England’s Nessie

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 13th, 2010

Source: The search for England’s Loch Ness Monster

A team has been sweeping Lake Windermere with sonar to try and find England’s very own Loch Ness Monster.

In the past four years there have been seven sightings of the mysterious creature, which eyewitnesses say is some sort of long humpbacked animal.

It’s been nicknamed Bow-Nessie – and now 21st century technology is being deployed to try and prove she exists.

It’ll be a hard task, though, as Lake Windermere is huge, measuring 11 miles in length and up to 220-feet in depth in some places.

However, one local, Windermere hotel owner Thomas Noblett, claims that he’s had a close encounter with something big and rather strange in the cold waters of the lake.

He told Sky News: ‘All of a sudden I felt something brush past my legs like a giant fish.

‘And then I was lifted up by a three-foot wave. I’ve no idea what it was.’

The team searching for Bow-Nessie haven’t detected anything so far, aside from seeing an odd 20-foot disturbance in the water. The sonar read-outs remained stubbornly blank, though.

Hunt organiser, Dean Maynard, added: ‘We’ve had more creature sightings here than at Loch Ness in recent years so we think it’s time that Bow-Nessie received more attention.’

Or, it could just be a monstrous waste of time. Watch this space.Metro Online

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

6 Responses to “England’s Nessie”

  1. Kopite responds:

    Weren’t there alleged sightings of a giant sized eel there some time ago (a year or 2?) or was that another lake in Cumbria?

    Very beautiful area anyway.

  2. Cass_of_MPLS responds:

    Yeah…Lake Windermere…great. But what about the creature that destroyed the Excelsior Amusement Park at Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota? No one EVER talks about that.

    And yet…at the end of this video…there’s evidence.

    Seeing is believing, Craig…

  3. Weirdopedia responds:

    Hi Kopite, yes it was in Windermere. 🙂

    I lived around the lake for many years and every year there would be reports of some creature, usually only reported if it happens to be a slow news week.

    The other cryptid (although more of a legend) that is said to inhabit Lake Windermere is the esoteric Tizzie-Wizzie which is described as having the body of a hedgehog, the tail of a squirrel and a pair of bee-like wings. 🙂

    Another thing I am trying to find out about supposedly happened around the mid 70’s. Whilst the film ‘Jaws’ was stopping people getting back in the water a small film company decided to do a very English version using a large animatronic pike in Windermere.

    Although it never got finished the model pike was apparently used for a few hoaxes by some of the locals. 🙂

  4. Kopite responds:

    Hi Weirdopedia,

    Thanks for the confirmation about Windermere. I was sure I heard something about huge eels being reported. I think the CFZ even did a research mission, although they didn’t find anything.

    Hehe speaking of ‘Pike’, as a kid I actually read the novel by Cliff Twemlow and loved it. I never knew they were planning to turn it into a film though. That would have been very cool. Definitely a Jaws ripoff though, but then what animal based film wasn’t back in those days???

    Thanks for the memories. I had totally forgotten about that book.

  5. Weirdopedia responds:

    Hi Kopite,

    Just a quick follow up, I found the video of the CFZ at Windermere:

  6. Kopite responds:

    Ah thank you very much. I’m watching it right now. Cheers Weirdopedia.

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