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