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Question for /x/: what do you think about the Loch Ness Monster?
I'll admit, even though many of the photos and sightings can easily be debunked (hoaxes, old and senile people, row of seals swimming together looking like a monster's humps), the thing that's always intrigued me is the sonar scans from 70s-90s. Multiple times, they detected a group of very large objects moving around near the bottom of the loch. However, subsequent expeditions failed to pick up anything like them in the loch since the early 2000s.
When skeptics go over the monster, they tend to only focus on the photos and sightings which, as I said, are low-hanging fruit - yet they rarely bring up the sonar evidence. The few explanations I've heard for it is that the sonar waves could've reflected off the other side of the loch and made it seem like there were large animals. Since sonar technology had vastly improved by 2003, it no longer had that issue, hence why they couldn't find anything.