Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 8th, 2009
It appears a leak has occurred with regard to a recent Loch Ness finding made by MonsterQuest’s film crew, according to a new Daily Express dispatch.
When the US scientists lowered their high tech, cameras 800ft into Loch Ness, they were prepared for anything – except golf balls.
Instead of zooming in on Nessie, the cameras picked up tens of thousands of balls posing a threat to the species that live there.
Loch Ness has been designated with “international conservation importance” because of its unique aquatic life.
It is believed holidaymakers and locals are using the loch as a golf range.
Mike O’Brien. of Louisiana-based Sea Trepid. sent remote cameras down in the hope of discovering Nessie for the US TV show, MonsterQuest.
He said: “There’s a lot of debris down there, including, literally, a coating of golf balls. It’s a shame really.”
Green Party MSP Patrick Harvie said: “From the Moon to the bottom of Loch Ness, golf balls are humanity’s signature litter.
“If there was anything of interest down there, it would not do it any good to be hit like this.
“You can get biodegradable balls now and anyone looking to fire a few off into Loch Ness or elsewhere should get a stock in.”
Thanks to Cryptomundo correspondent R. D. Hendricks for forwarding this news item.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.