The Loch Ness Monster

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"[Nessie] ‚ is not a biological full time zoological animal but rather that it is a paranormal/supernatural/ wormhole-traversing being that will never be caught nor killed. And we have a film that shows it coming from a space-time wormhole, and going later back into it’ “

The quest for an elusive film of Nessie by the legendary Jon Erik Beckjord!

It transpires that his estate is curated by his sister who promises a catalogue of his exhibits and a biography! :)
I look forward to seeing that film.
 

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This guy has some dedication to his cause, a lost one though I suspect it is. I'm glad his efforts have been recognised. Of course, Adrian Shine is probably the poster boy for monster research at the loch, being instantly recognisable with his big beard.
 

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Playing catch up with issues of FT, I am only just up to 341 and the Nessie and Other Lake Monsters issue.

I've always scoffed somewhat at the idea that Nessie sightings in the 1930s could have been influenced by the appearance of dinosaurs in Hollywood pictures such as King Kong at that time. Similarly the idea that the 1950s bump in UFO interest and sightings was in reaction to comic books full of strange worlds and saucers.

However, with the recent spike in reported experiences with Slender Man - an openly acknowledged internet invention - it certainly begins to give a modern example of how a connection can be made between issues in contemporary culture and reports of the paranormal/unexplained.

That was just an interesting point I had on my Metro ride this morning.
 

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I think that some of the sightings are of huge fish, catfish, sturgeons and most interestingly eels.
 

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I haven't tried scale measurements, but why am I reminded of Canadian canoes? Large non-Kayak flattened-keel scoop vessels.
 
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My personal favourite is the naked young lady invoking the monster.
It may have been Morgawr rather than Nessie come to think of it and possibly involve Doc Shiels. Great photograph anyway.
Incidentally I discovered who put the snapping turtle into Swan Pool at Sandwell Valley, cause of the infamous Valleygator sightings.
Iirc there was a great photo of Dr Karl Shuker in his combats at the site, and mighty impressive he looked too.
He only lives a stones throw away from me, Ive seen him a few times but far too shy to speak to him, probably because he would tell me to stop throwing stones at his house.
Anyway, it was Rob's brother, can't say too much as the first rule about Rob's brother is we don't talk about Rob's brother.
 

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Thank you, didn't know that.
The one deeply unfortunate casualty of bottom line Britain is the lack of those splendidly eccentric characters who added so much to the spice of life in the past.
 

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Thank you, didn't know that.
The one deeply unfortunate casualty of bottom line Britain is the lack of those splendidly eccentric characters who added so much to the spice of life in the past.
I'm sure there are plenty of eccentrics left. But I'm not sure that loss of people who get their fairly young daughters to pose naked during their incantations in the presence of press photographers is necessarily something to mourn. Although of course I realise that's not what you were getting at.

But, I do agree genuine eccentricity is at a premium these days.
 

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Go figure. I always thought the girl in the photo was in her early twenties.
You have second guessed me to some extent, I was going to make the point that eccentrics would be brutalized as nutters and probably paedos nowadays, as the world seems increasingly to belong to the vicious, greedy and stupid but I thought against it in the end.
Perhaps in politics still, there is something comforting in seeing our M.P's on election night standing next to a Monster Raving Looney candidate, indeed, didn't one Liberal Democrat poll less votes than someone dressed as a dolphin?
I blame John Virgo for my line of thought, he mentioned during the snooker the great Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Not many Vivian Stanshall types around any more.
 

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"[Nessie] ‚ is not a biological full time zoological animal but rather that it is a paranormal/supernatural/ wormhole-traversing being that will never be caught nor killed. And we have a film that shows it coming from a space-time wormhole, and going later back into it’ “

The quest for an elusive film of Nessie by the legendary Jon Erik Beckjord!

It transpires that his estate is curated by his sister who promises a catalogue of his exhibits and a biography! :)
Didn't someone suggest that Nessie is some sort of supernatural/other dimensional entity that Aleister Crowley summoned while he was living at Boleskine House on the side of the Ness? If it pops in and out of our dimension that would account for it not apparently eating and no-one ever having found a body or Nessie poo.

(BTW I can't find the reference for this and it's entirely possible I've imagined the story...)
s.
 

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Didn't someone suggest that Nessie is some sort of supernatural/other dimensional entity that Aleister Crowley summoned while he was living at Boleskine House on the side of the Ness? If it pops in and out of our dimension that would account for it not apparently eating and no-one ever having found a body or Nessie poo.

(BTW I can't find the reference for this and it's entirely possible I've imagined the story...)
s.
There's a bit about it here
http://weekinweird.com/2011/04/11/the-boleskine-house-loch-ness-other-stranger-monster/
 

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The 8th sighting this year. Must admit it looks like a wave to me.

Nine-year-old boy snaps Loch Ness monster in EIGHTH 'official' Nessie sighting this year
Sam Knight photographed the mysterious 'fin' in the water while taking a cruise down the loch and experts have credited it as an official sighting.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/nessie-resurfaces-snap-captured-schoolboy-11516280
 

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