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PostPosted: 01-10-2013 15:23    Post subject: Flying camera bid to photograph monster Reply with quote

http://forteanzoology.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/cryptolink-shipleys-loch-ness-monster.html

Flying camera deployed at Loch Ness.


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PostPosted: 01-10-2013 15:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a shame the monster has been disproved.
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PostPosted: 30-11-2013 19:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisBoardman wrote:
Just a shame the monster has been disproved.


It has? When and how?
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PostPosted: 01-12-2013 15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisBoardman wrote:
Just a shame the monster has been disproved.

I think that one or two famous photos have been, but the beast itself? "Unlikely", even "extremely unlikely" doesn't equal disproved, especially on the FTMB, surely!
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PostPosted: 01-12-2013 20:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's even remotely possible to believe in the Loch Ness Monster and pay even the vaguest lip service to reason.
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PostPosted: 02-12-2013 00:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think that it's possible that lake monsters like Nessie or forest and mountain monsters, like the yeti or Big Foot, are the genii loci of some ancient places in the natural world. Something persistent representing the wild spirit of Nature that makes an impression on the human imagination. Like a memory of some fearful and atavistic Other that we sometimes glimpse out the corner of our consciousness.

Perhaps these thought forms can even make an occasional manifestation in the real world.
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PostPosted: 02-12-2013 16:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't agree myself but I'm certainly not against that idea for a second. As I've often said to another member of this board, it's certainly a far more convincing argument than the unknown flesh and blood beasty.

In fact I really rather like the idea, I'm sort of sorry I don't believe it.
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PostPosted: 04-12-2013 13:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the monster has any kind of reality boyone errent seals and freak waves then it is some kind of huge fish, eel, sturgeon, catfish. Sadly no prehistory reptiles.
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PostPosted: 14-12-2013 01:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldrover wrote:
I don't think it's even remotely possible to believe in the Loch Ness Monster and pay even the vaguest lip service to reason.

Well my aunt, who is no fool and not at all prone to believing in nonsense, told me once many years ago that she saw Nessie. She was a little embarrassed and apologetic as she related this. She and my uncle were on vacation and seated at an outdoor cafe. She happened to be facing the water and saw, several hundred feet offshore, a head on a long neck suddenly emerge, linger for a second, and submerge again. It lasted all of three seconds. Others at the cafe saw it and there was a flurry of excitement as they called attention to it but it was over in a flash. It's just one more anecdote, but coming from someone I know well I'm inclined to give it some credence.
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PostPosted: 14-12-2013 16:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without any offence to your aunt, I'm sure she saw something but there are about a thousand more plausible explanations for what it was, including the periscope of the SNP's first nuclear sub.

Think about it a distance of a few hundred feet, glimpsed for a second or so, with all the best will in the world it's meaningless.
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PostPosted: 16-12-2013 17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offense taken and I don't really have a position on Nessie. It looked like an aquatic animal to her, though I couldn't tell you what about it made her think so.
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PostPosted: 16-12-2013 17:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

IamSundog wrote:
No offense taken and I don't really have a position on Nessie. It looked like an aquatic animal to her, though I couldn't tell you what about it made her think so.

I believe your aunt. For one thing, the SNP do not own any nuclear submarines.
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PostPosted: 16-12-2013 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pietro_Mercurios wrote:
IamSundog wrote:
No offense taken and I don't really have a position on Nessie. It looked like an aquatic animal to her, though I couldn't tell you what about it made her think so.

I believe your aunt. For one thing, the SNP do not own any nuclear submarines.


Not yet.
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