Tag Archive for Nessie

Can’t discover a fossil ichthyosaur in Scotland without invoking a fictional monster?

Another “spectacular” sea monster fossil discovery is ruined by some ridiculous journalists who can’t rid themselves of the stupid pop culture habit of comparing every ancient sea predator to a mythical creature. This is really getting old. The recent news is of a nearly intact ichthyosaur skeleton discovered on Scotland’s Isle of Skye and announced in…

Bad science Writing Example A: Linking plesiosaurs to the Loch Ness Monster

An obviously inexperienced science journalist latches on to the mistaken and downright nonsensical idea that plesiosaurs = Loch Ness Monster. Then, media outlets propagate the silliness. The fossil remains of a giant marine reptile have just been discovered by a team of researchers from the University Of Alaska Museum Of The North. The remains were…

Nessie: It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood

The local nature conservancy group has proposed that runoff into the Loch Ness may spark reports of the mythical monster because people mistake logs as the creature. Has the mystery of the ‘Log Ness Monster’ been solved? – Environment – The Independent. After an unprecedented 18 months without a “confirmed sighting”, several people have come forward in…

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…

The log-ness monster is impressive

A photo can tell one story while the video clearly told another! Is this North Wales’ answer to the Loch Ness Monster? – North Wales Weekly News. Dog walker Patrick Cramer couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted what appeared to be a long-necked creature – complete with a hump and tail – floating down…

Morag resurfaces – Don’t call it a comeback

Yeah, something lives in the lake, whatever it is. (But a mystery monster? Doubtful indeed.) Tourists’ shock as Morag of Loch Morar – Scotland’s second most famous monster – makes a comeback after 20 years – Daily Record. Scotland’s second most famous Loch monster – Morag of Loch Morar – has made a comeback. Holidaymaker…