The Loch Ness Monster Author:Rupert T. Gould The Loch Ness Monster is back in the news again. The latest reports are of teams of scientists using sonar equipment to locate their quarry. The astounding discovery of a living monster of ancient times in the waters of a Scottish lake may seem like a science-fiction romance, but the steady accumulation of evidence can no longer be ignored. — Fro... more »m 1933 onwards reports of this strange creature made headline news. Many people thought the story a hoax until well-known hydrographer and author, Lieutenant-Commander Rupert Thomas Gould, famous for his love of mysteries, made a personal on-the-spot investigation, collecting evidence from over fifty eyewitnesses. This book records Gould's findings that the lonely waters of the loch contain a strange marine creature of great size, resembling a prehistoric plesiosaurus. Such monsters were known in Britain millions of years ago.
This book is a masterpiece of careful scientific investigation enriched by Gould's extensive background knowledge. His systematic analysis of a mass of evidence builds up a remarkable case for the reality of the Loch Ness monster.
Loch Ness is a strange and lonely lake, the largest in the British Isles, a vast area some 24 miles long, about 1 mile wide, a mean depth of 433 feet but some areas as deep as 754 feet. The wildest and most eerie sector is that between Glen Urquhart and Foyers, where the monster has often been reported. Scores of reputable witnesses have seen it. It has been photographed repeatedly and even filmed - the most notable pictures are reproduced in this book.
In 1961 the Loch Ness Phenomena Investigation Bureau was formed, and over the last seven years, it has sponsored expiditions to the Loch Ness, organized observers with cameras on different sites, and correlated the new evidence that continues to accumulate.
Gould's book is the standard work on the Loch Ness Monster. This is the first American edition, to which Leslie Shepard contributes a new introduction bringing the story up to the minute.« less