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PostPosted: 08 Nov 2007, 17:16 
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Orkney beast 'similar to Nessie'

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A mystery creature washed up on Orkney almost 200 years ago was "strikingly similar" to descriptions of Nessie, the Highlands Science Festival will hear.

Geneticist Dr Yvonne Simpson, who hails from Orkney, has researched the Stronsay Beast.

Its carcass, which some said was that of a basking shark, was found off Stronsay in 1808.

Dr Simpson said the descriptions of its long neck were along the lines of those of the Loch Ness Monster.


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The oldest sighting of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to AD565 when St Columba was said to have seen a large monster in the River Ness

The term Nessie was created by a journalist after the first modern sighting in 1933

The Stronsay Beast measured (16 metres) 55ft


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I didn't think Nessie looked like that. I thought s/he was more like Plesiosaur-ish.

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I do know that there have been some underwater shots of Nessie---

Which is silly, in a way, because they have lost TWO (at least when I researched this for school) movie models of the monster in the lake. Of course, rising and falling models would also cause sightings...

Tell me this one doesn't look like a static movie model?

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I was under the impression that Columba was the first recorded sighting, that there had been many sightings prior to that (which led Columba to the water to dispell the devil monster in the first place)


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