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600 People Saw Nessie the Other Day

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:31 PM
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Yes, but hold on there mate...they were all duped!


Why is this here? Because I believe people might hear or know of this and it is something we ALL may need to debunk for others one day.

This happened August 16th.


Around 600 people got just what they were looking for when they saw a 16-foot (five-metre) beast rise through the water.

However, Britain's Channel Five television admitted Tuesday that the startling vision was actually a 440-pound (200-kilogramme) animatronic model named Lucy which had roamed the loch for a fortnight.

The results were filmed for a forthcoming programme on Nessie.

The television channel said the public reaction ranged from those utterly convinced they had seen the legendary beast and those who know a fibre-glass and polyurethane rubber hoax when they see one.

news.yahoo.com...


Anyway, it seems this show decided to "punk" or prank all these people. Interesting responses. I really hope they don't prank bigfoot one day and I'm there. I would probably shoot the guy in the suit before someone says "just a joke mate."

Hardy-damn Har Har!


[edit on 18-8-2005 by ZeddicusZulZorander]




posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:41 PM
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that is an interesting "experiment"


the results should be known to the many who claim to see monsters...

thanks for the great read...





posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:53 PM
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Oh man, I missed that one! sounds like a right laugh!



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:57 PM
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That's too funny. A prank like that is jsu tawesome. I'd love to see a show like punk'd, bot for Science and such.... Make a scientist think he discovered something important like the cure to AIDS.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:06 PM
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There's actually a show on the sci fi channel that does stuff sort of like this, they had one where some peopel were in their car in teh woods and big foot attacked it, a guy in a realisitic look suit, etc etc.

I think one of the interesting reactions would be people who deny this whole nessie thing. I mean, depending on what the model looked like (no pic in the article), it might be very realistic. Its interesting to think that some peopel denied that it was nessie, when, for all intents and purposes, it was; it wasn't a log or a wake or a turtle or fish, it was something alien to the loch.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:09 PM
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Yeah... I've seen that show. My little brother loves it. I think it's called Scare Tactics. Some of them are pretty funny.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by they see ALL
that is an interesting "experiment"


the results should be known to the many who claim to see monsters...

thanks for the great read...




Actually, it's not near as interesting an experiment as it is just another very good example of how mainstream media has completely abandoned reporting facts and opted to make drama. A news agency duped citizens to get their reaction.

That's Candid Camera isn't it?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 07:19 PM
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A picture from anarticle from the BBC. I'm curious how close the people who claimed it was only waves were when they saw it. The article says that divers had to help it stay at the surface, so it's possible that sometimes it only showed a bit out of the water.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
Actually, it's not near as interesting an experiment as it is just another very good example of how mainstream media has completely abandoned reporting facts and opted to make drama. A news agency duped citizens to get their reaction.

That's Candid Camera isn't it?


maybe this was the only way to get the "answers" "they" needed...

i, personally, find it interesting because i have never read anything like this before...





posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 01:47 PM
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On www.lochness.co.uk... , was there no-one watching the cams when this happened? There should at least be a couple of screenies taken!! I tried to check the archives for some, but it's down for maintenance


Anyone on the webcam wouldn't have known it was fake right? Unless they were watching when they put 'nessie' in the Loch. So there should be pictures!! I wanna see how good it looked!!



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 02:58 PM
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Did they bother to find all of the witnesses and explain to them that it was just a prank? Like as not they didn't follow up.......so they've left some poor slob out there who will look like a proper fool when they insist that they've really seen Nessie!!

Things like this make legitimate witnesses hesitate to come forward!



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:37 PM
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The programme this hoax was filmed for is on tonight in the UK, Channel 5 at 7:00. So it's already started.

*turns TV on*

The TV Guide says:




Loch Ness Monster: The Ultimate Experiment
Channel 5 Sun Aug 28 7:00 PM
(90 min., United Kingdom)

Why does the Loch Ness Monster hold such a grip on the nation's imagination? This film sets out to explore the world's most enduring monster myth. Britain's leading special effects engineers build an animatronic creature which is launched on an unsuspecting public with the aid of a specialist diving team.

Can they create a convincing Loch Ness sighting and persuade the public that Nessie really does exist?




posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:58 PM
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just watched it. bit boring, the stupid thing kept sinking and a few of them almost died! big (massive) waste of time if u ask me.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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I just saw the show, it was brilliant!

I thought it was a good idea, it shows that people are quite happy to jump to the conclusion that they saw a lake monster rather than a clever hoax (which, as history has shown, is the more likely explaination).


Originally posted by Valhall
A news agency duped citizens to get their reaction.


Channel five is a general entertainment channel, not a news station.


[edit on 28-8-2005 by shorty]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 05:43 PM
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I watched the program and did laugh a few times.

But I dont agree that people are stupid for saying they saw "Nessie". The "creature" built was very very convincing. Put yourself in their place and tell yourself you would think it was an anamatronic life size model being controled by compressed air and several divers?

To show how people can convince themselves that they have seen the monster they should have put together logs, seals, ribbon fish etc that can be misidentified by people "wanting" to see Nessie.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by DogBoy
To show how people can convince themselves that they have seen the monster they should have put together logs, seals, ribbon fish etc that can be misidentified by people "wanting" to see Nessie.


The hump test was interesting. When they lost Lucy the lake monster they brought out a hump that a diver put on his backc and swam about under, and even that fooled people.

People want to believe in the Loch Ness monster and if they see something they can put down to such a creature they will do.

I think the chances are if there was a lake monster of some discription there isn't anymore...Maybe died at at some point during the the late 1800s early 1900s. Legends and folk tales about a lake monster seem to date back a long time but in modern times all that has kept Nessie alive are hoaxes.



posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 12:21 PM
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Does anyone know where I can watch that "Scare Tactics" show?

I've been trying to see it for ages...but living in the U.k



posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 02:22 PM
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I was wondering if the locals saw the funny side. I mean, this age-old tourist attraction that probably originated from sightings of deer or seals crossing the loch, now a dis-functional robot that could barely float.

I hope this doesn't effect visitors buying the 'nessie' key-rings.

[edit on 8-9-2005 by IronMan]



posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 05:30 PM
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A guy who works with me in the media, saw the programme and told me that he heard that a couple of hours before the robot Nessie was placed in the loch, a local complained of a truck blocking part of the road near Foyers.
Apparently, the 'road-blockers' were putting cables or pipes into the water and my friend also told me that the police were called.

My friend continued that as far as the cameramen of the documentary were concerned, they were asked to take some time off and visit Inverness. He pressed on saying that the real Nessie was stunned in some way and switched when the retrieval of the sunken robot took place!
I trust this friend and even though some phone calls brought little information, it seems that Channel 5 may have been involved in capturing Nessie!!

I'll keep probing about this, but it seems like a late April Fool's trick.




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