A BIZARRE swimming incident on Windermere coincided with the announcement that a team of paranormal investigators will plumb the lake’s depths in search of a giant creature.
Thomas Noblett, 46, was swimming the lake this week when he was suddenly swamped by a three-foot wave of unknown origin.
A spate of eyewitness sightings reported by The Gazette during 2006-2007 described a 50-foot long serpent-like animal surfacing on Windermere.
Psychic Dean ‘Midas’ Maynard, who came to prominence by accurately predicting sports score lines and X factor winners, will join The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ), in the hunt for the beast in September....
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I can exclusively announce that...
...I have no idea what these people are talking about.
This September Max, Corinna and I shall be in Ireland, following the yellow brick road and Richard, Chris Clark et al will hopefully be oop t'Jungle (an announcement will be made at the WW). I have not actually heard of Dean "Midas" Maynard, and although it is perfectly valid CFZ policy to go drinking with wizards, it is not CFZ policy to publically ally ourselves with TV psychics. Some bloke telephoned Richard the other week to ask about the results of our 2006/7 Lake District investigations. He asked Richard if he would join in some new investigation, and Richard was non-committal, though he wished him luck. I can only suppose that it is the same person. Richard did not commit because of financial constraints and because (as I hint above) a new expedition is in the offing.
I think Dean should have forseen that.