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Nessie expert says Loch Ness Monster could have been a giant eel

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« on: January 14, 2016, 02:43:32 am »

Nessie expert says Loch Ness Monster could have been a giant eel
13:49, 7 JAN 2016 UPDATED 13:51, 7 JAN 2016
BY SCOTLAND NOW
GORDON Holmes, who captured famous images of Nessie in 2007, agrees with a US computer expert who claims his footage actually shows giant eels.
   


The Loch Ness Monster
A NESSIE spotter who filmed some of the most famous footage of the mysterious Loch Ness Monster has admitted it could have been a giant eel.

Gordon Holmes, of Shipley, West Yorkshire, made headlines when he captured images of black shapes moving in Loch Ness from the roadside in 2007.

And now the 63-year-old former university technician agrees with a US computer expert who claims his footage actually shows giant eels.

His two-minute video was analysed by Bill Appleton, chief executive of firm DreamFactory, who stabilised the footage to make it clearer.

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Mr Holmes said the study showed the creatures were "approximately 12ft long".

According to the Press and Journal, Mr Holmes said: "I am extremely grateful to the various experts who have analysed the footage and provided me with their opinion of the creatures’ identity.

"Since eels do appear strange, ancient scary-like beasties, that may explain several of the Loch Ness sightings over the centuries."

Mr Holmes had visited Loch Ness six times before capturing the footage and said he believed Bill Appleton had "finally resolved this major mystery in my life”.

There has been much debate about Nessie's identity over the years.

From eels to ancient marine reptiles, and even elephants, the creature has never been truly identified - find out more here.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 02:44:08 am »

http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/nessie-expert-says-loch-ness-7134214
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 02:45:36 am »




Could large eels account for Loch Ness Monster sightings ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ben Buxton
A new analysis of a video taken 8 years ago has suggested an alternative explanation for the sighting.
The footage made headlines back in 2007 when Gordon Holmes, a former university technician from Shipley in West Yorkshire, stopped at the side of the road to record what appeared to be a large black creature swimming through the waters of Scotland's enigmatic loch.

Now however US computer expert Bill Appleton has carried out a new analysis of the video and believes that what it actually shows is a group of gigantic eels measuring up to 12ft long.

"I am extremely grateful to the various experts who have analysed the footage and provided me with their opinion of the creatures’ identity," said Holmes. "Since eels do appear strange, ancient scary-like beasties, that may explain several of the Loch Ness sightings over the centuries."

A local news report detailing the original footage can be viewed below.   
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 12:25:40 am »

Someone did catch a very large eel in loch ness? It was a documentry on Animal planet years ago.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 12:27:53 am »

From what I can remember as a kid walking along the beach, eels have very noticeable skeletons that wash ashore.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 12:29:31 am »

It empties via several well-populated locks in the canal into the North Sea. Plus I think congers are strictly salt water. There are very few fish that can actually cope with the transition as they have to alter their physiology in order to do it. I wonder what the pike are like in the loch? Betting there are some heroically collossal specimens! The thing to remember is that no matter how mad the living dinosaur theory is... it's still infinitely more plausible than Doc Shiels' fresh water "Elephant Squid"
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