Do you believe in Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster?

@TheHorse (201840)
Walnut Creek, California
September 1, 2023 12:10pm CST
As a kid, I was fascinated by UFOs, or flying saucers. I even read a few books on the subject before I hit my teen years. I've grown a bit more cynical, or practical, in my dotage, but old interests die hard. Of course, I was always interested in Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, as well. Could there really be primitive sea creatures trapped in the Loch? Or is it just another fun story to keep our eyes wide? Apparently there have been couple of "sightings" recently, and a photo or two taken. Something's not quite right with this article. I'd better read it again. The photo attributed to the 12-year-old girl looks suspiciously like the one we have all seen for decades. (Edit: Nope, it's a different photo. But I'd think a modern cell phone photo would be clearer.) But the other photo is more compelling. If the first "sighting" of Nessie was before 600 AD, by a missionary, then it stands to reason that the current Nessie is a great-great-grandson of the original. Or something. Do you believe Nessie exists? Do you believe that space aliens have visited Earth? More fun to argue about than politics.
A girl has claimed to have spotted the Loch Ness monster in the same week other newly released photographs were taken allegedly showing the legendary beast.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48569)
• United States
1 Sep
I do believe in Nessie. I don’t believe it’s a monster. Just a water creature that is near extinct. If I’m remembering correctly other lakes throughout the world have had sightings of the same sort of creatures. I’d need to look lakes up.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48569)
• United States
1 Sep
@TheHorse it surely would be.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
It would be interesting if there are primitive creatures living in our lakes that we don't know about.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
@Tampa_girl7 I hope it's shown to be true. Would make things interesting.
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@AmbiePam (83858)
• United States
1 Sep
I don’t believe in the Loch Ness monster, nor that aliens have visited earth. I hate to make assumptions (believe it or not), but I have a hard time believing you would either.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Even as a wide-eyed kid, I grew suspicious when some of books started suggesting that UFO people helped the Egyptians make the pyramids.
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@celticeagle (156433)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Sep
More and more over the years, I tend to wonder. When I was younger I marveled at the concept but now not so much. There is an explanation for sure I am just not sure what it is.
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@celticeagle (156433)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Sep
@JimBo452020 .........How do you know for sure?
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Sep
@JimBo452020 But have you kissed her right on the lips?
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
A part of me thinks it's just an enjoyable myth.
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@DWDavis (25799)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Sep
I saw this same story about Nessie. I want to believe, but need more compelling proof. I don't believe aliens have visited Earth. Nor do I believe we'll ever visit habitable planets circling other stars. The obstacles presented by the laws of physics are too great to overcome.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
But it happened here!
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
@JimBo452020 I certainly think so.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
@JimBo452020 De nada.
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep
Call me cynical but I hardly think it's a coincidence that there have been a couple of fresh 'sightings' of Nessie just as the newly re-vamped Loch Ness Centre has opened.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Oh, I hadn't realized that! Heh. Case closed.
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
1 Sep
@TheHorse Yeah, didn't take Columbo to work that one out once that little snippet of information emerged.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
@WorDazza He was my favorite TV detective.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Sep
No, I don’t believe Nessie exists anymore than I believe in the tooth fairy.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
But don't you believe that Santa exists?
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
@RubyHawk Not even St. Francis?
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Sep
@TheHorse No, I don’t believe in Santa Claus or St Nick either.
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@youless (112007)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Sep
I am also interested in these stuffs. I ever watched a documentary about Nessie. It is said that they set up lotf of cams there but nothing found yet. Besides, they scanned the lake and they also haven't found something odd. Besides, the fish are not enough to feed Nessie since it is so giant. OK, they just want to say Nessie doesn't exist. I have a doubt. Perhaps there is a "path" under the lake and they can go to somewhere else. I even think we can see UFO real soon.
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@youless (112007)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Sep
@TheHorse Just don't take it serious as nobody really cares about this encouragement
@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
It is all fun to think about and talk about.
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@LeaPea2417 (36111)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Sep
As a kid I believed it, not so much now.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Same here, pretty much.
