Everything You Thought You Know About The Loch Ness Monster Is Wrong

Submitted by: BoredFrank 10 months ago in Science
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Every photo of Nessie debunked in one fell swoop, by Scientific American. Even the famous 'flipper' photo is a clever fake. I am heartbroken.

From Scientific American:

There is no good evidence supporting the existence of any large unknown animal in Loch Ness, and I am of the opinion that sightings and photographic and sonar evidence can be satisfactorily explained as mistaken or embellished encounters with known animals (including swimming deer, water birds, seals, and small cetaceans), waves, or optical illusions. I say this, not because I’m a knee-jerk debunker who cannot accept the idea that a big unknown animal might exist in a big body of water, but because I am familiar with the evidence, such as it is, and find it wanting. The expectation that there's an unknown animal in Loch Ness almost certainly explains the recent history of sightings. In other words, any weird bump or lump or shape that emerges from the loch is identified as a monster. Contrary to some sources, there is no tradition of sightings, nor are there old historical reports or anything like that pre-dating the 1930s (Magin 2001).

There are 8 comments:
Male 3,523
Debunked?
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Female 3,517
about tree fiddy
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Male 202
Well the Indominus Rex from Jurrasic world wasn't picked up by thermal radar and it could camofaluge, we don't know the Loch Ness Monster can't do that too? lol
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Male 2,670
I clung to that 'flipper' photo as proof for years. I was heartbroken to learn the truth behind it. Although I'm pretty sure that Bigfoot murdered Nessie during a squabble over who owned the UFO.
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Male 38,774
There are undoubtedly creatures we think are extinct that still exist. But not in the middle of well populated centers that have been observed for centuries. The Marianas Trench for sure.... but not in Loch Ness or Picadilly
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Male 2,614
I don't have enough information to say either way for the scientist or for Nessie, but i 100% agree with anyone who says we should explore our oceans more. There was a show called Seaquest, where a kid made an awesome dolphin sub, that could hold a person and actually swam like a dolphin, even faster. It would be so amazing if we could end up having a vehicle like that as we focus on exploring the oceans right at our doorstep.
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Male 7,910
That rates a very big 'NO SHIT!'. But let everyone enjoy the stories.
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Male 215
I lived by Loch Ness for the best part of three years so I reckon most recent 'sightings' were probably boat wakes although I do know of one practical joke by schoolboys in the 50's. HOWEVER, "no old historical reports…predating the 1930's"??? How about St Columba's encounter reported in the SIXTH century AD?
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