Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 17th, 2007
Nessie, seal, or otter? This does not represent a car full of Rock Ness attendees trying to photograph Nessie, but merely another view of the Spicer encounter of 1933 (used for promotional purposes by loch-ness.org on various Scottish tourism sites).
As you will recall, after all the buzz of the Holmes video of an unknown something in Loch Ness, a million pounds was offered for definite photographic proof of Nessie. A promoter was to hand out reportedly 50,000 cameras at the Rock Ness concert held near Loch Ness.
Attendence was more than the 22,000 that showed up last year for the one day event. But did the 33,000 attending in 2007 for two days have any success with Nessie photos?
The simple answer was given in Scottish newspapers at the end of last week:
Sadly, despite the free cameras given out by a bookies’ chain, no-one got even a sniff of a shot of Nessie grooving away to the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada or The Manic Street Preachers. “Rock Ness goes Daft” by Margaret Chrystall, Highland News, 14 June 2007.
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.