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  • 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...
  • The Reasons Why Lake Monsters are Not Plesiosaurs and Never Will Be

    08/22/2021 11:40:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | August 22, 2021 | nick Redfern
    First, there’s the extremely significant fact that the plesiosaur surfaced around 250 million years ago and died out around 66/65 million years ago. Plesiosaurs, the fossil record has conclusively shown, lived in saltwater environments: our planet’s oceans. Loch Ness, however, is a freshwater loch. Yes, there is evidence of the occasional plesiosaur in a freshwater environment all those millions of years ago, but the bulk of the cases are not suggestive of entire colonies of the beasts inhabiting freshwater bodies. It’s far more likely and plausible that they wandered into them and died there. And, yes, there are both a...
  • 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...
  • Thames river montster. What was the creature in the water?

    04/06/2016 8:57:33 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies ^ | April 6, 2016 | Patricia Ramirez
    A bizarre video surfaced last week on YouTube that purportedly shows something strange in the Thames River. Could it be the Thames River monster? Laypersons and biologists alike are stumped as to what the mysterious creature in the video could be. Earth Mystery News reports that it could be anything from an “alien creature” to a Russian submarine to something as mundane as a wayward whale, as the Thames River connects to the ocean and has a history of being a temporary home to lost sea creatures. Take a look at the video that’s inspired so much controversy and debate.
  • Is THIS Nessie? Apple maps satellite image spots 'creature swimming' below surface of Loch Ness

    04/18/2014 7:09:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 105 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Apr 18, 2014 13:23 | David Colins
    The photographs were captured by two different amateur Nessie hunters scanning different satellites on their iPhone and iPads.
  • 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...
  • Loch Ness Monster monster spotted on Google Earth

    09/04/2009 2:45:36 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 69 replies · 3,677+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2009 | staff reporter
    AN eagle-eyed security guard with too much time on his hands claims to have found photographic evidence of the Loch Ness Monster in satellite images. British security guard Jason, 25, told The Sun "I couldn't believe it. It's just like the descriptions of Nessie." Researcher Adrian Shine, of the Loch Ness Project, said: "This is really intriguing. It needs further study." Sightings have been claimed for centuries. The object, pictured to the right, can be found by entering co-ordinates Latitude 5712'52.13"N, Longitude 434'14.16"W in Google Earth.
  • Unusual and Marvelous Maps

    08/16/2009 7:15:48 PM PDT · by BGHater · 26 replies · 3,922+ views
    DRB ^ | 15 Aug 2009 | Simon Rose
    Hideous monsters devouring ships? Old map symbols, correctly showing storm fronts & dangerous currents I’ve always been fond of maps, from those antique ones showing sea serpents and hideous monsters devouring ships in the vast expanses of the ocean, to those showing what the world looked like in the distant, and not so distant, past. Maps have, of course, been with us in one form or another, for a long time. Jerusalem is in the center - from "Itinerarium Sacrae Scipturae", by Heinrich Bunting, 1545-1606 Here’s a world map according to Posidonius, from around 150-130 B.C. - Ptolemy's version of...
  • Mystery carcass may be legendary monster: Expert Ogopogo: Creature myth of Okanagan Lake

    07/16/2009 1:16:02 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 19 replies · 2,125+ views
    A mysterious looking body found along the shore of Okanagan Lake might be the remains of the legendary Ogopogo, an expert says.
  • Searchers shovel Northwest dirt seeking giant worm

    07/11/2009 3:42:16 PM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies · 3,776+ views
    AP - Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2009 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    MOSCOW, Idaho – The giant Palouse earthworm has taken on mythic qualities in this vast agricultural region that stretches from eastern Washington into the Idaho panhandle — its very name evoking the fictional sandworms from "Dune" or those vicious creatures from the movie "Tremors." The worm is said to secrete a lily-like smell when handled, spit at predators, and live in burrows 15 feet deep. There have been only a handful of sightings. But scientists hope to change that this summer with researchers scouring the Palouse region in hopes of finding more of the giant earthworms. Conservationists also want the...
  • Unusual creature seen in Lake Champlain

    06/07/2009 8:09:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 4,293+ views
    pressrepublican. ^ | June 06, 2009 | JEFF MEYERS
    PLATTSBURGH -- Carl Roberts was enjoying a pleasant evening with friends Thursday while fishing at Wilcox Dock. They had been casting their lines since 6 p.m. and had caught quite a few perch, but the fish unexpectedly stopped biting around 8 p.m. The wind was calm, the sun was still shining above the western horizon, and Lake Champlain was as tranquil as could be. RAPID MOVEMENT But then, a movement out on the lake caught the angler's attention. Something in the water was moving rapidly from left to right about 100 yards beyond the dock. "It had to be 50...
  • 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...
  • Accused Jihadist: We Were Hunting Loch Ness Monster (Religion of Peace)

