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Nessie: An Unknown Encounter

Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 18th, 2013

Tim Dinsdale, The Story of the Loch Ness Monster

“Back in 1986, veteran Loch Ness monster researcher Tim Dinsdale (1924-1987) had corresponded with me in relation to a very different but equally intriguing water monster that formed the basis of my first major cryptozoological investigation – Gambo, the Gambian sea serpent. Consequently, when I attended the International Society of Cryptozoology’s two-day symposium held at the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on 25-26 July 1987, Day 1 of which was devoted to Nessie and at which Tim was one of the speakers (click here to read my reporting of this symposium), I lost no time in introducing myself to him so that I could thank him directly for his kind interest and encouragement in my own fledgling cryptozoological researches.”

That’s how Karl Shuker begins one of his latest blog posts – at Shuker Nature – on a hitherto unknown sighting of a Nessie, the details of which were provided to Karl by Dinsdale. The case is an interesting one, concerning a creature displaying the traditional long neck and hump.

You can find Karl’s full post – which describes how he came to meet Dinsdale (in 1987) and the circumstances surrounding the encounter at the Loch – right here.

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.


One Response to “Nessie: An Unknown Encounter”

  1. springheeledjack responds:

    Interesting. I don’t remember that report specifically, but hey, you know…been a while since I’ve gone over my own Nessie data. I’ll add it to the list and see if it’s already in there somewhere or not.



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