A group of 26,000 people plans to journey over to Loch Ness and meet Nessie.
The madness is growing. We recently told you about a plan to storm Area 51 to “see them aliens," an event that then spurred the movement to storm the Bermuda Triangle. We can’t really explain why these events are a thing ... and, believe us, we totally would explain it all if we could, but we can't. So instead, we're just gonna tell you about the latest "storming" craze!
Pack your bags and get ready head to Fort Augustus, Scotland, and the waters of Loch Ness.
That's right, folks. The Loch Ness ”Nessie” Monster is next on the list.
Plans are being hatched to gather in the Scottish Highlands at the freshwater lake to storm Loch Ness. Apparently, "The time is now to find dat big boi," states the event Facebook page. As of Friday, July 26, more than 26,000 people have said they are going, with 49,000 interested in the event. This is set to take place on September 21, 2019, at 3 a.m., just one day after the Area 51 event.
The legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates to the sixth century AD and has grown over the ages, though it really gained popularity in July of 1933 when a man named George Spicer and his wife claimed to have seen a large creature with no limbs crossing the road and headed for the loch. The sightings, stories, and folklore have continued to grow, building the lore and fascinating people for years. Multiple attempts at staging photos have been attempted.
Despite several scientific studies and various explanations, the legend lives on and Nessie continues to be a popular urban legend. Is it a water monster, a dinosaur, an ancient relic, or an undiscovered species? Nobody really knows. All we do know is that people really love the story of Nessie. I mean, who wouldn't?
The Royal National Lifeboat Association (RNLI) has mentioned that storming the loch is really not needed, seeing as it's open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are also some safety concerns. If hundreds, or even thousands, of people head out on to the loch for Storm Loch Ness, the crews that maintain the area wouldn't have enough resources, like the resources being used by the U.S. military to deal with Area 51.
"With no US Army involved, Loch Ness looks a little less hazardous than storming Area 51, but here we have our own set of problems.
Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat has an impressive survivor-carrying capacity, but even that will be stretched by the 'attendees' of this event."
That being said, it’s likely this event, and the others, are all in good fun. With the growing list of options for internet explorers to storm the world’s most famous places, we're greatly anticipating where the next destination will be. How about storming Stonehenge, or searching Transylvania for Dracula’s castle?
What do you think about all this hype and the new trend of setting up mass expeditions to the world’s most mysterious places? Share your thoughts with us the comments.