulled back with ropes, though it had just got so near to Lugne, as he swam, that there was not more than the length of a spear-staff between the man and the beast. Then the brethren seeing that the monster had gone back, and that their comrade Lugne returned to them in the boat safe and sound, were struck with admiration, and gave glory to God in the blessed man. And even the barbarous heathens, who were present, were forced by the greatness of this miracle, which they had seen, to magnify the God of the Christians".
Many scientists have searched for the Loch Ness Monster. The first research took place in august 1967. With a sonar machine they went searching for the Monster. They found multiple targets from over 20 feet (6 meters) with this method. The scientists think they were diving to the bottom of the lake. So they found more than one thing, that’s quite logical because it probably is a plesiosaur and that lived 65 million years ago. So if it could survive there had to be more of them so they could multiply their self. And it couldn’t evolve if it was alone..

In 1969 there was another research. These scientists used sonar too and expected too find a pilot whale(3 meters) but they also found multiple thing from over 6 meters. After these researches there were many to follow they found many things in the lake but none of the scientists could give a clear view about the monster.
Who saw the monster?
On 22 july1933 mr. George Spicer and his wife were riding down the road near Loch Ness when they saw a huge strange animal, it had a body from about 25 feet which is 8 meters. The animal had a very tall neck it was a bit thicker as a elefant’s trunk and it had a large tail too. The animal was about 5 meters width. They saw the monster moving to the Loch and disappear into the water. Half a year later some other people saw the monster on land too. The description they gave from the monster was every time quite the same.
It was 17 june 1993 when there were three sightings of the monster in the same night. First Edna and David saw the monster swimming through the water. They tried to follow it on the shore but it was hard too keep up with the monster, it swam very fast. Later that evening James and his father were walking across the shore when James saw something in the water and said it to his father. They saw a long brown neck above the surface. The last sighting of that day was in the night when Lorraine saw a large wake in the water while there were no boats in the lake.
The surgeon’s photo
Robbert Kenneth Wilson had made a picture. He never claimed that he had made a picture of The Loch Ness Monster. He didn’t know what it was. But other people said that it was the monster. He became famous with the picture but some people don’t believe it is the Loch Ness Monster, they think it’s just a otter or a diving bird.
The Dinsdale film
On 23 April 1960 Tim Dinsdale finally made a film with a moving pictures of Nessie on it. The Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre confirmed that the tape was real. They said that it wasn’t a ship or a submarine. It had to be a living creature. The film was showed on television. The whole world was enthusiastic. Sceptici think that the Monster of Loch Ness was invented up by the press in 1933 to promote the local tourism.

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