Top scientist at Natural History Museum sacked for insisting ‘I’ve seen Nessie’

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 28th, 2015

Secret files reveal how eminent zoologist Dr Denys Tucker fired from Natural History Museum in 1960 after claiming to have spotted Loch Ness Monster.

Dr Tucker fought a seven-year legal battle to be reinstated, claiming he was wrongfully dismissed from his job in 1960 after making the claim in New Scientist magazine.

His fight even included attempts to sue the then Archbishop of Canterbury – one of the museum’s trustees.

Now, a file kept secret for more than 50 years has been made public under Freedom of Information laws and it reveals senior Whitehall officials were deeply concerned by Dr Tucker’s High Court challenge to his sacking.

The papers tell how Government mandarins feared they would “never again be able to fire a civil servant, except possibly for sedition or larceny” if he won his claim.

Read the rest of the article here on the Mirror Online.

See also:

Giant Worms and Lake Monsters
Nessie Google Doodle

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.


One Response to “Top scientist at Natural History Museum sacked for insisting ‘I’ve seen Nessie’”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    “Scientific” institutional intolerance; hurts the brain sometimes, doesn’t it?

    My third-grader grandson had homework the other day on Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Other Hoaxes. Set them byotches straight!




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