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Something in the lake…

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The Loch Ness monster is one of the most well known legends in the world. First sightings were mentioned from around 1500 years ago, but since the first sighting to be formally recorded in 1933, the world has been crazy about the monster in the Scottish loch. Countless sightings have been claimed but are all of them legitimate?

FOR:
Loch Ness is huge. It measure 800 feet deep and 23 miles long – definitely big enough for such a creature to live in.

Of course there are many people who claim to have seen the monster.

People have produced photographs; purporting large dark shapes to be the monster.

Over the years, various groups of people have scanned Loch Ness  and found things that may have been a monster.

AGAINST

Results of the various scans could easily have been large boulders transported from the rives connected to  Loch Ness or a swarm of fish being chased by a predator.

People make claims for fame and attention.

The BBC used well known scientific experts and systems to to their own scan and found nothing.

The BBC also did a live experiment and created a hypothesis that ‘People see what they want to see’. They raised a pole from the water as people went by and then asked people to draw what they saw. Many drew a monster shaped head!

The problem with puzzles like this is how to tell the whether anyone has really seen a monster at all!

CONCLUSION

My conclusion is that the Loch Ness monster is not real. This is because the evidence against it existing comes from more credible and reliable sources.


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7 Comments

  1. Xavier, i really like your podcast. Very factual, good points and a good conclusion!

  2. Really good!!!
    WWW: You have told some things which was not on the text which made the audience interesting.
    EBI: You should look at more websites and, you could find a classroom where no one is using so no sound is on the podcast except your voice.

    By Sorato

  3. Really good!!!
    WWW: You have told some things which was not on the text which made the audience interesting.
    EBI: You should look at more websites and, you could find a classroom where no one is using so no sound is on the podcast except your voice.

    By Sorato

  4. Xavier this was a very good description of whether the Loch Ness monster does or doesn’t exist , when you said first sightings could you go into further detail please.

  5. I really liked the question in the introduction also you gave some very good points.
    I agree with Soratos comment as it says you should go into a quite room so there is less noise.

  6. Xavier, I enjoyed reading your blog post and listening to your podcast about the Loch Ness monster. It was well structured and it was good to see that you referenced your sources. You do need to check your work a little bit more thoroughly as there were still some grammatical errors; but overall you should be pleased with your work. It was clear that you understand the main objective to cross-reference information you find on the Internet. BLOB

  7. Very good Xavier,

    Excellent podcast, very good information about the Loch Ness Monster.

    Maybe next time refer to more websites not just BBC. Next time do a bigger conclusion of what you think.

    You added a lot more words into your podcast which wasn’t actually in the writing which is very good.

    Well Done!

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