Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Loch Ness Monster

I told you so...

These little images were on the windows of the boat.  So, I guess we all saw Nessie!

My fascination with all things "unexplainable" was a gift from my mom.  Her spooky, fairy, "Stella" story telling, Big Foot believin' self - made me this way!  It was 1970 something, and my mom took me to a movie called Mysterious Monsters (and many others like this...) it was because of this movie that I started believing in Nessie.  Well, maybe not believing in, rather believing in the possibility of a Nessie.  When we were planning our trip, going to Loch Ness was a must!

I wanted to stand on the deck to watch - I didn't want to miss anything.  The tour guide talked about the history of Loch Ness and Nessie.  For my friends in Hatley and Ringle - this loch and land surrounding has origins with the Clan Fraaza.  

Mystery and intrigue as well as "evidence" for the creatures existence date back as early as the sixth century.   Skeptics question the narrative's reliability, noting that water-beast stories were extremely common in medieval hagiographies (the term used to refer to the biography of a saint or highly developed spiritual being often canonized by the Catholic church).  Irregardless, the legend lives on.  

Loch Ness is the second largest fresh water loch in Scotland with a surface area of 22 square miles.   It is 755 feet deep and have had measurements of up to 889 feet at it's deepest point being reported.  This makes it the largest loch by volume in all the British Isles.   The sides are a complete drop off and a wall of rock.   How can one argue that with water that deep, the possibility of something living there that we haven't "discovered" yet, couldn't exist.  There have been sightings of something for centuries by many generations.  The most recent sighting was just on September 16, 2016.  It was called "the most convincing to date."  Link here: 

The very northern tip of Loch Ness is at the edge of the North Sea.  Who's to say, that some creature didn't end up locked in this loch and thrived in it's abundant deep waters.  I left the tour more convinced of the possibility of this than not.  Does Nessie live?  For me, the idea of it surely does!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  
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