Friday, July 9, 2010
Was It Nessie?
The debate continues as to whether the famed Loch Ness "Nessie" actually exists.Some belief seems to be waning.I still watch for the proff however as do these folks who believe it was Nessie in their picture.
"...Popular interest and belief in the animal has fluctuated since it was brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as a mix of hoaxes and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) since the 1950s."(Wikipedia)
..."A couple enjoying a romantic weekend in the Highlands believe they may have had a close encounter with the Loch Ness Monster.
Experts are now investigating this latest photograph, which was taken by accident, to establish if it is in fact the Loch's most famous resident.
Ian Monckton, from Solihull, took his fiance Tracey Gordon to a cottage in Invermoriston near the loch, to celebrate her 30th birthday. On their way back to the village at around 11pm they pulled into a lay-by. The drivers window was wound down and before the couple stopped their car they heard a commotion in the water. Using the car headlights and the flash from his camera to check their footing on the rocky shores of the loch, Ian unwittingly recorded the above picture which he hopes could be the elusive monster.
"There is clearly a very large shape in the water that looks aquatic a few metres out from where I was standing and you just see the tips of the trees lower down the slope to the loch in the photo," said Ian. "Myself and Tracey were always quite sceptical about Nessie but after having this experience I would say we now have a very open mind on the matter. "It was the highlight of our trip. ..."
full article http://www.nessie.co.uk/htm/searching_for_nessie/search7.html