Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 52 ft (16 m) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie". It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil.
Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 22 sq mi (56 km2) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume in the British Isles. Its deepest point is 755 ft (230 m), making it the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar. A 2016 survey claimed to have discovered a crevice that pushed the depth to 889 ft (271 m) but further research determined it to be a sonar anomaly. It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined, and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south.
The creature loch ness monster has been affectionately called Nessie since the 1940s.
The word "monster" was reportedly applied for the first time to the creature on 2 May 1933 by Alex Campbell, water bailiff for Loch Ness and a part-time journalist, in Inverness Courier report. On 4 August 1933 the Courier published a report by Londoner George Spicer that several weeks earlier, while they were driving around the loch, he and his wife saw "the nearest approach to a dragon or pre-historic animal that I have ever seen in my life" trundling across the road toward the loch with "an animal" in its mouth. Letters began appearing in the Courier, often anonymously, claiming land or water sightings by the writer, their family or acquaintances or remembered stories. The accounts reached the media, which described a "monster fish", "sea serpent", or "dragon" and eventually settled on "Loch Ness monster"
The truth behind loch ness (Nessie)
These creatures a very large in size and the closet animal that resembles these creatures in shape is an eel but in mega size.
These creatures stay in great depths of the sea, I have been researching about the loch ness monster and I have found many articles which hold some truth I will explain to you what I know about the loch ness and then I will provide different articles related to this monster of those who are the closet in knowledge of this creature and those who hold the truth.
The loch ness monster has always been an interesting topic, some believe it is a folktale while others believe it to be true. The truth behind loch ness monster, the first ever sighting is indeed a true sighting it was seen in the loch ness lake. However therehave been many stories of further sightings and photographs taken after the first sighting they are all false. It has only ever been seen once, of this type of particular creature, however there are and could be other type of creatures that have been sighted that have been mistaken to be the loch ness monster also known as Nessie.
The monster is actually very similar to an eel in shape, the size of this creature is in fact very large which has been stated before, the creature sighted could in fact be the largest animal in the sea. This creature is not the only one there is a colony of them and the one which was sighted in the early 1900s was in fact a baby of this type of creature. The size of these creatures can range any where up to the size of dinosaurs. They could possibly date back to the dinosaur age.
They only come out of their home to eat and they eat other fish. There is a part of the loch ness where if the research is done correctly it can be located, and the home of these creatures. Deep under this part of loch ness a fault line runs through this part of Scotland into England, A fault line is a place where two Teutonic plates meet. One of the largest in the world is the San Andrea's Fault Line. The Teutonic plates start to move and that's what causes the earthquake. When 2 or more plates meet and scratch. There are a ton of fault lines all over the world. a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault.
I will provide evidence of this in the article below. Often in and around fault lines there are usually volcanoes along these lines. There are many volcanoes in Scotland including Edinborough which date back before 350 million years ago. When a volcano erupts it causes the magma to flow up at great speed and force which can create a mountain and even an island like so many today Under the loch ness there is a volcano which had been erupted, although many people say there is not one there. volcanoes can come in many forms.
volcano with ash and lava
volcano without ash and lava creating an island on sea level
volcano on land and sea
volcano under water will be filled with water
A PERSON INSIDE THE MAGMA CHAMBER
Over millions of years ago under the loch ness The magma had erupted from the crust under the sea and has been emptied out where the magma once laid. water has now pushed its way down into the empty space of the magma chamber. Now the chamber is occupied.
Over many years it has been filled with many fishes and including the loch ness monster. The vast size of the space in this cave structure has allowed the fish to grow and be undisturbed for millions of years. It has allowed these creatures to grow and survive from the beginning of their time. These creatures have evolved in large sizes and could possibly be the largest creatures on earth till date. They have populated into a large colony and they can be found and located if we go deep enough under water.
The closet articles found to the truth behind loch ness waters
New research proves existence of super volcano beneath Loch Ness
Professor Tom Plume PhD (51) of the EU Volcanic Research Committee has warned that the famous fault-line, known as the Great Glen, may be about to rip apart as a result of a Super Volcano, which has lain dormant for millions of years.
