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NecroKing's avatar

Do you Believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

Asked by NecroKing (328points) August 24th, 2008

I do, cause I’ve seen it.

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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

My ex-husband used to tell me that he had Nessie in his trousers. Based on that evidence, I would say that the Loch Ness “Monster” is a misnomer and doesn’t exist.

eambos's avatar

Pics or it didn’t happen.

I believe in Nessie about as much as a believe in shades – not one bit.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

I think ‘believe’ is a strong term. It’s not the tooth fairy or Santa Clause we’re talking about here, though I supposed most cryptozoologists make it seem that way. Do I think it’s a Plesiosaur or another type of prehistoric reptilian relic? Not at all. But there are countless other animals that could make much more realistic culprits, like eels or sturgeons. If people are seeing things in that lake, they are, at most, seeing a new species of fish or something along that lines. At worst, they’re seeing something common and completely explainable and are just blowing it out of proportion.

shrubbery's avatar

Yeah, I guess I do. I like to dream.

klaas4's avatar


@Eambos: So if your friend said your wife slept with him, you want a picture?

NecroKing's avatar

I didn’t have a Camera then but I know what I saw, Especially my Grandfather, Who happens to be part Scottish.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

You know, a lot of people have that same mentality of “knowing what they saw.” Then they take their footage to a specialist and get all huffy when they are told it was a log they saw bobbing up and down on the water, not a monster.

My point is that, especially from a distance, most people have no idea what the hell it is they see in the water. And even if you live around shores all your life, there will always be the chance of coming across something that you cannot explain, but that doesn’t mean it’s a relict dinosaur or some sort of mystical creature.

NecroKing's avatar

Next Time I’ll get my rifle and if I see it again then…....FIRE!!! and I’ll drag back proof.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Yes, kill that which we don’t understand! Bravo!

shrubbery's avatar

Mr, for something to be able to be killed and mis-understood, it must first exist, yes? You have contradicted yourself :P

NecroKing's avatar

It has existed until you guys didn’t believe, now we will have physical proof.

Indy318's avatar

@ Necroking, make sure your Bigfoot buddies are there too to kill it. You can’t have a dose of credibilty without those guys.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

@Shrubbery: Very carefully reread what I wrote, and you’ll see I never said anything about the nonexistence of the Loch Ness “Monster.”

There was no contradiction.

shrubbery's avatar

I was just stirring, Mr :)

JackAdams's avatar

I really don’t believe in such legends or myths, like:

The Tooth Fairy
Santa Claus
Jesus Christ
The Loch Ness Monster
The Easter Bunny
Honest Republican Politicians…

August 24, 2008, 11:17 AM EDT

NecroKing's avatar

Jesus Christ!! he doesn’t Believe in Christ!!. Neither do I.

JackAdams's avatar

Who is his/her ‘right mind” WOULD?

August 24, 2008, 11:21 AM EDT

glitterrrrfish's avatar

believe nothing that you see and half of what you hear

jca's avatar

when i was a kid, in the 70’s, all the time there would be “loch ness sightings” with blurry photos of a head and neck, sometimes including a tail. now, in the era of video and “modern technology” i haven’t seen any of these photos recently.

seVen's avatar

i believe that mankind lived with dinosaurs way back called dragons, and no they aren’t billinons of years old but thousands. The fossils remained all in tact because of the flood of Noah that burried rapidly all carcases.

JackAdams's avatar

The “Flood of Noah” is another fairy tale, like the story of “Adam & Eve,” or the one about Patrick Buchanan being an “honorable and decent” person.

I mean, if you believe in that stuff, then you probably believe that Rush Limbaugh never obtained drugs illegally.

August 24, 2008, 1:26 PM EDT

jcs007's avatar

@JackAdams: You need to redefine the terms ‘legend,’ ‘myth,’ and ‘religion’. You also need to learn how to be sensitive to people’s religions. You have no faith whatsoever and/or your humor involves impolite comments on sensitive subjects. And in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve taken slight offense in your comments.

JackAdams's avatar

My comments were not directed at no one person, specifically, and anything posted in here is probably “insulting” to someone, if they wish to deliberately try to dissect it.

I’m entitled to state my religious beliefs however I wish, just as anyone else in here has the same privilege. At least, that is what a moderator told me.

August 24, 2008, 3:46 PM EDT

jcs007's avatar

Being critical of another religion does not state your own religious beliefs. Learn some manners.

JackAdams's avatar

I can see, by your previous posts, that you are an “expert” on the proper display of “manners.”

I bow to your superiority.

August 24, 2008, 5:05 PM EDT

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

@jcs007: Maybe you should rework your definitions of ‘legend’ and ‘myth.’ Academically, a myth is any sacred narrative that holds religious or cultural importance to a people. In other words, people refer to Christian tales as ‘Christian Mythology’ and do it all the time (I’ve never heard people refer to Greek myth as anything other then Greek myth, despite the religious significance it held to the people who worshiped that particular pantheon). That said, I don’t see why we should treat the beliefs and stories of one set of dead people differently then the other, just because some dead people’s beliefs are still widely practiced. Just because you, or anyone, has invested faith into one particular set of legends and myths doesn’t mean they shouldn’t still be treated as what they are.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

@JackAdams: Maybe it wouldn’t kill you to ease up off the abrasiveness.

JackAdams's avatar

I agree.

It wouldn’t kill you to discontinue criticizing others, publicly, perhaps.

August 24, 2008, 9:05 PM EDT

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Yeah, it probably wouldn’t.

JackAdams's avatar

However, I respect you and your opinions, and will always defend your right to express yourself, freely.

If I had any kind of “complaint” against you, personally (and I don’t, at all), I would first try to address you via PM, in the interest of “harmony.”

August 24, 2008, 9:46 PM EDT

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