Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nessie's Back!

Unfortunately I can't find a link with video. Update: In her comment below, Karin says there's video at the link. It won't play on my computer, but maybe you can see it.

New Loch Ness Monster video - "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."


Anonymous said...

There's a brief clip on the CNN site you linked to.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Karin. I missed it. Now I'll have to check it out. And mention it in the post.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, looks like the older photos. So Nessie hasn't aged? How DOES she do it?

Unknown said...

I suspect she's immortal.