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    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Like tartan, bagpipes, and shortbread Scotland's Loch Ness Monster is as much an emblem as a tourist draw.

    And now Nessie's back.

    An amateur scientist has captured what Loch Ness Monster watchers say is among the finest footage ever taken of the elusive mythical creature reputed to swim beneath the waters of Scotland's most mysterious lake.

    "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45-feet (15 meters) long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes, the 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire, who took the video this past Saturday.

    He said it moved at about 6 mph (10 kph) and kept a fairly straight course.

    "My initial thought is it could be a very big eel, they have serpent-like features and they may explain all the sightings in Loch Ness over the years."

    Loch Ness is surrounded by myth and mystery, as it is the largest and deepest inland expanse of water in Britain. About 750 feet (230 meters) to the bottom, it's even deeper than the North Sea.

    Nessie watcher and marine biologist Adrian Shine of the Loch Ness 2000 center in Drumnadrochit, on the shores of the lake, viewed the video and hopes to properly analyze it in the coming months.

    "I see myself as a skeptical interpreter of what happens in the loch, but I do keep an open mind about these things and there is no doubt this is some of the best footage I have seen," Shine said.

    He said the video is particularly useful because Holmes panned back to get the background shore into the shot. That means it was less likely to be a fake and provided geographical bearings allowing one to calculate how big the creature was and how fast it was traveling.

    While many sightings can be attributed to a drop of the local whisky, legends of Scottish monsters date back to one of the founders of the Christian church in Scotland, St. Columba, who wrote of them in about 565 A.D.

    More recently, there have been more than 4,000 purported Nessie sightings since she was first caught on camera by a surgeon on vacation in the 1930s.

    Since then, the faithful have speculated whether it is a completely unknown species, a sturgeon -- even though they have not been native to Scotland's waters for many years -- or even a last surviving dinosaur.

    Shine doubts that last explanation.

    "There are a number of possible explanations to the sightings in the loch. It could be some biological creature, it could just be the waves of the loch or it could be some psychological phenomenon in as much as we see what we want to see," he said.

    But Nessie isn't just an icon of the paranormal -- she's also an emblem of Scottish tourism. She has been the muse for cuddly toys and immortalized on T-shirts and posters showing her classic three-humped image.

    The Scottish media is skeptical of Nessie stories but Holmes' footage is of such good quality that even the normally reticent BBC Scotland aired the video on its main news program on Tuesday.
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    No video link?

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    Here it is...Mr. Adrian Shine
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    LOL. I have seen that commercial. Classic.

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    Thursday, May 31, 2007


    11 YEAR OLD SHOOTS LOCH NESS MONSTER !!!

    E-MAIL STORY PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION






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    No video link?
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    Whoo hoo! Another long distance dark wake in the loch!

    LOL, damn, you'd think that with all the video equipment available to both scientists in the subs who've explored the depths, plus all the shoreline tourists, that ONE person would've caught a definite pleiosaur type obvious sea dragon snapshot by now.






    I always liked the shot of Champ at Lake Champlain.



    Those persnickety pleiosaurs sure know how to detect flash photography.

    I dig cryptozoology.

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    Damn, Voi, you beat me to posting this.

    Interesting none the less. I'm sure it'll turn up to be some kind of forgery or something.
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    Any money this dude has money in the area in some form.. that'll bring the tourists back this summer for sure!
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    Funny thing about, "Ole Ness", she's a very kinky girl, the type you don't bring home to mother..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Whoo hoo! Another long distance dark wake in the loch!

    LOL, damn, you'd think that with all the video equipment available to both scientists in the subs who've explored the depths, plus all the shoreline tourists, that ONE person would've caught a definite pleiosaur type obvious sea dragon snapshot by now.






    I always liked the shot of Champ at Lake Champlain.



    Those persnickety pleiosaurs sure know how to detect flash photography.

    I dig cryptozoology.
    I'ts always funny to read this stuff, I was a huge bigfoot/nessie fan growing up that just "knew" it was real, now the last few years and history channel and such has shown me it's all fabricated for fame, BS, or just human whatever haha.. The first few photos in the above ones are taken by a popular magazine that wanted publicity and those were later proved to be airbrushed images of rocks on the bottom, the famous surgeon photo was found to be fake just a few years ago by his son who still had the model of "nessie" they used to float on the water to capture it.. the story behind the famous photo was a well known photographer in the 30's spent a couple years camping out on the water and got nothing,, then decided to fake a photo and got busted, so decided to have his revenge and knew a well respected surgeon, who also loved jokes, to present the famous pic as one he had taken. I know in the late fifties and sixties there was a guy who literally camped out off and on for 10 years and got nothing, but found that the murkiness can cause simples birds and fish to seem distorted and look bigger then actually are. There's more evidence to suggest trickery and imagination on UFO and nessie, and bigfoot then real evidence.

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    Did that damn Lochness Monsta ask for tree fitty again?!

    (That's 350 if you've never watched South Park.)

    I've got one word for this "new found discover". It stars with a "B". You can figure it out.

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    LOL. I have seen that commercial. Classic.
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    Nessie has a Canadian cousin, eh?
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