December 31, 2011 10:39
Humanity not only in ancient times was passionate about monsters. Even today many people believe in the existence of monsters — monsters strong and scary, and often ugly, with superhuman abilities.
Bigfoot (Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, enzhey)
This legendary humanoid creature, allegedly occurring in various mountainous or forested areas of the Earth.
Although the existence of Bigfoot is approved by many enthusiasts, but in fact it is not confirmed. The main evidence is a very short film, shot in 1967 in California, which is likely a hoax.
Perhaps the most amazing quality of the snow man — is his ability to leave evidence of their existence. Never found a single dead Bigfoot or his remains — teeth, bones, and so on.
According to some hypotheses, in North America, home to thousands of species of Bigfoot, but no one on earth can provide empirical evidence of its existence, except for questionable quality pictures.
Loch Ness Monster
This strange creature lives in the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland. The most common theory is that the monster is dozhivshaya until today plesiosaur marine reptile that lived in the age of dinosaurs. Many scholars argue that the lone animal can not live on the lake bottom, there should be a whole family, or it will grow old and die. Some believe that the Loch Ness monster — is a figment of people's imagination, but then how to explain the available-photography?
In 1934, Wilson had made the most famous photographs of Loch Ness monster. In 1960, Tim Dinsdale to film motion monsters, it moved at a speed of 15 km per hour.
Some people believe that Ness — not a monster, it's just a generous giant, no more aggressive than the sea cow. This species lives in several parts of the world, but attention is drawn only to the small inland lakes. Whether it is freshwater creature? Yes, but some have adapted to salt water. It is trapped in Loch Ness during the pole shift when the land rose from the sea in some places and are covered with water in the other. Caught so suscheschvo continued to live their normal lives by consuming vegetation and fish and sometimes unexpectedly poking his head out of the water, feeling the lack of food. Ness is almost blind and relies on his sense of smell, which is under the water is very sensitive to chemicals in the air and traps small particles carried by the wind. Can Ness Lake exit and awkwardly crawl somewhere? Hardly. This being necessary for breathing water, as it has gills on the sides, so it can not survive without water for more than sticking your head.
Gordon Holmes, the 55-year-old technician from Shipley town, located in the English county of Yorkshire, during a trip to Loch Ness was able to remove the video being that, as suggested by Holmes, perhaps the legendary Loch Ness Monster. According to the author shooting creature moving in the water at a speed of about 11 nautical miles per hour.
Video Holmes has even been shown on the TV channel BBC Scotland, despite the fact that the Scottish media is usually pretty cold are reports of another supposedly seen on the surface of Lake Nessie.
Loch Ness is the largest body of water in the UK, and its depth reaches over two hundred meters. Fresh water in the lake is more than the total amount of fresh water in England and Wales.
The first mention of Nessie are the early thirties of the last century, and the famous photo of the monster was made in 1930 by a surgeon vacationing at the lake. Since then, were about 4,000 people who reported that they had seen with their own eyes the legendary monster.
This wild beast that kills animals. It is believed that the goats — his favorite prey. Chupacabra in Spanish means "sucking goat", ie I drink the blood of goats. But they can also attack cats, sheep, rabbits, dogs, chickens, ducks, pigs and other animals.
Chupacabra descriptions vary widely, but many suggest that the growth of Chupacabra is four or five feet, it has a short powerful legs, long claws and terrible glowing red eyes.
Chupacabras first gained fame in 1995 in Puerto Rico. No one knows for sure where the chupacabra appeared, but many Latin Americans believe that its appearance is connected with the secret U.S. government experiments in the jungles of Puerto Rico.
Chupacabra supposedly lives in Mexico, Chile, Nicaragua, Spain, Argentina and Florida — almost exclusively in Spanish-speaking areas. While many believe that being a myth, there is evidence of the presence of eyewitnesses Chupacabra and the U.S., primarily in Texas and New Mexico.
Media periodically disseminate eyewitness accounts from a variety of regions and conditional calling the "Chupacabra" animals (fox, coyote, jackal), modified by mutation or disease.
Champ of Lake Champlain
The world-famous water monster Nessie that lives in Loch Ness has many, but not so well-known counterparts around the world. Thus, a large Canadian lakes frequently observed large animals, for which scientists have not yet taken place in the classification of the animal world.
It's about Champa — disturber of the peace, and the water surface in fresh 'Lake Champlain. Lake Champlain was spread over 175 km in length with a maximum width of 17 km. The depth of the lake is about 120 meters: it is enough to hide from prying many-body Champa. Besides geological and petrographic composition bregov lake does not exclude the existence of a fairly spacious underwater caves.
The first mention of the monster from the lake left Samuel de Champlain explored the area near the lake back in 1609. In his notes for iyulY 609 years, he mentions that saw the creation of the lake, which is described as a snake with the body and head as a barrel horse. Since the beginning of the nineteenth century reports of the observation of Champa in the lake began to arrive punctually and there was a year to the list of witnesses has not been replenished with new names.
