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Shine on Nessie

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 21st, 2010

Even a skeptical thinker on the Loch Ness Monsters can convey a passion for the topic.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.


8 Responses to “Shine on Nessie”

  1. David-Australia responds:

    Why does an educated British accent call for the use of sub-titles?

  2. Loren Coleman responds:

    The video was posted, as can be seen, for a non-English speaking audience. Some folks who do not understand the spoken language of English, no matter what the accent, nevertheless, have been educated in reading English.

  3. dogu4 responds:

    If Hollywood makes a biopic on the life of the archdruid, founder of the Sierra Club and Scotsman John Muir, and are looking for potential castmembers, Adrian would serve quite nicely.

    I appreciate his natural historical perspectives on the mystery, and while I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to make arrangements to get to the exhibition, which I’m sure would be marvelous, though I’d love to if for no other reason than to travel through the rest of the Scottish Highlands as well, I’m equally sure his explanation would be well thought out and possibly similar to my own. Cheerio.

  4. springheeledjack responds:

    Adrian Shine is one of the skeptics that I respect most. He’s spent more years and man hours on the Loch Ness front than most, and he’s earned his place as an expert.

    I would guess he’s thinking along the lines of eels, but I don’t think I’ll get to the conference to hear for sure. And I’m not sure he’s wrong. There are all kinds of theories about what Nessie might be, and I’m in agreement with him about what it’s probably not.

    Adrian also represents what a skeptic should be all about. He’s looked at all kinds of possibilities, and then gone ahead using the knowledge available about the animal kingdom and the environment of Ness itself and tried to find the logical possibilities for what is being seen in the loch. That’s what science and skepticism is all about.

    You have my undying respect. Thanks for all of your years of dedication!

  5. Ferret responds:

    Cool video! Anyone know what fish he was talking about? A sturgeon perhaps?

  6. cryptidsrus responds:

    The great Adrian Shine, doing what he does best. I’m more of a “believer” than he is but I appreciate his insights and profound knowledge. And YES, his enthusiasm. SRPINGHEELEDJACK got it right. What a true skeptic should be all about. May his work endure and his name be remembered for perpetuity.

  7. Frankyboy5 responds:

    Yes this is for Dutch tourists going to Scotland, but it is kinda odd that the subtitles aren’t in Dutch though.

    He was definitely talking about a sturgeon. There’s one in the pond with the statue of the monster at his exhibition.

    I’m a bit of a believer but I agree with what you have all said about Shine, he’s awesome.

  8. Kopite responds:

    Big fish or big eel. That’s the only conclusion I come to about Loch Ness. Both could live for an extraordinary amount of time and could explain some of the sightings going back to the early 20th century.

    Previous to that there really isn’t any more catalogue of sightings in Loch Ness than any of the other Scottish lochs with their Water Keplie legends and tales, as far as I can find out.



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