"Loch Ness lies on the Great Glen fault-line and its incredible depth (over 2km) has severely hampered our research project", said Professor Plume. Unlike some other projects, we need to be able to see right down through the earth's crust, but until recently, we have been restricted to dry land. Fortunately new developments with satellite laser topography sonar side-scanning techniques have enabled us to penetrate through the thick sludge that lies up to 400m thick at the loch's bottom. What we found shocked us: nematode worms and zooplankton the size of a human fist that seem to be feeding on thermal vents."
Ironically it was the discovery of the sulphur-feeding creatures that prompted Professor Plume to hire a special robot submarine capable of dropping through a thermal vent and searching beyond. "We found a very active thermal rupture in the sub-base of the loch", said Professor Plume, "further sonar probing showed large lava-filled caverns and pressure readings suggest that a major volcanic event may be about to occur. Tremors have been felt recently in parts of the Highlands of Scotland and it is understood that small seismic shocks often precipitate a major or catastrophic eartchquake or volcanic eruption."
For now, however, this fascinating Loch Ness research project continues to probe its bottom. Professor Plume cautiously suggests that Nessie may have managed to survive the ice age by swimming around the warm volcanic vents and feeding on the monster sized sulphur feeding worms and plankton. The volcano may be a relic from the time this area was part of the super-sized continent Pangea.
"It's just a theory", he said, "but our research has shown that Loch Ness still holds some incredible mysteries and there is little sign that they will be solved in the near future." The Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board (HOST) was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.
Volcanoes in England
Yes, there are volcanoes in Scotland! But, all of the volcanoes in the Edinburgh area are at least 350 million years old so they are considered extinct, that is, they will not erupt again. The rocks that make up these volcanoes are called basalts. These basalts are much tougher than the other rocks around them so after millions of years of weathering and erosion, the basalts make steep, cliffy pinnacles or high points, perfect places to build castles and fortresses that protected Scotland’s people from enemies in the past.
These volcanoes will not reawaken. There are some younger volcanoes in Scotland that are only 35 million years old. These are also extinct and will not ever erupt again.
(ones which have had very large eruptions) in Snowdonia and the Lake District, but they are about 450 million years old; Edinburgh Castle is built on a volcano about 350 million years old, and many of the islands in the west of Scotland (Mull, Skye, Rum) are the roots of volcanoes about 60 million years old.
The mountainous island of Rum, off the west coast of Scotland, exposes the eroded core of an ancient volcano that formed nearly 60 million years ago,
Here is an article which had seen witness by people who saw a island full of sand which is now a beach being created by a volcano,
Here is a list of 10 new island created by underwater volcanic activity in the last 20 years.
The Hawaiian Islands are volcanic in origin. Each island is made up of at least one primary volcano, although many islands are composites of more than one. The Big Island, for instance, is constructed of 5 major volcanoes: Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Hualalai and Kohala. Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth.
Japan's New Volcanic Island Volcanic eruption raises new island in Pacific's 'Ring of Fire' NBC - November 21, 2013
A new island appeared in the Pacific Oceans about 620 miles (1,000 km) south of Tokyo on Nov. 20. The spectacular volcanic eruption boiled the sea and shot lava fragments into the air. The Japanese Coast Guard captured pictures of the island's birth from the air.
Often volcanoes can erupt along the lines of faults, or be associated with them. However, for this to happen – there needs to be magma there in the first place. In places like Iceland this is common.
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement. Large faults within the Earth's crust result from the action of plate tectonic forces, with the largest forming the boundaries between the plates, such as subduction zones or transform faults. Energy release associated with rapid movement on active faults is the cause of most earthquakes.
A fault plane is the plane that represents the fracture surface of a fault. A fault trace or fault line is the intersection of a fault plane with the ground surface. A fault trace is also the line commonly plotted on geologic maps to represent a fault.
Great Glen Fault and Highland Boundary Fault
Great Glen Fault, Scotland
Euramerica in the Devonian (416 to 359 Ma) with Baltica, Avalonia (Cabot Fault, Newfoundland and Great Glen Fault, Scotland) and Laurentia
The Great Glen Fault has a long movement history. It formed towards the end of the Caledonian orogeny (mountain building) associated with the collision between the Laurentia and Baltic tectonic plates at the end of the Silurianperiod continuing into the Early Devonian (likely age range 430-390 Ma (million years)). The movement at that time was sinistral (left-lateral), the same as the closely related set of faults sub-parallel to the main part of the Great Glen Fault, which include the Strathconon Fault and Strathglass Faults to the northwest and the Laggan Fault, Tyndrum Fault, and Ericht-Laidon Fault to the southeast. The second main phase of movement was during theCarboniferous, this time with a dextral (right-lateral) sense.
