Lost Ness
(?) July 5th, 2001

The Loch Ness Monster is no more.

That is, according to Italian geologist Dr Luigi Piccardi.  He thinks he's discovered the reasons for the Loch Ness sightings, and it actually makes sense. 

Did You Know?  Nearly every Loch Ness sighting took place in the northern end of the Loch.  Also, the historical accounts of the monster rarely indicate the actual monster itself, but rather mysterious rumblings and the sudden appearance of bubbles on the surface of the water.  Loch Ness sits right on top of the Great Glen Fault, a very big, very active fault in Scotland.

It doesn't take much reason to see where Piccardi is going with this. 

Gas emissions from the fault, coupled with sporadic rumblings, are probably to blame for the weird goings-on at the northern end of Loch Ness. 

And the photograph, above, has been suggested, in the last few years, to be a hoax perpetrated by some bored Scottish youths. One of the perps admitted to hoaxing it shortly before his death.  Since that pic is the only known photograph of the monster, it looks like Dr. Piccardi has finally sunk ol' Nessie into the watery grave of pseudoscience.



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