Water Horse, Nessie, and Sex Posted by: The guy almost sounded like a true believer from the Highlands. Legend of the Deep, opening on Christmas Day. The movie, of course, is based on the book of the same title by Dick King-Smith. First off, I have to take Darren Naish, the blogger, to task for not trying harder for some hits. Hey, maybe I could throw the word sex in there as well. It reminds me of how Dr. But now to some items of substance here. Naish, who does not waiver in some of his declarations, writes: Fake tends to mean that someone was trying to put a hoax over on people.
Perhaps a mistake, an excited bouncing along with the evidence, or even a difference of interpretation? With reference to these flipper photos, Naish then soon writes: How can he not know? Of course, however, there were two photos as below, uncropped: Easily the most iconic Loch Ness monster image is this one: Taken in April by, supposedly, London-based gynaecologist Robert K.
Wilson while he was on holiday, it shows a dark, erect-necked object surrounded by ripples. Analysis of the wave patterns around the object indicate that it is about 1. Some people say that the photo was taken on April 14th, others say April 1st. The version we usually see of this photo is cropped: A second photo is supposed to show the head alone as the object is submerging, but it looks nothing like the famous first image and I see no reason to think they really were taken within seconds of each other as has been claimed.
Wetherell was the son of Marmaduke Wetherell, the big-game hunter hired by the Daily Mail in to investigate the monster: Wetherell senior then became fired for making such a rash mistake, and apparently planned to exact some sort of revenge. Some people have expressed scepticism about the Spurling and Wetherell story e.
Maybe the wave action did change during the taking of the four photos? My problem with all of this business about it being a hoax, the toy submarine that has been as hard to show existed at that time as a Nessie, and all, is various details of this that are conveniently brushed aside. First and foremost, let us return to sex. It appears he was there with a lover, and having an affair. While authors have even been shy about giving forth with what Wilson said he was doing on the shores of Loch Ness — taking a break to urinate — perhaps he was doing something else?
Maybe he was being, well, a sexual primate? And with the attractive person he was with? Talk about being placed in a compromising position while seeing a Lake Monster; Wilson must have not known what to do when he saw what he saw.
When he snapped off the four photographs while on his secret adventure with his lover, this must have put him in quite a pickle. How much publicity do you think he really wanted? I must start with how Wilson talked about the animal he saw. My reading of the early opinion of this object, from zoologist Maurice Burton and others, was not that it was the head of some prehistoric animal, so much as the head of a water bird or the tail of a mammal diving into the water. I have said and written for years that the photo was never that important other than as an icon , and probably was nothing more that the misunderstood image of the head or the tail of an otter.
It is rather melodramatic to create all the involved storytelling of a deathbed confession which never happened and a toy submarine about images that may have more to do with the normal wildlife of the loch than hoaxing. Something about a razor mentioned by skeptics comes to mind.
For another good website on Loch Ness Monster or Nessie photos, from another skeptic, see: The water-kelpies and water-horses certainly may be very real. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in , after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in An honorary member of Ivan T.
He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of Coleman is the founder in , and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.