Loch Ness Monster
Contest Directions: Gordon Holmes from Scotland claims he has filmed Loch Ness Monster on video. The Nessie footage is currently analyzed by the experts and the Scottish media. This is the first film footage of Loch Ness Monster with a high quality and BBC Scotland broadcasted the video on Tuesday in its breaking news segment.
In this contest you are asked to show how Loch Mess Monster hoax could have been created. Was it photoshop editing of swimming elephant, or perhaps a diver holding a puppet monster? Tell us your version of how Nessie might be created.
14 pictures
  • Loch Ness Monster

    Loch Ness Monster
  • Nessie Hoax Revealed

    Nessie Hoax Revealed
  • Toy Nessie

    Toy Nessie
  • Hoax Loch Ness Monster

    Hoax Loch Ness Monster
  • Shark Nessie

    Shark Nessie
  • Loch Ness

    Loch Ness
  • Elephant Loch Ness Monster

    Elephant Loch Ness Monster
  • Proof of Loch Ness Monster

    Proof of Loch Ness Monster
  • Hoax Nessie

    Hoax Nessie
  • Nessie Monster

    Nessie Monster
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This contest is fueled by the following news: According to Loch Ness Monster legend, the first people in the world to record the mysterious creature in a remote Scottish lake have been Roman legionaries, who have been conquering these Celtic lands with a sword in hands at the dawn of the Christian era. Scottish locals immortalized in stone carvings all the animals of the local fauna from deer to mice. The only carved animal Romans could not identify was the oversized strange long necked seal. History of Loch Ness monster sightings dates back to 7th century. Many of them were recorded and passed through generations in legends, poems and stories of Scottish folklore. Until the early twentieth century the story of a sea creature Nessie living in the deepest lake of Scotland has not been taken seriously by the scientific community. Rather it was treated as a sea monster created by the ancient folklore, just like dragon and Kraken. However, as technology of the recording equipment advanced, more and more sightings were supported by the photographs, audio tapes, and even videos in the later decades of the 20th century. Loch Ness Monster had been officially viewed within the crypto-zoology. In fact Nessie is considered one of the most famous cryptids, along with Yeti and Bigfoot, and is on the "most wanted" list of the modern science. While there's no solid proof evidence for existence of Loch Ness monster, it may be only a matter of time before it is found. Such may be the case of the filming done last week by the Scotland resident Gordon Holmes. His video footage of the Loch Ness Monster is the longest and highest quality film to ever capture Nessie. It shows some 15 minutes of the animal swimming diving under water, and just above water. Many body parts of Loch Ness monster can be vividly distinguished and identified. The animal is swimming at about 5 to 15 miles ah hour. Scottish media have broadcasted the Loch Ness movie on many TV channels, including BBC. Scientific experts say they are not ready to give their final verdict on the video tape until they finish studying it. Meanwhile this fresh monster story worked like a magnet for the tourists coming to Loch Ness. Many of them bring sophisticated recording and surveillance equipment in hopes of catching Nessie on film and proving once and for all it exists. One of the alternative explanations for the Loch Ness monster phenomenon is based upon the fact that the owners of hotels and other business establishments, located near the lake, could have been exploiting this ancient legend about the monster to attract tourists. Many local newspapers published the testimonies and photographs, allegedly proving their assertions and even wax figures of Nessie were also manufactured. Moreover, the filming of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel "The Lost World" popularized cryptozoology, thus again making people talk about the possible existence of the monster in Scotland. The given version does not explain previous explanations of the creature. August 3, 2012: The "best" photo of the Loch Ness monster was taken by 60yr old George Edwards. The photo was already analyzed by American military experts and they certified its authenticity. For taking the photo of the monster, the hunter spent 60 hours every week chasing it for the last 26 years. The author of the photograph is of the view that the lake is inhabited by more than one such monster. “It was slowly moving up the loch towards Urquhart Castle and it was dark gray in color. It was quite far away from the boat, probably about half a mile", said Edwards to the tabloid The Sun. The Sun said that he did not want to publish the shot until it got expert approval – the photo was taken in November last year. The photograph, taken by George Edwards, depicts a strange hump, protruding out from under the water. Experts concluded that the photograph is of a moving object. According to Edwards, he watched Nessie for about 10 minutes, after which it sank into the water and disappeared. It is interesting that, modern technology has pinpointed the Loch Ness monster more than once. In April, Captain Martin Atkinson reported that the sonic depth finder on his boat detected 1.5 m long serpentine creature deep inside the famous lake. In evidence, he presented the screen images from the sonic depth finder. His photo won the "Best Latest Nessie Sighting" award, instituted by bookmaker William Hill.

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Contest Info

  • Started: 6/3/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 6/5/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 14
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
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