There is a creature that is said to live in the lakes of Loch Ness in Highland, Scotland according to the dozens of sightings by eyewitnesses over the years. The earliest reports come from Saint Columba in 565 A.D. while staying near the loch when he heard of a local resident that was attacked by a “water beast” that dragged him underwater.
On April 21st, 1934 a man by the name of Robert Wilson had allegedly taken the first-ever photograph of the monster with its head and neck sticking out above the water. The photograph made international headlines across the world giving the creature the fame it has today. However, many skeptics consider it a hoax and in 1993 an episode on the Discovery Channel titled “Loch Ness Discovery” examined the photo and believed the object was much smaller than the size of a creature.
For those who do believe in the creature there are many different theories as to what it could be. A giant eel or perhaps a wels catfish? One biologist even suggested an elephant. But none are more popular than the theory that an ancient dinosaur called the plesiosaur is lurking beneath Loch Ness. There are only 2 photos to support this theory and even those are under debate what they represent.
Strangely enough, there are even a few cryptozoologists who don’t believe the plesiosaur theory. One of them, Nick Redfern, who wrote a book on the creature, believes there is a more paranormal angle to the mystery. He believes it is an ancient demon that can shapeshift using black magic. Many find this theory fascinating while others still cling to the belief that it is simply a plesiosaur.
So what if it is a plesiosaur? As many scientists have pointed out, dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago and for a plesiosaur to have survived after all that time seems far fetched. Also, there would have to be a whole family of plesiosaur living in Loch Ness for that to be true.
There is one other theory that might suggest the plesiosaur theory to be true. And that is the interdimensional theory suggesting that Nessie might be from another dimension and that the creature occasionally, by accident, appears then disappears from our plane of existence and returns to its own Earth vibrating at a different frequency level than our own. Perhaps there is another Earth where dinosaurs still roam free.
So what have eyewitnesses been seeing over the years? An ancient dinosaur? A demonic shapeshifter? A giant eel? Or have people’s imaginations gotten the better of them? Only time will tell.
Until we discover the truth, the myth, mystery, and lore of the Loch Ness Monster will continue to fascinate us and remain in our realm of imagination and fantasy.