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  • Scottish pupils will be taught the Loch Ness monster is anti-Scottish because its legend was a creation of the British class system that portrayed Scotland as 'primitive'

    03/26/2022 3:45:05 PM PDT · by Trillian · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 March 2022 | Dawn Thompson
    To many, it’s a fun fairytale to lure tourists; to others, it’s a genuine mystery – or just a silly hoax. But to woke education chiefs, the Loch Ness Monster is a potent symbol of England’s domination of Scotland – a theory which will now be taught in schools. Pupils north of the border are to be told how the mythical beast reinforces negative stereotypes and ingrains bias about the Scots. Schoolchildren will be taught how the class structure had a role in the creation of the legend, and how stories surrounding the creature relate to debate on Scottish Independence...
  • Is Nessie on her hols? Now there are sightings of the Loch Ness Monster off the coast of the Isle of Wight

    11/25/2021 9:58:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6 | Abe Hawken
    A new photograph showing a moving object in the middle of the Solent has caused eyewitnesses to question if it was the Loch Ness Monster enjoying a holiday. The extraordinary sighting of three humps bobbing up and down in the water comes just days after a similar shape was spotted in The Thames by the O2 Arena in London. The picture - taken 630 miles away from Loch Ness - has resulted in Trevor and Jo Wilde questioning if it was Nessie swimming past. Three humps emerged from the water as the Nessie-shaped creature - first brought to the world's...
  • ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Spotted Again! This Time on Drone Footage

    09/25/2021 10:53:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2021 | Mary Kay Linge
    A British outdoorsman paddling through Scotland’s Loch Ness for a long-distance charity canoe trip may have inadvertently captured drone footage of the fabled Loch Ness Monster. “The last thing I want to do is make a Nessie claim,” Richard Mavor told The Post. “I’m the most skeptical of people. But watching this I think yeah, there’s something a bit strange here.” The video image taken last month of a long, thin form just beneath the water’s surface was so fleeting that Mavor, 54, didn’t notice it when he posted it Sept. 1.
  • Blood-Sucking Chupacabras to an Abominable Snowman - 6 Mysterious 'Monster' Encounters

    03/21/2020 11:34:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 21 MAR 2020 | Jon Livesey
    For centuries, people have reported seeing all manner of weird and wonderful monsters. Sometimes, their accounts are so similar, it makes you wonder if it might not have been a trick of the light or their imagination playing tricks on themFrightening and bizarre monsters have been encountered by mankind for hundreds of years. At least that's according to the thousands who claim to have seen them up close and personal, in the flesh. Among the creatures spotted by humans over the past few centuries are giant ape-like beasts and giant crawling insects many times bigger than humans. And, despite evidence...
  • Loch Ness Monster Sightings Reach Record Level

    02/06/2020 11:53:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Ross-Shire Journal ^ | 12 January 2020
    UNEXPLAINED sightings of something mysterious lurking in Loch Ness were at the highest level this century during 2019. A total of 18 sightings were recorded on the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register – the highest since 1983. They ranged from eyewitness accounts by visitors to the area to unusual objects spotted by people on the other side of the world scouring images on a live webcam of the loch. The entries also include a sighting by seriously-ill Zachary White, aged five, who travelled from his home in Berkshire to the loch and spotted the monster after being given a...
  • Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

    09/06/2019 12:38:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | September 5, 2019 | unattributed
    The creatures behind repeated sightings of the fabled Loch Ness Monster may be giant eels, according to scientists. Researchers from New Zealand have tried to catalogue all living species in the loch by extracting DNA from water samples. Following analysis, the scientists have ruled out the presence of large animals said to be behind reports of a monster. No evidence of a prehistoric marine reptile called a plesiosaur or a large fish such as a sturgeon were found. Catfish and suggestions that a wandering Greenland shark were behind the sightings were also discounted. The aim of the research was not...
  • Mystery prehistoric sea creature which looks like a crocodile and dolphin washes up on lake

    02/16/2016 7:53:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 14:27, 16 Feb 2016 | By Ruth Halkon
    Speculation: The mystery sea creature with razor sharp teeth has been confusing people ============================================================================================================= The image has divided social media with some claiming it is a large hairtail, a long, slender fish found in tropical seas, while others suggest it has been photoshopped With the body of a legless crocodile and the head of a dolphin, this strange sea creature looks more like something out of medieval myth than a real animal. It was photographed after washing ashore on the banks of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales in Australia. Ethan Tipper snapped an image of the creature before posting...
  • Loch Ness Monster DNA Study Makes "Surprising" Discovery

    06/02/2019 4:49:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | June 2, 2019 | Paul Seaburn
    If you're one of those Loch Ness monster fans or debunkers who has been waiting for over a year while a team of DNA researchers from New Zealand analyzed water samples taken from across the loch in an effort to identify all of the creatures in it and - by process of elimination - find or disprove the alleged cryptid ... your wait is over! Or is it? "We've tested each one of the main monster hypotheses and three of them we can probably say aren't right and one of them might be." ... "What we'll have achieved is what...
  • English Couple Spot Loch Ness Phenomenon

    10/31/2006 5:23:30 PM PST · by pcottraux · 14 replies · 421+ views
    cryptomundo ^ | October 26 | Lawrence Ford
    English Couple Spot Loch Ness Phenomenon The Highland News out of Inverness is reporting that an English couple twice spotted something in Loch Ness during a visit to the area. Here’s the report in full followed by my comments. By, the way, this is the same publication that brought the August sighting of an unknown object off Dores to the attention of the world and led me to investigate. Nessie at the double By Laurence Ford Published: 26 October, 2006 A YOUNG English couple holidaying in the Highlands encountered Nessie not once, but TWICE, during their stay. But although they...
  • Loch Ness and the Quest for Collusion

    11/11/2018 12:39:25 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 9, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    <p>Now, that's not to say that I think I know what it is. It might be a family of ancient plesiosaurs that survived the dinosaur extinction, or it might be a water serpent of some kind, or it might be some other rare critter that doesn't exist anywhere else (or at least, hasn't been spotted anywhere else). I haven't the foggiest, and I don't care. I'm just sure there's something there - something - or somethings - seen and reported there on occasion, ever since the days of St Columba, a millenium and a half ago.</p>
  • IS THIS NESSIE?

