Saturday, January 24, 2009

Nessie's French Connection

The Jura River may lay nearly two miles beneath the city of Paris. It got its name from the fact that it is fed by nine parallel spurs of the Jura Mountains. Its volume of water is greater than that of the Seine. It empties into the ocean near the Sound of Jura between northern Ireland and Scotland, which separates the island of Jura from the Kintyre Peninsula. But before it does so, it passes a little lake called Ness.

Some have suggested this river may connect with the loch, which is the deepest lake in the world. If this is the case, it makes the possibility of a "monster" that much more credible. Assuming the creature is territorial, this may be why it returns; this may also explain the spate of non-appearances (the stretches of time when Nessie is not reported).

However, many say the Jura River's passing beneath the city of Paris is only a myth. Unfortunately, I was unable to verify this at the time of this writing.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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