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  Loch Ness Monster, Nessie
Columba apparently converted Nessie, too; for it is said that until he went out on the waters and soothed the beast, she had been a murderess.
In 2007, it was estimated that Nessie tourism brought in an estimated £6 million ($12.2 million) to the Highlands.
Whatever Nessie turns out to be, it is very unlikely that she is a plesiosaur.
skepdic.com /nessie.html   (2671 words)

  "Nessie: Legend of the Loch" by Deborah O'Toole
Nessie is said to have a long neck with a dinosaur-like head, a humped back, flippers and reptilian dark gray skin; her estimated length is anywhere between fifteen and forty feet, with a weight of up to 2,500 pounds.
Nessie has been touted as an imaginative endeavor to attract tourists to the Inverness area, or as a bona fide lake monster with a variety of corroborating photographs to prove it.
However, the legend of Nessie is not taken seriously by most mainstream scientists and other skeptics, although sightings by a large number of reliable resources seem to lend some validity to the claims of her existence.
deborahotoole.tripod.com /Nessie   (2452 words)

  Loch Ness Monster - Crystalinks
Nessie is generally categorized as a lake monster.
Along with Bigfoot Nessie is one of the best-known mysteries in cryptozoology though most mainstream scientists and other experts find current evidence supporting Nessie unpersuasive and regard such reports as hoaxes or misidentification of mundane creatures.
Nessie's movements have been studied, and the films and photos analyzed to determine what Nessie might be, if she exists.
www.crystalinks.com /loch_ness.html   (1786 words)

 LOCH NESS MONSTER, Nessie - CoverUps.com
Nessie was first spotted in a modern report in the 20th century in July of 1930.
Meanwhile, Nessie continues to this day to appear on the lake, especially when the water is calm, much to the delight of not only lucky tourists, but also the local people, who depend on the tourists coming to investigate for monetary income, which helps the local economy.
Nessie is an unknown animal / creature / thing, that stimulates the public's imagination to thinking that there is a element of danger and terror about its character.
www.coverups.com /lochness.htm   (1595 words)

NESSIE is one of seven regional "broker/facilitators" within NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) education and public outreach (E/PO) support network.
NESSIE's role as a regional clearinghouse for space science research and education is enabled through this website and through a variety of targeted workshops and programs involving space scientists, K-16 educators, informal educators at science centers and planetaria, community leaders, and media professionals.
NESSIE is a collaboration among the Museum of Science - Boston, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Tufts University.
www.mos.org /nessie/about.php   (247 words)

 nessie   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NESSIE is a project within the Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme of the European Commission (Key Action II, Action Line II.4.1).
The NESSIE evaluation process is an open process.
The second workshop took place on 12-13 September 2001, shortly after the end of the first phase of the project, the third workshop took place on 6-7 November 2002, and the fourth workshop takes place on 26-27 February 2003 (jointly with the STORK project).
www.cosic.esat.kuleuven.ac.be /nessie   (888 words)

 TrueAuthority.com - Cryptozoology - Nessie
The speciation of Nessie, if we agree with the descriptions of the majority of sightings, as well as the numerous pictures taken, is without question related to the Plesiosaur family.
Nessie seems to be that of the latter.
Visibility in the water is almost nothing due to the peat and silt that is overly saturated in the water.
www.trueauthority.com /cryptozoology/nessie.htm   (1390 words)

 Nessie and Other Lake Monsters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nessie is hardly alone in her ability to attract attention as there are dozens of other lakes in which monsters have been sighted.
Nessie has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, dozens of books, and has starred or co-starred in several feature films and innumerable documentaries, including an upcoming major studio release.
Nessie might be worth over a million to those who gamble on her existence, but to Scotland the monster has been worth millions a year as its premiere tourist attraction.
www.strangemag.com /nessie.home.html   (400 words)

Despite a few inconsistencies and variations, Nessie is usually described as a creature with two humps, a tail, a long, snake-like neck and a small head.
A V-shaped was often mentioned, as well as a "gaping red mouth" and horns or antennae on the top of the creature's head.
Many saints were associated with the sanity act against dragons (St Georges, St Marthe, …)
cryptozoo.monstrous.com /nessie.htm   (246 words)

 The Legend of Nessie the Ultimate Loch Ness Monster Site
Welcome to The Legend of Nessie, the Ultimate and Official Loch Ness Monster site, with up-to-date information and photographs of new and past sightings.
If it's information about Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster you're after then this is the site to visit.
With documented evidence, film, first-hand accounts, stories, scientific studies and expeditions you will find that we are one of the most informative Loch Ness Monster sites on the WWW.
www.nessie.co.uk   (186 words)

