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Loch Ness Monster, Nessie

Loch Ness is a deep narrow freshwater lake in the highlands of Scotland in United Kingdom. At a length of 22 miles, and one and a half miles wide it reached a depth of 754 feet. It holds over 16 million gallons of water that is murky and fairy cold. However unlike other lakes in the country, Loch Ness never freezes leaving the surface mostly open. It is fed by rivers Coiltie, Farigaig, Foyers, Moriston, Oich and Tarff. During rainy season the lake can rise by up to seven feet so if you feel like camping on the banks of this beautiful Scottish lake keep this in mind.

 

 

 

Location: Scotland   Map

 

 

 

Obviously anyone who comes here hold secret or open hopes of seeing the infamous monster of lake, more commonly known as Nessie, Niseag and Nessiteras rhombopteryx. First reference of the serpent or prehistoric monster whatever it might be date back to the early fourth or late third century AD. The creatures is mentioned in the description of the burial practices of the local tribes by the Roman historian. It is said that the poor fisherman died from a heart attack than a head of a huge animal appeared near his boat. A more famous sighting date back to the 565 than Saint Columba sailed across the lake on his way to Brude, king of Picts, and saw a monster in the lake. He crossed the serpent and it fled. The legend also tells that this impressed the Picts so much that many joined Christianity along with their king.

Many believe that Nessie is actually a prehistoric plesiosaurus that once lived in many parts of the World oceans. A small population might have been trapped inside a Loch Ness where they found a new home.

 

 

 

 

Truth or fiction, Loch Ness still draws curious onlookers for a chance to see a monster. There seems no shortage of new films, videos and witness testimonies of this elusive creature.

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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