People Are Now Planning to Storm Loch Ness to 'Find Dat Big Boi'

Likely inspired by the viral "Storm Area 51" event.

Loch Ness Monster

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Loch Ness Monster

Facebook users are on a mission to confirm the world's most popular myths.

Weeks after "Storm Area 51" gained national headlines, a man named Bryan Richards created another group that aims to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie. The event, which is titled "Storm Loch Ness, Nessie can’t hide from us all," has garnered more than 24,000 RSVPs as of Wednesday afternoon. It is scheduled to go down at the popular Scottish lake on Sept. 21—one day after the Area 51 invasion will reportedly take place.

"The time is now for us to find dat big boi," the event's description reads.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) told the BBC that "Storm Loch Ness" will not pose as many hazards as "Storm Area 51" because the military isn't involved and the lake is open to the public; however, a RNLI spokesperson cautioned that there were still risks involved.

"Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat has an impressive survivor-carrying capacity, but even that will be stretched by the 'attendees' of this event," the spokesperson said.

She then laid out a few facts about the body of water, which is one of the biggest in the British Isles: It is at 22 miles in length, over 750 feet deep, has a water temperature of about 43 degree Fahrenheit, and can produce waves up to 13 feet high.

"Our team knows the Loch incredibly well, but they would never be complacent about it and would say themselves that Loch Ness' real monster is cold water shock," Gemma McDonald of the RNLI told CNN.

The myth of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to around 500 A.D; however, interest in the mythology surged in the 1930s, after a London man shared a photograph of what he claimed was the elusive creature. Experts have dismissed the image as an elaborate hoax—but that clearly hasn't stopped the search

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