Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

LINK: Interesting blog about the Rupert Gould Loch Ness Monster book.


Today we often laugh about the myths that have grown up around the Loch Ness Monster. Recalling all the hoaxes, we wonder how people could be so gullible. But when the first widely-reported sightings stoked a media frenzy in 1933 it was unclear what was happening and many people, journalists and scientists alike, believed it possible that some type of unusual animal could be living in the loch. This led to the first ever book on the monster, The Loch Ness Monster and Others, a 1934 collection of eyewitness accounts gathered by Rupert T. Gould (1890–1948), a renowned horologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the British Navy.

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1 comment:

Markus said...

The authorised translation into German is: Gould, R. T., & Forstner, G. - G. F. von. (1935). Begegnungen mit Seeungeheuern. Leipzig: Grethlein & Co. It includes the story of the U28-Monster from Freiherr von Forstner.

Regarding the picture of the carcass of Prah Sands (Cornwall, England) btw the commentator is correct. It's obviously a pseudo-plesiosaur.