Legends of Monsters – Facts Or Fiction

CULTURE | November 28, 2019

Lock Ness. Source: (Wikipedia)

Many types of monsters have been the subject of legends down through the years.

Loch Ness is the location where the Legend of the Loch Ness Monster originated from. It is the largest freshwater lake in Britain. With a depth of 754 feet deep, a length of twenty-two and a half miles long, and a width of one and a half miles wide, there is most certainly enough room for a legendary monster to be born in. It has been said that this body of water has the capacity to hold more than 10 times the amount of people in the world. The water never freezes as the water beneath the thermocline never gets below 44 degrees, thus warming the water above it which can also cause it to sometimes steam.  

Loch Ness Monster. Source: (Wikipedia)

There have been many claims of sighting the Loch Ness Monster ever since the 6th century A.D. Whether true sightings or not, it certainly creates a lot of intrigue with people everywhere wanting to discover for themselves whether it is fact or fiction. Descriptions of the Loch Ness Monster seem to lean toward a creature that looks similar to a dinosaur. As with anything else, there are always those who will purposely create false tales which inevitably causes the truth to be less believed.   

Sasquatch. Source: (Flickr)

Sasquatch, another legendary monster, also referred to as “Bigfoot,” is a hairy creature similar to King Kong except not as huge. According to the legend, he lives in the area that includes the northwestern portion of the United States and the western portion of Canada. The legend surfaced around 1811 when a British explorer spotted his huge footprints, believed to be about 24 inches in length and 8 inches in width. According to various descriptions of him, he is believed to be anywhere from 6 to 15 feet in height and said to have very bad breath. But then, how could anyone know that he has bad breath? They would have to be close enough to him to smell his breath and therefore have a much more convincing eyewitness account. Boris Porschnev, a Soviet scientist, suggested that he could be a descendant of the Neanderthals. 

A Yeti. Source: (Ancient Origins)

The Legend of the Abominable Snowman (or a Yeti) has been around at least since 1921 but possibly longer being referred to as a Yeti or by some other name. This creature was described by those who spotted him as looking like an ape. The Yeti is considered one of the gods that are worshipped by the Buddhists. During an expedition in 1951 on Mount Everest, Michael Ward claimed to have seen his footprints in the snow. In December of 2007, another report of footprints was spotted in Nepal, the area of Everest. According to the report, the footprints were 33 cm long and had five toes. An investigation conducted in 2009 produced hair samples that turned out to be of an unknown DNA upon forensic analysis.

Leviathan. Source: (Flickr)

Leviathan is a monster of the sea that is described in Job 41, Psalms 74:14, Isaiah 27:1, and in Amos. In Job, Leviathan is described as being so powerful that nothing that man tries to do to him can defeat him. Only God Himself can destroy it. In Psalms, he is described as a multi-headed sea serpent as well as in Isaiah. He has also been described as a great whale or a dragon and even a crocodile.

Are these accounts of monsters true accounts or just the figment of overactive imaginations?  

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Penny Chavers


Penny, besides writing, loves to spend her time with family and friends. In her spare time, she also enjoys playing the piano, board games, and taking online classes on topics that interest her.