January 29, 2016

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Inside Loch Ness, one of the biggest lakes in the world, lies a mystery: a monster whose existence has been suggested many times, but not proven by science.

During the Ice Ages, 65 million years ago, aquatic plesiosaurs were thought to have died off. Some thought a dinosaur in the lake could have survived extinction, but nobody had ever proven this creature really existed.

Nessie, the monster, was first mentioned by media on May 2, 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier related that a local couple claimed to have seen “an enormous animal rolling (…) on the surface of the lake.”

But only in 1934 a famous photograph showed a dinosaur-like creature with a long neck emerging out of the waters, leading some to affirm that “Nessie” would really be the solitary survivor of plesiosaurs who survived extinction due to the temperature of the water in the Loch.

This post is a bricolage, that is, a mix of the texts published at: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/loch-ness-monster-sighted,  http://www.nessie.co.uk/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ness_Monster . Access the original pages to read more about Nessie and expand your Monster culture.

IMAGE COURTESY:

• http://www.digitallifeplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/30-nessie-gt.jpg
• http://www.quo.es/var/quo/storage/images/ciencia/hombre/el_fraude_aupo_a_nessie/429163-1-esl-ES/el_fraude_aupo_a_nessie_ampliacion.jpg
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