Dec 27, 2011

Loch Ness Monster

(photo Robert Kenneth Willson)
Above is probably the most famous picture of Nessie, the mysterious creature rumored to live in Scotland’s Loch Ness. Many searchers have tried to find evidence of her existence and her nature by sonar and photography – few have succeeded. Staunch believers point to a few odd sonar reports and a handful of strange pictures to argue for Nessie’s existence. 

The two shots above, stills from video by Tim Dinsdale and Gordon Holmes respectively, show strange movements in the water of Loch Ness. 

Below, you can see two of Dr. Robert Rines’ underwater photos of what many claim are the ancient monster of the Loch. The first would be her flipper, and the second her head, neck, and body.


Other than a few vague sonar reports of “large moving objects” in the Loch, these photos seem to be the best evidence of a possible monster in the water. Some think Nessie could be a mythical creature like a Kelpie, or perhaps a relative of the long-dead Plesiosaurs. Maybe she’s an unknown species of eel or amphibian.


Others – you might call these people “boring” or “realistic” – think that these photos can be explained by more ordinary phenomena. The surface of the water could have been disturbed by wind, boats, or seismic activity, and the photographs could have captured resident wildlife or inanimate objects in the water.


So it’s up to you to decide: who or what do you think Nessie is? 

21 comments:

  1. I would like to believe that there is something there, because I just like to believe in the mystical and magical unexplained.

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  2. Nice I have seen those pictures before. I run a nerdy project on my computer called SETI@home and its a worldwide computing project that scans radio waves collected from space searching for extraterrestrial life. Lol thats all the charity work I do leaving my puter on 24/7 but its neat to think how so many peoples computers are working on mining all the data.

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  3. I still don't believe there's a Loch Ness monster. Never will!

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  4. @Baur, I completely forgot about SETI@home! It's something I've wanted to do since I heard about it ages ago, but I haven't had the computer and resources to do it until recently. Thanks for reminding me about this awesomeness!

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  5. I wish there was but there probably isnt.

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  6. A dinosaur with sleeping sickness.. :)

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  7. I want to think it's possible, but I just can't commit to that idea haha.

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  8. As a staunch conspiracy nut and a big fan of the X-Files I can say; I WANT TO BELIEVE! I love stuff like this and firmly believe in Nessie, she exists and I wanna ride her!

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  9. Nessie is out there, the truth is out there... haha

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  10. I forgot about this! I think it's fake but it might be real...

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  11. I think its aliens!... from the future!

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  12. One day! I'll hunt that bastard!

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