torsdag den 30. december 2010

Nessie (Cryptid)

How are you guys? Today is time for a “cryptid” creature. Meet the famous Loch Ness monster or Nessie as it’s also called!
 

I am sure most of are already familiar with this illusive creature, so bear with me if you already know what I’m about to tell you ;)

Nessie is a sea serpent like creature that allegedly calls Loch Ness Scotland its home. Along with Bigfoot, the Yeti and chupacabra it is one of the most famous cryptozoological creatures! The sightings of Nessie actually go as far back as the 7th century, but it was in 1933 that the legend really gained popularity when a couple from London visited the Loch. The couple claimed to have seen a strange creature and the husband stated that is was "the nearest approach to a dragon or pre-historic animal that I have ever seen in my life". One year later the most famous picture was taken of the beast called the Surgeons photo which is what you see in the illustration. Even though it is the most famous picture taken it has recently been proven fake. But just because one picture is fake doesn’t mean the tons of eyewitnesses, footage and other photographs are.

There have been hundreds of sightings of Nessie since the “boom” in 1933, so maybe this case more than just a myth? There are a lot of different theories as to what people are seeing in the Lake. Is Nessie simply a school of fish fooling the eye? Is it a big sturgeon, perhaps even a whale? Or could it even be a surviving plesiosaur?
What are your thoughts on this?

25 kommentarer:

  1. i really wonder what kind of creature it is.. but i doubt it really exists - think it's a story made up just for the attractions (read tourists, read money)

    SvarSlet
  2. the Surgeons photo was a huge hoax... but i think something like nessie exists in our oceans... we've only observed about 1% of the deep ocean...

    SvarSlet
  3. agreed i have no clue what it is

    SvarSlet
  4. Nessie's a great name. Unfortunately i don't think there's any mystical creature there just a lot of drunk people and trolls :)

    SvarSlet
  5. probably just the result of too much Scotch whiskey. But I really want it to be a dinosaur...

    SvarSlet
  6. Ahhhhhhhh Nessie. Such a fun tale. If you like the idea behind this, you might check out Alten's book titled "The Loch". Very fun monster-fiction.

    SvarSlet
  7. It's a naked Scotsman doing the back-stroke.

    SvarSlet
  8. I have never seen Nessie, but I would love for it to be more than a myth. I think the idea of this creature is absolutely beautiful.

    SvarSlet
  9. I thought they dragged the entire loch twice before and found absolutely nothing? Oh well, it is a mystery

    SvarSlet
  10. another one of those things that u gotta see to believe. everyone that goes out onto that lake is going to want to see nessie, and they'll see what they want to see

    SvarSlet
  11. I thought I had heard of chupacabra for a minute, but then I realized I was confused with Chewbaca from Star Wars. I really don't know if the Loch Ness monster is real or not..There are so many hoaxes out there, I just tend to remain skeptical until there is some real concrete proof.

    SvarSlet
  12. Haven't people tried diving or sending a robot camera inside to see what's there?

    SvarSlet
  13. I must search for the loch ness monster all over the world!

    SvarSlet
  14. It's a disguised alien. Happy New year!

    SvarSlet
  15. i love nessie
    my country also has a cryptid monster like that living in a lake

    SvarSlet
  16. They made it up so they can atract tourists

    SvarSlet
  17. It's always possible. We find new species all the time. Seems like this one though would have been proven by now with all the research that's been done there.

    SvarSlet
  18. i once almost caught this over 100 years ago ,no fishing pole either , just line wraped around my hand..damn thing got away tho.. plus she almost had the line cut my hand in half , i even have a scar to prove it!

    SvarSlet
  19. it clearly is a myth... come on, you said it yourself that the boom started in 1933. Do you really think that 87 years after the boom period, there still is no conclusive evidence of its existence?

    SvarSlet
  20. Unablogger:
    Me too! Except plesiosaurs aren't really dinosaurs, haha :P

    The Game Store Guy:
    Alright, I'll keep an eye out for that one! :D

    Bargain Hunter:
    Countless times, but I think I've read somewhere that it's extremely hard to see anything under the surface, I'm not sure though.

    Mrecan:
    Cool, what country are you from? Maybe I've heard of the creature :)

    Thanks for the comments!

    SvarSlet