Nessie the Monster

NessieHappy October! To kick off this month’s blogs I would like to elaborate on a monster I’m sure we’ve all heard about. This monster could be of actual existence, which leaves people at shocking fright when they think they see it. If you haven’t already guessed, I sure am talking about the legendary Loch Ness Monster, often referred as “Nessie”. Apparently Nessie is about 80 years old – this is because she has starred in countless of news, magazines, books, etc. since 1933. Nessie is called “Loch Ness” because she inhabits the Loch Ness body of water in the Scottish Highlands. The Loch Ness is one of the largest and deepest water in Britain; Loch Ness runs about 23 miles long, a mile wide, and roughly 800 feet deep!

Given the description of the Loch Ness and sightings/photographs on the internet, Nessie is described to have a long neck, with a head similar to that of horses, along with one/two humps on her back. She appears black or has an elephant gray coloring. Nessie is predicted to weight about 2,500lbs and is up to 15-40ft in length. Doesn’t the description of her leave chills and goosebumps down your arms? Nessie seems intimidating and ferocious. Well, it might be because her ancestors are from the Jurassic age! Some believe that Nessie comes from a long-surviving line of plesiosaurs. Crazy, isn’t it?! It is told that if Nessie seems to truly exist, she is worth over 1.5 million dollars! She has already been a valuable asset to Scotland because tourists spend millions a year in hopes to sight out the extraordinary sea creature!

What do you think? Would you be afraid if you witnessed the sight of Nessie, or would she be as gentle and kind as her nickname? Do you even believe in this creepy creature, or is it all a myth?

-Lisa Bui


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