Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 1st, 2009
The Thetis Lake Monster issue of Junior Skeptic will be published in the next few days.
Editor Daniel Loxton (above) shares the conclusion of his investigation of the British Columbian Lizardman reports. He declares the whole thing groundless. He spoke with eyewitness Russell Van Nice, who told him the pivotal Van Nice/Gold sighting was a hoax.
But the haunting question of the day is, if Loxton reinforces the imagery of the Thetis Lake Monster, a la’ The Creature From The Black Lagoon, within the minds of his youthful readers, well, will he have no one to blame but himself? (That’s an inside joke for anyone that ends up reading his debunking article.)
I do genuinely like the art.
The cover art is by Chris Wisnia and Daniel Loxton.
The Thetis Lake Monster is now part of popular culture, certainly in Japan. An example of the following interpretative figurine, imported by Clawmark, can be seen in the museum. (It is only about two inches tall, btw, thus being a little shorter that the original reports discussed, which we now understand to be imaginative fakery, according to Loxton.)
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