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On the Internet again talking about the Loch Ness monster

Scotland's deepest lake is consideredLoch 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.

That would be what the Loch Ness Monster would look like. If it existed.

Pseudoscience, which tries to prove the reality of creatures from legends, has a name - cryptozoology. Within its framework, people are trying to find evidence of the existence of Bigfoot, dragons and other mysterious creatures.

Photo of the Loch Ness Monster

According to ScienceAlert, the new photoThe 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.

New photo of the Loch Ness Monster

Creator of the mysterious creature groupon Facebook, 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.

Huge catfish caught in 2019

Catfish have an interesting feature - patterns on theirThe body is 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 the huge catfish that had been discovered in 2019 on the body of the Po caught in the Italian river. 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

- Bailee (@supahflylol) June 24, 2020

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According to Loch Ness Mystery Blog, byPhotography works with 3D graphics, so he could easily make fake. But why he did this is not clear. Apparently, he was motivated by a desire to declare himself as a person who found confirmation of the existence of a creature from the 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.

See also: 5 interesting facts about the Loch Ness monster

Legendary animal

The most famous photograph of the Loch Ness Monsterconsidered a frame captured in 1934 by a London physician Kenneth Wilson (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.

Photo of the Loch Ness Monster, taken in 1934

Since the number of posts about Loch Nessthe monster was counted in 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.

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If you stick to common sense, Loch Nessthe 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.