The day with ALL THE RESEARCH
To keep myself right, I've made a timeline of all the (major, obvs) Nessie sightings throughout the years.
This includes the original Nessie hysteria where she made national headlines, and that famous photograph taken by a London surgeon, and footsteps found on the banks of the loch (probs made by an umbrella stand) and the first sonar readings from the 1950's.
NB - the Surgeon's photo was mega discredited. He turned out to be pals with the guy who posed the photo - they used a wee toy submarine and a constructed head to stage the photo. One of the conspirators 'fessed up when interrogated in the '90's. It's a shame - since it's Nessie's most memorable photo.
Then we had some total chancers who tried they're hardest to convince the world they'd found Nessie, and more recent sonar findings, video, etc.
I do like the idea that there's more than one Nessie. I mean, how would just one survive that many hundreds of years?
I also started to look at the problems with the theories - like her being cold blooded. And not seeming to surface regularly to breathe. And there not being loads for her to eat.
I'm also really interested in that bit of info from New Scientist - plesiosaurs couldn't lift their heads up like in the Surgeon's photo. But that was fake anyway, so...
So, now I have done a lot of research into what Nessie can't do, and can't be, all I've got left must be the truth. Sherlock says.