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Loch Ness monster sightings down
Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2007

Posted on 10/02/2007 1:49:39 PM PDT by presidio9

Fewer people are reporting sightings of the legendary Loch Ness monster in Scotland, prompting concerns that skepticism about its existence could threaten tourism in the region.

There have only been two reports of sightings this year, compared to three in 2006 and much lower than a decade ago, when the annual number sightings was consistently in the double digits, The Times newspaper said Saturday.

"It's becoming a potential crisis," said Mikko Takala, 39, a founding member of the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club who runs four webcams on the lake's north shore.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; cryptozoology; lochnessmonster; nessie; ourunderwaterally

1 posted on 10/02/2007 1:49:44 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: TrebleRebel

***ping***


2 posted on 10/02/2007 1:51:02 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: presidio9

It’s dead, Global Warming and GW...didn’t you hear?.../sarc


3 posted on 10/02/2007 1:51:22 PM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: presidio9
"It's becoming a potential crisis," said Mikko Takala, 39, a founding member of the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club who runs four webcams on the lake's north shore.

Dare I say it? Bush's fault!

4 posted on 10/02/2007 1:52:24 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast

I was waiting for someone to point out just who’s fault this obviously is.


5 posted on 10/02/2007 1:52:38 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Blame global warming.


6 posted on 10/02/2007 1:53:03 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a ping.


7 posted on 10/02/2007 1:53:23 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: presidio9
"Fewer people are reporting sightings of the legendary Loch Ness monster..."

...ever since I started wearing boxers under me kilt.

8 posted on 10/02/2007 1:53:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pcottraux

ping


9 posted on 10/02/2007 1:53:39 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

I hate to break the news to everyone, but I caught Nessie last year and had him / her stuffed. I had to add on to the house to bring that monster inside, but (my oh my) what a conversation piece.


10 posted on 10/02/2007 1:53:39 PM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: presidio9

She’s been too busy running for President to be seen swimming around.


11 posted on 10/02/2007 1:53:49 PM PDT by mad puppy (I'd rather live a day on my feet than a year on my knees)
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To: presidio9
Fewer people are reporting sightings of the legendary Loch Ness monster in Scotland

My sincere apologies to the people of Inverness, but it wasn't on the endangered species list.

Tastes a lot like chicken.

12 posted on 10/02/2007 1:54:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: presidio9
Nessie's silent protest of the Iraq war, dontcha know.

< /sarc>

13 posted on 10/02/2007 1:54:10 PM PDT by SIDENET (I don't want to find "common ground" with a bunch of damn leftists.)
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To: presidio9

It’s living in my swimming pool ...


14 posted on 10/02/2007 1:54:26 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: presidio9

When asked about the reasons for his recent lethargy the Monster replied: The war in Iraq, Global warming, and that George W. Bush.


15 posted on 10/02/2007 1:55:47 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: presidio9
I blame YouTube.

If there isn't a video of it on YouTube, it doesn't exist.

16 posted on 10/02/2007 1:57:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: presidio9
Nessie will be the subject of an UN Commission on the environment, but really, it's just yet another exported industry to China.
17 posted on 10/02/2007 1:57:24 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: presidio9
No. He has been sighted in Cape Cod recently...
18 posted on 10/02/2007 1:57:47 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: presidio9

I think it moved to Texas. One day, Mr. M and I were sitting out on the dock when something poked it’s head out of the water and looked at us. It stayed perfectly still for a few seconds and then went back under the water. Neither of us said anything for a couple minutes until I couldn’t stand it any more and asked if he’d seen something too. To this day we don’t know what it was. It wasn’t exactly a fish but it was more fish-like than mammal.


19 posted on 10/02/2007 1:58:15 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: presidio9

Yes, but Sasquatch sightings are up. Watch the commercials.

http://www.messinwithsasquatch.com/


20 posted on 10/02/2007 1:58:27 PM PDT by petercooper ("Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime." - Nicole Gelinas - 02-10-04)
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To: presidio9
Nessie got sick of waiting for 50 years in the Loch for fin enhancement surgery from the National Monster Health Service and moved to Hyannisport and now plays a Ted Kennedy look-alike in the local comedy club.
21 posted on 10/02/2007 1:58:33 PM PDT by ZeitgeistSurfer (Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.)
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To: presidio9

Fer a hundred quid, I’ll testify that I saw Nessie tap-dancin’ to “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch o’ Coconuts.”


22 posted on 10/02/2007 1:58:43 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: presidio9

“Loch Ness sightings down”.....the hell you say!...I just saw nessie debating Obama!


