Skip to comments.Loch Ness Monster Mystery Result of Aftershocks, Geologist Theorizes
Posted on 07/06/2013 10:12:29 AM PDT by Daffynition
Could Scotlands Loch Ness Monster mystery be nothing more than the aftershock of an active fault beneath Great Britain's deepest freshwater lake? Thats what one Italian geologist is speculating.
Considering the so-called sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are often accompanied by bubbling water and tremors, Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi argues that the Great Glen fault system is responsible for the long-necked, legendary beast.
The theory that Loch Ness Monster sightings result from aftershocks was first proposed by Piccardi in 2001, according to Scientific American.
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I guess no one saw the movie that posited the idea that Nessie was also Jack the Ripper.
That definitely looks like an “aftershock!”
Who would have thought that a monster could cause earthquakes.
The famous photo on the right was debunked when the dentist confessed to it.
Yep! That's how Godzilla got loose.
If I were a Scottish sea monster I wouldn't surface for anything less than a Belhaven.
I don’t find it unbelievable there were such creatures, because they were seen by an entire town, including captains of ships and the police and fire department and mayor at Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
But the Loch seems not to have the support of food for a creature like this, at least not these days. Perhaps long ago? Or in and out of the Loch to food sources in the ocean?
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I have the sketch memorized but thanks!!! Hilarious.
When the Romans first came to northern Scotland in the first century A.D., they found the Highlands occupied by fierce, tattoo-covered tribes they called the Picts, or painted people. From the carved, standing stones still found in the region around Loch Ness, it is clear the Picts were fascinated by animals, and careful to render them with great fidelity. All the animals depicted on the Pictish stones are lifelike and easily recognizable — all but one. The exception is a strange beast with an elongated beak or muzzle, a head locket or spout, and flippers instead of feet. Described by some scholars as a swimming elephant, the Pictish beast is the earliest known evidence for an idea that has held sway in the Scottish Highlands for at least 1,500 years — that Loch Ness is home to a mysterious aquatic animal.
Interesting statement. I saw the movie “Centurion”, http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Movies/2010/0827/Centurion-movie-review
That is sort of what it is about but I didn’t know at the time about the Picts so I’m going to reserve my judgment of the movie here.
While I’m here, like most of us, we’ve heard about Nessie since we were kids. Upon hearing of this story a few days ago, I read a whole lot on the web about Nessie. I really can’t believe in it but I know inside myself and a lot of us, we probably hope it is true.
Jack the Flipper?
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