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65,195. Crypto-zoologists want you to believe that there are monsters running about in the world. And that we could find these amazing creatures if only we spent more time and money ... Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster are complete bullshit. (Bigfoot & Cryptozoology & Loch Ness) Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Cryptozoology s4e4
79,592. 1) If there was only one monster it would have to be thousands of years old; 2) So there’d have to be two monsters. But there isn’t enough food for both of them to eat; 3) No monster remains have ever washed ashore; 4) Sonar arrays have been towed through the entire lake, and they showed no monster; 5) ... All of which could easily be mistaken for a monster; 6) No monster has ever been found in similar lakes around the world; 7) There’s no fucking thing as a fucking monster, you fucking asshole! (Cryptozoology & Loch Ness) ibid.
79,593. At Loch Ness there are bus tours and boat tours. There’s also the Loch Ness 2000 Official Exhibition Centre which features a hotel and a shop. (Cryptozoology & Loch Ness) ibid.
79,566. Loch Ness: For centuries it’s been home to one of the most enduring legends. Hundreds of eye witnesses have reported a monster moving through these waters, yet countless scientific studies have failed to find it. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Philippe Cousteau, The Loch Ness Monster Revealed, Discovery Science 2015
79,567. It’s the perfect place for a monster to hide. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,568. The Loch Ness monster is famous all over the world ... It’s a timeless brand because the monster has been around for ever. It’s a prehistoric dinosaur; it will be around for some time to come. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Dr David Martin-Jones, University of St Andrews
79,569. The Loch Ness monster has a great deal to do with the international, the global, identity of Scotland. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Dr David Martin-Jones
79,574. The surgeon’s photo is the icon. It is what most people see as Nessie. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) David Martin, Freshwater zoologist
79,570. Does this film shot in 1936 show the Loch Ness monster? Did it surface once more forty-one years later, captured again by the camera? (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World
79,571. R Kenneth Wilson snapped the most famous Loch Ness monster of them all. Also in 1934 this strange photograph – is it a flipper? And does this 1977 picture show the monster’s head and neck? (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,572. Then came the startling head, neck and flipper shots of 1975. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,573. Here is the most unusual film of recent years. It proves the existence of a monster in Loch Ness ... We saw the grey water suddenly heave and the monster cut through them at lightning speed. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Scottish Films Productions, Things That Happen: The Loch Ness Monster, September 1936
79,575. More than a thousand witnesses have seen it, many taking photographs and film ... Since the 1930s there’s been an average of thirteen sightings a year ... In the 1930s there were several dramatic sightings. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Loch Ness Investigated
79,576. An image of Nessie was captured in what become known as the surgeon’s photo. So called because it was supposedly taken by respected surgeon Robert Wilson ... It established the Loch Ness monster as a world-wide phenomenon. The picture clearly showed the head and neck of a creature emerging from the waters of Loch Ness. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,577. Minimal algae means there’s little food for the microscopic zoo-plankton to eat. This in turn means less food for small fish. And thus less food for any large predators. Nessie can’t be the only one of its kind. The monster population must be large enough to breed generation to generation. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,578. The biggest sonar sweep on the Loch failed to find any real evidence of large creatures, and yet the sightings continue. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,579. But there’s one film of a wake on the Loch that’s confounded even the sceptics for over forty years: the so-called Dinsdale Film, named after the man who took it, is still regarded by some as the best film evidence of a pre-historic monster in Loch Ness ... It took forty years to solve this mystery, and science is continually re-evaluating other evidence of the monster’s existence. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,580. The famous 1955 McNabb photograph may simply show the wake of a boat long gone from the picture. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,581. The so-called surgeon’s photo. In the 1930s the surgeon’s photo caused a sensation. Not only did it seem to prove Nessie existed, it came from an impeccable source, a much-respected doctor. But the true story behind this picture is one of greed, deceit and a desire for revenge. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,582. Many eye-witness sightings may well be the result of animals swimming, boat wakes, large fish, or logs. Yet the legend has persisted for year after year. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,583. The footage [in 1936] was shot by a start-up news-reel company hoping to create a monthly series for use in movie-theaters. They needed publicity and might have been inspired by the public reaction to this incredible picture shot two years earlier in 1934. Attributed to a respected surgeon it was considered proof for sixty years that a monster inhabited the murky waters of Loch Ness. But in 1994 that photo was ultimately revealed as a hoax in a stunning death-bed confession by one of those responsible. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) The World’s Greatest Hoaxes
79,584. I saw the back of an animal; it was like the back of an elephant. And it was at least twenty-five feet. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Dr Robert Rines, MIT
79,585. Suddenly I saw this colossal great hump about sixty or seventy feet long. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Winifred Carey, interview Unexplained Mysteries
79,586. It was like a whale. It was black. You could see the water running off its back as it came out ... I saw a very large creature, living creature, for sure. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Alastair Boyd
79,587. It was a large dark hump possibly about eight to ten feet long, about four feet out of the water. It was dark in colour. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Roland O’Brien
79,588. Nessie sightings date back to the sixth century. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Unexplained Mysteries
79,589. The first recorded sighting of the Loch Ness Monster occurred in the sixth century ... But it wasn’t until the string of sightings in the 1930s that Nessie hunting began in earnest. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) Paranormal? Lake Monsters
79,590. In 1970 came the American invasion led by Dr Robert Rines and a team of scientists from the Academy of Applied Science. Using new side-scan sonar technology they reported readings which indicated underwater life-forms ten to fifty times bigger than any known fish in the Loch. Rines would also release these contentious computer-enhanced photos. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.
79,591. Then came the confession that shocked the lake-monster world. For sixty years the Surgeon’s photo of the Loch Ness monster had stood the test of time. Then in 1992 a man named Christian Spurling made a shocking revelation. (Loch Ness & Cryptozoology) ibid.