5 Pieces of Evidence Against the Paranormal

Posted on 08/03/2010
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One thing I love about the paranormal is the fierce debates that it causes. The comments left at the bottom of the articles here at Paranormal Haze are sometimes just as entertaining, if not more entertaining, than the articles themselves. I have presented evidence in support of the paranormal in several articles on this site and in the interest of fairness and to stir up a debate I wanted to present 5 pieces of evidence that those who believe in the paranormal will have to contend with in order for their beliefs to continue to hold water.

1. Facts say there are no monsters in the lake

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Almost every town has a lake monster. In the southern town that I grew up in the local sea monster was a catfish the size of a school bus. As it turned out there was some truth to that legend.

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While exaggerated, the lakes that I swam in as a kid were home to some pretty big catfish. In fact, most lakes are home to big fish species like these. More famous and fantastical stories exist though of plesiosaur-like beasts roaming lakes from North America to Scotland, but science is all but certain that it is impossible for plesiosaurs to exist in these lakes. For one, there simply is not enough food in these lakes to support a megafauna like plesiosaur. Second, most large lakes were carved out during the last ice age 10,000 years ago; plesiosaurs were long extinct by that time period.

It is also important to note plesiosaurs did not have gills, nor would any of the reptilian like sea creatures that are famous for roaming lakes. They would have to come up for air and have to come up often. In other words you would have to see these creatures come up for oxygen in these lakes about as often as you would see crocodiles or whales coming up for air, which is pretty often.

In 2003, the final nail may have been put in the coffin for this cryptid. The BBC conducted a large-scale search for Nessie, the most prolific of these giant, reptilian lake dwellers. They used 600 separate sonar beams and satellite tracking and came up with nothing.

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