Possible Population Very small, theorised to be singular or even extinct by now.
Share On a Saturday night in the early spring ofa young girl and her father, talking by the fireplace in the remote Ziro valley of Arunachal Pradesh, heard an unusual shuffling sound coming from underneath the wooden floor of the house built on raised stilts.
For a moment, they both stopped talking and listened quietly — the rustling didn't stop, as if a huge reptile was waking up from its slumber. Later that night, the young girl saw the dreaded Buru, a gigantic foot-long reptile, slithering out from the ground under.
And, in her dream, the Buru, as she had heard in all those stories by the fireplace, had come back to invade her valley, ravaging every bit of it, tearing apart her young heart and all those dreams tucked inside it. More than two decades later, the internet is abuzz with a similar mythical monster — the Loch Ness monster.
Again, a little girl thinks she saw the fabled monster, lurking in the depths of the Loch Ness lake in Scotland. She even filmed footage that looks like something long and thin at a distance splashing around in the lake.
The Loch Ness monster has been a part of not just lore but some scientific and not-so-rational outings too. A team of scientists is now planning to hit the icy depths, looking for the monster's DNA footprint. Hunting the unseen According to this Reuters report, scientists will use environmental DNA eDNA in an experiment that may discover whether the legendary "monster really does, or did, exist".
The same report says, the use of eDNA sampling is already an established tool for monitoring marine life based on the movement of creatures as they leave behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine.
Loch Ness lake in Scotland. Gemmell though warns us not to get our hopes too high because he too is not so sure if the Loch Ness monster actually exists.
This is not the first time the monster is being searched for. In fact, just two years back, a high-tech marine drone did find a monster - but not the one it was looking for. But between the rubble of replicas and the layers of folklore, the sea monster has continued to intrigue the human mind, teasing scientists and laymen with imaginations and apparitions for more than years.
The first written record of the monster, according to Reuters, goes back to the 6th century. The "hunter", true to their expectations, came back with unbelievable stories of "the beast and plaster castings of its four-toed footprints".
This was soon revealed to belong to a hippopotamus. Sixty years later, it turned out to be a a hoax. What was actually used was a sea monster model attached to a toy submarine.
The findings of the proposed expedition next month are expected to be presented in January And why should it? Not all mythical creatures or cryptids are always mythical. Many animals that people dismissed as "imaginary" have been proven real — in their full fury and weirdness — just as we expected and heard of.
Like the Narwhal, the Platypus or the gorilla. It wasn't until that scientists officially identified the species — gorilla.
Cryptozoology — the study of hidden animals whose existence has not been proven — for long has kept many of us busy hunting for the unseen. The term Cryptozoology was coined by Belgian zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans in the late s. In a very interesting description, Michael Shermer in the Scientific American writes that cryptids hidden animals "begin life as blurry photographs, grainy videos and countless stories about strange things that go bump in the night.
Cryptids come in many forms, including the aforementioned giant pongid and lake monsters, as well as sea serpents, giant octopuses, snakes, birds and even living dinosaurs".
Of course, as Shermer says, anecdotes alone do not make science. The fish-cum-paddy culture, full of fables and facts, that is unique to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. The Buru The Burulike most "mythical" monsters, is said to have lived in lakes. Described to be bluish-white in colour and around 15 feet long, with a skin like that of a fish but with no scales, sharp teeth, claws, stumpy legs, some say a snout too, and a long, long tail.
His description was mostly based on the stories narrated by the Apatanis during his visit to Ziro valley sometime in I was drawn back to this classic sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by a recent e-clipping I got from the Scottish Field magazine dated 2nd June In that journal, Mr.
Russell wrote to the editor describing his sighting and which appeared in the Letters column. The Water Horses of Loch Ness: An inquiry into the kelpie or water horse of Loch Ness and elsewhere and how the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie arose from supernatural and paranormal creature of evil.
While a copy of the original code of practice is about as hard to find as Nessie, a news report on its release in says it was drawn up in response to a request by a monster hunter from Sweden to lay a fishing net across Loch Ness.
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. travel to Scotland to visit Daphne's relatives at Blake Castle, which is situated on Loch Ness, home of the legendary creature .
What is left to be said about the Loch Ness Monster? So much has been written, speculated, and fabricated whole cloth about the strange creature purported to haunt the lake in Scotland from which it takes its name that it seems impossible to shed any new light on the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.
Since the dawn of time, the human race has seen mystery and intrigue around every corner. Mysterious events have been put down to the supernatural, the paranormal and even the extra-terrestrial.