Loch Ness Monster

So we touched on Bigfoot. I figure why not stay on the famous conspiracies and talk about the Loch Ness Monster. She is just about as famous as any other lore or mythological creature out there. She’s worth some consideration in my opinion. Just like with Bigfoot and Aliens, there are plenty of enthusiasts around the world the support the legend of Nessie.

The Loch Ness is in fact a giant body of water. It’s actually the largest body of fresh water in England. It’s a beautiful and mystical place that in the minds of many, holds a secret, a monster that seems to like its privacy and that rarely shows itself to a lucky few.

Sightings

The first reported sighting was back in 1960. It looked to be a sinking rowboat, but when viewed through binoculars, it seemed to be a creature with a long neck gliding through the water, swimming down to its depths.

Other reports from that year were from witnesses who saw wakes created in the water from something near the surface that seemed like a small submarine that was a greenish / black color.

There were two brief sightings in the ’70s. One in 1973 and another in 1979. They reported seeing a head like object rising from the water with a large mouth and a smaller eye. It was a brief look a this creature before it submerged back into the deep. Just as in the ’60s, the other report was of an object that looked like an upside down boat gliding through the water, causing a wake as it swam away.

A number of similar reports followed in the 1990’s and in the early 2000’s. Familiar stories from families and people walking along the shore of a disturbance in the water followed by a something gliding through and causing a large wake.

The last possible sighting was in 2011 by a shop owner near the water. Since then, Nessie seems to be quiet, but could still be out there, under the glassy surface of Loch Ness.

Appearance

The Loch Ness Monster has been described as being Green / Black in color. The body, what was seen of it, was dark and smooth, like that of a seal. There is a long neck with a small head at the end of it, that would emerge from the water briefly, before disappearing back down.

Finding The Monster

In 1987, a project was undertaken called Operation Deepscan. Boats were outfitted with sonar to try and find the Loch Ness Monster. On the first day of the project, they had some contact with an object at different depths that didn’t seem to be the size of anything that was native to that body of water. It was described as being larger than a shark but smaller than a whale. The next day they went out again to try and track it down but didn’t have any success. They were only able to cover so much¬†other than¬†the sides and bay areas.

Proof?

As for proof, all that is out there, is the personal testimonies of people who claim to have seen it and the few pictures that were taken. It is still up to your own interpretation. Could it be illusion or photoshop? It’s up to you to take it as truth or not.

For decades, people have been spreading the idea of a real life Bigfoot, or Sasquatch. It’s a giant hairy beast that walks like a man and seems to like its privacy. There have been many reports of peopltumblr_n83ralCNRH1rp0vkjo1_500HHe catching glimpses of these creatures, but there is no actual physical or photographic proof that one exists. For the sake of this blog though, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t real. The blurry photos of something in the distance and and accounts from hunters and fanatics have kept this theory up and running.

The belief is so widespread today that there is even a TV show, Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot”. This show documents the travels of a few Bigfoot Hunters as they try and track down this elusive creature. It mostly shows them insisting that they heard the call of the “Squatch” somewhere out in the woods and their attempts at mimicking it to try and draw it in. . . . . as you might have guessed, they haven’t been too successful yet.

So if Bigfoot is real, what is it? People have theorized that it could be an ancient caveman that has somehow survived and kept from evolving. Others believe that it could be some kind of alien. The most realistic of the ideas in my opinion is that it is a large animal like a ground sloth. Now with that being said, you would think that a ground sloth would not be able to make a quick getaway if someone was trying to track it down. They are not known for being very elusive. And yet, no one has been able to catch it.

I think that at best, the Sasquatch is a figment of our modern imagination that is holding on to some type of folk lore or monster story that was told many years ago. Nowadays, that type of thing tends to be a money maker. There is merchandise, TV shows, and movies that have been made. It’s a cute idea that doesn’t seem to have a down side, so why stop promoting it? People will believe what they want no matter what others say about it, so honestly, who really cares? Some of us are just a little more gullible or open minded, if you’d rather think of it that way. No one’s getting hurt and people are intrigued, so where’s the harm?

I can’t say I personally believe in Bigfoot, but I will say that “Harry and the Hendersons” was one of my favorite movies. So if you’re out there packing up your survival packs to go track him down, I wish you the best of luck! Just don’t quit your day job.