|August 1, 2003
Loch Ness rocks dated at 13,000 years
ago contain sea life. This indicates that Loch Ness was open to sea
creatures large and small 13,000 years ago.
But the sea life might have been brought to the loch by a
July 30, 2003
BBC says there is no Nessie.
(They're welcome to their opinion, so in all fairness, we give the link,
just as we do for all the supporting websites.)
The Press & Journal, Inverness, Scotland
31 March 2000
NESSIE RESEARCHERS DETECT MYSTERY SNORTING
by Dawn Thompson
Former military equipment employed in a bid to reveal the
secrets of Loch Ness has picked up mystery snorting
noises deep in the water.
At one point the underwater source of the sounds appeared to
barge into a hydrophone - once used to track Russian
submarines - which was sending the information back to
The Global Underwater Search Team which carried out the
research says the noises are very similar to those picked up
in Lake Seljordsvatnet in Norway while a monster hunt was
under way there.
If further analysis bears out the superficial resemblance it
could suggest Nessie has a Scandanavian brother or sister,
Nessie 2000 expedition leader Jan Sundberg said yesterday.
The sounds will now be sent to the Marine Research
Institute in Bergen for analysis as well as to Swedish
Mr Sundberg said the team was delighted with the
information yielded during the search.
The four-man team picked up the unexplained sounds from
a hydrophone positioned about 100 metres out into
Urquhart Bay late on Saturday, the night before they were
due to leave the area.
Mr Sundberg added: "It was really exciting. We were sitting
round the table. We said there are a lot of sounds here that
we cannot match. Then all of a sudden we heard this
snorting, a small faint one.
"Oh my God, we said, that's a Norwegian sound."
The sound over the course of two hours intermittently came
nearer until at one point its source appeared to be very
"Our hydrophone engineer Goran Rajala said it sounded like
it actually bumped into the hydrophone."
During the Norwegian expedition a strange sound -
described as a "cross between a snorting horse and an
eating pig" - was recorded. The team decided to try Loch
Ness which has similar features.
"We wondered if this sound was here as well. It could be a
creature of some species, this sound that we recorded."
Although the Loch Ness sound was of a similar low level to
the Norwegian noise, Mr Sundberg said it came in shorter
Depending on the results of the tests and comparisons with
the Norwegian sound, they could lend weight to the theory
that Nessie has a brother or sister in Scandanavia.
Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness
Monster Fan Club, said: "It's very encouraging, the fact that
the equipment has picked up unknown sounds."
Mr Campbell has recorded the sounds for broadcast on his
Internet radio station on
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