The deepest lake in Scotland is Loch Ness, whose depth is about 230 meters. Thousands of years ago, ancient Roman warriors invaded Scottish lands and found images of animals on the stones – the most unusual of them was something like a huge seal with a long neck. It was then that the legend arose that a monster lives in Loch Ness, which from time to time catches the eye of people. In the entire history of mankind, more than 1000 cases of collision with a mysterious creature have been recorded, but as evidence, eyewitnesses show only blurry photos and videos. Recently, they again started talking about the Loch Ness monster, because one man began to assure that he also filmed the mysterious creature on camera.
Photo of the Loch Ness Monster
According to ScienceAlert, a new photo of the Loch Ness Monster was posted on Facebook around mid-June. The author of the photo wrote that he noticed the monster by accident when in 2019 he went on an excursion to the medieval castle of Arcart. He saw ripples in the water and took out a camera to photograph this phenomenon. After some time, the head of a mysterious creature appeared from the water and disappeared as quickly as it appeared. In the end, the man took only one photo.
The creator of the Facebook group dedicated to mysterious creatures shared that he does not believe in an ancient legend and believes that most observations have a logical explanation. He suggested that the man captured a huge catfish (Silurus glanis), whose body length is approximately 3 meters, and weight reaches 400 kilograms. As it turned out, his assumption was correct, because Internet users quickly found evidence that the photo was taken in Photoshop.
Catfish have an interesting feature – the patterns on their body are unique, just like the fingerprints of people. In the published photo, you can see that there is a rather large spot on the back of the alleged Loch Ness monster. Users quickly realized that the same “blot” was on the body of a huge catfish caught in the Italian river Po, which became known in 2019. The length of his body was 268 centimeters, and the mass reached 130 kilograms.
Can't believe we gotta say this, but the loch ness monster picture is fake. Compare these unique patterns here pic.twitter.com/shG5dVAXGr
— Bailee (@supahflylol) June 24, 2020
According to the Loch Ness Mystery blog, the author of the photo works with 3D graphics, so he could easily make a fake. But why he did this is not clear. Apparently, he was driven by a desire to declare himself as a person who found confirmation of the existence of a creature from an ancient legend. But thousands of people tried to do this before him, and none of them managed to convince society of the correctness of their words.
The most famous photograph of the Loch Ness monster is considered to be a frame captured in 1934 by a London physician Kenneth Wilson. Something similar to a floating dinosaur can be seen in the photograph he presented. The author of the photo claimed that he photographed the monster by accident when he walked around the lake and watched the birds. In 1994, it turned out that this photo was a fake, created with three accomplices. The assistants of the once-respected doctor themselves admitted this.
Since the number of reports about the Loch Ness monster was estimated in the thousands, scientists have tried many times to find it in the framework of specially organized research. In 2016, British scientists used a robot called Munin to study the bottom of a mysterious lake in as much detail as possible. Fishermen reported that at the bottom of Loch Ness there is a cleft up to 1,500 meters deep, in which an ancient creature could hide. However, no indentation at the bottom of the lake was found.
If you adhere to common sense, the Loch Ness monster clearly does not exist. After all, talk about him has been going on for thousands of years in a row, and there are very few people who supposedly saw him. In addition, it is believed that this monster is an ancient plesiosaurus – an ancient reptile that can not live long without air. If it existed, it would obviously often pop up to take a breath of air.