Saturday, 9 February 2019

Podcast Talk on the Loch Ness Monster

I had a two hour chat with Scott Mardis for his Monster X Channel a few days ago and we covered a wide range of subjects on the Loch Ness Monster. Scott is a knowledgeable person when it comes to Nessie and particularly on the creature he witnessed himself, Champ of Lake Champlain. He is also the creator of the popular Facebook group, The Zombie Plesiosaur Society.

Follow this link to hear us discourse on things aquatic, Scottish and cryptozoological.


The author can be contacted at lochnesskelpie@gmail.com


13 comments:

  1. Good to see that the Phillips “possible” Nessie pic is shown as a screenshot and is mentioned. Enjoyed the show as a feature length event. If I'm not mistaken, Scott Mardis is also the blogger of a website dealing with all things cryptozoological. Mardis's observation about ambiguous and circumstantial evidence just about sums up a situation that is clouded with high strangeness. But with just enough evidence to hint that “something” is there. Even the myths are eerily weird. Again with the amphibious fish Roland, oh well, to each his own. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Like you say it's all speculation and not any odder than other theories. Here's my best guess: Not a plesiosaur, sturgeon, catfish, giant salamander or maybe not even a giant eel.

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    1. Hints??
      How about massive numbers of witnesses for 100 years.
      ( I need to get paid for this...)

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    2. I missed the "myth" word in your comment because I focused too much on the " hint" word.normally I'm well versed in stealth skepticism ( s.s) .
      I must be having a slow day.

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    3. LOL Yeah well, the only bad thing is I'm not a paid "stealth skeptic". :)

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  2. The zombie plesiosaur society ? What is that all about? Is it as silly as that facebook page where grown men that dont believe in nessie spend all their spare time talking about nessie ?

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    1. It's a pro webpage. Few sceptics on it. Quite good fun.

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  3. This podcast was well worth a listen, and a great promo for your upcoming book, concentrating on the photographs. Assuming it will draw on individual postings on the blog over the years, you've already contributed hugely to the database, if only by pointing out that the one still from the lost Taylor film has been printed BACKWARDS all these years, and also showing the two pictures from Cockrell, indicating motion between the two shots, something which isn't apparent in the one famous shot. I for one see no reason why it can't be what he eventually picked out of the water - a large stick - but Dinsdale seemed to think it highly probably that he was encountering the LNM. People can certainly disagree about what is shown in the Hugh Gray photograph, and which is the front or back. But a dog it's not! Looking forward to owning the book - and thanks again for all the work you're doing. Off topic - is Greta Finlay's son Harry still alive, and he could be interviewed about the famous sighting? Time is short in pinning down statements from people who had sightings in the 50's and 60's. Thanks! MD

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    1. Harry Finlay has been for some years, in my opinion, the number one priority for interview in the modern history of the subject. A close range sighting that obviously had a traumatic effect on both witnesses if reports are to be believed. A young boy "gave up fishing entirely" afterwards.....because (according to sceptics) he and his mother saw a deer in the water? I very much doubt it!

      Looking forward to listening to the podcast when time allows, Roland.

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    2. MD I definitely agree that Harry Finlay would be a very interesting podcast guest or interview- I would be quite interested in listening to his account

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  4. They've been trying to photograph this cryptid for 100 years and finally have a photo, so perhaps there is hope yet for a revelation about the LNM, Champ, etc.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47224887

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    1. Hmmm... Black panther? I thought all panthers were black and not endangered, extinct or even rare for that matter. Aren't people also seeing big black cats in Scotland? Anyway yes, we need a good full body picture of a Nessie on land. Meanwhile, sightings of the long believed extinct Tasmanian Tiger of Australia continue. Not sure we can classify them as cryptids since we all know what they are. Strange and mysterious yes.

      https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/tasmanian-tiger-photographed/

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    2. Black leopard...
      https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/black-leopard-1.5019040

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    3. Yeah, black leopard. Sorry, didn't read the complete article. Knee jerk reaction.

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