by Mel Ayers
Traveling to a location where a lot of cryptid sightings occur really get the inspiration fluids flowing.
I was told that Loch Ness is so big it can fill every river and loch in Scotland. I had no idea Loch Ness was so huge. The water of Loch Ness is incredibly dark, as well, due to the peat moss beds, which make visibility impossible.
There are two body types of Nessie–a plesiosaur type and a serpentine type. Their descriptions are very different. One has fins and the other has no appendages at all. However, one commonality are the humps that may appear out of the water when the creature breeches the surface. This is a very distinct trait amongst Nessie sightings. So, of course that was the most important attribute when designing a unique Loch Ness Monster.
I noticed, when driving alongside the loch, the waves folded in a way that makes it look like something is coming in and out of the water. It’s very peculiar, and when your eyes aren’t adjusted to this movement, maybe—just maybe—you’ll be convinced something alive is moving beneath the surface.
Not to say there isn’t though…
Disclaimer: In order to showcase cryptids in a real world setting, we have made some adaptations that may not accurately reflect traditional folklore standards.