Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 5th, 2013
Cryptomundian dconstrukt notifies us of the following story:
interestingly enough this story appeared on yahoo today… pretty interesting theory/angle on loch ness….
what do you think?dconstrukt
The Loch Ness monster is nothing more than BUBBLES: Italian scientist claims Nessie is simply a geological phenomenon
Italian geologist Dr Luigi Piccardi says monster sightings often include details such as the earth shaking
He claims sightings are linked to seismic activity along the ‘very large and very active’ Great Glen fault system, which runs beneath the Loch
Fault line makes bubbles rise to surface, suggesting activity from beneath
An Italian geologist has claimed that sightings of Nessie in the dark waters of Loch Ness are the simply result of bubbles caused by geological forces.
Dr Luigi Piccardi believes that there is no shy and ancient monster residing in Scotland’s most famous Loch.
Popular opinion is divided about whether a surviving plesiosaur lives in Loch Ness or whether the modern myth of the monster is the result of a string of elaborate hoaxes.
The geologist, from the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Florence, said that historical descriptions of the monster often include details of the earth shaking.
Dr Piccardi said that historical descriptions of the monster often include details of the earth shaking. He claims that sightings of the monster are linked to bubbles rising from the bottom of the loch caused by seismic activity along the Great Glen fault system, which runs beneath
He claims that sightings of the monster are linked to bubbles rising from the bottom of the Loch caused by seismic activity along the Great Glen fault system, which runs beneath.
Although people may not associate Scotland with earthquakes, Luigi said that the fault line is ‘very large and very active’.
The geologist told Italian newspaper, La Repubblica: ‘There are various effects on the surface of the water that can be related to the activity of the fault.’
Dr Piccardi points to an old biography about Saint Columba, written by Adamnan, that says the monster appeared and disappeared when the earth shook.
Written in 690AD, the text describes a story about the saint crossing the River Ness when his disciple is attacked by a monster and is saved when he asks for the protection of god.
Many people have noted that the description is very vague and mentions an ‘unknown beast’ with a loud roar.
It does not support any scientific explanation as there are no bubbles or mention of an ancient monster dwelling in the loch itself.
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