Saturday, February 19, 2011

do you believe in the loch ness?


Nothing puts a damper on a serene afternoon's kayaking like the sight of a primeval sea monster.
That was the rude lesson for Tom Pickles and Sarah Harrington, who'd taken their watercraft out on the foggy waters of Lake Windermere, only to encounter what appeared to be "an enormous snake" swimming by.
"It was petrifying and we paddled back to the shore straight away. At first I thought it was a dog and then saw it was much bigger and moving really quickly at about 10 mph," the 24-year-old Pickles told The Telegraph. "Each hump was moving in a rippling motion and it was swimming fast. Its skin was like a seal's but its shape was completely abnormal—it's not like any animal I've ever seen before."
But what did Pickles and Harrington expect? Didn't they know that Lake Windermere is reputedly the home of the British version of the Loch Ness monster? In the past five years, sojourners on the lake have reportedeight sightings of a Nessie-like serpent.
But the kayaking couple rallied from their shock and snapped the clearest photo of the Windermere "monster" since the sightings began. A journalism professor and his wife inaugurated the recent spate of Nessie-esque encounters on the lake back in 2006 reporting they had seen a "giant eel" somewhere between 15-20 feet long.
Ever since then, researchers have set out upon the lake with sonar equipment, in pursuit of "Bow-Nessie," as the creature's British compatriots like to call it. But so far, their efforts haven't borne fruit.
Loch Ness Monster
Of course, people in Scotland have reported sightings of the Loch Ness Monster since 1933, and even with dramatic advance sonar and video technology, Loch Ness research teams have likewise been unable to turn up any credible scientific evidence of its existence. Even its most noted hunter, Robert Rines, recently gave up his quest to find the beast after trying for nearly 40 years. "Unfortunately, I'm running out of age," the 85 year-old Rines said last year when he announced he was calling it quits.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ian Winfield, a lake ecologist at the University of Lancaster, told The Sun he thinks the mysterious appartition people are seeing in Lake Windermere is merely a really big catfish. But all of this speculation overlooks the central mystery in the latest sighting: Why on earth would a couple go kayaking on an English lake in the middle of February?

cite:yahoo.com

28 comments:

  1. i used to believe in the loch ness..but not anymore

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  2. I believe in an unknown creature!

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  3. I don't, it's all bull just like bigfoot, chupacabra, santa, and jesus.

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  4. Ahh loch ness, they need filter the lake and check for bones or something :D!

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  5. i used to believe in it, but who knows!

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  6. It's a legend that's been around for many years, even if it did exist, Nessy is probably dead and any evidence of it's existence decayed. Tho I'd like to believe in something as awesome as a giant 1-off creature.

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  7. Nope. It might be a school of fish near the surface.

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  8. Wasn't that photo proven a fake? Someone said they hoaxed it on their deathbed.

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  9. That was like my biggest fear when I was 10

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  10. that pic looks more like a bronze fist coming out of water

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  11. Looks like BS, get a better camera/picture

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  12. nice post and your right about kayaking in feb... crazy.

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  13. interessting blog-post
    and i don't believe in Nessy, but I think the sea will give you the feeling that it'll exist.
    (I#ve never been in Scotland :( )

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  14. I guess it´s fun to believe in these things =P

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  15. I really don't think nessie exists but bigfoot I think has a chance

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  16. I believe in the possibility of ancient creatures that we haven't yet discovered, but this specific creature is a bit sketchy and i really don't believe in it.

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  17. There has recently been a sighting in Windemere - England... Like half a week ago or something

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  18. Ehh I'm not convinced. Nice read though!

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  19. It's just a stunt to get cash!!!!

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  20. ya i think this is fake sorry bro

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