    12/17/2007 6:26:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 141+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 16, 2007 | Jihad Watch
    Accused jihadist: We were hunting Loch Ness Monster Uh huh. And then when they went to find Bigfoot, they inadvertently left some explosives in the trunk of their car... "Terror Accused: We Were Hunting Loch Ness Monster," by Paul O'Hare for the Daily Record (thanks to Twostellas): AN ELECTRICIAN accused of being a Muslim holy warrior claimed he was hunting Nessie during an alleged jihad training course. Somali-born Kader Ahmed, 20, told a court he went on a trip arranged by preacher Mohammed Hamid, 50, to Scotland at Christmas 2004. He said they visited Inverness and Loch Ness and added:...
  • Loch Ness monster sightings down

    10/02/2007 1:49:39 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 231+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2007
    Fewer people are reporting sightings of the legendary Loch Ness monster in Scotland, prompting concerns that skepticism about its existence could threaten tourism in the region. There have only been two reports of sightings this year, compared to three in 2006 and much lower than a decade ago, when the annual number sightings was consistently in the double digits, The Times newspaper said Saturday. "It's becoming a potential crisis," said Mikko Takala, 39, a founding member of the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club who runs four webcams on the lake's north shore.
  • Nessie monster spotted in Chinese lake

    07/19/2007 7:20:42 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 9 replies · 344+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | july 19th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    # Watch the Chinese Nessie on You Tube The Loch Ness monster has been the stuff of Scottish legend for centuries - and now China has its own version of the much-hunted Nessie. A rare video, filmed by a tourist in remote Western China, has captured what appears to be several huge creatures swimming across Lake Kanasi. advertisement State-run television station Chinese Central Television described the footage as the clearest yet seen of a legendary beast rumoured to live in the depths of the lake. Two years ago, two 10 metre-long black creatures were spotted on the surface of the...
  • Is this Nessie?

    04/23/2007 1:40:35 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 1,200+ views
    Highland News ^ | Ian Barron
    AN English holidaymaker thinks he may have taken the first picture of the season of the elusive Loch Ness Monster. Sidney Wilson was in the city with his wife Janet when they decided on a cruise down the loch to take in the sights. And it was as they approached Urquhart Castle that he ended up taking this intriguing photograph. Sidney, who comes from Nottingham, said: "I was just taking pictures of everything as we sailed down the loch. "As we approached the castle, two power boats appeared and circled us at speed, leaving a large wash in their wake....
  • Why the Loch Ness Monster is no plesiosaur

    12/06/2006 10:27:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 615+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 02 November 2006
    It has been described as a snake threaded through the body of a turtle, and some imaginative people think there's one living in Loch Ness. The plesiosaur, a marine reptile that lived 160 million years ago, looked like nothing alive today, with a neck that was some 2 metres long, the length of the body and tail combined. Why it needed such a long neck has been a mystery, but now Leslie Noè of the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge, UK, has an answer. Plesiosaurs used their long necks to reach down and feed on soft-bodied animals living on the sea...
  • Dr. Noe: Nessie can't be a plesiosaur!!!

    11/07/2006 7:57:15 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies · 685+ views ^ | November 2nd 2006 | SHÂN ROSS
    A LOCH Ness Monster theory which suggests the creature is a living dinosaur has been dealt a blow by scientists. Many believe that Nessie is a plesiosaur, a long-necked marine reptile which sought refuge in Scotland's second-largest freshwater loch when most of the species died out 160 million years ago. But Dr Leslie Noe, a palaeontologist at Cambridge University's Sedgwick Museum, discovered that the plesiosaur would have been unable to lift its head up, swan-like, out of the water. Most scientists believe the creatures became extinct with the other dinosaurs, but some insist it is possible that after the last...
  • Loch Ness monster 'an elephant'

    03/06/2006 8:39:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 06, 2006
    NESSIE, the Loch Ness monster, is in fact an elephant, according to a Scottish palaeontologist who claims to have solved the riddle surrounding the unexplained sightings of a monster in a lake near Glasgow in Scotland. Neil Clark, curator of palaeontology at Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum, who has spent two years investigating the myth, said that the idea for Nessie was dreamt up as a "magnificent piece of marketing" by a circus impresario after he saw one of his elephants bathing in the loch. In 1933, the same year as the first modern "sighting" of Nessie, Bertram Mills offered £20,000...

    02/28/2006 12:58:07 PM PST · by presidio9 · 82 replies · 1,546+ views
    Mirror ^ | 16 January 2006 | Mark Smith
    A NESSIE hunt using a team of dolphins was planned by the Tory government, according to declassified secret documents. Within days of the 1979 election, officials in Margaret Thatcher's regime proposed importing the mammals from America and fitting them with hi-tech equipment to scour Loch Ness. Despite opposition from animal rights groups, it was argued that finding the monster would benefit local tourism. A letter from Environment Department civil servant David Waymouth to Stewart Walker at the Scottish Home and Health Department, showed the Government wanted a licence to initiate the plan. It stated: "This department is presently considering the...