Loch Ness Monster

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Drone Hunting for Loch Ness Monster Has Weird False Alarm

It located a long-lost movie double

(Newser) - Well that must have been weird: A marine robot scouring Loch Ness in Scotland detected something at the bottom of the lake, something that looked exactly the Loch Ness Monster. And it was indeed Nessie. Except, as Reuters reports, it was a long-lost 30-foot replica built for a 1970 Sherlock... More »

Man Claims He Knows Nessie's True Identity

Nessie is probably a catfish, says Steve Feltman

(Newser) - In 1991, Steve Feltham said sayonara to his girlfriend, home, and job in England to hunt for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. His big revelation after 24 years of searching: The beast is probably a catfish—though a big one, obviously. Feltman, 52, has spent much of the last... More »

Claim: Loch Ness Monster Spotted on Apple Maps

Google doesn't offer view of creature

(Newser) - Apple Maps may have gotten a bad rap upon release—but when it comes to monster-hunting, it beats Google. So say Loch Ness Monster hunters who have apparently detected the creature on Apple Maps' satellite imaging. A close look at the right spot in Scotland's Loch Ness, pinpointed at... More »

Has Nessie Gone Belly-Up?

There haven't been confirmed sightings in 18 months

(Newser) - The last 18 months have been the longest stretch of time since 1925 with no "confirmed" sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, and the Scotsman who keeps a record of sightings is starting to get worried. "It's very upsetting news and we don't know where she'... More »

Loch Ness: An 80-Year-Old Conspiracy?

A Scottish academic trawls through 1,000 eye-witness accounts

(Newser) - Is the Loch Ness monster harmless folklore or a clever conspiracy to lure tourists? An academic may shed light on the question with his analysis of 1,000 eye-witness descriptions of the alleged creature, the BBC reports. Marine biologist Adrien Shine notes wryly that several spotters were proprietors in the... More »

Experts 'Verify' New Loch Ness Monster Pic

Tour guide George Edwards snaps pic of 'creature'

(Newser) - Yet another hazy, distant photo has emerged of a creature swimming around Loch Ness. This one comes from a Nessie tour guide who apparently photographed the mythical, humped monster in Scotland's most popular freshwater loch. "It was slowly moving up the loch towards Urquhart Castle and it was... More »

Loch Ness Tilts, but Don't Blame Nessie

Scientists say North Sea tides cause land to shift

(Newser) - UK scientists have made a nifty, unprecedented discovery about Scotland's Loch Ness, but prepare to be a little disappointed. They found that tides from the nearby North Sea caused the land underneath the lake to shift ever so slightly, resulting in a change in depth of 0.06 inches... More »

Loch Ness Monster May Have a Cousin...

Kayaker on UK's Lake Windemere snaps photo of 'Bownessie'

(Newser) - The British press has been having some fun with this one: A kayaker on England's Lake Windemere snapped a photo with his phone of what he thinks is "Bownessie," a creature along the lines of the more famous Loch Ness monster alleged to be lurking in the 11-mile-long... More »

Search for Nessie Yields ... Golf Balls

Hundreds of thousands of them found at bottom of Loch Ness

(Newser) - Researchers in Scotland hoping to find the famous Loch Ness monster instead stumbled across hundreds of thousands of golf balls at the lake's bottom. Apparently tourists and locals alike enjoy using the lake as a driving range, but Planet Green doesn't think it's a laughing matter. It notes a recent... More »

YouTube Video Catches Lake Champlain 'Monster'

(Newser) - A cell phone video has revived the legend of “Champ,” the monster long rumored to reside in Lake Champlain, ABC News reports. Nessie’s less-famous North American cousin has been spotted 300 times, if you believe the locals, but only photographed once before, in 1977. The new video... More »

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