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Posted: 06 August 2012 12:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A man who has hunted the Loch Ness Monster for nearly three decades believes he has snagged the best photograph of - and some important new information on - the legendary creature.

George Edwards, a devoted Nessie hunter who leads searches for the monster with his Loch Ness Cruise business in Drumnadrochit, Scotland, just publically released a photograph of a gray creature with a mysterious hump schlepping toward Urquhart Castle.

“I’m convinced I was seeing Nessie as I believe in these creatures. Far too many people have being seeing them for far too long,” he told the Inverness Courier.


After watching what he says was the monster for 5 to 10 minutes from his boat, the Nessie Hunter IV, Edwards says the animal descended beneath the loch’s famously deep, dark waters.

“I hung around for a good half an hour and used the deep scanning sonar to try and pick it up, but I’m afraid I had no luck at all,” he told the paper.

The Courier reports the man took the photograph in November of last year but felt that he should wait to go public with the picture.

“I did not want to mention my sighting until I was sure that I had not photographed a log or something inanimate in the water,” he said. “I have friends in the U.S.A. who have friends in the military.”

Those friends analyzed Edwards’ picture, and, according to him, “have no doubt” that he photographed an “animate” object in the water.

“I was really excited as I am sure that some strange creatures are lurking in the depths of Loch Ness,” he told the local paper.

Although he says this doesn’t necessarily prove the monster’s existence, it does give hunters some ammunition against naysayers.

The photograph “does prove what Nessie isn’t — a sturgeon, which is a fish that has been put forward as one of the main explanations as to what Nessie could be but this hasn’t got a serrated spine like the sturgeon,” he said.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 01:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 06 August 2012 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The object on the picture looks rather small.

I’d love to see a full resolution version, to evaluate the “no spines—-> no sturgeon” argument.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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And of course, there is this unrefutable proof we took ourselves a year ago wink

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Posted: 06 August 2012 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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That’s a horrible photoshop job Lama.  It’s obvious you pasted yourself into the picture and were never even at Loch Ness.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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He doesn’t seem to have changed much.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yeah.. I saw that picture.. and I have to agree, the object looks VERY small, from the ripples around it. Of course, it’s cropped so ONLY the object shows, so we have no sense of scale.. just like the Surgeon’s Photo.

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