@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
@JimBo452020 Then it must be true.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
@JimBo452020 My thought exactly. And little green men. Maybe Irish. On the same night.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
2 Sep
NO, I do not believe at all that Nessie exists, but it's a great attraction, so tourists go there to see if they can spot him. They will find a way to create a fake video and show that the monster exists.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
8 Sep
@TheHorse As I am Italian, I never believed in Santa Claus, the big fat man was not part of our culture.
@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Sep
Next you'll tell me you don't believe in Santa Claus. Cynic.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
2 Sep
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
2 Sep
@TheHorse There were some I'd never heard of on it, too. At least it was interesting.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
@DaddyEvil It's fun to speculate about.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
Watched it. There were some I had not heard about.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
1 Sep
I'm waiting for the high-tech gear to "find" Nessie... I believe that we aren't the only beings in our galaxy but not necessarily that any others have ever been to Earth.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
You'd think that the conditions for some kind of "life" must have existed elsewhere.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
1 Sep
@TheHorse I'm sure they have. I'm sure I told you the story of Pretty and I chasing a UFO years ago... of course we couldn't/didn't catch it but it was fun trying. (We'd been on our way to the lake for a night swim when we saw something glowing above and to the left of our car. We followed it South for ten miles and then East for twenty before is suddenly sped up and left us behind.)
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
@DaddyEvil Heh. I wonder what it was.
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@RasmaSandra (71609)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Sep
I think there is a Nessie a sort of dragon-like creature that lives in a cave under the water but I do not believe it is a monster,
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@RasmaSandra (71609)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Sep
@TheHorse now that is an idea very clever got that song on my mind Puff the magic dragon and of course being magin it disappears when it wants to
@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Maybe it's called Puff. and is dating a little mermaid.
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@Deepizzaguy (92630)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 Sep
I think Nessie the Loch Ness monster story is a myth to keep persons entertained.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
That's pretty much what I think too.
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@Deepizzaguy (92630)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 Sep
@TheHorse I am sure if there was a real life Loch Ness Monster, it would be seen and be on the news.
@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
1 Sep
I did a posting about this recently. They had a 2-day event in which several hundred people, both in person and watching webcams, watched for Nessie. They had high-tech equipment to listen and watch for her/him. I know Nessie doesn't exist; but I"m a Nessie junkie and really want to believe that there's something down in that deep, deep Loch. I wish I could go there and watch for Nessie and buy souvenirs. Have a great holiday weekend.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Buy souvenirs. You made be chuckle. Do they sell shot glasses? That might help some of us see Nessie.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
@LindaOHio So would other substances.
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@snowy22315 (166904)
• United States
1 Sep
I don't believe in Nessie, but I do believe aliens have visited the earth. Just recently a ranking air force officer a UFO investigator said they have discovered remains. Much more likely to be aliens than Bigfoot. I don't believe in Bigfoot!
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@snowy22315 (166904)
• United States
1 Sep
@TheHorse I am sure they have done some .They said they were non human remains.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Can't they do some kind of analysis of the remains?
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@rymebristol (1808)
• Philippines
2 Sep
I used to believe the Loch Ness Monster mystery when I was a kid until I came across a documentary of how could that photo possibly was taken.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
I have read that it was faked.
@much2say (53337)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Sep
As a kid, Nessie (Big Foot, UFOs, all that) was SO intriguing. Still is ! At this point, I WANT to believe these mysteries of the earth . . . gives me some kind of strange hope about the realities of life . How dare we humans are so pompous to think we know it all!
@wolfgirl569 (91859)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Sep
I think it's possible that all of it is real
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Well, just about anything's possible.
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@Shiva49 (26119)
• Singapore
2 Sep
It is time we have proof of its existence more acceptable than photos that may not be real. My take on UFO is ditto.
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Sep
To me it's just fun stuff to talk about. And then there's Bigfoot.
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• Northampton, England
1 Sep
Everyone has a camera phone in Scotland . .Every image is blurry - still!
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@TheHorse (201840)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep
Too much Glenlivet being consumed?