Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along!
Loch Ness Monster
Every great lake has a monster legend. Nessie is one of those legends, and it’s said to inhabit Scotland’s deepest lake. But just as the Cat Sith was based on a real animal, the Kellas cat, many believe Nessie the monster is based on a real creature that once existed: the plesiosauria.
The question is: Do some plesiosauria still exist today, and is that the source of legends surrounding large, deep lakes, such as Loch Ness?
I have personally been to Loch Ness, twice, as a young tween, and rode the tourist boats across its deep waters. Let me tell you, that lake is beautifully eerie. The way shadows play across it, elongating, suddenly appearing and then vanishing, will make you believe something is down in the depths following you.
On my first boat ride, I could’ve promised you I saw something rise out of the water at the back of the tourist boat, briefly, and I ran screaming to my mom. I was ten years old at the time, and such old memories grow fuzzy, but I remember the intense feelings. Since then, I believe it’s possible there’s something (perhaps a few plesiosauria) dwelling in Loch Ness, as so many of the locals insisted. But, well, we need more evidence to prove it to the world. 😉
I found this fun website, if you’d like to explore more about Loch Ness’s Monster: http://www.nessie.co.uk/
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