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#16    WolvenHeart7

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:54 AM

Always a picture that doesn't show anything. Of course. haha


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:17 AM

If there is a monster in the Loch would it not have depleted the fish by now! Just a thought


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:21 AM

View PostTheDarkerSide, on 15 September 2011 - 02:17 AM, said:

If there is a monster in the Loch would it not have depleted the fish by now! Just a thought
Maybe it's herbivorous or omniviorous? Living in a compact environment like that, it could adapt to nomming on the usual reed like other fish :P (I don't know what fish eat :P)

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:27 AM

View PostAliveInDeath, on 15 September 2011 - 01:54 AM, said:

Always a picture that doesn't show anything. Of course. haha

That's what makes it true.  :rofl:

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:48 AM

ummm since when did a sturgeon get a long skinny neck? that comes out of the water like a dino?

Edited by cateyes221981, 15 September 2011 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:29 AM

I agree with the scientists. Honestly if it's too questionable to call it real, throw it out. Wishful thinking, and would be awesome to find out the truth, but Lake Loch has been swept a LOT, and if there was something, it would have been found by now.
NOW, that's not to say the swimming beast couldn't be somewhere else.... :)


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:42 AM

View Postcateyes221981, on 15 September 2011 - 02:48 AM, said:

ummm since when did a sturgeon get a long skinny neck? that comes out of the water like a dino?

When did that happen??


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:01 AM

View PostAbramelin, on 15 September 2011 - 06:42 AM, said:

When did that happen??

They're referring to the original famous photo of Loch Ness monster; not this one in the thread.

And sorry to go a wee bit off topic, but someone said earlier that the old Nessie picture has been revealed as a fake? I hadn't heard about that; any links? Very intriguing.

*edit* - I see what they were referring to about the hoax after a quick Wikipedia read. Never knew that.

Also never knew that in 2003, the BBC held a monster hunt to end all monster hunts to find it in the Loch Ness, and found nothing there.

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In 2003, the BBC sponsored a full search of the Loch using 600 separate sonar beams and satellite tracking. The search had enough resolution to pick up a small buoy. No animal of any substantial size was found whatsoever and despite high hopes, the scientists involved in the expedition admitted that this essentially proved the Loch Ness monster was only a myth.

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Edited by Jerry Only, 15 September 2011 - 07:16 AM.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:03 AM

View PostJerry Only, on 15 September 2011 - 07:01 AM, said:

They're referring to the original famous photo of Loch Ness monster; not this one in the thread.

And sorry to go a wee bit off topic, but someone said earlier that the old Nessie picture has been revealed as a fake? I hadn't heard about that; any links? Very intriguing.

*edit* - I see what they were referring to about the hoax after a quick Wikipedia read. Never knew that.

Also never knew that in 2003, the BBC held a monster hunt to end all monster hunts to find it in the Loch Ness, and found nothing there.



Well, I learned a few things today.

Ah yes, this photo:

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And yes, I even saw a documentary on Discovery Channel a long time ago where they showed how the hoax was created: they used a similar model - the head and neck of the 'dino' and part of its body, nailed on a plank -  and let it float on the lake, and then made a photo.

The photo was exactly the same as the famous one.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

View Postcateyes221981, on 15 September 2011 - 02:48 AM, said:

ummm since when did a sturgeon get a long skinny neck? that comes out of the water like a dino?


I think the original 'Dino' photo was pretty much shown to be a fake, in fact, I'm sure the Doctor who took the photo in the 30s admitted as much to his family - I'll need to check the details on that. There have been a number of investigations of Loch Ness over the years using water penetrating radar instruments etc and there has never been anything of any size found. Although Loch Ness is a huge lake, it doesn't have a great population of fish and I think the common consent is that there would not be enough food to support what would really need to be a family of 'Dino' creatures. As far as sturgeon go, they can be big and very strange looking with what appear to be lumps across the back so I could see why a large Sturgeon could be mistaken for some kind of Monster. Don't get me wrong, I'd be delighted If Nessie were real, but I think the investigations over many years by both scientist and monster hunters have shown that it's very very unlikely.

Edited by Nufc1966, 15 September 2011 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:00 PM

View PostDan Dare, on 13 September 2011 - 07:52 PM, said:

What do you think it might be?

The Loch Ness Monster.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:29 PM

Well, I was fine with light and perspective.  I've seen lots of large fish, including sturgeon and have quite a few pictures of them coming to the boat after being hooked.
It don't look like a sturgeon to me.  For those to be the ridge spines on the sturgeon's back it would have to be huge, way more huge than they already are, and you would definitely see the rest of the fish if it was that close to the surface.

   It doesn't look that large to me, but there's nothing to scale it too.  My guess-- large eel and I can't rule out some photoshop work, the light patches look funny for the lighting.

Edited by Taut, 15 September 2011 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:54 PM

If anyone second guesses anything, it's fake until proven otherwise. Personally... it doesn't look like "Nessie" to me.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:57 PM

View PostSmithers, on 15 September 2011 - 06:54 PM, said:

If anyone second guesses anything, it's fake until proven otherwise. Personally... it doesn't look like "Nessie" to me.

Then the moon landing was faked, I knew it!!  :lol:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:14 AM

View PostJerry Only, on 15 September 2011 - 06:57 PM, said:

Then the moon landing was faked, I knew it!!  :lol:


:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:





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