Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Searle Photographs, Also...Did 'Nessie' Switch Lochs?




NOTE: I noticed the following Loch Ness Monster ('Nessie') related items:

Frank Searle allegedly took many photos of 'Nessie'. This is probably the first opportunity people have had the chance to see these since his first book was taken out of circulation because of allegations of plagiarism.

Nessie: Seven Years in Search of the Monster by Frank Searle, 1976, pub. by Coronet books, London. Some of his photos are reproduced in the book. Frank died in 2005 in obscurity but for his time on the loch he was a bit of a star and TV crews came to see him and tourists flocked and could be quite aggressive if you accused him of faking the photos.

Source: forteanzoology.blogspot.com
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14 Jun 1996 - MYSTERIOUS OBJECT PLOUGHS ACROSS LOCH NESS

LONDON, June 14 (Reuter) - Sixteen people watched in amazement as a mysterious object ploughed swiftly across Loch Ness, leaving a white water wake before disappearing after five minutes into the depths of the Scottish lake. "I cannot find a rational explanation for what I saw," said English tourist David Neeld, the morning after Thursday evening's sighting. "I do not think there is any other explanation than it was the Loch Ness monster." Sightings of the monster, nicknamed Nessie and often described as having a long neck and large body like a brontosaurus, have been reported since the 15th century. Several expeditions have been undertaken in the loch but they have found nothing. The strange object was first spotted at 10 p.m. by Kate Munro, joint owner of the Craigdarroch House, a hotel on the edge of the Highland lake. She alerted her husband Dave and 14 guests who watched the object for five minutes. They told reporters that it appeared to be something large just under the loch's surface, moving at high speed. "There was no traffic on the loch at all, yet here was a wake as big as comes from a cruiser," said Neeld. "There were a few locals in the hotel's bar and they said it was Nessie, so I will go along with that," he said. "I must say that I was very impressed." Another tourist, Karen Hemingway, said: "Whatever we saw was certainly quite strange. There were no boats around at all. I think I could well have seen the monster. "Around two million tourists are attracted to 40-km (25-mile) long Loch Ness each year because of the monster legend.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - 15 Sep 96 - LIZZIE'S A SIGHT


Lizzie the Loch Ness Monster's cousin is back. The beast surfaced briefly, 36 years after she was last spotted in Loch Lochy. Eyewitnesses were stunned to see the 12ft-long, three-humped creature rearing out of the water. And guests at the nearby Corriegour Lodge Hotel rushed to get a better view. Hotel boss Lorna Bunney said: "I've never seen anything like this creature before."

Source: cryptozoo-oscity.blogspot.com

NOTE: is it possible for such a creature to have the ability to cut across land in which to reach another lake? Maybe there is an underwater passageway between lakes? There have been eyewitness accounts of a 'Nessie'-like creature moving on land. Comments welcomed...Lon

1 comment :

darkviking212 said...

Although I love tales of lake and sea creatures, I’ve always been very skeptical of the Loch Ness monster. The lake has been extensively explored and studied with no firm evidence found. Also, there would have to be at least 30 or more individuals to sustain a long term breeding population. It seems unlikely that the lake’s food supply could feed so many beasts, not to mention a lake with several large creatures surfacing to periodically breath would be spotted numerous times. Imagine if the lake had porpoises or small whales, how difficult would it be to find them?

I think Loch Ness is a good example of how mass hysteria, mistaken identification, and attention seekers can keep a legend alive.

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