View Full Version : Man captures strange footage in Loch Ness

05-31-2007, 07:27 PM
Video (http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=2872157n?source=mostpop_video)


Man Says He's Got A New Loch Ness Video

(AP) The Loch Ness monster is back, and there's video. A man has captured what Nessie watchers say is possible footage of the supposed mythical creature beneath Scotland's most mysterious lake.

"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45 feet long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes, the 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire, who took the video Saturday.

Nessie watcher and marine biologist Adrian Shine viewed the video and hoped to properly analyze it in the coming months.

"I see myself as a skeptical interpreter of what happens in the loch, but I do keep an open mind about these things and there is no doubt this is some of the best footage I have seen," said Shine, of the Loch Ness 2000 center in Drumnadrochit, on the shores of the lake.

Holmes said whatever it was moved at about 6 mph and kept a fairly straight course.

"My initial thought is it could be a very big eel, they have serpent-like features and they may explain all the sightings in Loch Ness over the years."

Loch Ness is surrounded by myth. It's the largest inland body of water in Britain, and at about 750 feet to the bottom, it's even deeper than the North Sea.

"There are a number of possible explanations to the sightings in the loch. It could be some biological creature, it could just be the waves of the loch or it could some psychological phenomenon in as much as we see what we want to see," Shine said.

While many sightings can be attributed to a drop of the local whisky, legends of Scottish monsters date back to one of the founders of the Christian church in Scotland, St. Columba, who wrote of them in about 565 A.D.

More recently, there have been more than 4,000 purported Nessie sightings since she was first caught on camera by a surgeon on vacation in the 1930s.

Since then, the faithful have speculated about it is a completely unknown species, a sturgeon _ even though they have not been native to Scotland's waters for many years _ or even a last surviving dinosaur.

Real or imagined, Nessie has long been a Scottish emblem. She has been the muse for cuddly toys and immortalized on T-shirts and posters showing her classic three-humped image.

On Thursday, a group of Scottish business owners launched a bid to nominate Loch Ness for World Heritage site status _ though they cited its natural beauty, not Nessie. The Destination Loch Ness consortium must submit the nomination to the British government, which would decide whether to forward it to UNESCO.

The Scottish media is skeptical of Nessie stories but Holmes' footage is of such good quality that even the normally reticent BBC Scotland aired the video on its main news program Tuesday.

Dr. Johnny Fever
05-31-2007, 07:38 PM
It would be cool if they actually proved this was real one day. It's probably a big snake or something.

05-31-2007, 07:41 PM
It's a plesiosaur.

05-31-2007, 07:44 PM
It's a plesiosaur.

If that's another word for hoax.

05-31-2007, 07:46 PM
clips of the video on youtube from the BBC broadcast

lots of talking and like 2 seconds of the clip but it's there

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Hammock Parties
05-31-2007, 07:48 PM
even if they found one of them dead, people would think loch ness to be a hoax... who knows, it could be anything, but it wouldn't surprise me if something really did live there or not.

Hammock Parties
05-31-2007, 07:50 PM
What a joke. It's just a fast moving current, maybe a log or something.

05-31-2007, 07:52 PM
I don't know about you guys, but whenever I have had an opportunity to film something spur of the moment, I was always able to FOCUS, and that includes footage of an otter for example swimming in the pond here on a very windy day and from a good distance; so yeah, more bullshit

05-31-2007, 08:08 PM
its a school of shad or some other fish

05-31-2007, 09:13 PM
Yeah, and I have Jimmy Hoffa in a jar under my deck.

05-31-2007, 09:14 PM

Skip Towne
05-31-2007, 09:27 PM
Yeah, and I have Jimmy Hoffa in a jar under my deck.
What a coincidence! I have Amelia Earhart.

Ultra Peanut
05-31-2007, 09:55 PM

05-31-2007, 10:52 PM

You're not fooling me with your prison lingo.

05-31-2007, 10:53 PM
That would rule if it was the loch ness. I'm sure it's been a long time since it's been spotted.

05-31-2007, 11:01 PM
I sat through an Applebee's commercial for that?

05-31-2007, 11:09 PM
This is just tons of poop

keg in kc
05-31-2007, 11:35 PM
If you go to http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/05/31/britain.lochness.ap/ there's a longer clip from the video (not the bbc report, the actual video) near the top of the article. Doesn't have the animated lower third taking up half the screen at the beginning of the video linked by CBS.

Pretty interesting.

05-31-2007, 11:40 PM
It's all poop

Sam Hall
05-31-2007, 11:47 PM
The Loch Ness is in Utah

05-31-2007, 11:48 PM
Fake, it is not in utah

05-31-2007, 11:49 PM
I would like to see more old