Leonie writes: It's my belief that, as
with other so-called paranormal phenomena, some 'experiencers' are
honestly mistaken or deluded, some are exaggerating, fantasising or
outright lying, for whatever motive - but there is a 'hard
core' of genuinely unexplained cases involving credible witnesses.
The 'parallel world' theory fits the
evidence better than others, imo. Problems with other ideas
include that while witnesses describe animals resembling plesiosaurs
or the like, it is considered that all dinosaurs were extinct
LONG before the Great Glen was created by Ice Age glaciation (OK
the academics have been proved wrong before, eg. wrt the coelocanth,
but surely not THAT wrong). Then there's the difficulty of
explaining EXACTLY how a breeding colony of plesiosaurs could
have entered the Loch and become 'trapped' there - it's one of those
things which sound plausible if you say them fast, but don't bear
careful, logical scrutiny very well. Even though it has
been demonstrated that there are more fish in the Loch than was
thought, whether a colony of very large predators could
have been sustained for the requisite time remains very iffy.
And in any case, while the Loch does contain a huge volume of almost
opaque water, it does seem as if the several very strenuous,
technologically well-equipped efforts to locate large creatures
should have come up with SOMETHING.
Well, thoretical physicists are now
talking seriously about the 'multiverse', and a parallel world where
dinosaurs/plesiosaurs didn't go extinct, but are still living, feeding
and breeding quite happily, explains where the Animals come from.
Best of all, it explains where they GO, and why they can never be
located outside of brief sightings for which you have to be in the
right place at precisely the right time.
Can't remember if I posted on here about
it, but last year I spoke to Steve Feltham, the full-time Loch
watcher/Nessie hunter who lives in a caravanette on the beach at Dores,
and when I told him my 'dimensional incursion' thoughts, he said quite
a few people believe something like that. He has only once in
the 15 years he's been there, seen anything
unexplained/unidentifiable. Guess it's like the National Lottery
- there's usually at least one winner in every draw,
but each entrant's chance of winning is disappearingly remote.
These days he thinks the Animal is a