If you’ve never heard of the Loch ness monster, it’s likely we’re from different planets. This mysterious inhabitant of a Scottish Loch is the most well known reason for disputes, from the point of view exists or does not exist. Locals claim that the monster is alive and there is plenty of evidence of its existence. They are echoed by representatives of the tourism business that make good money on the image of the monster, look at who comes a lot of tourists. In fact, no evidence, and denials of its existence. We will not now for the umpteenth time to argue on this topic, and just discuss some interesting facts about him. We assume that the Loch ness monster, like Schrodinger’s cat — it is not at the same time.
Nessie or the Loch ness monster
First you need to decide on the title. You can often find this mythical monster called ”Nessie”, but most people call him ”the Loch ness” monster. What is the difference?
In fact, in anything, and the difference just yet. Nessie is a short designation of Loch ness, which according to legend lives a monster. This word is used mainly by the locals when abbreviated called the lake. So gradually the name of the lake passed and its inhabitants.
So, no mystery and no second monster. Nessie, the Loch ness monster and the monster of Loch ness is one and the same being. No longer be confused.
What is the Loch ness monster
Strange fact, but even many of those who say that beasts do not exist, trying to explain the fact that other people saw and took for the monster.
According to the popular explanation, the mysterious inhabitant of the lake can be either a giant sturgeon, eel, or even a dinosaurthat has miraculously survived to the present day.
Both these theories have a ton of denials. For example, there is not one recorded casewhen a sturgeon or eel has grown to at least a comparable size. Biologists believe that such growth is simply impossible.the sturgeons have been known greatly to exceed the basic size.
While proof that Nessie can’t be a dinosaur in the first place, is not even a doubt that it has lived for millions of years, and the fact that the lake is simply not enough biomass in order to feed such a huge lizard. In the end, his existence in the lake is physically impossible. More precisely, physiologically.
When I first saw the monster of Loch ness
The first written mention of a mysterious creature in the lake known now are the memories of St. Columba. This meeting happened in VI century ad.
From his biographies, it follows that once he saw how the locals bury one of their own, and they told him that the poor guy was attacked by a beast that lived in the lake.
A real-life encounter with the Holy Nessie took place in the moment when one of his students jumped in the water to cross the narrow Strait and to bring the boat. At this point out of the water rose is a monster and only a miracle of Columbus was able to drive him through prayer. This can be treated in different ways, but it was the first documented encounter with a strange creature.
The conflict between the Scots and the English for Nessie
These two people are and always disliked each other, though, and are part of the same country, but in 1933 they had another serious conflict.
Then the British wanted to come in and kill the Loch ness monster. To do this they wanted to put him in effigy at the natural history Museum in London. Of course, the Scots did not like. First, they were unhappy due to the fact that Nessie has become their property and entered the traditions of the people. But even with this could accept, but the fact that the stuffed monster would stand in the London Museum, just drive the locals mad.
They say that the fish swam the Loch ness monster. It is hard to believe. Yes, and where have you installed this camera?
Local legislators have even begun to prepare documents prohibiting such activities, and ordinary people were willing to personally rush to defend the beast, but it did not come. Gradually, the activity came to naught and the British somehow changed my mind to the hunt. Perhaps they realized that no one was caught.
The Loch ness monster could be confused with an elephant
The most delicious I have saved for the last. British paleontologist Neil Clark in 2005, conducted an interesting study that led him to the conclusion that Nessie could be an elephant.
In order to arrive at this explanation, he checked the date when it was recorded the appearance of monsters and periods of gastroliroval in nearby settlements travelling circuses.
In the end, he came to the conclusion that bathing the elephants could be taken by local residents and visitors to the region over the monster. When an elephant swims, it keeps above the water, the trunk, and the head may be similar to the back of the monster. When viewed from afar, these mistakes are quite possible.
Is there a Loch ness monster
Want to be realistic and understand that probably the ancient monster, who by some miracle lived in a lake millions of years, does not exist. On the other hand, how interesting such a legend.
I once was in the UK, and when they are in the Scottish highlands, wanted to go on this lake, but it never worked out. Even for me it produces some captivating impression, not to mention ordinary tourists.
But since we are talking about real things, that conducted the study, according to which from the lake the samples were taken insights in order to understand how biomaterial there is nothing unusual there to be found. All that the researchers found, had traces of normal animals and fish of this region. Even talk about the underwater tunnels, which the beast was able to swim away from the lake, not baseless.
Denial that something big was floating on water can be strong currents in the lake. They are invisible to the eye, but can tolerate water large items, which was accepted by the people for the beast.