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Loch Ness Monster Mystery Result of Aftershocks, Geologist Theorizes
Newsmax ^ | July 3, 2013 | Michael Mullins

Posted on 07/06/2013 10:12:29 AM PDT by Daffynition

Could Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster mystery be nothing more than the aftershock of an active fault beneath Great Britain's deepest freshwater lake? That’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: History; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; godsgravesglyphs; newshacks

1 posted on 07/06/2013 10:12:29 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I guess no one saw the movie that posited the idea that Nessie was also Jack the Ripper.


2 posted on 07/06/2013 10:14:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Daffynition

That definitely looks like an “aftershock!”


3 posted on 07/06/2013 10:15:40 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Daffynition

Who would have thought that a monster could cause earthquakes.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 10:17:17 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Ken522
Which one of us is nuts?


5 posted on 07/06/2013 10:18:14 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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6 posted on 07/06/2013 10:20:11 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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7 posted on 07/06/2013 10:20:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

The famous photo on the right was debunked when the dentist confessed to it.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 10:20:55 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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9 posted on 07/06/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
Loch Ness Monster Mystery Result of Aftershocks, Geologist Theorizes

Yep! That's how Godzilla got loose.

10 posted on 07/06/2013 10:22:31 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: longfellow
And the FBI still hasn't released the details of the proof.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 10:22:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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12 posted on 07/06/2013 10:22:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Daffynition
I have a hard time getting a good picture of the lake monster up in Vermont. Just grainy photos.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: Joe 6-pack
HAHAHA!


14 posted on 07/06/2013 10:25:28 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Trolling with Heineken!?!

If I were a Scottish sea monster I wouldn't surface for anything less than a Belhaven.

15 posted on 07/06/2013 10:26:39 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Good ole Champ!


16 posted on 07/06/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
BEST PHOTOS YET!!!! From Vermont, no less.




17 posted on 07/06/2013 10:35:58 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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18 posted on 07/06/2013 11:01:26 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Daffynition

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?

http://lochnessmystery.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-worlds-oldest-loch-ness-monster.html


19 posted on 07/06/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: miss marmelstein

Wish granted;

Adult language warning;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2yVZCVLK3E


20 posted on 07/06/2013 11:31:12 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I have the sketch memorized but thanks!!! Hilarious.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Daffynition; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Daffynition. This is yet another in a long line of implausible "explanations" which will, of course, be saddled on as the correct one by the skepticultists. Cryptobiology ping.

22 posted on 07/06/2013 11:56:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/legend-loch-ness.html

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.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 11:58:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 12:41:46 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

:’)


25 posted on 07/06/2013 12:46:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Jack the Flipper?


26 posted on 07/07/2013 12:42:19 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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