ITS A MONSTER! No, its just gas. - KMSP-TV

ITS A MONSTER! No, its just gas.

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

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For years we have heard of sightings of that famous Loch Ness Monster in Scotland. Also for years, the only proof of the monster's existence were blurry and out of focus pictures and similar quality video. Now, here is the latest explanation for the existence of that famous lake creature, a fault. Yes, a fault, as in fault line and earthquakes. The Great Glen Fault is 62 miles long and divides the Scottish Highlands in the northern and southern halves, in part creating the largest freshwater lake in Britain, Loch Ness.

It seems that after periods of seismic activity, the famous lake monster makes more frequent appearances. Scientists believe that the actions down below create reactions at the surface, which can look like a monster in the right light or with the right eye, or also the left eye I guess. Bubbles of gas surfacing on the lake can easily look like "Nessie" coming up for a peek. The seismic activity can also create waves that can look like a large, snake like creature near the surface.

Try this on for size. There is a one hundred mile long fault that runs the length of Lake Superior, called the Keweenaw Fault.

Keweenaw Fault , Wikipedia

This fault, under the popular Lake Superior, has been responsible for at least one earthquake back in 1906. So, the next time you're out for a day on Lake Superior, keep a keen eye, as you might just discover a new lake monster. A monster that could start a new legend here in the upper Midwest. Frazier

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