[inspic=38,right,fullscreen,thumb]So are the classic 1930’s pictures of the Loch Ness Monster nothing more than circus elephants taking a well earned rest?

Paleontologist Neil Clark, from the Glasgow University’s Hunterian Museum has spent the last two years researching Nessie, and believes the elephant theory could explain some of the reported sightings.

“The circuses used to take the road up to Inverness and allow their animals to have a rest, swim about in the loch and refresh themselves,” he said, “and it’s possible some of the locals around loch ness saw some of these animals”.

I don’t know why, but this just makes me smile, it’s an interesting theory, but it just seems to far-fetched to be true. Neil Clark believes there is something in the loch, an that the elephant theory can’t explain some of the later sighting. But he doesn’t think it’s a dinosaur or a huge marian reptile.

So what do you think? could some of the sighting from the 1930’s have been nothing more than Nessie the Elephant?

Related Links:
Elephant theory in Nessie search
The Loch Ness Monster Guide
The Legend of Nessie
Hunterian Museum

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.