Monday, 6 June 2022

Interesting selection of Cryptozoological items


Just a quick note to refer readers to a long listing of dozens of Loch Ness Monster books and other cryptozoological items on eBay just now by seller roman10818. I don't think I have seen quite a good collection coming under auction from just one seller in my years of watching eBay. The listings include books from Gould and Oudemans in the 1930s right up to the present day and they can be found here.

Now I admit I own practically all of the Nessie items but I have been scouring the book landscape for decades. One item I did not own was an original copy of Frank Searle's unpublished "Loch Ness Investigation: What Really Happened", presumably posted out by Searle. I only have a photocopy given to me by one of Frank's supporters back in the 1980s. 


The author can be contacted at lochnesskelpie@gmail.com






21 comments:

  1. Looks like a real treasure trove! Any favorites of your son that listing?

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    1. I am intrigued by Mackal's book on other beasts.

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  2. Do any of these author's favour a giant eel? I wouldnt mind purchasing a book that covers giant eel's as a candidate for the monster. I would like to read about stories or sightings that people say they saw a big eel. I didnt realise either how costly some of these books are, £150 for one ! Maybe some are collectors items?

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    1. Gould's 1934 book is likely the most expensive Loch Ness Monster book, especially if it comes with the original dust jacket.

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    2. Yes, the book by Dr Roy Mackel about the creatures of loch Ness favors a large and evolved eel as his second choice!

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    3. Thanks JesusFan, an evolved eel sounds more plausible than any other aquatic animal as the identity of the monster.

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  3. more than a legend, 1st edition at £70, quite rare I would guess.

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    1. Yes, £70 sounds within the price range I have seen at other times.

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  4. Cheers for the link.. Just added another book to my collection ha.. I've got most of those on the list so I've delved into the morar mystery and got the in search of morag!!! I will read it before my upcoming visit to the Ness next month and it might push me to take a day trip to loch morar.. If I can find it!! Ha ....Its always bin on.My bucket list...cheers

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    1. Morar is absolutely stunning.

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    2. Morar will be hoaching with those festering boils on the bum of the scottish landscape = Couples In Camper Vans. [Don't get me started]. Luckily, with no road round the loch only fit people willing to walk a mile or two will be able to appreciate the more remote areas of the waterscape and maybe glimpse Morag sunning herself in a sandy cove. Mind, take your camera.

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    3. Yeah Kyle. I've heard it's stunning... I keep saying every year I will go there so maybe this year as we will have the car! I do hate leaving loch ness though even if its just for a day!!! Ha Cheers

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    4. Yeah John I'm fit!!! .. And yeah after not taking the camera up allt na criche last year I will defo take it everywhere this time.. Phone cameras are not the best from a distance ha. .Only trouble is I smoke when I'm on hols so will be struggling to keep up with my daughter on any hill walks haha!! ! Allt na criche was testing after a night on the tennents and a few smokes .. Although did get to the top and the horseshoe scree was nearly opposite us.. Cracking views of the Loch mind.. . Cheers

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  5. Thanks for pointing this out. I bought the pamphlets roman10818 was selling for £15.

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  6. The seller tells me he has more items to list, so keep an eye open.

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  7. Search for morag arrived yesterday.. So far so good! Hmmm looks like loch morar could be or cud of bin home to giant tullimunster type of creatures aswell!!! Looks lovely round there.. Cheers

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    1. One of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tullimonstrum

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    2. Tullimunster! Proof there are strange lookin things we don't know about.. Although not monstrous in size they look identical to eye witness accounts from the ness! People said only a plesiosaur matched the accounts but point I'm making there are prob lots of things that cud fit the sightings and doesn't have to be a reptile!!! I bet there are thousands of unidentified creatures in the oceans. . Nessie cud be a new spec ies or a new type of hybrid... Cheers... 3 weeks and counting till I'm there ha x

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    3. Are youy saying that could be for both Morag and Nessie then?

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  8. I've found my 1976 booklet, Official Guide: Glen Urquhart, with a yellow cover and a picture of urquhart castle. The old days when a Drumnadrochit phone number was just 3 digits.
    Free to anyone who wants it for their collection of LNM ephemera.

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