Friday, July 29, 2016

The Legend of Nessie

The Loch Ness Monster is a creature that has always caught my attention. The Loch Ness Monster is believed to obviously be an aquatic creature that resides in the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Many people from all over the world have come to the Loch Ness in search of this creature and all have come out with no factual evidence that the creature exists. The Loch Ness Monster came to worldwide attention in 1933, which was caused by Hugh Gray who managed to take a photograph of the creature.

There are several aspects of this creature that I find extremely interesting. Firstly, if such said creature is real, it's incredible how this supposedly large creature has managed to live in a relatively small body of water for so many decades. Sightings of the loch ness monster go all the way back to the year 565. Secondly, with this creature living in a relatively small area, I find it interesting that so many people have spent countless hours, days, and even years looking for this creature, but always come out empty handed. I'm not stating this because I flat out don't believe in the Loch Ness monster , I just find it interesting that if said creature truly does exist, nobody has ever seen it when actually looking for it. Sightings seem to always be accidental and random. Lastly, despite all the inconsistent information and hoax's that revolve around this creature, I would like to think that this creature really does exist. I know that it's a long shot due to the fact that there is extremely minimal to no factual information/photographs that proves that this creature actually does exist. I suppose it's just something inside me that wants to believe that this creature really does exist for whatever reason. Overall, I've always found this creature and its stories to really catch my attention and for some odd reason, I believe that The Loch Ness Monster is real.

1 comment:

  1. For some reason this post was funny to me. I just feel like the Loch Ness Monster its such a ridiculous myth. Probably because even if a weird sea creature did exist, it really isn't a big deal. After all, there is a huge percentage of sea life that still hasn't been discovered. But anyway, after reading your post I decided to research the photo that you included and found out that the picture is actually an admitted hoax. "Robert Wilson claimed he took the photograph early in the morning on April 19, 1934, while driving along the northern shore of Loch Ness. He said he noticed something moving in the water and stopped his car to take a photo. For decades this photo was considered to be the best evidence of the existence of a sea monster in the Loch. But Wilson himself refused to have his name associated with it. Therefore it came to be known simply as 'The Surgeon's Photo.'" Long story short, in 1984 Stewart Campbell analyzed the photo in a 1984 article in the British Journal of Photography. He suggested that the object wasn't any larger than 3 feet. Then, in 1994, it was revealed that the object was a toy submarine with a sea-serpent head. This was revealed in 1994 when Christian Spurling, before his death, confessed to his involvement in a plot (with Wilson) to create the famous Surgeon's Photo. According to Spurling, he had been approached by Wetherell (his stepfather) who wanted him to make a convincing serpent model. Spurling did this, and this model was then photographed in Loch Ness. The picture was then given to Wilson, whose job it was to serve as a credible front-man for the hoax.

    Anyway, this post was entertaining nonetheless :)