23 posted on 10/02/2007 1:59:12 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: presidio9
The nitrogen levels of the loch became too high because of all of the unicorns pooping near its shore.
24 posted on 10/02/2007 1:59:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: presidio9
Apparently this guy must have died because he has seen Nessie and the monster asked him for tree fiddy


25 posted on 10/02/2007 2:00:04 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: presidio9

The Loch Ness monsta come knockin on my door the other day. I axed him, “what you want Loch Ness monsta?” He said, “tree fiddy”. I said, “get outa here monsta. I ain’t givin you tree fiddy”


26 posted on 10/02/2007 2:00:10 PM PDT by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: presidio9
Funny you should post this. I was just looking at a photo I took at Loch Ness last month. There is a strange dark object which I can't identify (marked with red arrow).
27 posted on 10/02/2007 2:00:50 PM PDT by OSHA (Liberals will lick the boot on their necks if they think the other boot is on yours and mine.)
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To: KeyLargo

Ah yes!...you can’t beat the life of a fat ass democrat. He should be arrested for blinding everyone.


28 posted on 10/02/2007 2:01:39 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: OSHA

THAT’S GREAT!!!


29 posted on 10/02/2007 2:07:18 PM PDT by aShepard
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To: hophead
That there woman just gave the mosta tree fitty last week!
30 posted on 10/02/2007 2:09:46 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: presidio9

Folks have moved on to being 9/11 Truthers.


31 posted on 10/02/2007 2:12:18 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: aShepard

I did this first to put in my album just to get peoples attention..

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-6/757654/lochness049.JPG

It went crazy from there. :^)


32 posted on 10/02/2007 2:16:12 PM PDT by OSHA (Liberals will lick the boot on their necks if they think the other boot is on yours and mine.)
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To: mtbopfuyn
I think it moved to Texas. One day, Mr. M and I were sitting out on the dock when something poked it’s head out of the water and looked at us.

Fresh water or salt? What part of the state?

33 posted on 10/02/2007 2:25:23 PM PDT by jdub
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To: presidio9

I’ll help these chaps out a bit....I SAW IT LAST WEEK!!!!


34 posted on 10/02/2007 2:26:08 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: jdub

Fresh.


35 posted on 10/02/2007 2:27:30 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: mtbopfuyn
Perhaps it was a bowfin (called a grinnel in TX). I caught one in the San Jacinto River once. I cut this out from the link below: "The ability to breathe air is attained early in life and is used most frequently at night and when water temperature is high, coinciding with periods of greatest activity. The bowfin is able to survive prolonged air breathing periods. Young bowfin have been observed surviving for 21 days in a pond with no standing water. "

http://www.vernonweb.com/bowfin.htm

Read the comments section by people that have caught them and you'll see a lot of them are in TX, and they also relate their tendancy to come up out of the water. Neat fish, over 150 million years old.

36 posted on 10/02/2007 3:12:59 PM PDT by jdub
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To: presidio9

Thanks. I’m unavailable to do the ping right now, but will try to get to it tomorrow evening.


37 posted on 10/02/2007 4:35:38 PM PDT by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it "P. Coe-troe"...in 2008.)
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To: KeyLargo

L M A O


38 posted on 10/02/2007 5:16:43 PM PDT by racnpartsales4u ("His sex organs took the heaviest blow," an unidentified nurse told the newspaper.)
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To: presidio9

Get the Clintons back in the white house and the Loch Ness Monster will come out of hiding quite frequently.


39 posted on 10/02/2007 7:45:43 PM PDT by festus (No matter how guilty you are a jury will probably get you off.)
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To: pcottraux

Hey, the next day was over a week ago. Are you okay?


40 posted on 10/12/2007 8:55:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; new cruelty; ..
Thanks, SC. I apologize for that.

I was on vacation last week and got this ping from someone else's computer. When I got back from the trip I sorta forgot about it.


41 posted on 10/12/2007 1:31:24 PM PDT by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it "P. Coe-troe"...in 2008.)
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To: Grunthor

How long until the first pic of “hairy Rosie” is posted?


42 posted on 10/12/2007 1:32:50 PM PDT by Grunthor (Thank you Mack Strong, and may God Bless you and your entire family.)
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To: OSHA
WOW! Look just above that object you pointed out. Go slightly to the right, near the horizon. I see two clouds that look a little like turtles!

Cool!

Other than that your picture isn’t very interesting. Maybe you should dress it up with “Photoshop.”

43 posted on 10/12/2007 5:18:34 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: pcottraux

I hope your vacation was nice!


44 posted on 10/12/2007 10:58:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: presidio9

It must be global warming causing this. Therefore, it’s Al Gore’s fault.


45 posted on 10/12/2007 10:59:52 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yeah, I had a good time, thanks. ;-)


46 posted on 10/12/2007 11:24:05 PM PDT by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it "P. Coe-troe"...in 2008.)
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