Nessie: The Land Reports

Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 18th, 2012

For some reason, I have always found the admittedly rare reports of the creatures of Loch Ness, Scotland having been seen on the land far more intriguing than those water-based ones where a long neck and a hump is usually all-dominating.

And, you can find an excellent, solid new post on these land-based encounters over at the Loch Ness Mystery blog.

As we’re told in the opening paragraph: “What is the largest land animal on this planet? The answer is the Loch Ness Monster when it comes out of the water to make its rare excursions onto terra firma. In making such a statement, we enter a twilight world of strange and misshapen giants…”

With that, I am in agreement!

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
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2 Responses to “Nessie: The Land Reports”

  1. Loren Coleman responds:

    Yep, talked about this topic on Cryptomundo in 2007, here: The Water Horse Land Sightings at Loch Ness.

    Nice to see an update.


    I dealt with this subject almost a decade ago in my and Patrick Huyghe’s book The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep (NY: Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), and I’m in agreement with Nick that we all should thank Mike Dash for assembling the land data first.

  2. springheeledjack responds:

    Yes, there’s a book too (maybe Mackal??–not at home in front of my library of water cryptid books), that has a nice spreadsheet of land sightings and as well as water sightings.

    It’s not a common occurrence but of those land sightings, I thought there was enough consistency between them to accept them as encounters and sightings instead of ruling them out.

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