Eye in the sky over Loch Ness

A new device for Nessie spotting.

Shipley’s Loch Ness Monster hunter takes to the skies (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus).

Loch Ness monster expert Gordon Holmes from Shipley has taken to the skies in his latest bid to capture footage of the legendary beast.

Mr Holmes is Britains’s most dedicated Nessie hunter and this summer sent a tiny camcorder hovering 80 foot above Loch Ness, to search for signs of water disturbances.

His home-made spy in the sky was carried aloft by 10 helium filled foil balloons, explained Mr Holmes: “Originally, I’d hoped to drag the cluster of balloons plus camera around the loch using a radio controlled boat, but the winds are so unpredictable.

Actually this is pretty low tech and prone to failure. What will it find? Eh, I’m not too excited. It can’t even be controlled.

Bigfoot is also being hunted from the air. That project is a bit more high tech. But I suspect the results might be the same – no monster. That doesn’t preclude some other interesting discovery from these devices.

  5 comments for “Eye in the sky over Loch Ness

  1. Chris Howard
    September 26, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    I just got an image of Bigfoot riding Nessie like Slim Pickins riding the bomb in Doctor Strangelove.

    I may have to make a T-shirt.

    I’m sure every out of focus image of every piece of flotsam and jetsam on the lake will be heralded as proof of existence.

  2. spookyparadigm
    September 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    I would have loved this when I was a kid. Though I’m not really sure I see the point. Is there any real difference, other than PR, between an automated camera on a stick on the shore, and an automated camera on a balloon above the lake? Loch Ness waters are dense with peat, so they won’t be able to look down far into the lake. So it’s just a different place to put a surface camera.

  3. September 26, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Someone really should just tell Holmes about GoogleEarth.

  4. Travis
    September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    I predict many wave ness monsters bring spotted

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