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Loch Morar monster Morag sightings uncovered


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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Early accounts of the Loch Ness Monster's lesser-known cousin have been uncovered by researchers.

Morag is a mysterious creature said to inhabit the depths of Loch Morar, in the Lochaber area of the Highlands.

Alexander Carmichael, a prolific gatherer of folklore at the turn of the last century, gathered stories about her from people living near the loch.

His scripts have been uncovered by the Carmichael Watson project at the University of Edinburgh library.

The writings, thought to date from 1902, paint a conflicting view of Morag.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Just what we need ! another mysterious monster ! :tu:


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He wrote: "Like the other water deities, she is half-human, half-fish. The lower portions of her body is in the form of a grilse and the upper in the form of a small woman of highly developed breasts with long flowing yellow hair falling down her snow white back and breast.
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Wouldn't meeting this particular 'monster' my self ...


C'mon ... how can anyone call that a monster ?????  :td:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Reads like textbook folklore in my opinion.  Even the oldest texts can't seem to agree on what the creature even looks like and it seems that the more modern versions of the creature are highly influenced by what folks thought the Loch Ness monster looked like.

Although from what I've read, Loch Morar is a much pretty lake than Ness.  The water is clear and there is abundant fish populations there.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 25 February 2013 - 03:01 PM, said:

Just what we need ! another mysterious monster ! :tu:

Nessie and Morag aren't the only British plesiosaur-like cryptids.  There's also Morgawr off the coast of Cornwall in the far south west of England.  "Morgawr" means "sea giant" in Cornish.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

I just wanted to bring something to light:

According to this article I found, Nessie and other similar lake monsters actually cannot be plesiosaurs.

Here is the article: http://www.huffingto..._b_1374803.html

EDIT: Thought short, here's another one: http://www.freerepub...t/1734456/posts

Edited by MisstreeDove, 27 February 2013 - 12:21 AM.

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