Natural Geological Phenomenon in the Great Glen and Loch Ness Waters
Natural Geological Phenomenon in the Great Glen and on Loch Ness's Waters - Natural Explanations for the Loch Ness Monster Legends
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
John Cobb & Loch Ness
St Columba & Loch Ness
The Loch Ness Monster
The Each Uisge (Water Horse)
Natural Loch Ness Phenomenon
Edwards Deep
Events at Loch Ness
The Bomber in Loch Ness
Something Completely Different...
Loch Ness Water Facts & Info
Loch Ness Waters Natural Phenomenon
There are other, more modern, theories about the origins of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.

One such theory was suggested by an Italian Geologist named Luigi Piccardi.

He proposed that many of world's mythological and supernatural events and legends have their origin in some form of natural seismic activity.

Some of the earliest reported Loch Ness Monster sightings (hundreds of years ago) stated that a sighting of the creature in the waters of the loch was followed by a terrible roar that shook the earth in the surrounding area.

According to his theory, Luigi suggests that these encounters were actually caused by earth tremors (the Great Glen is, after all, a fault line).
The waters of the Loch would have been churned up by a tremor creating shapes and reflections that could - to the superstitious - be mistaken as a living creature.

Of course, this does not account for all of the many actual "sightings" of the Loch Ness Monster itself (rather than just ripples in the water) but it could go a long way towards explaining some of the so-called encounters.
Site designed by Inverness Online Ltd