 Nessie - The Loch Ness Monster of Programming Languages - OSNews.com
A new programming language has been sighted, it goes by the affectionate name "nessie" and it claims to be the loch ness monster of programming languages.
nessie may be the way out for those that do like static typing without forcing their opinion onto the rest of the python community.
like python nessie is object oriented, but it offers class member protection that allows to add security features to your application that are simply not possible in python.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=10169   (676 words)

 Nessie, the Beast of the Loch - Folklore
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, quaintly, Wally in Lake Wallowa.
She is reported to have an elongated neck that quite often protrudes from the water with a small head, diamond shaped flippers and three distinct humps on her back followed by a tail.
Nessie was even given a scientific name "Nessiteras rhombopteryx" named by Sir Peter Scott so that Nessie could be added to the British Register of officially protected wildlife.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art13949.asp   (704 words)

 Loch Ness monster
In September 1995 Lorna Taylor saw Nessie's head, neck and body rising from the loch, but was seconds too late with her camera to get a good picture.
Nessie is protected by the 1912 Protection of Animals Acts of Scotland.
Nessie has quite an economical impact: she is worth $40 million annually to Scottish tourism industry.
www.didyouknow.cd /nessie.htm   (320 words)

 Nessie - Loch Ness & The Monster
Quickly rechristened "Nessie" by the local newspapers, the monster was seen so often in the following months that in 1934, a full scale mission was mounted but without success.
The most recent theory is that 'Nessie' could have been sightings of a circus elephant bathing in the loch....
Although there is no scientific, physical or conclusive photographic evidence that either prove OR disprove the existence of a monster or monsters in Loch Ness, many respectable, responsible and sober observers are utterly convinced they have seen a large aquatic creature in the water.
www.visitlochness.net /nessie.php   (627 words)

 Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the modern history of Nessie began in 1933 when a new road was completed along the northern shore of the Loch, providing easy access to unobstructed views of the water.
There are three possible explanations for these reports: 1) Nessie really does exist, and the sightings are evidence of this; 2) People overly eager to believe the legend are interpreting any unusual movement or shape in the water as Nessie; and 3) people are lying about what they've seen.
August 7, 1972: An expedition to find Nessie led by Dr. Robert Rines of the Academy of Applied Science struck gold when its underwater camera took a picture of what appeared to be the flipper of a large aquatic animal resembling a plesiosaur.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /nessiehoaxes.html   (1562 words)

There is some controversy over the photograph (apparently the reflection of the castle was not where it is supposed to be) but MacNab stated that he did not fabricate the photo, as his skills are limited to shooting and developing.
These photographs were not developed until a month after the expedition, so many believed them to be fakes, but Rines explains that they were so disappointed that their main camera didn't photograph the monster so they forgot about the backup camera.
Malcolm Irvine may be the only person to film Nessie twice; his first was just before Christmas of 1933 and his second in 1936.
www.cryptozoology.com /cryptids/nessie.php   (2628 words)

 Loch Ness Monster, Nessie
Columba apparently converted Nessie, too; for it is said that until he went out on the waters and soothed the beast, she had been a murderess.
In a story not nearly as fascinating or obscure as the Piltdown hoax, but at least on par with the faked fairy photos that gulled Arthur Conan Doyle, the most famous photo of Nessie as a relative of the long-extinct plesiosaurs was reported to have been faked.
Whatever Nessie turns out to be, it is very unlikely that she is a plesiosaur.
www.skepdic.com /nessie.html   (2521 words)

 Nessie: Loch Ness Monster Facts
Unlike many of the other strange creatures on these pages Nessie is tied to a single geographic location, albeit a large one.
Nessie sightings continue to be reported every year, some backed by photographic evidence.
Assuming that Nessie exists then the most common explanation is that the creature is a dinosaur that managed to survive extinction.
www.wyrdology.com /cryptozoology/nessie.html   (720 words)

 The Cryptid Zoo: Nessie (or Loch Ness Monster)
If Nessie is an animal, it had to have a mother, and at one point there had to have been a viable breeding population of the species.
Nessie usually has the serpentine body that is typical for sea serpents and lake monsters, furnished with humps along its length, and one or more sets of paddles (or sometimes, stumpy legs).
Nessie's head is often described as roughly horse-shaped, it may have a straggly mane running down its neck, and some witnesses report small horns, especially those who see the Loch Ness monster from close up.
www.newanimal.org /nessie.htm   (672 words)

 Burningbird » A Tale of Two Monsters: Nessie
Taylor used a smaller submarine, the Viperfish, to search for Nessie in the 1960's, though without success and with many mechanical problems (though he believes that he was turned around on the bottom once by Nessie passing).
Nessie has threatened to eat any male weblogger who makes disparaging remarks about all women, or who attempts to bully women writers into silence or subservient compliance.
When last seen, Nessie had left her gentle lakefront home in Scotland, and was headed across the Atlantic Ocean, towards the east coast of the United States.
burningbird.net /adventure/nessie   (2824 words)

