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Weird Wednesday: Is The Loch Ness Monster Real?

Updated: May 21, 2020

Is it real or just another myth?

There is a strange creature living in Loch Ness, Scotland which some people believe to be real but many people say it's just a myth. The creature is named after the lake, “Loch Ness” in Scotland. Reports of Nessie existing reaches as far back as the ancient times. The Loch Ness monster legend began to grow in popularity in 1933. A road nearby the lake offered a great view where the lake could be seen and over there people spotted this fantasy-like creature. Later on more sightings of the creature occurred. In late December, a big-game hunter claimed to have located the sea serpent and found huge footprints aside from the lake. However, after a further inspection, zoologist states that the tracks were made with an umbrella stand (I know, very weird).

A year later, Robert Kenneth Wilson seemed to capture the Monster in a photograph although it only showed the creature's head and neck. This news spread rapidly around people and many speculated that this odd creature is a Plesiosaur which is a marine reptile that went extinct about 65.5 million years ago. A lot of processes happened to trace the monster but none of them were successful. There were more photographs taken but all of them seemed to be fake. 1994, it was revealed that Wilson's so-called "monster" was fake and that it was just a plastic/wooden head attached to a submarine.

Even after all of these false pictures, researchers conducted a DNA survey but as expected, no signs of the Plesiosaur were found. Although, the reports indicated the existence of eels. These results left the possibility that the 'monster' is just a big eel. Despite the lack of evidence, the Loch Ness Monster remains a hot topic and contributes approximately $80 million annually to Scotland.

Therefore many people (or at least I do) believe that the Loch Ness Monster is just another myth.

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