Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nessie: The Monster of Loch Ness

From the time we are children, we are intrigued by mythical creatures and folk legends. When we are children, these folk legends grab our attention and makes our imaginations run wild. The possibility of these creatures being real excites us. However, as we grow older and wiser, we tend to label the legends as fallacies. There are some individuals whose belief grows stronger and may trun into an obsession. Throughout the world, there are many people out there who devote their lives to hunting down various urban legends. Some of the most popular mythical creatures include Bigfoot, El Chupacabra, and the Jersey Devil. One of the most popular and most recognizable urban legends throughout the world is the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie, for short.

Nessie is thought to be a lake monster that lives in Scotland's Loch Ness. The Loch Ness Monster soared in popularity and exposure in 1933. Various people around the area in 1933 began to descibe witnessing a large creature in 1933. There has been numerous pictures that have surfaced of Nessie. However, most of the pictures are of poor quality. As of now, there is no conclusive evidence that Nessie exists. However, that does not mean that the hype has died down over the years. In fact,, is a website entirely devoted to Nessie. The website actually has a live webcam of Loch Ness.

There are numerous Elements of Thought at play when it comes to the Loch Ness Monster. The first one being Concepts. Within concepts, you will find theories. When it comes the mystique surrounding Loch Ness, many theorize that there is a sea monster hiding in the depths of the water. The next Element of Thought is Interpretation and Inference. People look at old photographs of the supposed "Nessie" and infer that it is in fact, a sea monster. The last Element of Thought is Point of View. Everyone has their own belief. However, there are some people who have share the same point of view. They believe that Nessie exists. As for me, I would like to believe that a sea monster exists. However, it would be illogical to fully believe that.

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