posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 04:55 AM
Bill McDonald here. Thanks for replying. I understand the concerns. I'm happy to respond.
I'd like to make several things clear:
I'm an old-fashioned "Gumshoe" private detective--Not a paleontologist, ichthyologist or other ocean scientist--Investigating a case which was
brought to me specifically because of my radio show appearances and my family's association with several authors, including Steve Alten. "Nessie"
witnesses who are residents of Inverness-Shire were referred to me via relatives of theirs who served in DESERT SHIELD & DESERT STORM (The first Gulf
War in 1991 and 1992, and who met me in Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. These relatives served in the armed forces of the United Kingdom. Others
came to me because I was the forensic illustrator on the Loch Ness Monster segment of the old Paramount Television series "Sightings" in 1993 &'94.
I worked with them for their first three seasons and contributed to their arch rival "Encounters" on FOX. I'm also the artist who brought the
two Roswell UFO model kits to the Testor Corporation in 1995 - 1999. I also did the spaceships for the SHOWTIME/Viacom movie "Roswell" in
Steve Alten is my personal friend and has been a true friend to my family for years. He and Tsunami licensed my "Improvements" on the theories
begun by the late Dr. Roy P. Machal, Professor Robert Rines, and Freeman, because of the Anguilla and Conger eels I kept as pets in my personal
aquariums and the koi pond I maintained at my home of record in southern California while I was growing up. Those theories are expressed in "The
Loch." I also had California Morays and a number of crocodilians including South American Caimans as pets. I maintained professional salt & fresh
water aquariums and managed the fish rooms for the old Russos' pet chain in Orange County, California from 1978 to 1981.
I have no financial or personal intrest in the sales of "The Loch." Tsunami paid for my December 2004 trip to Loch Ness and licensed my sketches
and theory points as a direct fee. I hope Steve's book does well because he is my friend.
Tsunami has published my own non-fiction writings on the Loch Ness investigation as an e-book. It's a first draft of what may become something more
complex, if the tooth case and my other investigative probes yield posative results.
The two college boys on Spring Break who are my witnesses are now busting their backsides in law school. They have honor codes in those law schools,
the same way officer candidate schools have in the military. If an association with a hoax or an unproven claim were made with the two witnesses,
they could be dismissed from their studies. If their identities got out or if we were in any way implicated in a hoax, their families would face
catastrophic losses to their finances, legacies and business reputations. Their fathers are major policy makers in their home states and in D.C. The
grandfather of one served in Congress.
I am in personal possession of the original 35 mm negatives of the Loch Ness Tooth and the deer carcass. Also the Mini DV tape. They are in a very
The carcass is clearly that of a cervid (Deer). It is a female with no antlers. As an elk, the small Highland Red Deer hind (Female) weighs in at
around 350 to 380 pounds.
That "Tooth" is clearly one of two possible things--It could be an artistic fabrication, an "In-camera" hand-made, hoaxed, item--Made by a real
genius; or, it is an actual biological substance, secreted or grown, made of a substance like chitin; as several West Coast and Desert Southwest
museum curators have surmized to me in private.
I am certain my two "Boys" had no hand in any fabrications. They and their families have way too much to lose.
A fishing contest heralded in the news media yielded a plethora of detailed photos of eel smiles. An Atlantic-Gulf of Mexico Gymnothorax green
moray's teeth most closely match the configurationa and color patterns of the Loch Ness Tooth. Tiny teeth in the Anguillas also exhibits the super
sharp barbs. The crusher teeth from the local population of conger eels of Plymouth England did not match the configuration of the Loch Ness
Marine ichthyologists from San Diego confirmed that the super sharp barbs extruding from the tip of the Loch Ness Tooth and along it's distal surface
have only been seen in the spear-tips / sucker hooks of mollusks (Predatory snails & Archeteuthis squids) and in some Anguilliforme eels. Nothing
else in nature produces a point of that sharpness except for some shark and Pirahna teeth. NOTE: All fish teeth evolved from fish scales.
No deer antler, not even that from the small feral asiatic Reeves Muntjac which the English sometimes call a "Roe deer," is able to produce barbs of
excessive sharpness in the deciduous aerated bone which is the material from which cervid antlers grow.
The location of the photographs is very recognizable to any native-born Loch Ness local. The boulders, the moss and the oaks in the shoreline shots
are clearly identical to the landscapes I visited back in 1993 and 1989 on the Glendoe shoreline of Loch Ness. To the SW is Fort August and to the NE
is Foyers with it's hydroelectric power station. The location is a well-known "fishing hole" to local anglers and the fact that I found it myself
is a real pisser to some of them. The fishing hole's location is where a waterfall runs off the mountain, between the Horseshoe Craig (Rocky Crag)
and the Craig Corrie.
