Muckie

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Muckie is the name given to the reported mysterious creature said to inhabit the Lakes of Killarney in Ireland. Unlike other stories of lake creatures, Muckie has no folklore origin,[1] and has only recently entered local legend.

In 2003, scientists conducted a series of sonar scans to determine local fish populations. However, a large solid object in the water was recorded,[2] which has led to the theory that the lake is inhabited by some form of lake monster, similar to the famed "Nessie" of Loch Ness.[2]

It has been suggested that witnesses might have seen seals, which when travelling in pairs will dive and rise opposite to each other, giving the impression of being a single larger animal.

The name Muckie comes from a portmanteau of Muckross (one of the three Killarney lakes) and the ie suffix to mimic the Loch Ness Nessie.[1]

Tourism interests have tried to encourage the legend without any success.[3]

In October 2004, a Japanese TV crew spent a week in the region, looking for Muckie.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Lakes of Killarney, Ireland Vacation Info - Lakelubbers". Lakelubbers. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Monster 'fish' in Killarney lake think scientists". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Nessie's cousin making waves in tourism capital - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  4. ^ Japanese TV crew visit