Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

Remember how the Creators were telling us about Bigfoot?  Well, here is another post like that one, only this time it is telling you about the Loch Ness Monster, also known as…Nessie!

Know Your Cryptids: Loch Ness Monster

Nessie: Real, or all wet?

Cryptids Island is coming very soon to Poptropica! Before you take on some of the world’s most fearsome mythical monsters, we’d like to tell you a little bit about the legends.

Tales of the Loch Ness Monster go back centuries. Affectionately known as “Nessie,” she is said to live in the deep waters of Loch Ness, a lake in the Scottish Highlands. By most accounts, Nessie is a massive, long-necked creature that can travel on land as well as in the water.

The best-known picture of Nessie, shown above, was taken in 1934 by a surgeon named Dr. Wilson. Years later, another man claimed to have helped fake the photo, but it was impossible to know whether he was telling the truth, or simply seeking fame for himself.

Theories abound as to what Nessie could be. Some say that eyewitness accounts are honest misidentifications of everyday animals and objects. Others say she could be a leftover relic of the dinosaur age, specifically a plesiosaur. Still others think that there might once have been a Loch Ness Monster, but that it has died. And, of course, the possibility remains that Nessie is nothing but a hoax.

What do you think — do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

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On the Poptropica Creators’ Blog, there is a new poll replacing the one about Bigfoot.  The poll asks if you believe in the Loch Ness Monster.  So far, there are 242 votes (51%) for the answer yes, 125 votes (26%) for the answer no, and 100 votes (21%) for the answer undecided.

Also, here is a video that was on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog that you might just want to see.

So, as you heard in the video, Cryptids Island will come out to members on Monday, December the 20th.  Hopefully, non-members won’t have to wait a really long time before they can go onto Cryptids Island.

Well, that is all for now, more news about Cryptids Island coming soon!

~Icy Comet

Can you find Nessie? Don’t messie with her!

So, as usual, Nessie has still not been found. But there are other things to see…

Monday, December 13, 2010

The strange sights of Loch Ness

Have you spotted Nessie yet in the Cryptids Island sneak preview? Remember, you can look through the viewfinder every day for your chance to see Nessie and win a prize.

Even if you don’t see the Loch Ness Monster, there are plenty of other sights to see from the shore. Why, look who I saw cruising above the waters of Loch Ness!

You never know what you’ll find out there. Keep watching the skies! And the waters, of course.

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This has been brought to you by… Super Thunder!

Mews and never try to surf the web in English class.

Take my advice seriously. I tried that in my English class, and suddenly the world’s gonna end. I did try to explain, but Mrs. Worstlee just wouldn’t listen. I also tried telling her about Nessie, but that didn’t work either. So I tried the Creator’s post:

Friday, December 3, 2010

We are very pleased to inform you that the official Poptropica blog is being sponsored by our benevolent overlords at the Mews Foundation. Their interest in the more… unusual frontiers of science is one that all of the Poptropica Creators can get behind. The truth is out there, and the Mews Foundation is going to find it.


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Ya, well, this wasn’t a good idea either. So now I’m stuck in detention. Again. Sigh.

The Cryptids Island Sneak Peek

Remember the sneak peek that was mentioned in my last post?  Well, I’m here to tell you all about it!  When you go to Cryptids Island, go right, up a hill, and then left, until you see a man in a Scottish looking outfit.  If you talk to the man he will tell you that you can look through his viewfinder, and if you spot Nessie, you will get a prize.  Make sure you hurry when you look through the viewfinder, though.  You have a limited amount of time to look, and you can only try once a day.

When you log into Poptropica, on your homepage there will be an update that looks like this:

On the Cryptids Island Information page, there have been two new updates.  First, is this:

If you click on the link, you will just go to Poptropica’s hompage, where you can log in.

The second update will is this:

If you click on the link, you will be taken to a website that I am guessing the Creators made.  The website is called The Mews Foundation.  I won’t tell much about it, for those who want to look at it for themselves, but I will say it is so funny!  I suggest you go there and read a little bit about it, it will really be worth it.  If you want to, click HERE to go to the website.  I will also add The Mews Foundation website to my Blogroll, so you can get to the website from there, also.

~Icy Comet


Cryptids Island is on the Map!

If you take a look at your map in Poptropica, you will see that Cryptids Island has been added to it.  Here is the creators’ post for more information!

Cryptids Island in the wild

Well, well, well — look what’s sneaked its way onto the Poptropica map.

You can visit Cryptids Island now for a special sneak preview! You’ll be dropped on the shores of Loch Ness. Check out the viewfinder next to the castle to see the amazing sights. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Nessie!

Anyone who does see the Loch Ness Monster through the viewfinder will win a special prize (and Poptropica Members get even more time to look). You can try once per day, so if you don’t see her today, try again tomorrow!

This post has been brought to you by our good friends at the Mews Foundation.

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Just in case you didn’t know, Loch Ness is a place in Scotland.  There is a creature called the Loch Ness Monster that is said to live in Loch Ness’s waters.  The Loch Ness Monster’s nickname is Nessie, which explains Captain Crawfish saying, “If you are lucky, you might even spot Nessie!”  I looked up the Loch Ness Monster on Wikipedia, and it says that it is a cryptid, which is a creature or plant who is rumored to exist, but it is very unlikely.

Good luck trying to find Nessie!

~Icy Comet