Nessie: A 1992 Controversy

Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 6th, 2013


Glasgow Boy tells us in a new post…

“One aspect which makes blogging a fruitful pursuit is the interaction with others who take an interest in the same theme. So, as ever, I encourage comments and anything that could add to the online content. So, with this in mind, one of this blog’s readers, Jack, sent me this old clipping. It is from the Daily Mail dated 12th August 1992. He had heard my audio interview with Binnall of America and was prompted to open his old copy of Nicholas Witchell’s “Loch Ness Story” when an old newspaper clipping fell out! He sent a scan and through the wonder of the Internet, we can all check it out below.”

GB cites the text of the clipping, which begins as follows…

The text of the article follows: “A long brown neck pokes out of the still waters of Loch Ness. Snapped by a Daily Mail reader at the weekend, is this Nessie coming up to take the morning air – or an elaborate hoax? Ian Bishop, head of the zoology department at the Natural History Museum, smiled as he studied the picture and three others taken in the same sequence. His first question – in reference to the traditional summertime lull newsmen call the ‘silly season’ – was anything but scientific. ‘Are you aware,’ he said ‘that the month is August?’ Such scepticism will not dampen the enthusiasm of the 45 year old man who took the pictures, which bear a striking resemblance to the classic 1934 photograph by London surgeon Robert Wilson.”

And with that said, here’s the complete post from GB, where you can make up your own minds as to what the controversial photo shows. Or doesn’t show.

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.

2 Responses to “Nessie: A 1992 Controversy”

  1. Dr Kaco responds:

    Very interesting. I am personally leaning toward paradolia but that’s just my opinion. I do find it very interesting how people can make something out of ‘apparently’ nothing yet that ‘nothing’ to that specific individual is an actual living breathing creature. Far out!

  2. dconstrukt responds:

    interesting story…. looked at the photo on the other site…. honestly, to me, it looks fake.

    i dont see anything that says it was digitally enhanced or made using software, however it doesn’t look ‘real’ to me in that photo.

    still an interesting story. 🙂

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