One of the most famous cryptids in the world is the creature known as the "Loch Ness Monster", or "Nessie" as it is more commonly called.
According to Cryptozoology.com the first sighting of Nessie came in 565 A.D. when Saint Columba, who was in Scotland to spread the gospel, needed to cross the loch, one of Columba's men swam out into the loch and the beast rose out of the water as if it was going to attack the man.
The most famous photograph of "Nessie", known as the "Surgeons Photograph", was taken by Colonel Robert K. Wilson (http://www.cryptozoology.com/cryptids/nessie.php).
webpages.shepherd.edu /MKYNE01/Nessie.htm   (155 words)

For a brief period this configuration prospered, but eventually it was clear the this new group did not have the chemistry that Nessie had, and the Geoff, Tony, and Mike once again returned to their trio status.
Nessie is currently in the process of polishing the material for their newest album, which is expected to be recorded some time this summer.
Nessie thanks to everyone who has spread the word about this, we now are the FASTEST GROWING label and production service for independent artirts.
www.myspace.com /nessienc   (1592 words)

 Nessie's Photo Album
Nessie, and Nicholas in front of Stonehenge, not far from where the tank driving was taking place.
Nessie's not interested in things like religion, but the Temple in Salt Lake City is a good landmark for her.
Horatio Nelson was declared an Honorary nessie due to his contributions to waterborne crumpiness.
www.clubi.ie /exalted/nessies.htm   (860 words)

 Lake Monsters | Loch Ness | Scotland | Myth | Ogopogo | Champ | Lake Champlain | Nessie | Nahuelito | Argentina | Sea ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Loch Ness Monster, fondly known as Nessie, is believed to live in Loch Ness, a lake in Scotland.
Although Nessie had always been a legend in Scotland, it wasn't until 1934 when Dr. Robert Kenneth Wilson got a photo of the legendary lake monster that the tourist industry really boomed.
The Ogopogo lake monster is said to resemble Nessie, the Loch Ness monster.
www.kidzworld.com /article/2206-lake-monsters-nessie-and-ogopogo   (504 words)

 The Loch Ness Monster-Fact or Fiction?
The world famous Loch Ness monster, known affectionately as "Nessie" by most people and by the scientific believers as Nessiteras rhombopteryx goes back a long, long way, the first recorded sighting being by no less a person than a holy saint.
Such 'evidence' as film footage of Nessie's humps travelling across the loch and the famous 'Surgeon's' photograph taken by R. Wilson in 1934 have all since turned out to be fakes.
Sonar surveys of the loch using the latest equipment have failed to find any conclusive evidence of Nessie's existence, but neither have they proved that she doesn't exist.
www.qsl.net /w5www/nessie.html   (1260 words)

 Nessie in the News; FUNtain=multimedia waterplay fountains that are FUN
Nessie fits nicely in even a small vehicle such as a Toyota Echo, with only one side of the back seat folded out from the trunk.
Nessie can either be played in a body of water such as a pool, or she can be supplied with water from a garden hose:
Nessie gig in Dundas Square, as part of the McLuhan Festival, 2005 September 24th and 25th:
wearcam.org /nessie   (418 words)

 Siriusly ~ Cryptozoology (Nessie)
One of the men who snapped this classic Nessie portrait (left), recently admitted on his death bed that it was all a hoax from the very beginning.
With respect to his "final confession," a few Nessie scientists have reasoned that it would have been impossible for the good doctor to have faked it in quite that manner.
Dozens of local residents also participated in the scientific event, forming a veritable fleet of Nessie hunters and combing the lake in a methodical grid pattern ~ during the time of year and in areas of the loch that the monster (going by statistics of previous sightings) was most expected to show its slippery head.
www.fortunecity.com /roswell/barada/267/Siriusly/crypto-nessie.html   (1076 words)

 Loch Ness Monster: Nessie Hoax Redux; Investigative Files (Skeptical Briefs March 1996)
Known as the "surgeon's photograph," it is the most often seen depiction of the creature, showing it with a long neck and small head, somewhat resembling a plesiosaur, silhouetted against the sunlit water.
The telling case against this and all the other Nessie photos is that in later years no one has ever managed to film the objects shown in either colour film, on a home-movie or on a video.
My impression from a UK perspective is that interest in Nessie has ebbed in a big way since the 1970s, and nowadays people interested in mysteries are far more likely to go in pursuit of crop circles (which from a sociological perspective has many curious parallels with the Loch Ness monster saga).
www.csicop.org /sb/9603/nessie.html   (1659 words)

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