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Is this the Loch Ness Monster?

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As George Edwards peered into the thick mist that covered Loch Ness with an eery silence, he glimpsed a dark hump slinking in and out of the still waters.

Was this the bashful beast he had hunted every day for 26 years and has outfoxed scores of investigators before him?

He steered his boat, Nessie Hunter, towards the mysterious form - without a thought for his own safety - to take a photograph before it vanished back into the deep.

He now claims the picture is the best ever taken of the Loch Ness Monster and - most importantly - proves once and for all that the elusive leviathan is definitely NOT a sturgeon.

http://www.dailymail...ast-exists.html

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Looks like a 2D cardboard copy, no movement in the water.

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It does have a 3D shape to it, however the waves and ripples makes me think that it isn't Nessie sized and much smaller. Combine that with the non-descript lump and it could be anyhting. My conclusion is that it's another one to go in the stack of unclear, unconfirmed nessie photos.

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OK,this is the most important point of that article.....the US Military have monster experts ?

Seriously ...? I say everyone on this forum needs to go have a chat with them .Hmmm...

And i believe in Nessie ,so its all good .

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He found the answer for slow business. Throw something in the water, take a picture, proclaim it's nessis and wham lots more tourists for him to haul around.

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Posted (edited)

after seeing this in article :

He says he has even had it independently verified by a team of US military monster experts as well as a Nessie sighting specialist.

I now know nessie is real........

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Posted (edited)

A team of US military monster experts

Huh? There is a division of the the US military called "Monster Experts" now? lol

Let me guess a bunch of army guys who have a hobby of hunting cryptos and call themselves experts... Hilarious.

Edit, Sakari already picked up on it. lol

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This is what he's been waiting for? Hmmm. May as well have kept the photo to himself.

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Quaentum is probably right,... making money from the gullible has never been a problem.

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can you sign up to be one of these "monster experts" ? >.>

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ıt probably ısnt, but ı bet there are people out there who thınk ıt ıs.

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Given this is Daily Fail stuff I'm not sure it is worth pursuing, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt..

Out of interest, there are several clues* that this image was taken with a reasonably wide field of view, say about 28-35mm equiv. That being the case, and assuming the photographer is up on the deck of the sort of mid-sized vessel that the other photo indicates, I'll lay a sizable bet that thing was less than 150 yards from him. If it's about a half mile away as claimed, I'll eat my hat.

Of course he had to make the claim it was far away, as if it is close it is obviously way too small...

I'm happy to elaborate on why I think it is much closer, but I'd prefer to keep that up my sleeve just in case ... for now I'll just say I'd like to see that image at full-resolution including exif data, and I'd also like to see a shot of that boat showing where the person was standing with his camera when it was taken. I think a bit of fairly simple photogrammetry might show that the truth about the distance and size of the object is somewhat different to what is being claimed. Why not come over to UM and discuss, Skipper George Edwards? And to Steve Feltham, the local expert - why does he refer to images, plural, when only one has been shown? And what techniques did he apply to his analysis, I wonder?

I note George says that he can't say anything about the USA 'monster experts'... Well, that's pretty dang convenient and I certainly believe him, oh yes I do.. I just want to know how he found and got in touch with them in the first place.. I'm afraid I'm not buying into his claim that they have properly analysed it - indeed, if they have, let's see the analysis, thanks, George...

BTW, I see George does the odd bit of advertising, but seriously, he needs a new portrait photographer who can tell him to not stare fixedly into the camera .. :P

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Meh, this is like UFO sightings.

"See a light in the sky, IT MUST BE ALIENS!"

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Where are the video clips? These guys claim to be "Nessie Hunters" and they don't carry around video cameras. I call B.S.

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LOL.

When nessie works behind a bar in a casino, ill have a double!

Thanks,

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"U.S. monster experts?" Finally, someone who can investigate Congress!

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Where are the video clips? These guys claim to be "Nessie Hunters" and they don't carry around video cameras. I call B.S.

Indeed, further to the above.. I see the following quotes being attributed to Cap'n Edwards, describing the incident:

He quickly steered his boat in the direction of the hump and took a photograph before it disappeared.

and then:

It was slowly moving up the loch...{Edwards} watched the mysterious moving body for about five to ten minutes before it finally sank below the surface.

Those statements are clearly contradictory - first he quickly snapped off a shot and it disappeared, but then he was watching it for 5-10 minutes? And if he did watch it for that long, he only got one shot worth showing?

Give me a break. Somebody is making stuff up.

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Given this is Daily Fail stuff I'm not sure it is worth pursuing, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt..

Out of interest, there are several clues* that this image was taken with a reasonably wide field of view, say about 28-35mm equiv. That being the case, and assuming the photographer is up on the deck of the sort of mid-sized vessel that the other photo indicates, I'll lay a sizable bet that thing was less than 150 yards from him. If it's about a half mile away as claimed, I'll eat my hat.

Of course he had to make the claim it was far away, as if it is close it is obviously way too small...

I'm happy to elaborate on why I think it is much closer, but I'd prefer to keep that up my sleeve just in case ... for now I'll just say I'd like to see that image at full-resolution including exif data, and I'd also like to see a shot of that boat showing where the person was standing with his camera when it was taken. I think a bit of fairly simple photogrammetry might show that the truth about the distance and size of the object is somewhat different to what is being claimed. Why not come over to UM and discuss, Skipper George Edwards? And to Steve Feltham, the local expert - why does he refer to images, plural, when only one has been shown? And what techniques did he apply to his analysis, I wonder?

I note George says that he can't say anything about the USA 'monster experts'... Well, that's pretty dang convenient and I certainly believe him, oh yes I do.. I just want to know how he found and got in touch with them in the first place.. I'm afraid I'm not buying into his claim that they have properly analysed it - indeed, if they have, let's see the analysis, thanks, George...

BTW, I see George does the odd bit of advertising, but seriously, he needs a new portrait photographer who can tell him to not stare fixedly into the camera .. :P

I agree, the scale seems off for a large object. The boat he is on is not very big, and fairly low to the water. The photo of the object seems to be angling down. If that was the boat the photo was taken from the object couldnt be very far away or very large. It seems that since hes spent decades searching he would have had a video camera at the ready. To me, the fact that there is no video means there was nothing moving to video

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for crying out loud. i cant remember the last time i saw a phone or even a digital camera these days that doesn't have a video capture mode on it! and one picture!!!

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I also did not know about the US having "monster experts" until they told us that mermaids don't exist. Blink.

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Looks realistic :) Maybe it looks small, because it is just a part of monster's body?

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Inconclusive. It just keeps the Nessie mystery going, without proof.

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sorry folks its my megga night before pizza fest

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Posted (edited)

From the lead sub-title of the article:

He even says image was verified by team of US military monster experts

US Military monster experts? Ok what designation do they have? What is their unit? "I'm with the 505th Monster Evaluation Detatchment out of Ft Bening, GA." Are you freaking kidding me? Serously? Dude's been smoking some good stuff and he needs to share some of it with us before that's going to fly.

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