The Highlands region of Scotland became famous around the world thanks to the famous Loch Ness Monster. This monster, affectionately nicknamed Nessie , has been talking about him for a hundred years. Many people claim to have seen him sailing peacefully on Loch Ness, a lake in the Highlands.
Some think this is just a myth. Others believe it is indeed a monster that has lived in the depths of the lake for centuries. In any case, there is no lack of theories about Nessie. According to the most popular of them, it would be a dinosaur, a gigantic fish, a sea serpent or even an elephant.
Recently, Professor Henry Bauer surprised everyone by claiming that he had unraveled the mystery of Loch Ness.
Is the Loch Ness monster just a turtle?
Henry Bauer is now 89 years old. He is a former professor of chemistry and science who previously worked at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has long been fascinated by the story of the Loch Ness Monster.
He therefore embarked on research to determine the true nature of this strange animal. According to him, Nessie is in fact a species of turtle that has not yet been discovered by researchers. She was reportedly trapped in Loch Ness when the waters receded at the end of the Ice Age.
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Henry Bauer refutes the dinosaur theory
For Professor Henry Bauer, there is no way the Loch Ness monster is a dinosaur.
“The most popular idea is that the Loch Ness Monster has a relationship with extinct plesiosaurs. But this is difficult to reconcile with the scarcity of surface observations, not to mention occasional observations on land, ”he explains at the microphone of the Daily Record.
According to him, all descriptions of the Loch Ness monster agree with the characteristics of some living or extinct turtle species.
“They breathe air, but can spend long periods underwater. They venture onto dry land and move quickly through the water. They have the ability to be very active in cold water and have a relatively long neck , ”he says.
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So what do you think of this new theory that comes to us from Professor Henry Bauer?