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xx Is Nessie a Catfish?
« Thread started on: Jul 17th, 2015, 08:33am »

Loch Ness monster most likely large catfish, longtime watcher claims

Published July 17, 2015

A man who has spent almost 25 years searching for the elusive Loch Ness monster has concluded that the creature is, in fact, a very large catfish.

Steve Feltham, 52, told Sky News that he was not claiming to have solved the mystery that has baffled scientists and amateur enthusiasts for over 70 years, but "looking at all the evidence, speaking to eyewitnesses, the most likely solution is a Wels catfish."

Wels catfish can grow up to 13 feet long, weigh up to 880 pounds, and survive for decades. They are not native to the United Kingdom, having been introduced to the loch in the 19th century for sport fishing, according to Reuters.


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"I have to be honest. I just donít think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster," Feltham told the Times of London. "What a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back."

Legends of a primitive monster in the loch date back to the sixth century A.D., when a legend of the Irish monk St. Columba relates that he banished a "water beast" to the depths of the River Ness, which flows from the northern end of the loch.

The more recent version of the "Nessie" legend begins in 1933, when a local newspaper printed a report of mysterious splashing in the water that appeared to be caused "by two ducks fighting." The next year saw publication of the famous photo showing a head and neck resembling that of a brontosaurus protruding from the loch. Decades later, the photo was eventually revealed to be a hoax.

The monster, if it exists, has eluded modern technology as well. In 2003, the BBC funded an extensive scientific search that used 600 sonar beams and satellite tracking to sweep the full length of the loch. The study concluded there was probably nothing there.

Despite the lack of creditable sightings, the loch attracts thousands of tourists annually, and more than a few enthusiastic amateurs who have devoted their life to finding the creature. Feltham falls into the latter category, having left his home, job, and girlfriend in southwestern England to come to Loch Ness in 1991.

"I certainly donít regret the last 24 years," Feltham said, telling Sky News, "I'm in my utopia living here on the shores of the loch."

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/07/17/loch-ness-monster-most-likely-large-catfish-longtime-watcher-claims/

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xx Re: Is Nessie a Catfish?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 21st, 2015, 08:25am »

Yum...deep fried catfish.



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xx Re: Is Nessie a Catfish?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 24th, 2015, 12:22pm »

The answer to your question is "NO"!
I saw the creature in the MD bay around Kent Island back in the 1980s.

It is NOT a catfish!
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 24th, 2015, 4:03pm »

Wow......contact with greys and saw The Loch Ness monster. Man that's an active paranormal life.






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« Reply #4 on: Sep 24th, 2015, 4:52pm »

Yup! It sure was and are you jealous?
I never did see Bigfoot...
Would you know if anyone thinks he is real?
At one time I made fun of the people that claimed that Bigfoot was real, but now I wonder if that was a smart thing to do.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 24th, 2015, 5:55pm »

Jealous....? laugh lmao
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 24th, 2015, 6:37pm »

Well I take that as a yes..
He is the problem I am having with some forum members:
Most are here because they are board or curious and may have too much time to kill because their father died and left them a lot of money so they don't need to work.

That is fine, but I believe that there are some here that want to listen to reports about aliens and other strange things.

By your suggesting that the reports of the Lock Ness monster is just a catfish you just muddy the water.

It make you appear as if you don't care to believe the folks that are trying to share what they saw.
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xx Re: Is Nessie a Catfish?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 9:02pm »

on Sep 24th, 2015, 6:37pm, walt wrote:
Well I take that as a yes..
He is the problem I am having with some forum members:
Most are here because they are board or curious and may have too much time to kill because their father died and left them a lot of money so they don't need to work.

That is fine, but I believe that there are some here that want to listen to reports about aliens and other strange things.

It make you appear as if you don't care to believe the folks that are trying to share what they saw.


Hi Walt, I agree many here are bored or curious but I don't think anyone inherited money.

I'm with you on wanting to hear more aliens and the paranormal. We need to get back to the paranormal here and give everyone a voice!
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Mmm, yes, very curious, very interesting....


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« Reply #8 on: Jan 27th, 2016, 2:45pm »

Is Nessie a Catfish?



I 'm not sure, but... Jeremiah was a bullfrog.
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 2nd, 2016, 11:34am »

On a more serious note...


There have been quit a number of sonar/radar surveys of the loch and I do not recall anyone identifying mammoth catfish in the loch. Is there any evidence of these large catfish being found?


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« Reply #10 on: Feb 2nd, 2016, 12:41pm »

http://www.lochnessinvestigation.com/catfish.html

http://news.discovery.com/animals/loch-ness-monster-hunter-hooked-on-catfish-theory-150717.htm

Apparently they were stocked in many lakes and rivers in the past in England and other places but no one knows for certain if any were released into Loch Ness.
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Mmm, yes, very curious, very interesting....


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« Reply #11 on: Feb 12th, 2016, 06:39am »

on Feb 2nd, 2016, 12:41pm, drwu23 wrote:
Apparently they were stocked in many lakes and rivers in the past in England and other places but no one knows for certain if any were released into Loch Ness.


So, in a way, you are saying there is just as much proof of Nessie's existence as there is for the giant catfish in Loch Ness.




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