Another bitter battle over Scotland’s most famous mermonster, the Loch Ness monster or Nessie for short, this time as researchers accuse local tour operators and hoteliers of feeding the world’s most famous cryptid in an effort to increase tourism.
Is it true? Have so-called Nessie hunters like George Edwards really been feeding the beast – or beasts? If so, what or who have they been feeding Nessie? And how long can the Loch Ness monster – or monsters – really be maintained? How long will it be before it – or they! – get too hungry for even the dedicated tour operators of Drumnadrochit to maintain?
Nessie researcher Adrian Shine claims to have worked for over four decades to solve the mystery of the Loch Ness monster, what kind of monster it is exactly and what it must be eating out there in Scottland’s deepest lake.
“Talking about a creature or possibly creatures of that size here in the loch, you need to talk about potential food sources and about the fact that there’s just not enough food in the Loch Ness in terms of fish left to support a creature or possibly creatures of that size. Who or what exactly could be feeding this monster anyway?” he said, stopping just short of pointing the finger at his rival, Nessie Hunter George Edwards and his tour operator friends, pictured here.
Could it be true that Mr. Edwards is not really hunting Nessie at all but actually feeding and caring for a dangerous mermonster, all for the sake of tourism dollars? If so, is he working alone or with help from other tour operators and hotel owners? And what exactly is he feeding her or them or it?
Contacted for a reply, Nessie Hunter George Edwards categorically denies Mr. Shine’s inferences that he and his mates are secretly feeding the monster known as Nessie and further Captain Edwards questions Mr. Shine’s scientific qualifications to assess a real mermonster’s dietary needs.
There is a suspicious quantity of sonar surveillance equipment, fridge space and very detailed and thorough knowledge of Nessie and her habits noted again and again but no sign of a single harpoon-type weapon such that would be required to bag a monster the size of Nessie.
And you can’t ignore the fact the first reported sighting of Nessie took place in the 7th Century when an Irish monk allegedly fought off a mermonster in the act of eating a lone man on the River Ness.
Or the fact that Scotland has the lowest population density in all of Europe. A graph comparing the Scottish population growth to that of England and Wales looks very suspicious indeed. So maybe Captain Edwards isn’t feeding Nessie his precious tourists. That probably wouldn’t be a smart business decision. Where do all the missing Scottish people go?
The Loch Ness monster has been seen and photographed many thousands of times in many different ways by many people over the centuries including George Edwards himself whose photo of Nessie (above) has been deemed by a panel of independent experts to be the best and most reliable Nessie photo yet. Yet Captain Edwards still claims to be hunting the beast…
Sound suspicious to you yet? Me too. But before planning your trip to Scotland to get to the bottom of the matter, be sure and review your basic lake monster survival safety.by Seth Greening - Visit SethOnSurvival.com