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German tourists try to lure Nessie with Haribo

By T.K. Randall
May 24, 2019 · Comment icon 20 comments

Suffice to say, this probably won't work in practice. Image Credit: Haribo / YouTube
A bizarre new trend has seen tourists throwing Haribo sweets in to Loch Ness to try and lure the monster.
The mystery of this strange practice was recently solved by 53-year-old Steve Feltham who famously gave up his job, his house and even his girlfriend to hunt for the famous Scottish lake monster all the way back in 1991 and has been living on the shores of the loch ever since.

It didn't take him long to notice that tourists kept throwing Haribo sweets in to the water and laughing.
The reason, it turns out, is that there is an advert for Haribo in Germany which shows a tour guide at Loch Ness pouring a pile of Haribo sweets in to a bowl and offering it to his troupe.

When the guide picks up one of the sweets and tosses it in to the air, Nessie emerges from the water and grabs it - much to the amusement of the tourists.

"Another mystery solved here at Loch Ness," said Feltham.

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Comment icon #11 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
yep, how many people ran out and bought a pack after reading this, ooh, you gave me and idea, lets set up a little sweet/bait shop at lochs edge we can overchange for nessie snacks....
Comment icon #12 Posted by unicorNtearS 5 years ago
There's a German word which describes perfectly how I feel about those people. Fremdschämen.
Comment icon #13 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
i was more thinking "dummkopf"
Comment icon #14 Posted by Matt221 5 years ago
i caught an eel once on a polo mint tied to the line just above hook ...... Why was i using a polo for bait? just to prove it could be done ........ oh how i crave for those heady days and the folly youth 
Comment icon #15 Posted by Piney 5 years ago
Here's trick for snappers or big catfish because you'll find one or another at the end of the day. Stick a mouse on a small wire shark leader and tie it off to a bleach bottle.  I get dinner every time I'm camping in my swamp. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by Piney 5 years ago
Pine Barrens too. 
Comment icon #17 Posted by Alien Origins 5 years ago
So now it's assumed Nessie has a sweet tooth....
Comment icon #18 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem 5 years ago
New changes to the law on Freedom of information at the dentist..
Comment icon #19 Posted by toast 5 years ago
Comment icon #20 Posted by toast 5 years ago
As I am a Germany, I swear that I`m not a HARIBO-into-Loch-Ness-Thrower. Believe me, please please believe me!!! BTW,1 the TV commercial is a very good example of the ****ing stupid commercials here. BTW2: my spell checker marked HARIBO-into-Loch-Ness-Thrower and recommended Harbor-into-Loch-Ness-Thrower. Britons, is there something going on over there that I do not know yet? Is it classified? John Lydon involved? Vivienne? Will I get banned?

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