Tag Archive for Loch Ness

UFOs over Loch Ness — Busted

Your DN editor, “idoubtit”, thinks it might be prudent every once in a while to send out a “Busted” bulletin for you to respond to clear non-paranormal or mysterious news-like stories that are going around. So, I’m bringing back Al, our mascot, to rate the popular piffle going around. Al the Anomallama rates this story…

The naga of Loch Ness?

Interesting. The monster is no longer physical but “spiritual”. Loch Ness monster is “spiritual” say Buddhists – The Scotsman. The Loch Ness Monster could be confirmed as a “spiritual entity” when a new Buddhist centre opens in the Highlands, it was revealed today. Britain’s first Buddhist Lama, who is heading up the new project, said…

Nessie is MIA

There were no credible sightings in 2013. BBC News – No Loch Ness Monster sightings for first time since 1925. For the first time in almost 90 years no “confirmed sightings” have been made of the Loch Ness Monster, a veteran Nessie spotter has said. Gary Campbell, who keeps a register of sightings, said no-one…

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…

Loch Ness area chamber disrespects tourists by throwing researchers under the bus

As readers may be aware, I have an unnatural interest in paranormal tourism. I’m not opposed to marketing a place for its legends and mystique but frequently the claims bleed over into reality, cheapening the experience with hoaxes, mock-ups and crappy merchandising. This distorts the reality and is, essentially, lying to visitors. I found this…

Nessie insurance

Company insures against Nessie collision. JACOBITE Cruises is in line for a six-figure pay out — but only if one of its boats is damaged by the Loch Ness Monster. The tourist cruise company has taken the unusual step of insuring its fleet in the event of a collision with Nessie. “I don’t know what…

Nessie legend is a tourist draw

Monster and paranormal tourism is very popular. This is a good piece on 80 years of Ness lore. BBC News – Loch Ness Monster: Is Nessie just a tourist conspiracy?. It is 80 years since hotel manageress Mrs Aldie Mackay first reported seeing a “whale-like fish” in the waters of Loch Ness. Now an academic…