As some have pointed out, I've had to answer to the moderators and owners of this forum. I change identities simply because I change computers and
travel alot and do not always remember my passwords. Blogs and discussion forums is how I pass time away from my family and away from the hotel or
motel bars. I make no secret that I am forensic illustrator and PI Bill McDonald. ATS has been a useful tool for me as a detective in locating and
staying in touch with contacts and the status of certain UFO, cryptozoology and special access programs subjects.
As I shared with folks from the BBC:
Regarding the famous Loch Ness Tooth:
I've spent three extensive periods of time in Inverness-Shire since 1993 and have carefully applied my interview and undercover skills as a detective
and I am convinced that the town fathers of the Loch-Side Towns and the hard-working professionals who maintain and repair the infrastructure of the
Loch-Side Towns such as the electricians, the waste management engineers, the power and water people, and the fisheries people who have true knowledge
of the fish that are the true premiere animal predators in Loch Ness. I have personally located the critical fishing holes (So highly prized by
resident fishermen and Scottish Regiment retirees) where the waterfall from run-off originating in the general vicinity of Loch Tarff drops into Loch
Ness along the Glendoe shoreline between Craig Corrie and the Horseshoe Craig. And the associated "Kill Zone" amongst the mossy boulders and
knarled oaks where I have personally collected crushed and splintered Cervid (Deer) and sheep bones which look like they have been through a
mortician's pulverizer. The shoreline in the photos of the red deer hind's torn carcass appears to be in the same area.
I have targeted the Hydro-electric power station at Foyers and the salmon fish farm as an area of interest, especially because of the testimonies I
have personally collected from their engineers and maintenance personnel who like to party in the days leading to the Christmas holidays.
I do not go to Loch Ness with words like "Nessie" and "Monster" in my vocabulary. I go with discussions of my true interest in the search for
prehistoric and once-thought lost species of known species and genus of fishes, such as Genus Amia, the bowfin aka mudfish, which is in the fossil
beds of northern Scotland but has not been seen alive in 100 million years. These fish continue to survive in the waters of Minnesota, Arizona,
Kansas, Michigan, and Wisconsin here in the States--Amia calva is alive and well and is a living fossil like the Coelacanth of Madagascar and South
Africa. I follow all leads regarding large sturgeons and the occasional conger eel which find themselves lost and wandering up the River Ness or
the Caledonian Canal.
The Loch-Side locals who repair power lines and transformers for a living respond with tales of "Ferox trout" and "Eel infestations" (Regarding
catadromous Anguillas) including tales of exceptionally large chunks of fish cross-section diced up inside the twin monster turbine blades of the
Foyers Power Station when power is applied to back-flush the system. I've taken a thirteen-foot dory into the outflow areas of the turbines and have
extensively photographed the heavy-gage armored steel screen meshes which block access into the outflows (from penetration) by any biological,
including human divers. My measurements of the speeds and rates of the currents in those outflows leads me to wonder why anyone would go to that
expense with currents so strong that a pod of whales or a navy gunboat would have trouble negotiating those currents. The steel gage could stop a
rampaging elephant or deflect a sperm whale!
Our experts are convinced that if the Loch Ness Tooth item / relic is real and not a hoax, then it is a tooth from an Osteichthys Teleost
Anguilliforme eel. The tooth is very similar to Genus Gymnothorax--The Atlantic Green Moray eel. I think that it is a genetic throw-back or a
descendant species of the original founding Cretaceous species of Anguilliforme that was the origins of such generas as Anguilla, Conger &
Gymnothorax. Such species diversified in the last 2.5 million years with the onset of the eleven ice ages when the central American land bridge
arose, creating the global conveyor system of north-south currents and ended the ancient, planet girdling global equatorial current processions.
Nessie probably exhibits a cross section of traits from all these fish within this family of related species.
If the fact that I am a "Gumshoe" instead of a lettered marine zoologist offends anyone, I ask, how many of those scientists or critics of mine can
draw the various versions of "Nessie" as well as I do? While others write dry reports of investigations (ROIs), I can illustrate my results! Just
look my renderings in the UFO community.
And how many of these folks kept mini "Nessies" in their aquariums? I owned three Anguillas, one conger which I successfully converted to fresh
water, three Gymnothorax morays, and four electric eels, one of which cleared six feet in length (Yes, several Welsh marine biologists accused me of
lying--But ask any of my friends in Laguna Beach about that eel--A neighbor's dog killed it while it hunted in the garden one night). FYI:
Electric eels are not eels at all. Their closest relatives are knifefish and both carps and cats share some relation.
My eels duplicated many of the "Nessie" behaviors described by the locals, both in the water and on dry land. True "Nessie" sightings happen at