Loch Ness monster: folk legend or scientific wonder?

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  1. August

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  2. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    It is a real creature.
    Similar exist elsewhere in the world.
    Once one is documented as real the rest(most) will soon follow.
    IMHO
     
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  3. August

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    I visited Loch Ness and had a look for the monster from the tower at Urquhart Castle . Very grey day when I visited there . I never saw anything at all even though the spot I was standing on was where a very famous sighting of Nessie took place . I never realised just how big Loch Ness really is. [​IMG]
     
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  4. CasualBystander

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    Well...

    The longest point is 22.5 miles and the widest point is 1.7 miles and it is 56 km*2 in area and up to 230 meters

    That is a lot of area and much of the water is below scuba depth.

    Plenty of room to hide.
     
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  5. Castle-Yankee54

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    Is there something large in Loch Ness....yes. But the plesiosaur is the folk legend.
     
  6. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    Only because it has been described to look similar.
    Could surviving decedents of them still be around is the question.
     
  7. Castle-Yankee54

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    Maybe at sea......there are far to many "ifs" for a large population to live in the Loch.
     
  8. August

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    I think only one lives there actually.
     
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    The rest are dead then in that case.
     
  10. August

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    Maybe they live in the ocean (?) they say that Loch Ness is joined to the see via an underwater cavern or tunnel .

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. starsfall

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    Always been one of my favorite cryptids or "legends", whatever you may refer to it as. I have heard there are underwater tunnels and caverns that connect Loch Ness to other bodies of water, but I had also heard they weren't big enough to allow something the size of Nessie to travel through, although I may have misheard that.

    I really do like to believe it's there, and there is valid evidence and eye witness reports to back it up, but you'd also think the sightings would occur much more frequently with something reported to be that size, or more physical evidence left behind in some way.
     
  12. August

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    Pity they haven't got a Nessie Cam there filming all the time.
     
  13. Castle-Yankee54

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    Yes I've heard about these alleged tunnels in science fiction novels and a couple movies.....but I've yet to see any evidence of the tunnels.
     
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  15. August

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    Depends what limestone is in the area that's closest to the sea . Limestone being water soluble would point to possible underwater tunnels remembering of course that Loch Ness is not at sea level either.
     
  16. August

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    Thank's for the link will keep an eye on that one. It says offline at the moment though.
     
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  18. Castle-Yankee54

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    That wasn't a condition......but since that took about 5 seconds to find it should be very easy for people to find what they want if they just look.
     
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  19. Castle-Yankee54

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    Based on what I've seen there isn't any except some altered near the center of the Loch......as far as I'm concerned the "caverns" are one of the many "ifs" to it being some long lost dinosaur.

    Also if there are any images similar to the famous faked image then they to are faked as the plesiosaurs necks don't sit upright like that.......unless people want to add that to the "ifs".
     
  20. CasualBystander

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    Well, the Loch Ness monster is a folk legend until it is found and provably identified.

    Then it becomes a scientific wonder.
     

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