Saturday 31 March 2012

Other Lake Monsters

This is a general post linking to past postings which dealt with lake and sea monsters beyond Loch Ness. As time progresses more relevant articles will be cross referenced here.

This mainly deals with modern sightings of alleged strange creatures. For folklore and older stories click through to the Water Horses and Kelpies article.

Lagarflot, Iceland - here

Loch Oich, Scotland - here

Loch Morar, Scotland - here  and here and here.

Loch Awe, Scotland - here

Loch Duich, Scotland - here

Loch Ulladale, Scotland - here

Derwentwater, England - here

Lake Windermere, England - here

Cadborosaurus, British Columbia - here

Sea Serpent Carcasses in Spain and France - here

Long Necked Seals - here

Lake Labynkyr, Russia - here

Mokele-mbembe - here

The Beast of the Beauly Firth - here

Lake Okanagan - here 

The Creature of Findhorn Bay - here

Sandra Mansi's Painting of Champ - here

The Loch Leven Monster - here

Whales in Scottish lochs - here

The Corrie Creature - here

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Loch Ness One Hundred Years Ago

I saw this century old postcard on eBay and wondered if Loch Ness was really such a quiet place before the Nessie craze started twenty years later. Mind you, if anyone saw a strange, triangular hump back then, this photo would no doubt provide a ready explanation. As an aside, there are three references to strange things being seen in (and out of) Loch Ness in 1912.

The ebay listing said: "Published by W. Fraser, Photographer, Lochend, Inverness. Postally used 1912". First to reach Fort Augustus wins the prize?