    07/30/2018 7:06:41 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 48 replies
    https://www.thesun.co ^ | 15th September 2016 | BRITTANY VONOW
    The moment that three monster-like humps rise out of the waters of Loch Ness has been captured on film by amateur photographer Ian Bremner - adding fuel to the fire that the monster really does exist.
  • Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

    05/23/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 05/23/2018 | (Reporting by Ana de Liz; editing by Stephen Addison
    LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for monitoring marine life like whales and sharks. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large...
  • Loch Ness Monster caught on Apple maps?

    04/21/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    philly ^ | April 19, 2014, | Alex Wigglesworth,
    An Apple maps image of what appears to be a large figure swimming in Scotland’s Loch Ness has reenergized fans of the mythical monster. Two amateur “Nessie” hunters came across the image last year as they scanned smart phone photos from Apple’s satellite map app, according to a report from the Daily Mail. The photo appears to show a shadowy, finned shape, estimated to be 100 feet long, swimming in the waters of the Scottish Highlands. The eagle-eyed enthusiasts alerted the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, whose members have been consulting with experts in a bid to figure out...
  • Is the Loch Ness Monster Dead? Nessie has not been seen in over a year and may be gone.

    02/11/2014 6:55:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/11/2014 | Benjamin Radford
    A veteran custodian of Loch Ness monster sightings is concerned that Nessie has not been seen in well over a year, and may be gone, according to a news report. This is the first time in nearly 90 years that such a lengthy lag in sightings has occurred. Gary Campbell, who lives in Inverness in the United Kingdom has been keeping records of Loch Ness monster sightings for the past 17 years and has put together a list of sightings that goes back some 1,500 years, according to the BBC News.   "It's very upsetting news and we don't know...
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    11/06/2013 6:40:17 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 68 replies
    Nov 6 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It's my birthday today.... .....and if you want to get me anything..... I'm gonna need about tree fiddy.
  • Science vs. Legend Roils Loch Ness Tourism Industry

    06/16/2013 9:52:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | June 15, 2013
    A Loch Ness tour operator issued a letter chiding a monster researcher for his negative views of the legendary sea monster. George Edwards, who operates tour boats on the Scottish lake, fired off a letter to his fellow members of the Drumnadrochit Chamber of Commerce saying an overly scientific attitude toward the famed Loch Ness Monster was bad for business. The individual who bore the brunt of the scolding, The Scotsman said Saturday, was one Adrian Shine, a veteran "Nessie" researcher whom Edwards said was turning off tourists at the Loch Ness Center. Shine was too quick to write off...
  • The New Nessie? Mystery 'Sea Creature' Spotted Off British Coast

    08/02/2010 9:49:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/2010
    Cynics may dismiss it as just a piece of driftwood or a trick of the light. But a photograph showing what appears to be a long-necked sea creature has got marine experts scratching their heads. The 'animal' was snapped stalking a shoal of fish just 30 yards off the British coast. The fish were apparently so terrified they beached themselves just seconds later. The creature was spotted off the Devon coast at Saltern Cove, Paignton, by locals who reported a sighting of what they thought was a turtle. But pictures taken by one of the baffled witnesses, Gill Pearce, reveal...
  • Proof That the Loch Ness Monster Exists?

    08/27/2009 6:30:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 2,898+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 8/26/2009
    This amazing image on Google Earth could be the elusive proof that the Loch Ness Monster exists. Sun reader Jason Cooke spotted "Nessie" while browsing the Web site's satellite photos. The shape seen on the surface of the 22-mile Scottish loch is 65ft long and appears to have an oval body, a tail and four legs or flippers. Some experts believe Nessie may be a Plesiosaur, an extinct marine reptile with a shape like the Google image. "This is really intriguing. It needs further study," said researcher Adrian Shine, of the Loch Ness Project. Sightings have been claimed for centuries....
  • Is The Channel Creature The Loch Ness Monster? Video

    05/02/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 6,964+ views
    allnewsweb ^ | 2 May 2009 | Michael Cohen
    Fifty years ago sightings of the Loch Ness Monster or ‘Nessie’ were common and few Scottish locals doubted the presence of an exotic water creature in their locale which might have been the last living member an isolated relic Plesiosaur population. Sightings of Nessie have decreased over the last few years and extensive and thorough scanning of the Loch Ness by scientists and researchers have failed to produce any evidence of Nessie. This has led many to believe, sadly, that this gentle, secretive creature had passed on. Now, astonishingly, frequent sightings are being reported of a creature living in the...
  • VIDEO: Loch Ness Monster Obsession Lives On

    03/29/2009 9:38:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 676+ views
    abcnews ^ | March 27, 2009 | NICK WATT
    The first recorded sighting of a "monster" in Loch Ness was nearly 1,500 years ago. Apparently, a huge, ferocious beast leaped out of a lake near Iverness, Scotland, and ate a local farmer. Since then, the lore of Nessie has grown and grown. A photograph, taken in 1934 by a London doctor, seemed to show a dinosaur-looking creature with a long neck emerging from the water, and it fueled the Nessie obsession. Then a home movie shot in 1960 showed a family picnicking near the water, but the movie also shows a strange figure swimming nearby . British intelligence analyzed...