Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Is the Loch Ness Monster Dead? Nessie has not been seen in over a year and may be gone.
Live Science ^ | 02/11/2014 | Benjamin Radford

Posted on 02/11/2014 6:55:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind

A veteran custodian of Loch Ness monster sightings is concerned that Nessie has not been seen in well over a year, and may be gone, according to a news report. This is the first time in nearly 90 years that such a lengthy lag in sightings has occurred.

Gary Campbell, who lives in Inverness in the United Kingdom has been keeping records of Loch Ness monster sightings for the past 17 years and has put together a list of sightings that goes back some 1,500 years, according to the BBC News.  

"It's very upsetting news and we don't know where she's gone," BBC News quoted Campbell as saying. "The number of sightings has been reducing since the turn of the century but this is the first time in almost 90 years that Nessie wasn't seen at all." (Apparently three reports of possible Nessie sightings in 2013 were discredited after closer scrutiny, The Inverness Courier reported.)

This is not the first time Nessie has been a no show; in fact, there are no reports of the beast until less than a century ago. The Loch Ness monster first achieved notoriety in 1933 after a story was published in a local newspaper describing not a monstrous head or hump but instead a splashing in the water that appeared to be caused "by two ducks fighting." A famous photograph showing a mysterious head and neck brought Nessie international fame, but was revealed to be hoax decades later. [Rumor or Reality: The 10 Creatures of Cryptozoology]

Some claim that the Loch Ness monster was first reported in A.D. 565, when St. Columba turned away a giant beast threatening a man in the Ness River,

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; godsgravesglyphs; lochness; lochnessmonster; monster; nessie; scotland; scotlandyet; treefiddy

1 posted on 02/11/2014 6:55:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind; Salamander

He’s left.

Gone.

Pinin’ for the fjords he was.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 6:58:23 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Naw. Nessie and Bigfoot are vacationing with Elvis and JFK somewhere in the Bahamas.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 6:58:42 AM PST by Right Brother
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Maybe it’s because it doesn’t exist. Today everyone has a high quality camera on their phones so it’s pretty hard to get a pic or vid of a shadow or something and make it convincing that it’s a prehistoric animal.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 7:00:48 AM PST by precisionshootist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

It’s dead, Jim.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 7:01:33 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Right Brother

Yep, with the little grey aliens and their pet chupacabras.

CC


6 posted on 02/11/2014 7:01:38 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Gary Campbell, who lives in Inverness in the United Kingdom has been keeping records of Loch Ness monster sightings for the past 17 years and has put together a list of sightings that goes back some 1,500 years, according to the BBC News. "It's very upsetting news and we don't know where she's gone," BBC News quoted Campbell as saying.

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.

7 posted on 02/11/2014 7:04:46 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I bet they find a note one day: “So long and thanks for all the fish.”


8 posted on 02/11/2014 7:09:53 AM PST by Maceman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Well if a report of a sighting is all that’s needed to bring her back then I’m sure someone will oblige.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 7:11:57 AM PST by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Maceman

LOL!


10 posted on 02/11/2014 7:13:27 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Alex Murphy
Matt Andersen-Ain't No Sunshine
11 posted on 02/11/2014 7:16:31 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Chip

“Well if a report of a sighting is all that’s needed to bring her back then I’m sure someone will oblige.”

No doubt, as I understand it the area has quite a cottage industry going that is built around this. If that get’s threatend someone will surly have a “sighting”.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 7:19:23 AM PST by V_TWIN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: V_TWIN

threatend = threatened


13 posted on 02/11/2014 7:21:31 AM PST by V_TWIN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm...didn’t some HUMONGOUS snake thing wash ashore in Japan a month or so ago? Maybe Nessie? Seems reasonable, the Loch must open to the sea somewhere.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 7:23:28 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Global warming.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 7:29:19 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ray76

Damn, you beat me to it.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 7:33:19 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: shibumi

Don’cha know. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
Well done Shibumi-san.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 7:35:16 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: V_TWIN

Yeh I think what they are complaining about is not that Nessie has necessarily gone away but that the sighters of Nessie have fallen down on the job.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 7:38:28 AM PST by Uncle Chip
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Sightings of sea creatures like Nessie are common throughout history. Here is a Nessie sighting closer to home:

http://www.americanmonsters.com/site/2010/02/gloucester-sea-serpent-massachusetts-usa/

When people have a fear of the unknown they get carried away with their imaginations.(bigfoot ,sea serpents,space aliens, etc.)-Tom

19 posted on 02/11/2014 7:38:33 AM PST by Capt. Tom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Straight Vermonter

GMTA


20 posted on 02/11/2014 7:43:24 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

You can’t miss you ain’t got. You can’t lose what you ain’t never had.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 7:49:34 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Right Brother
Nessie was promised a job as an assistant to John Heinz Kerry!


