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Loch Ness Monster Find Is a Film Prop

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I figured this belonged in the CT section.

A marine robot deployed in the waters of Scotland's Loch Ness has found the remains of a monster but it turned out to be a prop from a movie shot in 1970.
The robot, belonging to Norwegian offshore oil company Kongsberg Maritime, is drawing up the first high-resolution map of the 230-meter (755-feet) deep lake in a project named "Operation Groundtruth."
It also found a 27-foot long shipwreck, which is still being investigated, and worked out that there is no "Nessie trench" in the loch bed in which a creature could be hiding, as previously believed.

Loch Ness Monster Find Is a Film Prop : Discovery News
 

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I figured this belonged in the CT section.

A marine robot deployed in the waters of Scotland's Loch Ness has found the remains of a monster but it turned out to be a prop from a movie shot in 1970.
The robot, belonging to Norwegian offshore oil company Kongsberg Maritime, is drawing up the first high-resolution map of the 230-meter (755-feet) deep lake in a project named "Operation Groundtruth."
It also found a 27-foot long shipwreck, which is still being investigated, and worked out that there is no "Nessie trench" in the loch bed in which a creature could be hiding, as previously believed.

Loch Ness Monster Find Is a Film Prop : Discovery News
not saying i believe in it, but a prop from a 1970 movie wouldnt have explained the most often cited 'first' recording back in May of 1933.
 

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Not really a CT, more mythology and folklore. But I don't think there is a section for that.

not saying i believe in it, but a prop from a 1970 movie wouldnt have explained the most often cited 'first' recording back in May of 1933.

Doesn't need to. We already know how that pic was faked.
 

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Not really a CT, more mythology and folklore. But I don't think there is a section for that.



Doesn't need to. We already know how that pic was faked.


Yea I didn't know of a section that was really for this so I figured this was it for lack of a better section.
 

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But as it turned out, Campbell was wrong. The object in the water was not a form of marine life. It was a toy submarine outfitted with a sea-serpent head. This was revealed in 1994 when Christian Spurling, before his death at the age of 90, confessed to his involvement in a plot to create the famous Surgeon's Photo, a plot that involved both Marmaduke Wetherell and Colonel Wilson.

According to Spurling, he had been approached by Wetherell (his stepfather) who wanted him to make a convincing serpent model. Spurling did this, and this model was then photographed in Loch Ness. The picture was then given to Wilson, whose job it was to serve as a credible front-man for the hoax.

Apparently Wetherell's motive was revenge, since he was still smarting from his humiliation over the hippo-foot tracks. "We'll give them their monster," his son later remembered him saying.

In the original version of the image (bottom) the diminutive size of the Nessie model in relationship to the Loch can be seen. (The dark band along the top of the picture is the opposite side of the Loch.) The image given to the media was cropped to hide this perspective, making the "monster" appear larger than it actually was.
The Surgeon’s Photo

The UnMuseum: Loch Ness Hoax Photo
 

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Not really a CT, more mythology and folklore. But I don't think there is a section for that.
If we allow the NIST report to be discussed here then folklore and mythology are most definitely allowed. Perhaps Nessie shed her skin and that's what they found?
 

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not saying i believe in it, but a prop from a 1970 movie wouldnt have explained the most often cited 'first' recording back in May of 1933.

hey - they made movies back in those days too!!!!!
 

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Wonder if this will jeopardize all that tourist moolah

"VisitScotland estimates the revenue generated by tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of "Nessie" at £60 million (76 million euros, $85 million) a year."

Then again the infamous photo has been thoroughly debunked for 20 years and that meant nothing, or the fact "nessie" would be at least 80 years old now. No accounting for gullible fools
 

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hey - they made movies back in those days too!!!!!

Lol you are right there were a lot of horror and supernatural films being made during that era matter of a fact.
I loved fangoria type stuff when I was a kid.
 

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If we allow the NIST report to be discussed here then folklore and mythology are most definitely allowed. Perhaps Nessie shed her skin and that's what they found?

Pfff, truffers. :roll:
 
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