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

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

THE GREAT LOCH NESS BACKLASH BEGINS

Yesterday I posted a link to an article by Hayley S in which she bemoaned the fact that the skeptical community had been 'disappointing' in their reaction to the recent photograph from Loch Ness. Now, just like everyone else I have no idea what this picture shows. If I were to hazard a guess I would say a seal. However, especially in view of the way that some blurry and unconvincing `bigfoot` photographs are latched-on to by all and sundry, I am quite surprised by the level of disbelief that this picture elicits...

A new photograph, supposedly of the Loch Ness Monster, is making the rounds online, creating quite a discussion as it does. Reportedly taken in 2011 but not publicized until now, the photo claims to show the fabled Loch Ness Monster in unrivaled clarity that was only imaginable in previous decades characterized by grainy black and white images and movies.

So, could it all be real? My bet: probably not, for two reasons.

Read on...

2 comments:

Tabitca said...

I have to admit I thought it looked like a dolphin.Even if a photograph did appear that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Nessie exists ,there are those who would try to debunk it.This why so few people come forward now to tell what they have seen. I know quite a few people who live around the Loch who have seen something but will not allow it to be written down nor discussed because of the reactions they will suffer. Its a sad world when people feel like this, and certainly sad for cryptozoology as who knows what things may have been seen and not reported?

Gareth Shaw said...

Going on a boat trip on Loch Ness tomorrow, not sure if it is the guy who took the photo who is running it. I will do some investigating if it is, camera an binoculars at the ready, you never know.....