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Loch Ness Monster Nothing More Than Bubbles?

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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About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


5 Responses to “Loch Ness Monster Nothing More Than Bubbles?”

  1. Dennis Vanderlugt via Facebook responds:

    what rubbish!

  2. Goodfoot responds:

    Too much vino, Italian Scientist! While I can accept that bubbles in Loch Ness – or anywhere – might be the result of geological forces, it’s a huge leap of Barbera to assume that geological forces = bubbles = Nessie.

    Yet another “professional explainer”, with the emphasis on the second word and lacking in the “professional” qualifier.

    You’re WAY out of your depth, bubble man!

    At least you were good for a giggle at 4:00 a.m., but no more….

  3. cryptokellie responds:

    “Go go go…Crypto-mundo Italiano…atsa nice”
    Honestly, I’m not sure what images like the 1933 Gray photo show but, I can definitely say that they are not images of…bubbles. Whether or not lake monsters actually exist, I think that it’s somewhat insulting to suggest that witnesses cannot tell the difference between something substantial in the water and bubbles since bubbles exist in all bodies of water everywhere and are not strange or unusual to anyone.
    Perhaps Dr. Piccardi has been experiencing some mystery bubbles in his bath tub…
    Il professore ha troppo tempo sulle sue mani…eh?

  4. dconstrukt responds:

    like it, or not… at least his position is based on facts…

    i can’t say for sure if i go with this or not…. i’ve read other lake monster lakes are also around fault lines… so there could be a connection.

    but the bottom line for me is that we dont have any SOLID proof/video/photos of nessie… do we?

    i’m not talking about some “thing” floating in the water, but like REAL GOOD photos of ‘it’?

  5. DWA responds:

    Come ON.

    Since whenzit that scientists think that it’s OK to just toss off explanations from the tops of their heads that propose to cover everything that has ever been reported for a given phenomenon? So every single thing that has been seen heard smelled felt whatever is being ascribed to, what, BUBBLES by somebody who wasn’t there for any of it?

    What year did it become impermissible for a scientist to use the three wisest words I’ve ever heard one use:

    “We don’t know?”



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