Skip to comments.Is the Loch Ness Monster Dead? Nessie has not been seen in over a year and may be gone.
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,
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Pinin’ for the fjords he was.
Naw. Nessie and Bigfoot are vacationing with Elvis and JFK somewhere in the Bahamas.
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.
It’s dead, Jim.
Yep, with the little grey aliens and their pet chupacabras.
I bet they find a note one day: “So long and thanks for all the fish.”
Well if a report of a sighting is all that’s needed to bring her back then I’m sure someone will oblige.
“Well if a report of a sighting is all thats needed to bring her back then Im 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”.
threatend = threatened
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.
Damn, you beat me to it.
Don’cha know. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
Well done Shibumi-san.
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.
When people have a fear of the unknown they get carried away with their imaginations.(bigfoot ,sea serpents,space aliens, etc.)-Tom