Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 38 - Nessy

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 38 - Loch Ness Monster

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This week's creature feature is: Loch Ness Monster


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Nes… :

The Loch Ness Monster (Scottish Gaelic Niseag) is a cryptid that is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The most frequent speculation is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next.
The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as a mix of hoaxes and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie since the 1950s.

The earliest report of a monster associated with the vicinity of Loch Ness appears in the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán, written in the 7th century. According to Adomnán, writing about a century after the events he described, the Irish monk Saint Columba was staying in the land of the Picts with his companions when he came across the locals burying a man by the River Ness. They explained that the man had been swimming the river when he was attacked by a "water beast" that had mauled him and dragged him under.

In May 1943, C. B. Farrel of the Royal Observer Corps was supposedly distracted from his duties by a Nessie sighting. He claimed to have been about 250 yards (230 m) away from a large-eyed, 'finned' creature, which had a 20-to-30-foot (6 to 9 m) long body, and a neck that protruded about 4–5 feet (1.2–1.5 m) out of the water.

In December 1954 a strange sonar contact was made by the fishing boat Rival III. The vessel's crew observed sonar readings of a large object keeping pace with the boat at a depth of 480 feet (146 m). It was detected traveling for half a mile (800 m) in this manner, before contact was lost, but then found again later. Many sonar attempts had been made previously, but most were either inconclusive or negative.

In 1993 Discovery Communications made a documentary called Loch Ness Discovered that featured a digital enhancement of the Dinsdale film. A computer expert who enhanced the film noticed a shadow in the negative that was not very obvious in the positive. By enhancing and overlaying frames, he found what appeared to be the rear body, the rear flippers, and 1–2 additional humps of a plesiosaur-like body. He said that: "Before I saw the film, I thought the Loch Ness Monster was a load of rubbish. Having done the enhancement, I'm not so sure".




Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


Nessie by ralphdamiani nessy by plumbit nessie by charles-hall :thumb96013565: :thumb197948112: :thumb73954204:
Tiny Nessosaur by Melina33 Nessy by PrismBaby Nessy by NikiStix loch ness 3 by JoshuaDunlop Loch Ness Monster-ish by Tanken Coloring Book : Nessie by Krisztianna
monster by katusha A Ripple in the Water by wredwrat Nessie by ttwm-stock Nessie by pico-pito :thumb185587392: :thumb46992720:
Aquatic by taa The Monster of Loch Ness by TheDragonofDoom :thumb134548431: :thumb98797062: kind of nessy by kyahko
Nessie Says NO by LynyrdSkynyrd MythHunt - Nessy by Waneye Badly colored Nessy by Takineko Nessie's Cave by baranot3nshi :thumb192847604: Welcome to Loch Ness by FuriarossaAndMimma
Sighting At Loch Ness by AureliusCat Nessy 3 by ArwingPilot114 Little Nessy by SionLadar loch ness by dyb Monster of Loch Ness by Nami-Blue
The Nessie Family Vacation by Shadyufo Nessy by Haeddre LOCH NESS MONSTER SKULL by KIHLSTUDIOS Free Nessy by fallaxfelicitas :thumb95220953: The Water Horse by Wyrdiam
:thumb198346824: ..Sparkly Loch ness monster by Katuend Nessy by akirataka -Knitting- Nessie Collage by LadyTemeraire :thumb155844567: Nessy by AcanyaHelke
Nessie by LeKsoTiger :thumb70314429: Loch Ness by VulpesvulpesLady :thumb119588610: :thumb58582580: Nessy ATTACK by BunnyGrl
Snack Time by GeorgeSellas Nessie - Sketch by DragonsDwelling Loch Ness Monster by SincerelyAlice Loch Ness by IngridKVHardy Lochness Monster by Wildfrost24 I Heart Nessie by CuriousElement
Nessie by maddog4never Nessie by GaaraJamiE88 .: Nessies :. by PirateHearts Nessie newborn C by aurora-boredomalis The Ugly Ducking by whiteflyinglizard Nessy by sans-art



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Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
Week 23 - Western Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 24 - Drow: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 25 - Yeti: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 26 - Kirin: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 27 - Satyr: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 28 - Hippocampus: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 29 - Manticore: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 30 - Leprechauns: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 31 - Pegasus: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 32 - Lamia: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 33 - Kelpie: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 34 - Water Nymphs: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 35 - Kraken: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
Week 36 - Recaps! Part 2: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
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IngridKVHardy's avatar
Thanks for including my Loch Ness!