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Pushead2
06-01-2007, 11:18 AM
WTF?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/05/31/britain.lochness.ap/index.html


Story Highlights
• An amateur scientist has captured new video footage of the Loch Ness Monster
• "Nessie" was first captured on film in the 1930s
• There have been more than 4,000 purported sightings since then
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Like tartan, bagpipes, and shortbread Scotland's Loch Ness Monster is as much an emblem as a tourist draw.

And now Nessie's back.

An amateur scientist has captured what Loch Ness Monster watchers say is among the finest footage ever taken of the elusive mythical creature reputed to swim beneath the waters of Scotland's most mysterious lake. (Watch the 'monster' footage )

"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45-feet (15 meters) long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes, the 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire, who took the video this past Saturday.

He said it moved at about 6 mph (10 kph) 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 and mystery, as it is the largest and deepest inland expanse of water in Britain. About 750 feet (230 meters) to the bottom, it's even deeper than the North Sea.

Nessie watcher and marine biologist Adrian Shine of the Loch Ness 2000 center in Drumnadrochit, on the shores of the lake, viewed the video and hopes 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," Shine said.

He said the video is particularly useful because Holmes panned back to get the background shore into the shot. That means it was less likely to be a fake and provided geographical bearings allowing one to calculate how big the creature was and how fast it was traveling.

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 whether 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.

Shine doubts that last explanation.

"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 be some psychological phenomenon in as much as we see what we want to see," he said.

But Nessie isn't just an icon of the paranormal -- she's also an emblem of Scottish tourism. She has been the muse for cuddly toys and immortalized on T-shirts and posters showing her classic three-humped image.

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 on Tuesday.

Reerun_KC
06-01-2007, 11:27 AM
you would of thunk by now, that someone would of had some pretty solid evidence to support this...

Along with the bigfoot theory....

Stewie
06-01-2007, 11:27 AM
That video convinces me. :rolleyes:

Redrum_69
06-01-2007, 11:31 AM
Which Nessie?

The one in Loch Ness or the other Nessie Thread??

Redrum_69
06-01-2007, 11:31 AM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=163856

Hog Farmer
06-01-2007, 11:33 AM
That wasn't Nessie, that was Redrums mom with that looong throat she has!

Arrowhead Pride
06-01-2007, 11:43 AM
That was some pretty weak visual evidence.

Why do people believe this stuff...it just doesn't hold up to a bit of logic.

Redrum_69
06-01-2007, 11:46 AM
That wasn't Nessie, that was Redrums mom with that looong throat she has!


Hog Farmers mom is like Loch Ness....her wetness encompasses several thousand acres, many men have snorkled her open crevices, countless documentaries have been made about her, and if you look deep enough inside her you may find something prehistoric.

StcChief
06-01-2007, 11:49 AM
Scotch Ale and whiskey makes you see things.

Reerun_KC
06-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Hog Farmers mom is like Loch Ness....her wetness encompasses several thousand acres, many men have snorkled her open crevices, countless documentaries have been made about her, and if you look deep enough inside her you may find something prehistoric.


http://iran.worldcupblog.org/upload/Shocking.jpg

Hog Farmer
06-01-2007, 11:58 AM
Now thats funny!

Cochise
06-01-2007, 12:02 PM
I'm sure that in thousands of years of civilization in and around loch ness, that nobody noticed a FREAKING SEA MONSTER!

Yes, totally plausible.

Radar Chief
06-01-2007, 12:16 PM
you would of thunk by now, that someone would of had some pretty solid evidence to support this...

Along with the bigfoot theory....

We’re discovering new species all the time. :shrug:
Though, I was watching a “Big Foot” show on Discover, or something like that, and a skeptic brought up a very valid point.
If a “Big Foot” existed, we’d find some evidence of it, like remains of the dead, scat (poo), something. Best we’ve yet to come up with are questionable foot impressions.

Sam Hall
06-01-2007, 01:00 PM
It's like Santa Claus

Hydrae
06-01-2007, 01:46 PM
Anyone else wonder why, especially towards the end where the head looks to be close to the surface, there is no wake? :shrug:

MVChiefFan
06-01-2007, 02:55 PM
Anyone else wonder why, especially towards the end where the head looks to be close to the surface, there is no wake? :shrug:


Imaginary things don't make "wakes". Just my theory.