Judging by the descriptions of eyewitnesses Champ holds a snake-like head and dark skin. But skeptics are considering non-animal phenomena, explaining the disturbance on the surface of the lake rises from the driftwood on a windy day. But the observations of witnesses too much and calm pogodu1. Therefore, the study of the lake took up seriously.
In 1970 a group was formed LCPI — study of the phenomenon of Lake Champlain. The group and its founder Jozef Zarzinski meticulously collected information about the lake monster and conduct research.
In July 1977, the first photograph was obtained Champa: aquatic animal kindly pose Sandra Mansi showing above the water of the torso and head. Long neck. Analysis of the photos in Smisonovskom Institute showed that the image in the photo does not match any known living creature Lake Champlain.
In addition, an analysis based on an assessment of the size of the waves, gave guidance in estimating the size of the animal — from 4.8 to 17 meters. The depth of the lagoon, where the picture is not more than 5 meters, which is also, in some measure, to judge the dimensions of the animal.
In the summer of 2005, Dick fish Afolter filmed float at the surface next to the boat a large object — Champa. FBI analysts confirmed the authenticity of the recording and the lack of manipulation of the image.
So far, scientists can not say with certainty which group of animals is Champ — cetacean mammals or reptiles. To date, Champ is kriptidom landmark in Lake Champlain.
The giant squid
The chronicles of the Nordic countries remained reported stranded monsters. In 1639, the Icelandic chronicle reported beached giant squid. November 30, 1861 sailors from the French corvette "Alekton", sailing around the Canary Islands, they saw on the surface of a giant octopus. His red body was about six feet long, and eyes the size of a cannon ball. The frightened animal sailors fired a gun, and then tried to lift his body to the side.
They have not succeeded (squid weighing an estimated two tons), but they were able to get a piece of his body weight about twenty pounds, and the ship's artist made a drawing animal. These certificates are produced in Europe sensation. The French Academy of Sciences recognized the existence of a giant squid.
In 1873, the octopus was caught again. It happened off the coast of Newfoundland. Prisoner struggled violently from side to side, but people still managed to pull him to the surface. Then they saw the giant squid. One of the fishermen, not frightened, crept to the squid back and killed him, plunging his head into a long knife. The animal was taken to the Natural History Museum in London. The length of the squid was ten meters.
Krohn first giant squid over 21 meters long managed to shoot a Japanese scientist in 2004 at a depth of one thousand feet.
It is believed that in Canada, the highest number of lakes in the cold waters inhabited by monsters. It is therefore hardly surprising that, according to many witnesses, in the waters of Lake Okanagan, located in British Columbia, home to a monster Ogopogo.
The native Indian name monster — Nha-a-tick, or Naytaka (lake demon), and a facetious name "Ogopogo" comes from the song of the old musical 20 years of the twentieth century. In the Lake Save Image monster — a creature with a long neck, narrow-body and four flippers.
According to legend, the Ogopogo, or lake demon is like a log long body (length — 4.9 meters, width — 40-60 cm) and its head resembles a horse or goat. Ogopogo is a predator and lives on a lonely island of Rattlesnake.
Archival records "History okanaganskoy Mission" tells of encounters with Ogopogo in 1872. Subsequently, the monster saw over 200 people.
There are many Native American legends associated with the emergence and existence of Orange. According to one of them, a monster, holding up a strong wave his tail drowned canoeing Timbasketa Indian chief with his family. For this reason, trying to appease the monster, the Indians always in the middle of the lake dropped into the water any small pet, and in certain areas of the reservoir never fished.
The first European settlers, who believed in the reality of the Ogopogo, organized patrolling the coast. In 1926, when the lake began to walk steam power to be equipped with its repellent monsters. It was in 1926 is the most massive evidence of meeting lake monster when he saw both passengers about thirty cars.
In 1947, the Ogopogo while passengers watched several boats, and with the opening in 1958, the pontoon bridge started coming new messages from people crossing the lake to the bridge.
One of the most convincing evidence of the reality of the Ogopogo is a photograph taken in 1968 by Arthur Foldenom. It captures a dark object moving under water. V1989, the Canadian Ken Chaplin took a video of three and a half minutes, where you can see the long body, writhing beneath the surface.
As always in such cases, people are trying to find incredible things plausible explanation. At this time, members of the Federation of British-Colombian naturalist announced that an optical illusion caused by the "wave-like movements of the smooth surface of the lake under specific lighting conditions", resulted in an error: the shadow of the waves made for an underwater creature.
There are also numerous photographs taken by different people in the past decade.
Although there are no links between the Indian legend and the reality of the existence of a monster in our time is lacking, many eyewitnesses continue to report strange things, things happening in the waters of the lake.
According to John Kirk, an expert on the Ogopogo Kriptozoologicheskogo Scientific Club of British Columbia, there are now a lot more evidence for the existence of the mysterious monster in Lake Okanagan than in Loch Ness.