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    Default Nessie: Lake Windermerer, England

    LAKE NESS MONSTER
    Does this photo show the English Nessie?



    Sighting ... mysterious lake 'creature' in photo taken by kayaker Tom Pickles
    Westmorland Gazette



    By RICHARD MORIARTY
    Published: 18 Feb 2011



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    LOOMING from the deep, its back a cluster of snake-like humps - is this England's answer to the Loch Ness Monster?

    The terrifying "beast", thought to be up to 50ft long, was captured on camera by two pals out kayaking on Lake Windermere.
    Shocked Tom Pickles and Sarah Harrington told how the mystery creature swept through the still waters at ten miles per hour - creating a giant wake.
    They claimed they watched it for 20 seconds before it vanished into the mist, leaving them to scramble 360 yards to the safety of the bank.

    Sighting ... map points to beast's appearance



    Astonishingly, theirs is the EIGHTH sighting reported in the Lake District in just five years. Last night experts hailed the snap as the best proof yet that "something" lives in Windermere which - at 10.5 miles long and 220ft deep - is England's biggest natural lake.
    And, referring to Scotland's own legendary monster of the deep, one lake ecologist told The Sun: "If this thing is as big as they say it was, we're in Loch Ness Monster territory."
    Graduate Tom, 24, snapped the creature on his mobile while on a team-building exercise with 23-year-old IT company colleague Sarah in Cumbria.
    They were near the Lake's Belle Isle when they saw the "monster" 160ft to the south.
    Tom, based in Shrewsbury, said: "At first I thought it was a dog, then I saw it was much bigger and moving really fast.
    "Each hump was moving in a rippling motion. I could tell it was far bigger underwater from the huge shadow around it. Its skin was dark black or browny and like a seal's - but its shape was not like any animal I've ever seen.
    "It looked about the length of three cars. It was petrifying."

    Beauty spot ... but locals say monster lurks in Windermere



    Sarah said: "It was like an enormous snake. It freaked us out. All I could think about was that I had to get off the lake." Locals in the town of Bowness have reported sightings of a creature, affectionately dubbed Bownessie, since the 1950s.
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    Among them is lecturer Steve Burnip, who claimed an encounter in 2006. He said yesterday: "What I saw shocked me. It had three humps - and the likeness with this is uncanny."
    Lake ecologist Dr Ian Winfield, of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, said the creature could be an Eastern European catfish - but he added: "If that size is accurate, I've no idea what it is."
    Yet sceptics remained unconvinced by the "beast" last night.
    Nigel Wilkinson, director of Windermere Lake Cruises, said: "We carry millions of passengers and none has ever brought Bownessie to our attention."


    It's so like Loch beast

    THIS new sighting has many of the classic traits associated with the fabled Loch Ness Monster.
    The snap shows a humped back - typical of depictions of Nessie.
    Grainy ... snap said to show Nessie



    The creature also leaves a large wake suggesting, as with Nessie, that most of it is underwater.
    It is said to travel at 10mph - again in line with Nessie reports.



    Scientists have suggested the Loch Ness "beast" may be a plesiosaur, a reptile species thought extinct 65million years ago. It too has supposedly been captured in snaps and even film footage.
    The jury is still out on whether Nessie exists - but Bownessie helps the believers' arguments.
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    Default Re: Nessie: Lake Windermerer, England

    The wake the thing in the first picture is leaving behind.
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    Default Re: Nessie: Lake Windermerer, England

    Check out the video.

    I think the searcher is Gandalf.

    lol

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    Default Re: Nessie: Lake Windermerer, England

    That's a really well produced video.

    No monster though. Just a hint at the mystery.

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    Default Re: Nessie: Lake Windermerer, England

    It was Google.
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