There Really Ought To Be Dragons
This week was the 81st anniversary of the "Surgeon's Photograph", a picture of the Loch Ness monster that was published in the Daily Mail on April 21st 1934. The photo was eventually proven to be a fake, but it still inspires people to the idea that the Loch Ness monster could be real! After all, Loch Ness is 24 miles long and up to 1000 feet deep. You'd think something could live there.
Plesiosaur.com says if something lives there, it can't be a plesiosaur. They say the water it too cold and 24 miles is not big enough for a plesiosaur population. However the legend keeps people around the world inspired. Google says 200,000 searches are entered every month for the Loch Ness Monster. Stragemag.com says there have been more than 3,000 sightings of Nessie since the early 1930s.
To celebrate the anniversary of the "Sugeon's Photo" Google maps gave us a special gift. They took one of their street viewer cameras and spent a week on the loch for special pictures of the landscape, and underwater pictures in search of the monster! Take a look! Head over to maps.google.com and search for Loch Ness.
Google put together the video below to promote the Loch Ness footage. Check it out. (I think it's more fun than searching through google maps.) The speaker is a lifelong searcher for the Loch Ness Monster and he's a lot of fun to listen to. I think his best quote comes near the end of the video. He's talking about Loch Ness and he says "It's the sort of place that, if there weren't any dragons, there really ought to be." I love his thinking!
Ben Russell is author of "Noah Drake And The Dragon Killer". He writes Juvenile/Middle Grade Fiction Adventures. He's not a scientist or a doctor of history; he's just a guy that's interested in those subjects. He's very interested in creation. His inner child gets excited about dinosaurs and the idea that they're not millions of years old. He despises the theory of evolution, believing it's a stumbling block to the Christian faith. Ben is a family man. He and his lovely wife have four happy kids and they make their home among the roaming hills of the Missouri Ozarks.