Another potential sighting of the legendary Loch Ness Monster has been made, the fourteenth such sighting of the elusive ‘Nessie’ made this year alone. This new sighting is somewhat more unusual than earlier claims, in that it was made from nearly 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) away, by an amateur monster
A university professor from New Zealand is planning to put our modern knowledge of genetics to work in solving a decades-old mystery: does the Loch Ness Monster, nicknamed ‘Nessie’, actually exist?
The University of Otago’s Professor Neil Gemmell is proposing that new genomic forensic techniques be used to search for the elusive creature. While Nessie gained widespread popularity via the oft-debunked "surgeon’s photograph" published in 1934, legends of a large creature living in the lake predate the famous picture. Numerous sightings have been reported over the past century, along with the publication of dozens of photographs that allegedly depict Nessie.
Alaska has its own Loch Ness Monster. It’s been seen in Cadboro Bay, and has been tentatively identified as a Cadborosaurus, a carnivorous marine reptile that lived during the dinosaur era and was thought to have gone extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Era, millions of years ago. Scotland’s Nessie has also been identified as a dinosaur–could these creatures be the last remnants of an ancient era?
They’ve glimpsed her on Google, and now ANOTHER "Nessie" has had her photo taken! A kayaker on England’s Lake Windemere has taken an excellent photograph of the English Loch Ness Monster known to locals as "Bownessie." The strange humpbacked creature has been reported by witnesses eight times in the past 5 years, but this is the first clear photograph. The creature was moving very fast, at an estimated 10 miles an hour, the humps on its back undulating. Its skin appeared like that of a seal.