The legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates back 1,500 years ago with stone carvings in Northern Scotland depicting the mythical beast as early as 565 A.D. That was a millennium and a half ago, when it was a lot easier to believe in strange beasts and supernatural phenomena.
Now, in an age where modern science pretty much tells us everything we could possibly know about our planet and the creatures living on it … we still believe in the Loch Ness Monster.
Commonly referred to as “Nessie,” the cryptid creature is a common character in Scottish Folk lore — an underwater beast that dwells in the country’s Loch Ness, hence the name. The most famous and conclusive picture of the monster is from 1934, depicting a head and neck of an animal above water, an image that still floats around the Internet, perpetuating the animal’s existence among believers.
Heck, there’s even an entire fan club devoted to the animal.
The one thing I wonder is whether people truly believe In Nessie’s existence, or that they just want it to exist so badly that they’re completely willing to disregard science and logic in order to believe it?
Firstly, if it really dates back 1,500 years, and even the most recent picture is from 80 years ago, then… do people think this beast lasts forever? And if they did have the ability to procreate, that would mean there’s at least three of them at any given time. If there were three gigantic beasts roaming around Scotland, I’m pretty sure we’d find them.
Or do people think the Loch Ness Monster is likes James Bond? It’s a character that appears periodically, always played a different person, or in this case … animal?
And if such a beast did exist, why are we so anxious to find it? We shouldn’t put too much stock into modern fiction, where it’s depicted as a friendly, affable creature that loves humans, like in the 2007 family movie The Water Horse.
In reality, I’m pretty sure it would probably kill any human that crossed its past. Just a hunch.
But yeah, let’s find this thing!
It was Apple’s turn to keep the rumors alive, as people are claiming they located Nessie using the company’s satellite imaging several months ago. There’s a picture caught by Apple cameras in Loch Ness of what appears to be the shadow of a large multi-flippered animal swimming just below the water’s surface. The image was just revealed publicly this past weekend.
Of course, skeptics claim it looks almost exactly like the wake of a boat, only you can’t see the boat because of the low contrast of the image. And I’m sure that’s exactly what it is, but when it comes to the Loch Ness Monster, who needs logic?
When it’s come to the point where people are sitting in front of a computer screen dissecting satellite images for months, I think it’s time to just put this entire thing to rest. Since I’m nowhere near Scotland, and wouldn’t have to worry about being eaten by it, then count me in as somebody who wishes it was real.
But … I also believe in not being really, really naive.
However, people once thought the giant squid was fake until its existence was proven fairly recently.
And the Easter Bunny too. I always thought he didn’t exist until I saw him hopping around my garden yesterday.
So who knows?