|Sep18-03, 06:58 PM||#1|
The Great Loch Ness Debate 2003
As I have said in the past, I am reasonably convinced that most sightings can be identified as sturgeon. This leaves rather few absolute descriptions of the alleged beast [close encounters] by which to judge; in addition to a lack of any supporting scientific evidence. I remain just slightly open to but mostly dubious of this claim. My only hold out is that any underwater beast might hide whenever dozens of large boats simultaneously cross the lake in concert. So, I think that it is just slightly possible that the spirit of Heisenberg may haunt this effort to find the thing. Also, perhaps such a animal could detect [hear] sonar. This may also thwart the effort.
|Sep18-03, 07:38 PM||#2|
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|Sep18-03, 08:00 PM||#3|
|Sep18-03, 08:02 PM||#4|
The Great Loch Ness Debate 2003
A couple years ago one of Art
Bell's guests gave a novel
explanation for Nessie, which is
that she was the ghost of a
prehistoric sea creature. This
explains why she eludes sonar
and generally leaves no traces to
So I wondered why is it only sea
creatures have ghosts? Why don't
people see a triceratops grazing
in the back yard now and then?
And when's the last time the
police were called to investigate
that pesky wooley mammoth spirit
that's been scaring the tourists
|Sep18-03, 08:11 PM||#5|
I am pretty sure that incident
was in one of the North American
lakes claiming to have a monster.
I saw this on Discovery Channel,
or one of the channels like that.
It was a very well done look at
the lake monster issue. About a
year ago, it aired.
They actually interviewed the
assassin and she shot at it out
of fear, as I recall, not trying
to bag a trophy or for sport. I
am relying on memory for this so
I could be mixed up.
|Sep18-03, 08:12 PM||#6|
|Sep18-03, 08:18 PM||#7|
ectoplasm is the worst!
|Sep18-03, 08:42 PM||#8|
Nessie and her sisters around the
world never struck me as the least
bit unlikely, per se. As long as
you don't make the claim she is
a prehistoric holdover.
The original modern sighting, he
couple who saw it cross the road
in front of their car in the 1930s
described it as only six feet
The next guy who saw it crossing
the road while he was on his
motorcycle said it looked to be
about 20 feet long.
Why did the loch ness monster
cross the road? No one knows why
but whatever the reason it only
took two trips because I don't
think there are any other reports
of it out of the water.
Was the first one a baby and the
second it's parent? In other
At any rate these original out of
water sightings are worth a mil-
lion sightings of things in the water given the mirage factor and
difficulty making out rogue waves
at a distance.
I don't know what crossed the road
but I don't suspect it was a
|Sep18-03, 09:33 PM||#9|
As far as the sightings, a handful of anecdotal reports is getting pretty thin on logical evidence...even for me. [:D] I would tend to expect many more reports considering the interest. Perhaps a review of the local fauna would yield some other suspects.
|Sep18-03, 09:46 PM||#10|
I remember specifically wondering about the use of guns around the Loch. I didn't think this was legal. This surprised me. I also remember that the original interview with the shootess was grainy; like the old super 8 stuff. Dunno. I was quite convinced at the time. I saw this at least 8 or 9 years ago I think on the orignal In Search Of.
|Sep18-03, 10:08 PM||#11|
zoology states: If three people
claim to have seen it, it's real.
[o)] [o)] [o)] There they are now,
watching nessie cross the road.
The thing about the first sighting is that they said it had a long neck. At first, since they said
it was six feet long, I would
have guessed it was an otter that
was actually four feet long. It's
the long neck I can't fit onto
a reasonable animal.
So lets say they saw something
normal, like an otter, but for
some optical reason it looked to
have a long neck. The guy on the
motorcycle was lying, to get
attention using their story as
a springboard. Debunked. We're all
|Sep18-03, 10:16 PM||#12|
shoot anyone they want. No one
view was recent, not the original,
as it were, she looked to be about
|Sep18-03, 11:04 PM||#13|
I should have known this. [:D]
|Sep18-03, 11:10 PM||#14|
Um, duh! Unless I'm mistaken, don't they speak Scottish in Scotland? I don't think I would have confused this point. I'm sticking with my story. I think we may have two separate incidents...though it does seem unlikely.
|Sep18-03, 11:19 PM||#15|
separate women shooting at two
separate lake monsters in two
separate lakes both of whose
stories end with the discovery of
a dead sturgeon by a third party
a couple days later? It's the
same story. One, or both, of us
is just getting the other parts
|Sep18-03, 11:30 PM||#16|
|Sep18-03, 11:32 PM||#17|
scattered Zulu enclaves.
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