In Search of Aliens episode 3 – The Mystery of Loch Ness: The Loch Ness Monster is one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. But there have also been accounts of similar cryptids all over the planet. Sightings of these mysterious creatures have been documented for hundreds of years in various cultural folklores.
Are these fantastic creatures leftover dinosaurs, mythical animals or something that traveled to Earth millions of years ago? Or might the sightings of these strange beasts be a glimpse into the past caused by a disturbance in the space-time continuum? Astronaut theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos travels from the Highlands of Scotland to the shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain in his quest to learn more about these elusive lake monsters. Could there be a link between two of the most famous creatures in the world–Nessie and Champ? Is there a correlation between the geology of their locations? And what surprising role might physics play in understanding just what eyewitnesses claim to have seen?
IN SEARCH OF ALIENS follows Giorgio Tsoukalos, an Ancient Astronaut theorist and leading contributor to Ancient Aliens, as he explores the fascinating evidence behind some of the Earth’s most famous mysteries.
In Search of Aliens episode 3 – The Mystery of Loch Ness
Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a number of disputed photographs and sonar readings.
The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a phenomenon without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes, wishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects. The pseudoscience and subculture of cryptozoology has placed particular emphasis on the creature.
The first modern discussion of a sighting of a strange creature in the loch may have been in the 1870s, when D. Mackenzie claimed to have seen something “wriggling and churning up the water”. This account was not published until 1934, however. Research indicates that several newspapers did publish items about a creature in the loch well before 1934.
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
Tsoukalos is of Greek-Austrian heritage. He is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. For several years he worked as a bodybuilding promoter and a volunteer in IFBB sanctioned bodybuilding contests, including Mr. Olympia. He produced and directed the annual IFBB San Francisco Pro Grand Prix from 2001 until 2005.
Tsoukalos appeared on The Travel Channel, The History Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, the National Geographic Channel, as well as Coast to Coast AM, and was a consulting producer on 23 episodes of Ancient Aliens. He is the co-founder of the former Legendary Times magazine, which was last published in 2008. The magazine featured articles from Erich von Däniken, David Hatcher Childress, Peter Fiebag, Robert Bauval, and Luc Bürgin on the topic of ancient astronauts and related subject matter.
Tsoukalos also hosted the H2 series In Search of Aliens, which ran for one season in 2014.