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Still Waters

'Best ever' photograph of Loch Ness monster

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The picture appeared to show the curved, brown back of the monster submerged in the loch, and attracted world-wide attention when it was published last year.

So convincing was the photo that Nessie expert Steve Feltham called it "the best photograph I think I have ever seen".

http://www.telegraph...-as-a-fake.html

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http://www.unexplain...howtopic=231127

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Ealdwita

A hoax? Now that has surprised me! s9409.gif

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Rapscallion

No wonder folk don't take it serious with idiots like him hoaxing , what a tit !

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Sundew

That hump is almost as bad as the commercial: "Guess what day it is! Guess what day it is!" ".......it's hump day........"

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sergeantflynn

...so you cannot have a bit of harmless fun these days without someone complaining...............

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Taun

...so you cannot have a bit of harmless fun these days without someone complaining...............

In general I'd agree with you... but I have to ask myself if this guy profited from his deception... If so, he should be ashamed of bilking people out of their money based on his lie...

If not, then no harm done...

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Ealdwita

...so you cannot have a bit of harmless fun these days without someone complaining...............

Point taken, but after the first couple of hundred Nessie fake sightings, it gets a bit 'old hat' IMO!

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ancient astronaut

nah, hoax you say? huh, never saw that one coming.

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Metal Head

Hoaxers should be arrested.

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sinewave

I love how someone could be described as a Nessie expert. Make me laugh out loud.

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Avallaine

Thank heavens...I thought the subject line meant that the famous photo with Uruquart Castle in it had been debunked as a hoax. That would have been a bummer.

I hadn't even seen this recent one...for once I'm glad I avoid the news. :P

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Timonthy

Ahaha.

Feel bad for all the Nessie lovers who were brought hope through this photo - but this made me laugh.

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Rafterman

I seem to recall getting into an argument with a "believer" about how credible the ship captain was and "why on Earth would he fake something like this.."

uh huh

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ash68

Nessie saved a local economy and still provides for the locals,using logic we all know it's a hoax but we enjoy the faith and stories about it,like we do with God.

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Timonthy

This just proves that anyone can fake anything for the hell of it with no necessary external factors. Not for money, not for fame, just for the hell of it!

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morphiouse

its time hoaxers were given a big fine for the expense they cause many people

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AtlantisRises

Good luck to him. A good hoax is worth a laugh and if people are stupid enough to believe it then they deserve to be fooled.

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Avallaine

its time hoaxers were given a big fine for the expense they cause many people

And the damage they cause to the credibility of real witnesses....

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Avallaine

Good luck to him. A good hoax is worth a laugh and if people are stupid enough to believe it then they deserve to be fooled.

And I suppose anyone stupid enough to be defrauded deserves to be robbed? :no:

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AtlantisRises

For the most part yes.

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highdesert50

I believe Sir Doyle said it properly ... There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. And, I would assume that Mr Edwards, who operates a cruise boat on the loch, will now cater to budding comedians.

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Myles

its time hoaxers were given a big fine for the expense they cause many people

I disagree. Of course it depends on the degree of the hoax. Without hoaxes, I dare say that this section of the forum would not exist.

No harm done. Gave the news something to fill time.

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freetoroam

I can not express my disapointment at finding out it was a fake, i was so taken in by it.

Not to worry, i still have all those virgin mary and bigfoot photos to keep me intereste ZZZzzzzz.

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Still Waters

In general I'd agree with you... but I have to ask myself if this guy profited from his deception...

I reckon he could do quite well from this. He's made himself a bit of a celebrity now and no doubt tourists will be only too willing to take a trip on Loch Ness in his boat. Even if it's just to take a few photos of themselves with him to take home as a keepsake.

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Lava_Lady

He seems like a colossal narcissistic, arrogant ass... regardless of perpetrating this particular hoax or not. Having actually perpetrated it just confirms it.

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