The exact timing is uncertain, but associated folds within the Devonian are cut by members of the Late Carboniferous to Early Permian dyke swarm. The Great Glen Fault had its final phase of movement during the LateCretaceous to Early Tertiary. The displacement is estimated to be 64 miles (104 km). Erosion along the fault zone during Quaternary glaciation formed the famous Loch Ness. The fault is mostly inactive today, but occasional moderate tremors have been recorded over the past 150 years.
Intrusive and extrusive volcanic activity in the UK
Glen moor on map is the great glen fault loch ness is situated close by
Distribution of volcanic activity in the UK
- Apart from hot springs, the UK has no current volcanic activity. However, there is much geological evidence of such activity, which occurred during the mountain-building periods of the Caledonian, Hercynian and Alpine orogenies (mountain-building periods)
· Granites and other examples of intruded rocks occur across the Grampians in Scotland, in Ireland and particularly in southwest of England where the top of an exposed batholith is seen in areas such as Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor ·
Dykes and sills are also common. The dyke ‘swarms’that radiate across the Isle of Arran in Scotland contain around 500 features in a 20km stretch of coastline. Dykes generally occur as small ridges in the landscape because they are more resistant than the surrounding rocks. The Great Whin Sill runs across large distances in the north of England, forming an upstanding cliff-like feature. Many rivers produce high waterfalls as they plunge over it, for example High Force and Cauldron Snout in the Tees Valley in the Pennines. It is also the defensive base for man-made features such as Hadrian’s Wall and Bamburgh Castle
· Basaltic flows can be seen where the Antrim lava plateaux formed in Northern Ireland. When the lava cooled, vertical cracks in the flow resulted in hexagonal columns. There are exposed to the coast – the Giant’s Causeway. The same volcanic feature can be seen in Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa in Scotland
· A volcanic plug from a long-extinct volcano (active over 300 million years ago) forms the site of Edinburgh Castle. Stirling Castle is also built on a volcanic plug. http://www.acegeography.com/volcanic-activity-in-the-uk.html
PROOF OF LARGE EELS FOUND
Odd Australian creature washed up identified as pike eel
An interesting catch near Loch Ness
I found a couple of old clippings from 1934 which show that anything above a certain size found in that region of Scotland was up as a likely candidate for the Loch Ness Monster. So it was that this interesting photograph was published by The West Australian on the 29th June 1934
The text reads:
"A strange sea creature caught by a fisherman in Moray Firth (Scotland). An opinion is held that it may have found its way into the firth from Loch Ness. The creature is 13ft long and about 1ft in diameter at its widest part."
A big beastie indeed for those parts of Scotland and the Singapore Free Press took up the story as well on the 13th June 1934 with this story (click image to read enlarged text). You may have also noticed by these foreign newspapers how much interest Nessie was generating worldwide!
The rather stiff looking nature of the beast is explained by the article's reference to the body being kept in an ice shed. A Mr. Cooper offered the slightly strained suggestion that the Surgeon's Photograph could be explained by this creature being caught in the act of diving with only its tail visible.
I don't think that quite fits the bill as the head looks different in shape. However, a likely candidate is perhaps the conger eel though whether the eel can reach such a big size is a matter for debate. I mentioned on a previous post how eels up to 7 feet have been caught around the area but this one is nearly twice as long! One therefore presumes it was caught out in deeper water.
As stated previously The Truth About Loch Ness Monster
Under the loch ness there is a volcano which had been erupted, although many people say there is not one there. Volcanoes can come in many forms. The magma has erupted from the crust under the sea and has been emptied out where the magma once laid water has now pushed its way down into the empty space. Over many years it has been filled with many fishes and including the loch ness monster. The vast size of the space in this cave structure has allowed the fish to grow and be undisturbed for millions of years. It has allowed these creatures to grow and survive from the beginning of their time. These creatures have evolved in large sizes and could possibly be the largest creatures on earth till date. They have populated into a large colony and they can be found and located if we go deep enough under water.
The size of these creatures can range anywhere up to the size of dinosaurs. They could possibly date back to the dinosaur age.