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Originally from: Jan-Ove Sundberg <jan.sundberg@...
Original Subject: MEGA UPDATE from GUST
Original Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 12:48:29 +0200
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This mega update consists of four lengthy features. I hope they will keep
you occupied for a while because there wont be another update until 1 June
if, that is, a breaking news don´t come along.
The reason is that I´m writing my first novel, a what-would-happen-if...
thriller set in Sweden with ingredients that shows that those we suppose
are running a country are not, and secrets that fall into your lap are best
disposed of unless you want to be disposed of yourself.
I have published two books previously, both documentaries. The first one,
PHANTOM SUBMARINES, was about foreign submarine intrusions in the Baltics
during the Cold War and the second, THE GREAT LAKE MONSTER, about Storsie.
If my first novel is sellable I will write another four or five, but most
of all I would like to continue to write documentaries, because they remind
me about my happy days as a freelance journalist, working in the field. I
Updates in May:
LAND OF THE KELPIES
The Loch Ness Monster is not alone, only the most well-known of the
Eminent Irish writer Peter Costello, whom I met at Lough Ree in June 2001,
lists most of them in his excellent old book "In Search of Lake
Monsters", Garnstone Press, London 1974. Costello is now working on a new
book and GUST takes a closer look at what you can expect from a visit in
the Scottish Highlands...
SWEDISH LAKE MONSTERS
The Summer of 2003 will certainly not be as the picture above, in northern
What we want to illustrate is just that the northern lake monsters like it
as good in a cold climate as in a warm one. But Swedish lake monsters are
not only in the north and in Lake Storsjon, they are in fact all over our
country, so what ever part you chose to visit, you have a chance to
either see something yourself or meet someone who has.
THE SEA SERPENT THAT CRYPTOZOOLOGY FORGOT
Close to 40 years ago a French photographer and explorer took pictures of
the animal above. It has never been identified and many authors,
researchers and cryptozoologists believe it´s a fake. But we don´t think
so and GUST has taken a new look at old and new facts of the case...
THE NESSIE BABY
Among the final days of Operation Cleansweep in April-May 2001, a British
reporter asked me if I had heard that a "sea serpent egg" had been planted
in Lake Vattern, Southern Sweden, which would spawn a full adult monster
in another 50 years? First I thought it had to be a News of the World
story, because that newspaper is always making such stories up but other
reporters confirmed it happened in Sweden.
Jan Sundberg, Expedition Leader
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