We all know that headlines don’t always tell the story. The last few days there have been lots of articles about scientists “solving the Loch Ness Monster”. Although I am a skeptic in general, I couldn’t help clicking on the first story I saw. Of course scientists have NOT solved the mystery of Nessie. What they have done is find more eel dna in the water of the lake than they expected. All it took was for one person to say “maybe the Loch Ness Monster is really a giant eel” for the story to take off.
The same arguments for why the Loch Ness Monster can’t exist apply to a giant eel (lake too cold, not enough food to keep a giant eel alive, no bones/evidence of previous generations) but that hasn’t stopped the explosion of “Nessie is a giant eel” stories.
I don’t make it a point of following stories like the Loch Ness Monster, the faked moon landing or anything having to do with Area 51, but I look at reports if they cross my path. I do follow the work being done on Amelia Earhart’s disappearance fairly closely (TIGHAR) and I do think this mystery will be solved in my lifetime. But Nessie, not so much.
What mystery would you like to be explained?