I have been commenting on Loch Ness and the researchers investigating the Loch Ness monster for more than thirty years. As part of this I have appeared in numerous documentaries as well as on Good Morning America, West 57th, Wogan and many news programmes. In the eighties I conceived, designed, researched and ran the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition in Drumnadrochit, was administrative co-ordinator of Operation Deepscan, wrote the Loch Ness Story documentary and staged the Loch Ness Monster Video Show in Inverness. I wrote "Loch Ness, The Monster" and "Mysterious Monsters of Loch Ness" and in the late nineties staged the Loch Ness Diorama at Fort Augustus Abbey. Recently I have completed my Loch Ness book which should be in print by the end of 2010. In Second Life® I have set up a very comprehensive Loch Ness Exhibition and also a game which teaches about Loch Ness through an actual search of a simulated Loch Ness environment. See the ON-LINE GAME link in the top index.
I mention the above in order to demonstrate my credentials for running this website. Anything you find within these pages has been verified to the best of my ability and can be used with confidence as a point of reference or for use within school projects. The site can be quoted without permission if credit is given to Loch-Ness.org and it is not done for financial gain.
Why other sites appear above ours in searches for Loch Ness is a mysterious fault with the search engine system, but I'm glad you managed to find my website eventually and I hope it lives up to your expectations.
However, brace yourselves for the truth about the subject too. Also, you will not find many of the new Loch Ness Monster pictures on this site as, in my opinion, the most recent are not real images. The photographers want megabucks to display them and they are just not worth it. If you are looking for an understanding of the the Loch Ness monster mystery, however, this may just be the site for which you have been searching.
Mankind has always had an interest in a good mystery. The monster, sea serpent, kraken and other mythological creatures have formed a part of folklore since the beginning of time. Mankind has always had an interest in a good mystery.
Around the world there are reputed to be sea serpents or monsters in many bodies of fresh water. Nessie in Loch Ness, Morag in Loch Morar, Shielagh in Loch Shiel, Lizzy in Loch Lochy, Champ in Lake Champlain, Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan and, would you believe, Wally in Lake Wallowa (stories of Wally appear to have been a university prank) but you get the idea ... and these are just a few.
While research has been conducted at many of these lakes, Loch Ness is the icon for monsters and Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster is, without doubt the granddaddy of them all. It is to Loch Ness where myriad researchers, professional and amateur, from all walks of life, have flocked with their cameras and sonars, hopes, fears and aspirations to solve the greatest mystery on Earth. Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
Loch Ness investigations have included lures, fish baits, exploding light bulbs, submarines, scanning sonars, echo sounders, telephoto cameras, underwater cameras with strobe flashes, movie cameras, video and, now, digital cameras too.
The history of the search at Loch Ness gives us clues to all of the other lake monsters too. It should be appreciated, however, that there are many red herrings among the evidence and numerous false trails have been followed. It is easy for someone new to this subject to fall into all the traps and pitfalls which we seasoned commentators have encountered ourselves so I must ask you to try to avoid preconceptions, put out of your minds the fanatical and more far-fetched stories you may have heard and approach the subject with a detached interest. You may find that there is more to the subject than meets the eye.
On this Loch Ness Information site I have tried to lay out much of the Loch Ness evidence as we know it today. I have been the most active commentator on the happenings at Loch Ness for more than twenty-five years and want the Loch Ness Information Site to become a comprehensive information resource on the Loch Ness area and, of course, the Loch Ness phenomenon. It is not a refuge for "nutters" and the fanatical will find little to please them within these pages. Those with a genuine interest in the Loch Ness mystery, however, will find these pages fascinating.
While creating these pages I have had to earn a living so I apologise in advance that there will be a number of gaps in these pages for some time.
I have tried to present Loch Ness sightings, Loch Ness photographs, Loch Ness films, Loch Ness sonar charts and everything in these pages honestly and fairly. Unlike other commentators on the Loch Ness Monster, some of whom should know better, I have not been afraid to take poor researchers to task and tell the truth about their activities.
Crucially, I offer all visitors this challenge - if you believe anything I have said is inaccurate or incorrect I would be delighted to hear from you and will certainly spend time investigating your views or criticisms if that is warranted. I would ask, however, that criticism is accompanied by references to accurate information so that I do not have to waste time tracking material down.
I want this Loch Ness Information Site to be the most accurate on the web and will be delighted to make changes, additions or correct omissions when necessary.
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