The Loch Ness Monster is
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.
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.
doesn't take much reason to see where Piccardi is going with this.
emissions from the fault, coupled with sporadic rumblings, are probably to blame
for the weird goings-on at the northern end of Loch Ness.
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.