LochNess could of been elephants!


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Unexplained sightings of the Loch Ness monster could have been elephants enjoying a swim, a scientist has said.
Neil Clark, curator of palaeontology at Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum, spent two years researching Nessie.

He said they could have been circus elephants, as fairs visiting Inverness would often stop on the banks of Loch Ness to give the animals a rest.

The trunk and humps in the water would bear similarities to some of the most famous Nessie photographs.

There have been reported sightings of "something" in Loch Ness dating back to the 6th Century and it has grown into one of the world's most enduring myths.

Hazy photographs and eyewitness accounts have sprung up over the past 100 years, without offering conclusive evidence that Nessie exists.
Atleast its the kind of news to give you a giggle :wink:


Lantern Swinger
I have to concur with Scablifter. I do believe there is "something" in the loch. My reason for this is when my father was based at RAF Kinloss he played a game of rugby against Fort Augustus. After the game he was talking to one of the opposition and asked the question "Have you ever seen anything in the Loch?" the guy answered yes he had, to which my father was rather sceptical until he remembered who he was talking to. The other person was a monk and as both he and my father said what reason does a monk have to lie. Even if there is not a beast in there it is good for the local economy as at a guess about 90% of tourism based arounf Inverness is for the monster.


War Hero
Given that religious people are inherently disposed towards believing in things they cannot see with effectively zero evidence, I suspect a monk wouldn't be reliable witness number one! :wink:


The bloke who reported seeing it in the 6th century was a bishop and monk. Have they got something going there? The next Da Vinci Code - "The Monks and the Monster".


Scablifter said:
I am Scottish and must admit I have not seen to many elephants out and about enjoying the views.
Beg to differ................. Helensburgh, Saturday nights, 1960/70s.................Dumbarton Debs! :twisted:


Scablifter said:
I am Scottish and must admit I have not seen to many elephants out and about enjoying the views.
Also a Scot and I have seen plenty elephants usually flying and pink often after grog with sippers and gulpers thrown in, must say I don't recall ever seeing the submersible variety!
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