In Scotland there are legends about deadly and terrifying beast known as the Kelpie. These creatures, who can transform themselves into various forms, were greatly feared centuries ago. And there are still alleged rare encounters of the Kelpie going on to this very day. Now the name Kelpie basically means water horse. It is said that this water horse spends most of its time lurking in the shallow waters around the Scottish Loch’s waiting patiently for its prey. And according to legend most of its human victims would not survive these attack. But for the lucky ones that did manage to escape with their lives they let everybody know that these monsters do exist. And of course that created a lot of fear and hysteria amongst the Scottish people. Now these survivors would say that while they were walking close to the Loch they saw a rather large horse coming out of the water. And this horse started to attack them. And while they were being attacked they felt as if this creature had some sort of power over them. Like it had the power to seduce them and make them feel like they were suppose to just give up and die. But regardless of this creatures power over them some of these very unlucky, or lucky people did managed to escape and the legend of the Kelpie was born.
Now the people believed that once this creature started to become known and greatly feared throughout the land it was somehow aware of this so it changed form from a horse to a beautiful women. And instead of coming out of the water just scaring the crap out of people it would know call to them very similar to that of a siren. And when they would approach or get close enough to this beautiful lady who was standing in the shallow water it would attack and drag these poor souls to their death. Now it was believed that these paranormal entity’s or paranormal entity only came out during dusk or night-time and that they lived in any Scottish water source, such as a river or a lake. But a paranormal researcher Roland Watson uncovered something very interesting. As he was investigating these ancient cases he found out that pretty much every single one of these encounters came from Loch Ness. And for those that don’t know, but I am sure everybody does is that Loch Ness is home to the most famous lake monster in the world the Loch Ness monster. So I find this extremely interesting because not only has there been sightings of an unknown creature in Loch Ness recently but also some very famous ones over the past centuries. And now we know that even the ancient Scottish people have legends about an unknown creature living within Loch Ness. So the question is could the Kelpie and the Loch Ness monster be one of the same. And many believe so.
Now most of these ancient sightings did happen in the water but there were a few accounts were they did happened on land. So this creature was not just limited to the water but maybe Loch Ness is just were it lived. Of course that is if they exist. One very interesting encounter happened in 1934 by a man named Arthur Grant. While Arthur was riding his motorcycle close to Loch Ness he claims that he almost hit a creature that looked exactly like the Loch Ness monster. And it was walking across the road towards the lake. And Grant stated that he was able to get a very good look at it before it swam away. Now of course most people thought that Grant was just making up stories, but he was very insistent that this creature did exist. And he spent most of his life trying to get proof. Making many wonder did grant actually come face to face with the Loch Ness monster. Now we know that this man is not the only one to claim to have seen this creature. But this is one of the few sightings that I do know about that actually happened on land but it was still very close to Loch Ness. And another thing that kind of stood out to me is that the Loch Ness monster could kind of look like a horse, especially if someone was far away and it was dark. And if they saw it on land then walk into the water that could be the reason for the name Kelpie, which like I said means water horse. So maybe the legend of the Kelpie is nothing more than ancient Loch Ness monster sightings and over the time the Kelpie got a bad name for itself by people just making up scary stories.
Now whatever the case maybe this ancient legend together with the modern sightings makes me believe that there might just be some sort of animal still unknown to science that lives in the highlands of good old Scotland.
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