Call me stupid, naïve, or just plain ignorant, but I don’t want this to be true. I want Nessie to remain an enigmatic being who draws tourists to a small spot in Scotland year after year. With all the crap that goes on in this world, I’d like there to be some fantasy that still exists. Something we don’t have an answer for… THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH NOT HAVING ALL THE ANSWERS, PEOPLE!
The legend of the Loch Ness Monster has persevered for more than 200 years. But could tales of a prehistoric sea creature located in a deep Scottish body of water be explained by science?
That’s the source of a new theory, which speculates that the Loch Ness Monster may actually be a fault line lying underneath the Scottish lake.
Even after 200 years of technological advances since the first reported spotting in 1806, rumors of the Loch Ness Monster continue to persist. In fact, technology has played a role in spawning some Nessie theories.
For example, in 2011, local boat skipper Marcus Atkinson produced a sonar image of what he described as a large object following his boat for several minutes at a depth of 75 feet.
And in 2012, George Edwards shared a photo of an unexplained image in Loch Ness. Skeptics have said the image was likely of a log floating atop the water.
Scientific American reports that Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi believes the Great Glen fault system is actually responsible for mysterious bubbles and the shaking ground commonly associated with supposed creature sightings.