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If she's real, she's period ;-)

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  • Muirghein
    Or maybe an ancestor, but the early accounts definitely go back into period :-). http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BRITAIN_LOCH_NESS_MONSTER (with a link
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2007
      Or maybe an ancestor, but the early accounts definitely go back into
      period :-).

      (with a link to the video)

      >May 31, 8:40 PM EDT
      >Man Says He Captured Loch Ness on Film
      >Associated Press Writer
      >EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- The Loch Ness monster is back - and
      >there's video. A man has captured what Nessie watchers say is
      >possible footage of the supposed mythical creature beneath
      >Scotland's most mysterious lake.
      >"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about
      >45 feet long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes,
      >the 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire, who took
      >the video Saturday.
      >Nessie watcher and marine biologist Adrian Shine viewed the video
      >and hoped to properly analyze it in the coming months.
      >"I see myself as a skeptical interpreter of what happens in the
      >loch, but I do keep an open mind about these things and there is no
      >doubt this is some of the best footage I have seen," said Shine, of
      >the Loch Ness 2000 center in Drumnadrochit, on the shores of the lake.
      >Holmes said whatever it was moved at about 6 mph and kept a fairly
      >straight course.
      >"My initial thought is it could be a very big eel, they have
      >serpent-like features and they may explain all the sightings in Loch
      >Ness over the years."
      >Loch Ness is surrounded by myth. It's the largest inland body of
      >water in Britain, and at about 750 feet to the bottom, it's even
      >deeper than the North Sea.
      >"There are a number of possible explanations to the sightings in the
      >loch. It could be some biological creature, it could just be the
      >waves of the loch or it could some psychological phenomenon in as
      >much as we see what we want to see," Shine said.
      >While many sightings can be attributed to a drop of the local
      >whisky, legends of Scottish monsters date back to one of the
      >founders of the Christian church in Scotland, St. Columba, who wrote
      >of them in about 565 A.D.
      >More recently, there have been more than 4,000 purported Nessie
      >sightings since she was first caught on camera by a surgeon on
      >vacation in the 1930s.
      >Since then, the faithful have speculated about it is a completely
      >unknown species, a sturgeon - even though they have not been native
      >to Scotland's waters for many years - or even a last surviving dinosaur.
      >Real or imagined, Nessie has long been a Scottish emblem. She has
      >been the muse for cuddly toys and immortalized on T-shirts and
      >posters showing her classic three-humped image.
      >On Thursday, a group of Scottish business owners launched a bid to
      >nominate Loch Ness for World Heritage site status - though they
      >cited its natural beauty, not Nessie. The Destination Loch Ness
      >consortium must submit the nomination to the British government,
      >which would decide whether to forward it to UNESCO.
      >The Scottish media is skeptical of Nessie stories but Holmes'
      >footage is of such good quality that even the normally reticent BBC
      >Scotland aired the video on its main news program Tuesday.

      Baintighearna Muirghein Dhaire Faoilciarach /|\
      Dreiburgen Web Minister http://www.dreiburgen.org
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