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Saturday, 22 August 2015

SATURDAY DIGEST: World's greatest unsolved mysteries (Day7)

The Loch Ness Monster
Today the Loch Ness Monster joins our list of World's greatest unsolved mysteries. For ages, people have been hearing about the Loch Ness monster and it continues to baffle everyone. The monster reputedly inhabits Loch Ness, a lake in the Scottish Highlands.
The Monster of Loch Ness was first brought to popular interest world over in 1933, though evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.

The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs.Much of the scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as including mis-identifications of more mundane objects, outright hoaxes, and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology.

The creature has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie...

'Saint Columba'(565)

The earliest report of a monster associated with the vicinity of Loch Ness appears in the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán, written in the 7th century.According to Adomnán, writing about a century after the events he described, the Irish monk Saint Columba was staying in the land of the Picts with his companions when he came across the locals burying a man by the River Ness. They explained that the man had been swimming in the river when he was attacked by a "water beast" that had mauled him and dragged him under. They tried to rescue him in a boat, but could only drag up his corpse. Hearing this, Columba stunned the Picts by sending his follower Luigne moccu Min to swim across the river. The beast came after him, but Columba made the sign of the Cross and commanded: "Go no further. Do not touch the man. Go back at once." The beast immediately halted as if it had been "pulled back with ropes" and fled in terror, and both Columba's men and the pagan Picts praised God for the miracle. The oldest manuscript relating to this story was put online in 2012.

Sonar contact(1954)

In December 1954 a strange sonar contact was made by the fishing boat Rival III. The vessel's crew observed sonar readings of a large object keeping pace with the boat at a depth of 146 metres (479 ft). It was detected travelling for 800 m (2,600 ft) in this manner, before contact was lost, but then found again later. Many sonar attempts had been made previously, but most were either inconclusive or negative.

Films and Photographs:

The Monster of Loch Ness has been made into a number of movies and there have been people who claim to have taken pictures of the monster but most of the images are blurred and most are outright hoaxes, and wishful thinking. Leaving us to wonder if truly the 'MONSTER OF LOCH NESS' do exist.

Reference: +Wikipedia 

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