22 posted on 02/11/2014 7:51:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ClearBlueSky

Was that the oarfish?


23 posted on 02/11/2014 8:10:25 AM PST by Cold Heart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: shibumi
*Pinin’ for the fjords he was.*

‘E's shuffled off this mortal coil.
Joined the choir invisible.
He is no more.
Nessie is an Ex-monster

24 posted on 02/11/2014 8:56:04 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Deploy the Delochinator.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 9:45:42 AM PST by bus man (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shibumi

No matter what you may have heard, I had *nothing* to do with this.

I was nowhere near the place and it was like that when I found it.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 9:50:16 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ClearBlueSky; shibumi
Nessie was last seen headed south on I-81 in WV.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 9:53:37 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The most plausible explanation for Nessie as real is that it is a mutant eel that never matured and kept growing. Although rare, such eels can become quite large. Specimens might appear sporadically, reside in Loch Ness for a time, and then die off or migrate to the sea. This would account for the intermittent nature of Nessie sightings and for similar reports from other fresh water bodies of water.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 9:59:24 AM PST by Rockingham
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rockingham

Or a separate species of large eel with a small population. Either way, those explanations may not be as sexy as a plesiosaur, but are more plausible.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 10:12:16 AM PST by Jacob Kell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
I'm sure that more money for research will find a solution to this predicament.
30 posted on 02/11/2014 10:15:39 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I’ve passed by/visited Loch Ness twice since 2006. I didn’t see any trace of the critter. But several times my view was obstructed by this very large (8 ft.), smelly, human looking creature....what was the name they called it?...BigToe, BigMitts, Big something. I wish BigA.. or whatever it’s called would have gotten out my view so I could have seen the lake better.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 10:45:29 AM PST by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jacob Kell

The lack of a species of giant eel being known to science is against that possibility, as opposed to rare mutant eels that grow to giant size, which are known to science. Then again, the the murky deeps of the oceans and large fresh water lakes continue to hold mysteries. Like you, I surmise, I hope that there is a species of giant eel yet to be discovered.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 11:23:43 AM PST by Rockingham
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Is the Loch Ness Monster Dead?
___________

No. Sir Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland’s local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our underwater ally.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 11:28:37 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; Daffynition

Global warming, no doubt.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 1:42:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XCl3tPSgIA


35 posted on 02/11/2014 5:59:22 PM PST by hout8475
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Right Brother

No comment.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 9:41:29 PM PST by Rodamala
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Rockingham

...as opposed to rare mutant eels that grow to giant size, which are known to science.

* * *

I have to ask: Just how big are these mutant eels known to grow?


37 posted on 02/12/2014 12:12:04 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Hetty_Fauxvert

A European conger eel has been caught that weighed 265 pounds and was ten and a half feet long. Plausibly, they can grow larger.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 12:49:05 AM PST by Rockingham
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

39 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:38 AM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rockingham

Um, wow. So let’s imagine a 13 or 15-foot eel . . . I think I’d call that a sea monster too! ;)


40 posted on 02/12/2014 2:38:47 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Has anyone checked the Potomac River?


41 posted on 02/12/2014 2:54:19 AM PST by monocle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Imagine it on a lake like Loch Ness, swimming on the surface.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 8:24:14 AM PST by Rockingham
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Just gone south for the ice age aka climate change.


43 posted on 02/16/2014 11:27:56 AM PST by mountainlion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks SeekAndFind.

44 posted on 02/16/2014 7:44:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Loch Ness Monster? He’s a giant crustacean from the Paleolithic Era. Often seen asking for Tree Fiddy, sometimes disguised as a Girl Scout selling cookies.


45 posted on 02/17/2014 5:04:59 AM PST by csvset
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
This is the first time in nearly 90 years that such a lengthy lag in sightings has occurred.

Do you think that Nessie went extinct 90 years ago also?

46 posted on 02/17/2014 6:21:03 AM PST by curmudgeonII (Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

He’s dead Gibbs


47 posted on 02/17/2014 6:24:57 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind; SunkenCiv

He stole some tourists haggis and it done him in.


48 posted on 02/17/2014 4:04:45 PM PST by colorado tanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearBlueSky

I believe it was an oarfish.


49 posted on 02/17/2014 9:52:35 PM PST by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson